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Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Clause in Workers' Compensation Act Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a key clause of a worker’s compensation reform law unconstitutional. The provision allows employers to opt-out of traditional workers compensation insurance if ...
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The Difference Between "Car Accident" Versus "Car Crash"

Safety analysts are beginning to consider how the public talks about vehicle crashes in order to raise awareness about common distracted driving cases. Word choice, experts claim, impacts how we view ...
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The Voice Contestant Visits The Village

This year, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. celebrates its 25th anniversary! To show appreciation to southwest Missouri, the community that has supported its success, the firm, along with Ozarks On ...
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Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

This year, Aaron Sachs and Associates is proud to announce its 25th anniversary. The firm has had the honor of serving the four-state region and watching our community thrive. Aaron Sachs & ...
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The Risks of Distracted Driving in Missouri

As mobile technology becomes more readily available for drivers, the risk of crashes caused by distracted driving increases; in fact, the National Highway Safety Administration reports between 60-70% ...
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Safety and Independence: Driving Tips for Seniors

As parents age, many adult children tend worry about their aging parent’s health and independence, particularly when it comes to driving. Voicing such concerns to older adults can sometimes ...
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Parking Lot Safety: Tips For Children And Parents

For many children, they are taught safe driving and passenger habits early on in their life, such as the importance of wearing safety belts and the dangers of texting while driving. A report released ...
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A Commitment to Bicycle Safety: Attorney Aaron Sachs Gives Free Helmets to Families

In April of this year at the Safe and Sound event, Attorney Aaron Sachs and his firmed pulled together its resources and aided in the efforts to distribute free bicycle helmets to Springfield ...
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"Back to School" safety tips for Springfield students, parents & drivers

Summer is nearly behind us, and that means students of all ages– from kindergartners to college seniors – have headed back to class here in the Springfield area. Whether they’re ...
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Expecting the unexpected: What drivers need to know about Cape Girardeau car accidents

Every single day, car accidents happen in fractions of seconds. Of course, no one expects to be involved in a collision, and thus many drivers find themselves completely overwhelmed in the aftermath ...
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Missouri car accidents: The costs incurred by injury victims

In addition to being both physically and psychologically traumatic, a car accident that results in personal injury can also be financially devastating. Every year, families here in Columbia and ...
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Missouri lane departure accidents often lead to rollovers, head-on collisions

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that lane departure accidents - which are most often caused by driver error - can have catastrophic consequences. Sometimes these accidents happen when ...
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Understanding your rights: Missouri workers' compensation law & mental injuries

Most Missouri workers' compensation claims stem from workplace accidents that cause physical injuries, or from occupational diseases caused by workplace conditions. However, there is another kind of ...
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Involved in a Missouri auto accident? Tips for injury victims

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, both physically and mentally. In fact, traffic accidents are a leading cause of cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...
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Agressive driving and semi-trucks: A deadly combination for Missouri drivers

At one time or another, we've all gotten impatient while behind the wheel. How motorists react to that feeling of impatience, however, could directly impact their auto accident risks. Safety experts ...
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Warmer temperatures ahead: Look twice for motorcyles on Springfield roads

The weather has been pretty nasty in recent weeks, but local weather forecasts indicate that warmer temperatures are on the way. It won't be long before drivers can expect to see Missouri ...
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More winter weather forecasted for Missouri this weekend: Motorists urged to take precautions

Over the past couple of weeks, Missouri had its first real taste of winter weather this season, which created hazardous driving conditions throughout the state - and the forecast is calling for more ...
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Soft tissue injuries a common consequence of Missouri rear end collisions

Sometimes, injuries sustained during car accidents are immediately apparent following a collision. However, under certain circumstances, victims may not recognize the extent of their injuries right ...
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Avoiding Joplin car accidents: Watch out for these careless and negligent driving behaviors

Under Missouri law, all motorists are required to drive "in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life and limb of any person and ...
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Avoiding car accidents in winter weather: Tips and resources for Missouri drivers

Here in southwest Missouri, we've been dealing with a rather dangerous bout of winter weather this week - and the forecast predicts more sleet, freezing rain and ice from tonight through tomorrow. Of ...
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Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?

As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know that the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident can be a confusing and traumatic time for the victim's loved ones. We also know that sometimes ...
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Common causes of Missouri trucking accidents (and how to avoid them)

It's no secret that semi-truck accidents can be deadly, especially when they involve an average motorist. The sheer size of commercial trucks (10,000 lbs up to 80,000 lbs) increases the magnitude of ...
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Car accidents and brain injuries: Resources for victims & their loved ones

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that brain injuries are a common consequence of auto accidents. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, there are currently at least 5.3 million ...
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Overcorrection and Missouri car accidents: What Columbia drivers need to know

As Columbia car accident lawyers, we know that one frequent cause of auto accidents is driver overcorrection. The term "overcorrection" refers to an instinctive, understandable (and also dangerous) ...
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Defensive driving can help prevent Joplin semi-truck accidents

Research shows that accidents involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles can be extremely dangerous, especially for passenger vehicle occupants, who are more vulnerable to serious, life-threatening ...
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