Blog Posts in June, 2011

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Increase in Worker Safety leads to Decline in Missouri Workers' Compensation Rates for Fifth Year in a Row

Missouri has seen steady improvements in workplace safety for the past five years, along with a drop in on the job accidents and their resulting injuries. In their annual review, Missouri's insurance ...
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Can Longer Yellow Lights Save Lives in Cape Girardeau And Other Areas of Missouri?

Can the percentage of truck accidents in and around Cape Girardeau and Popular Bluff as well as other parts of Southeast Missouri be reduced? Missouri Department of Transportation (Mo-DOT) hopes so. ...
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Missouri Medical Malpractice Injuries Declining, but Still Too Prevalent

Medical malpractice injuries are one of the most disturbing areas of a Missouri Personal Injury law practice. The victim of medical malpractice is actually harmed by the very entities entrusted with ...
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Insurance Paperwork a Big Headache After Joplin Missouri Car Crashes

If you have been involved in a Joplin auto accident or truck accident, there will be various types of insurance paperwork that need to be filled out. However, there are some forms that Joplin Car ...
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Missouri Workers' Compensation in Jeopardy?

Missouri has had some form of workers' compensation policy since 1919. Between 1911 and 1920, most of the states passed workers' compensation laws. (The last state to adopt workers' comp laws was ...
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Car Accidents in Cape Girardeau Less Likely to Occur than those in Rural Areas

More than 34,000 fatal car accidents in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Kennett, Dexter and elsewhere in the United States occurred in 2008. These accidents took the lives of more than 37,200 people. ...
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Branson Missouri ATV Accidents as Dangerous as Any Other Vehicle Accident

Two people were taken to Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson last Friday after being injured in an ATV accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Joseph Schall, 55, suffered ...
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Joplin Personal Injury Law Firm Shares Story of A College Student Who Goes Street-to-Street to Assist in Joplin Relief Efforts

At Aaron Sachs & Associates, It is our belief that you see more of a community's heart and soul in times of need than in times of comfort and safety. This has been proven by our Missouri community's ...
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Missouri Work Accidents and the Second Injury Fund

There are approximately five instances in which the Second Injury Fund may be able to help those who have suffered a Missouri work accident. Again, these are often complex scenarios involving serious ...
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Taking a Look at Your Driving Behavior May Reduce Risk of Cape Girardeau Missouri Car Accidents

In the last 25 years in the United States, more than 1,000,000 lives have been violently ended as a result of a car accident in Southeast Missouri and elsewhere across the country. These accidents are ...
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New Report Highlights Risks of Pedestrian Accidents in Springfield Missouri and Elsewhere

A new edition of the pedestrian safety report, provided by Transportation For America, has been released. This new report takes a look at the 47,000 pedestrian fatalities that occurred between 2000 ...
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Teens Pledge to Drive Safely to Avoid Car Accidents in Springfield, Missouri and Elsewhere

Teens met in Washington D.C. recently to make a pledge be alert when driving near large trucks and to not text while driving during the summer months. Teen drivers pledged to practice safe and alert ...
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Columbia, Missouri Residents Get Injured in Low Speed Car Crashes

Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri personal injury lawyers know that you likely feel stressed, and, perhaps, even embarrassed if you were injured in a low speed car crash on Missouri roadways. Most ...
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Increased Speed to Increase Risks of Car Accidents in Pineville and Elsewhere in Missouri

Speeding is one of the quickest ways for you to get into a serious car accident in Macon, Marshall, Diamond or elsewhere in Missouri. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, speeding is ...
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Protecting your Rights in the Wake of a Missouri Work Accident

Our workers' compensation lawyers in Columbia have discussed many of the basics to filing a work injury claim in Missouri. As we launch our Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog, it's ...
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AB - Springfield Missouri Car Crash Caused By Construction

A loose drainage grate on US 65 in Springfield Missouri caused a single car accident last Wednesday. Two people were traveling southbound when their car hit a loose drainage grate between Chestnut ...
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Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers are Watching as the Second Levaquin Trial Begins

LM add photo and links Johnson & Johnson's Levaquin is the subject of a trial that began this week in Minneapolis. An 84-year-old plaintiff alleges that his Achilles tendon ruptured after taking the ...
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Emergency Medical Services Week Highlights Risk of Missouri Car Accidents Involving Emergency Vehicles

The 38th annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week serves as an important reminder about what EMS providers, police and other emergency responders, do for us on a daily basis. National EMS Week ...
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Missouri Workers' Compensation: Filing a Claim and Protecting Your Rights after a Work Accident

With the launch of our Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog, we want to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about what to do in the event of a work injury in Missouri. We ...
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Columbia Missouri Multi Vehicle Auto Accidents Send Six to the Hospital

Highway 63 just south of Columbia MO was the scene of not one, but two car crashes on June 1st. Columbia Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers were particularly concerned to hear about the larger accident, ...
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Lawmakers Try Cashing in on DWI Offenders in Missouri to Fund Road Construction Projects

Lawmakers are looking to toughen some laws on repeat drunk driving offenders in Missouri so that more federal money can be used to make road improvements. Sen. Bill Stouffer, a Napton Republican, says ...
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Proposed Anti-Texting While Driving Bill Fails in the Senate--Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys Ask Why?

Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys recently received information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol regarding the use of cell phones while driving and auto accidents. According to the release, in ...
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Missouri Workers Compensation Injuries and Roofing Accidents a Spring and Summer Danger

The tornadoes and the torrential rains mean the roofers will be even busier than usual this spring and summer. Employers have an obligation to protect employees from fall hazards, heat stroke and ...
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Consumer Advisory Urges Motorists to Check Tires to Help Prevent Car Accident in Springfield, Stockton, Bolivar Missouri and Elsewhere

A recently released consumer advisory, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, urges that all motorists take a look at their tires for signs of tread wear or damage and to make sure they're ...
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Motorists Urged to Check Tires to Avoid Car Accident in Joplin Missouri

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a new consumer advisory urging all motorists to check their vehicle's tires to make sure that they're properly inflated and that the thread is ...
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