Blog Posts in April, 2012

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SUV Skids Off Elevated Highway in New York City & Plunges 60 Feet Into Bronx Zoo: 7 Family Members Killed

A Sunday drive turned deadly for a family in New York: 3 generations of relatives were killed yesterday in the city's deadliest car crash since March 2011. It happened on New York's busy Bronx River ...
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Republic Man Killed, Arkansas Police Chief Critically Injured in Separate Motorcycle Crashes Last Weekend

As the weather continues to warm, drivers in Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding areas can expect to see more and more motorcycles on the road. At this time of year, we would all do well to use ...
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Drunk Drivers & Repeat Offenses: A Growing Epidemic in Missouri & Nationwide

Nationwide, car accidents involving alcohol are on the decline, but even so, the news is filled with stories of drunk drivers. Consider these recent headlines: • Rockland police: Drunk driver caused ...
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Iowa Mom Arrested for Drunk Driving After Teen Daughter Calls 911 From Car

The average drunk driver get behind the wheel an average of 80 times before their first arrest, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). It appears that an Iowa woman's luck recently ran ...
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Wrongful Death & Missouri Law: The Basics Explained

The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience, particularly if it happens because of a sudden accident or injury. The pain of the loss is only compounded when the loved one died as a ...
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Kansas Doctor Pleads No Contest to Killing Pedestrian, Then Driving 3 Miles with Body on Car

Wichita doctor Mohammad Sarrafizadeh appeared in court last Friday and pleaded no contest to 1 count of involuntary vehicular homicide. The charge was connected to a June 2011 hit and run car accident ...
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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Concerning Missouri's Failing Second Injury Fund

On April 18, U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey granted a motion dismissing a lawsuit filed by 4 Missourians: injured workers who are owed awards from the state's failing Second Injury Fund ...
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Polk County Driver Faces 2nd-Degree Murder Charges After Allegedly Striking, Dragging His Cousin

It's no secret that car accidents can have unspeakably tragic consequences. Most crashes are 100% preventable: they happen as the result of a driver error, carelessness, or both. However, the Missouri ...
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Q & A: Missouri Teens, First Cars & Safety Concerns

Our southeast Missouri car accident attorneys understand that parents want to do everything in their power to keep their children safe on our roadways. For years, car accidents have been the leading ...
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Drunk Driving Crash Rips Van in Half, Killing 13 Year-Old Girl: Driver Charged

300 Missourians were killed by drunk drivers in 2009, according to The Century Council. Often, the casualties of alcohol related crashes don't include the impaired drivers themselves, but rather the ...
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Weekend Accidents in Missouri Work Zones Cause 1 Fatality, Multiple Injuries

Here in Springfield, our drivers are no strangers to work zones. In recent years, we've seen massive projects on heavily traveled roadways, including Highway 65, James River Freeway, Kansas ...
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Missouri Man Killed in Head-On Crash with Tractor-Trailer on I-70

Last week, a Missouri man was killed and 4 others were injured after a head-on collision with a semi-truck. It happened on Thursday evening in Callaway County: 24 year-old Jason Hopkins was traveling ...
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Kansas City Girl, Age 16, Charged with Manslaughter After Fatal Wreck Caused By Texting & Driving

This week, a 16 year-old girl from Kansas City, Missouri is facing multiple criminal charges after her decision to text and drive proved to have fatal consequences. Platte County prosecutors have ...
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Fatal Crash in Centralia, Missouri Caused by Deer in the Roadway

On Monday evening, a Centralia woman was killed after she struck a deer on Missouri Highway 124. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 46 year-old Beth Weber was traveling north when she hit the ...
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Evolving SUV Technology Keeps Drivers Safer in Joplin & Throughout Missouri

Sport Utility Vehicles have gotten considerably safer in recent years. After the introduction of electronic stability control, the death rate in SUV occupants dropped nearly 70%, according to USA ...
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Missouri Pedestrian Suffered Gunshot Wound to the Face Before Being Struck By Semi-Truck

Any collision involving a semi-truck can have serious consequences. When the other party is a pedestrian, however, the aftermath can be especially deadly. On Tuesday near Cape Girardeau, a pedestrian ...
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Jaywalking Georgia Mother Fights Vehicular Homicide Conviction

This week, an Atlanta mother formally appealed a conviction of second-degree vehicular homicide. Raquel Nelson's young son was killed by a drunken hit and run driver as she and her family crossed the ...
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High-Priced Prescription Drugs Contribute $2.1 Billion to Workers' Compensation Costs in Missouri & Nationwide

Between treatment, rehabilitation and medication costs, recovering from a workplace injury can become very expensive very quickly. In particular, the expense associated with certain prescription drugs ...
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Insurance Paperwork & Southeast Missouri Car Accidents: A Few Basic Tips

Our southeast Missouri personal injury lawyers know how overwhelming it can be to deal with insurance paperwork following a car accident. In this post, we offer some helpful tips and useful ...
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Kansas City Mother Charged with Assault: Police Allege She Deliberately Drove Into Group of Kids

All too often, collisions involving cars and pedestrians result in serious personal injury. Normally, these accidents are caused by an unforeseen circumstance (like a pedestrian darting into the ...
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Bolivar Teen Killed, 2 Ava Residents Seriously Injured in Separate Run-Off-Road Crashes Last Weekend

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 70% of fatal single-vehicle car accidents are ROR wrecks, meaning run-off-road. Over the weekend, 2 of these accidents ...
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MoDOT's Big Trucks Campaign Aims to Prevent Semi-Truck / Passenger Vehicle Collisions in Missouri

Beginning today, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is conducting a month-long awareness campaign connected to driving safely around commercial vehicles. According to MoDOT's official ...
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Kansas City Based Bartlett Grain Facing Multiple Citations for Workplace Safety Violations

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that Bartlett Grain Company, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is now charged with several workplace violations, which led to unsafe working ...
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New Study: Tax Day Brings Higher Risks for Fatal Car Accidents in Columbia, Missouri & Nationwide

It's tax time, which means lots of Missourians will be on the move this afternoon, trying to ensure that their returns are mailed on time. We urge residents of Columbia, Jefferson City, and the ...
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Bicycle Statistics Reveal Risks for Riders in Lee's Summit, Missouri & Nationwide

Nationwide, more than 7,000 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents between 2000 and 2009, meaning an average 600-800 cyclists die in the U.S. every single year. Meanwhile, hundreds of ...
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