Blog Posts in January, 2012

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City Council Deliberates About Two Bills Impacting Springfield's Red Light Camera Program

Last week, our Springfield, Missouri car accident attorneys discussed our city council's plans for Springfield's red light camera enforcement program. On Monday night, the council met and discussed ...
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MoDOT Proposes Diverging Diamond Intersection to Reduce the Risk of Joplin, Missouri Car Accidents

As proud members of the Joplin community, our Missouri car accident attorneys have marveled at the strength and character of our friends and neighbors as we've watched our city rebuild. We're pleased ...
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The Lowdown on Springfield Missouri Rental Car Accidents and Injuries

Rental car customers in Springfield, Missouri - and nationwide - rarely consider the safety ratings or safety features of the cars they are renting--they merely assume the vehicles must be safe. Our ...
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iTeen365 Aims to Promote the Safety of Teen Drivers in Joplin and Throughout Missouri

Our Joplin, Missouri car accident attorneys want parents of teen drivers to know about a new product designed to reduce the risk of teen crashes and promote responsible driving practices. iTeen365 is ...
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Missouri Senate Bill No. 572 Aims to Solve Second Injury Fund Issues

As Missouri workers' compensation attorneys, we've written at length about the need for reform in terms of Missouri's Second Injury fund. The fund, designed to supply benefits to reinjured workers, is ...
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Missouri Court of Appeals Allows Suppression of Text Message Records in DWI Hit and Run Case

In this post, our Missouri personal injury lawyers examine a recent decision from Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals that may be of relevance to our readers. In the State of Missouri vs. ...
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Missouri Drivers are Responsible for Their Passengers' Safety

When Missouri drivers break traffic laws and cause auto accidents that injure their passengers, those drivers can be held liable for their passengers' damages and losses. In fact, our Missouri ...
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Fatal Big Rig Wreck in Sydney Illustrates the Potential for Devastating Damage in Missouri Truck Accidents

As Missouri truck accident attorneys, we write frequently on this blog about the devastating aftermath of big-rig accidents. Collisions involving commercial trucks are often deadly: because of their ...
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Planned "Flintlock Flyover" Designed to Reduce Accidents on the Missouri 152 Corridor in Liberty and Kansas City

In September 2011, the Kansas City, Missouri "How to Reduce Accidents on Missouri 152" Task Force released their findings and recommendations. This corridor affects drivers in both Kansas City and ...
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City Council Considers the Fate of the Red Light Camera Program in Springfield, Missouri: Do Cameras Reduce Accidents?

Here in Springfield, our Missouri car accident attorneys have noticed that local residents have strong opinions about red light cameras. Currently, there are "Automated Red-Light Enforcement Devices" ...
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Excessive Speed Causes Fatal Accident During High Speed Chase; MU Freshman Killed

Our Columbia, Missouri car accident attorneys feel strongly that car accidents happen because there are drivers who make bad decisions. We're very passionate about being advocates for the victims of ...
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Thorough Accident Investigations Play Crucial Role in Kansas City, Missouri Car Accident Cases

Our Kansas City Missouri car accident lawyers know how important a thorough accident investigation can be when it comes to traffic accident cases. A car and motorcycle accident case from March 2009 ...
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Insurance Paperwork and Jefferson City, Missouri Auto Accidents: What Drivers Should Know

Over 200 car accidents occur each day in Missouri, and the Jefferson City-Columbia area gets its fair share. Statistics indicate that all drivers are likely to be in a car or truck crash at some point ...
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Joplin, Missouri "Dram Shop" Laws Give Additional Recourse To Victims Of Car Accidents And Wrongful Deaths Caused By Drunk Drivers

In 2010, more than 200 people were killed and nearly 1,000 more sustained serious injuries in car crashes involving a drunk driver in Joplin, Wheaton, and across Missouri, according to the Missouri ...
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Parents Encouraged to Discuss Safety with Teen Drivers in Perryville, Missouri and Nationwide

There were nearly 200 people killed in teen car accidents in Missouri in 2009: Missouri was ranked the 10th deadliest state for teen collisions. Over the last five years, Missouri car accidents ...
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Insurance Questions Answered for Car Accident Injury Victims in Dexter and Throughout Missouri

Many people find car insurance policies confusing. When a car accident causes injuries, insurance issues can become especially complicated. In this post, you'll find answers to a few frequently asked ...
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Employee Classification, Location Among Factors Affecting Missouri Workers' Compensation Awards

In this post, the Missouri workers' compensation attorneys would like to discuss a recent decision of the Missouri Court of Appeals. In Rader vs. Werner Enterprises, No. ED95905, ---S.W.3d --- ...
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Act Out Loud Program Promotes Teen Driving Safety in Missouri and Nationwide

Teen driving safety is an issue that our Missouri personal injury attorneys feel strongly about. We have offices throughout the state (Springfield, Joplin, Cape Girardeau, Columbia and Kansas City), ...
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Can Trace Amounts of Alcohol Cause Drunk Driving in Camdenton, Missouri and Elsewhere?

Over the holiday season, our Camdenton, Missouri car accident attorneys sponsored an initiative called Project Roadblock, which aimed to raise awareness about drunk driving dangers. The campaign's ...
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Drugged Drivers Cause High Risk of Missouri Trucking Accidents: How the Safe Roads Act Could Help :

The Oak Grove, Missouri truck accident attorneys have been investigating the fate of the Safe Roads Act, a piece of legislation that addresses a significant problem on Missouri roadways. The bill is ...
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Safety Restraints are Crucial - and Required by Law - to Protect Children in Columbia and Throughout Missouri

It's no secret that our Columbia car accident attorneys strongly support any and all measures that make Missouri drivers safer. Unfortunately, the most basic measure available - the use of safety ...
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Drive2Life PSA Contest for Teens Aims to Raise Awareness About Distracted Driving Accidents in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Elsewhere

The Cape Girardeau, Missouri car accident attorneys are always happy to support initiatives that advocate roadway safety, especially for young adults and teenagers. So we were pleased to hear about a ...
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Who Has the Right of Way at Uncontrolled Intersections in Webb City and Throughout Missouri?

When pursuing a personal injury claim related to a car crash, a crucial part of the process involves establishing liability. It's essential that our Webb City, Missouri auto accident attorneys can ...
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MoDOT Reminds Southeast Missouri to "Be Safe, Be Seen" After Rise in Pedestrian Accident Fatalities

As Poplar Bluff car accident attorneys know, collisions involving pedestrians frequently cause injuries and fatalities. A recent public safety announcement from the Missouri Department of ...
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Dramatic Rear-End Trucking Accident in California Highlights Dangers for Drivers in Missouri and Nationwide

It sounds like a scene from a movie. A big-rig rear-ends a small passenger vehicle on a freeway bridge, crashing through the guardrail and into a creek 100 feet below. Meanwhile, the passenger ...
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