Blog Posts in March, 2012

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Columbia, Missouri Woman Discovers Jeep in Her Living Room; Driver Still At Large

This week, our Boone County car accident lawyers were shocked and amazed by a news story about a Columbia woman who was visited by a houseguest she wasn't expecting. Rhonda Victor heard a loud noise ...
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Drunk Drivers Face Serious Legal Consequences in Jefferson City & Throughout Missouri

This week, the Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop F announced plans for upcoming DWI checkpoints and saturation initiatives in Cole and Camden counties. According to Captain Gregory D. Kindle, the ...
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The Role of the Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri Personal Injury Lawsuits

Most people don't think about hiring a personal injury attorney until they need one, often in the aftermath of an auto accident or other incident that has resulted in personal injury. This period of ...
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Roadway Defects & Their Impact on Missouri Car Accidents

We all rely on state and local governments to keep our roadways safe. Unfortunately, for various reasons, defective roadway conditions still cause serious car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, making ...
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March Brings Multiple Missouri Car Accidents Involving Teen Drivers

Our Webb City car accident lawyers have written at length about teen drivers and the risks that accompany them on Missouri roadways. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 1 ...
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Missouri School Bus Accident Injures 10 Student Passengers

Our Cape Girardeau car accident lawyers are troubled by a recent report of a Missouri school bus accident that sent 11 students to the hospital. It happened on March 13 in Belgrade, MO: the bus was ...
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"No Refusal" DWI Law Showing Signs of Success in Christian County, Missouri

In 2010, there were 208 fatal crashes on Missouri roadways that were caused by drunk drivers. An additional 2,642 drunk driving accidents left 3,823 Missourians injured during the same year. Recently, ...
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New FMCSA Rules Designed to Reduce Risks of Trucking Accidents in Missouri and Nationwide

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced revisions of a few hotly debated rules. These revisions aren't making trucking companies too happy - but safety advocates ...
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Railroad Crossings Can Prove Hazardous for Drivers in Missouri & Nationwide

Our Kansas City car accident attorneys understand that railroad crossing accidents oftentimes produce fatal results. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, trains and cars collide every 12 ...
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Seat Beats Save Lives in Columbia, Missouri & Nationwide

Our Columbia personal injury lawyers recently blogged about the disturbing increase in Missouri car crash fatalities in 2012. In a news release on this subject, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported ...
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Driving in Rainy Weather: How to Stay Safe in Springfield & Throughout Missouri

It's a gray Wednesday here in the Ozarks: local weather forecasts predict a stormy week ahead. Since we're heading into the rainy season, our Springfield, Missouri personal injury lawyers thought it ...
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"Faces of Distracted Driving" Aims to Reduce Risks of Fatal Car Accidents in Lamar, Missouri and Elsewhere

Have you seen the Faces of Distracted Driving? We're referring to a campaign from the U.S. Department of Transportation: its goal is to raise awareness and reduce the risk of car accidents that are ...
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Good Samaritans Rescue Occupants from Burning Car in Stone County, Missouri

Our Branson, Missouri car accident lawyers were amazed to hear about the bravery of 3 bystanders following a terrible crash last Sunday. It happened on Highway 86 in Stone County just before 4:00 ...
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When Big Rigs & Passenger Cars Crash: The Basics

If you've been involved in a collision with a commercial truck, you know how serious these accidents can be. A commercial truck with a full load may weigh more than 80,000 pounds, whereas a passenger ...
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Helping Teens to Reduce Risks of Car Accidents in Poplar Bluff, Missouri & Elsewhere

Teenagers are at higher risks for accidents because of their inexperience behind the wheel. As seasoned drivers know, it takes time to learn how to handle unexpected situations and distractions. ...
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Texting While Driving: Now Causing Missouri Work Accidents

Distracted drivers are literally everywhere - and they're becoming a major cause of work-related injuries. In 2011, OSHA held a Symposium on Prevention of Occupationally-Related Distracted Driving, ...
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Weekend Checkpoints in Springfield, Missouri Result in DWI Arrests

Last week, we reported that multiple Missouri law enforcement agencies would participate in statewide DWI prevention efforts over St. Pat's weekend. Today, our Greene County car accident lawyers ...
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Keep Missouri Roads Safe Over St. Pat's Weekend: Don't Drink & Drive

Happy St. Pat's! For those who are planning to celebrate: our Joplin car crash attorneys want to draw your attention to a recent press release from the Missouri Highway Patrol. It's titled " Drive ...
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Taking Simple Steps to Increase Safety and Prevent Car - Truck Crashes in Springfield, Missouri and Nationwide

Our Springfield truck accident lawyers know that collisions between large trucks and smaller passenger vehicles commonly cause serious or fatal injuries: in 2009, 3,380 Americans died and an ...
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Driver Distractions: A Top Cause of Car Accidents in Columbia, Missouri & Elsewhere

Today is a big day for college basketball lovers - and especially for Mizzou fans here in Columbia: it marks the beginning of the NCAA tournament. While the Tigers don't play until tomorrow evening, ...
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Are Hands-Free Mobile Devices Safe for Drivers in Webb City, Missouri and Nationwide?

Our Webb City car accident lawyers have written many posts on the subject of distracted driving. We all know that hand-held mobile devices are a main cause of driver distraction, but what about ...
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Speeding Increases Risks for Injury in Car Accidents in Poplar Bluff and Elsewhere

Speeding is a major contributing factor in Missouri car accidents: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed-related traffic accidents cost the nation more than ...
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Warm Weather Leads to Increase in Columbia, Missouri Motorcycle Accidents

Winter is almost behind us: in fact, Missouri weather has been almost summer-like this week. The warm months ahead are the biggest time of year for motorcycle riding in Columbia, Jefferson City and ...
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Design Defects Can Be a Contributing Cause of Joplin, Missouri Car Wrecks

Car wrecks are an all too familiar sight in Pineville and Lamar, and on roadways throughout Missouri. We've all turned to look at car accidents as we pass them by, and we often assume that one of the ...
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"Wrongful Death" Explained: Who Can File Suit & What to Expect

"Wrongful death" is a common term often bandied about in the media. Like many common terms and phrases, its true meaning is sometimes lost or obscured: Our Poplar Bluff car accident lawyers have found ...
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