Blog Posts in February, 2012

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Highway Patrol Releases Current Fatality Statistics for Southeast Missouri

The Missouri Highway Patrol just released the latest traffic accident statistics for all of Missouri, including specific numbers for the southeast region of the state. Our Cape Girardeau car accident ...
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Car - Train Collisions Cause Serious Injuries and Fatalities in Joplin and Throughout Missouri

Collisions between cars and trains are very serious: because of the speed and weight of an oncoming train, these accidents cause serious injuries and fatalities more often than not. Typically, the ...
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Is it Legal to Ride in the Back of a Pickup Truck in Missouri?

In New Madrid and throughout Missouri, it's not uncommon to see people riding in the back of a pickup truck, especially during the spring and summer months: in fact, many of us have probably ridden in ...
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Negligent Entrustment: Vehicle Owners Can Be Liable for Webb City Car Accidents

If you've been injured in a Missouri car, truck, or motorcycle accident, the owner of the vehicle, in addition to the driver, may be liable for your injuries. This might sound surprising, but it's ...
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Single Vehicle Rollover Accident Kills Ozark, Missouri Man

Our Springfield auto accident lawyers have seen many cases of people injured or killed as a result of another driver's negligence. Single vehicle accidents, on the other hand, are normally caused by ...
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Distracted Driving: Still Making News in Missouri & Nationwide

It seems like you can't watch the news lately without hearing something about distracted driving. Whether it's an accident report, proposed distracted driving laws, or research findings, distracted ...
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Best Practices for Injured Missouri Workers: Part 4 of 4

In the last installment of our 4 part series, "Best Practices for Injured Workers," our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys discuss the different ways that workers' comp claims can be resolved. ...
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The Cost of Distracted Driving in Columbia, Missouri and Nationwide

Annually, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety releases its Traffic Safety Culture Index, a national survey designed to assess traffic safety knowledge, attitudes, opinions, and behaviors. Our ...
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Teen Drivers and Commercial Trucks Can Be a Dangerous Combination in Missouri and Nationwide

In 2011, teen drivers near the nation's Capital pledged to help make our roadways a little bit safer by allowing more room on our roadways for large trucks, by staying out of their blind spots, and by ...
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Red Light Camera Captures Fatal Missouri T-Bone Collision

Here in Springfield, Missouri, our city's red light camera program is a controversial subject. City officials are currently considering whether or not to reinstate the program, and there's been some ...
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Fatal Accidents Highlight the Importance of Motorcycle Safety in Kansas City, Missouri

It's a beautiful day in Kansas City and throughout Missouri - we've been blessed with unseasonably warm temperatures in recent weeks. Normally, motorists don't expect to see motorcyclists on the road ...
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Aggressive Driving Increase Risks of Car Accidents in Pierce City -- Especially during Summer Months

Aggressive driving is no joke. In fact, these poor driving habits are now a common contributor to car accidents in Joplin, Lamar, Carl Junction and elsewhere in Missouri. According to the National ...
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Proposed Law Could Help to Prevent Distracted Driving Car Accidents in Southeast Missouri

"(Distracted driving is) anything that takes attention away from driving. It's the No. 1 contributing circumstance to all traffic crashes in both Missouri and nationwide," said Capt. Tim Hull of the ...
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Hit and Run Accidents Increasing Nationwide: Joplin, Missouri Not Spared

Hit and run accidents are in the news on an almost daily basis. Our Joplin, Missouri car accident attorneys were astounded at the number of headlines, just from the last week: " Deadly Hit and ...
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Do GDL Programs Really Reduce Risks of Teen Car Accidents in Perryville?

Young Missouri drivers are required to follow the Graduated Driver License (GDL) law, which allows teen drivers to gain driving experience through a number of stages that slowly expose inexperienced ...
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National Driver's Test Ranks Missouri in Top Ten for Driver Knowledge

Missouri drivers have a reason to pat themselves on the back. According to test results from the 2011 GMAC Insurance National Driver's Test, Missouri was ranked 8th in the nation for having the most ...
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Best Practices for Injured Missouri Workers: Part 3 of 4

In Part 3 of our 4 part series, "Best Practices for Injured Workers," our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys provide information about the different kinds of benefits available to workers' ...
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Do Stability Control Systems Help Prevent Missouri Trucking Accidents?

In this post, our Missouri truck accident lawyers share information from a US Department of Transportation study. The study tested how stability control systems on tractor trailer trucks work in ...
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Hour-Long Police Chase Leads to Accident, DWI Arrest in Downtown Springfield, Missouri

Our Missouri personal injury attorneys are continually amazed that so many people still choose to drive after drinking. Unfortunately, they do: drunk drivers remain a safety hazard for drivers in ...
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Distracted Jefferson City, Missouri Drivers Cause 25% of All Car Accidents

It is estimated that 25% of all car, truck, and motorcycle accidents on Jefferson City, Missouri roadways are caused by distracted drivers. Consider the implications of that statement: if drivers made ...
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Young Pedestrians at High Risk for Auto Collisions in Independence, Missouri and Nationwide

Our Independence, Missouri car accident attorneys would like to ask parents and caregivers to talk with their children about the dangers of playing near moving cars. We recognize that young students ...
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Save-A-Life Tour Visits Springfield, Missouri High Schools, Promotes Teen Awareness of Distracted Driving Risks

Our Springfield, Missouri car accident attorneys are always happy to hear about initiatives that aim to curb distracted driving, especially in teen drivers. We applaud the Springfield Council of ...
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Proving Your Case in Columbia, Missouri Car Accident Injury Claims

Being in an auto accident is often a frightening, overwhelming experience. Sometimes, in the aftermath of a collision, it can be hard to think straight. Our Columbia car accident lawyers believe that ...
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Synthetic Drugs Like "Herbal Incense" and "Bath Salts" a Continuing Problem for Drivers in Neosho and Throughout Missouri

Our Neosho, Missouri car accident attorneys frequently write about the dangers posed by drivers under the influence. Drivers should know, however, that some Missourians are finding new ways to become ...
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Fatal Rear End Collision is a Cautionary Tale for Southeast Missouri Drivers

An investigation of a recent fatal accident that happened near Mountain Home, Idaho has revealed that following too closely, excessive speed and distraction all contributed to the collision. Drivers ...
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