Blog Posts in December, 2012

Winter weather conditions lead to fatal bus crash

As our personal injury lawyers know all too well, winter weather conditions can make roadway travel dangerous for drivers here in Missouri and throughout the United States. However, snowy or icy roads ...
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Workers' compensation & employer fraud: What Missouri employees need to know

Workers' compensation fraud in employers is a prevalent problem throughout the United States. Recently, the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal released its list of the Top 10 Fraud Cases in ...
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Aggressive drivers threaten roadway safety in southeast Missouri and nationwide

In a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, eight out of 10 respondents characterized aggressive driving as a "serious" or "extremely serious" threat to roadway safety. And it's ...
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Train - vehicle collisions: Statistics and tips for drivers in Joplin, Missouri

When the average vehicle is involved in a collision with a freight train, the result is often serious, life-threatening injury to the occupants of the smaller car or truck. According to the Missouri ...
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Small children at increased risk of backover accident injury in Kansas City, nationwide

Backover accidents happen when a driver strikes a person - most often a pedestrian or bicyclist - while in reverse, usually when leaving a driveway or a parking spot. While these collisions tend to ...
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Inattentive semi-truck driver & poorly maintained truck create conditions for fatal crash

When semi-trucks are involved in crashes with passenger vehicles, the outcome can be devastating. Semis are extremely large, heavy, and slow to brake: smaller cars and trucks are simply no match for ...
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Support the KFVS12 Heartland Winter Blood Drive, Jan. 10-12

Here at Aaron Sachs and Associates, our car accident lawyers are pleased to partner with KFVS12 for the upcoming Heartland Winter Blood Drive on January 10 to January 12, 2013. At this time of year, ...
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Winter weather may cause holiday travel headaches, car crashes in Columbia, Missouri & nationwide

Merry Christmas! The holiday season is here, which means many drivers will be hitting the road in Missouri and nationwide. This year, winter weather conditions have already created some travel ...
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Train / pedestrian collisions on the rise in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

Collisions involving trains and pedestrians are a growing problem in Missouri - so much so that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently released a series of articles exploring the issue. Consider these ...
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Impaired drivers, distracted drivers contribute to Kansas City car crashes

Recently, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) released its 2011 Motor Vehicle Crashes - Overview. The NCSA, an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), ...
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Black ice, winter weather can cause car crashes in the Ozarks

The first signs of winter have finally arrived in the Ozarks. During Tuesday's morning commute, there were multiple accidents reported - including one fatal crash - as a result of Missouri's notorious ...
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Arkansas woman killed when her vehicle is pinned between 2 semis

A Fayetteville woman was killed and a man was injured when their vehicle was pinned between two semi-trucks in a four-vehicle wreck on Interstate 40. According to KFSM News in Fort Smith, Arkansas, ...
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The Fatal Four: Injuries prevalent on construction sites in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,114 American workers were killed while working in private industry in 2011. Of those fatalities, 721 - or 17.5% occurred in the ...
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Wrongful death lawsuit accuses Illinois EMT of hit and run

An Illinois family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an emergency medical technician (EMT) who allegedly struck a man with his vehicle and then left the scene. According to the Chicago ...
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AAA expects record holiday travel on roads in Joplin, Missouri and nationwide

According to AAA, this year's holiday travel season could be the busiest it's been in six years. AAA's 2012 Holiday Travel Forecast anticipates that 93.3 million Americans will travel by car over ...
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Off-duty highway patrolman killed in three-vehicle motorcycle crash

This evening, an off-duty highway patrol officer was killed while riding his personal motorcycle on California's Highway 12. According to the Napa Valley Register, 38 year-old John Fanene was ...
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Highway Patrol: Springfield, Missouri motorists at increased risk for drunk driving accidents over New Year's holiday

During the upcoming New Year's traffic crash counting period (Friday, December 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.), the Missouri Highway Patrol plans to have every ...
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Repeat DUI offender facing multiple lawsuits after fatal wrong way crash

The families of two college freshmen who died in a wrong way crash last year have filed separate wrongful death lawsuits against the driver who struck their vehicle. According to the Daily Press in ...
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Texas employee awarded $5.5 million after suffering traumatic brain injury on the job

A Texas man has been awarded $5.5 million in connection with a 2007 injury he suffered on the job. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Charles Robison sustained skull and facial fractures, ...
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Uninsured drivers create headaches for Missouri motorists

Four people were injured - one seriously - when an uninsured driver crashed his vehicle into a large boulder alongside the road in Milford, Massachusetts. The Milford Daily News reports that 19 ...
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"Webbing" and driving: New form of distraction creates threat to motorists in Joplin, MO & nationwide

It's no secret that cell phone use contributes to thousands of car accidents every year. Numerous safety campaigns have endeavored to raise awareness about the dangers of talking or texting while ...
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Wrongful death / personal injury lawsuit against the Kraft Group will proceed to trial, judge rules

A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit against the Kraft Group and other companies affiliated with Gillette Stadium can proceed to trial. According to the ...
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Bus driver strikes concrete overpass at Miami airport, killing 2 and injuring 29

On Saturday, two people were killed and 29 others were injured - three critically - when a bus slammed into a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport. According to The Miami Herald, the bus ...
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Family sues drunk driver for striking 13 year-old pedestrian, causing traumatic brain injury

A Texas family has filed suit against two bars after their daughter was paralyzed by a drunk driver with a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. According to KVUE-TV in Austin, ...
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