Blog Posts in May, 2012

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Truck Crashes Into Dozens of Teens Outside High School: 3 Students Critically Injured

On Wednesday, eight California high school students were injured - three critically - when one of their classmates ran a red light and plowed through a crosswalk filled with dozens of teenagers, ...
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John Edwards Acquitted on 1 Felony Count, Mistrial Declared on Remaining 5 Charges

This afternoon, the jury in the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards indicated that it had reached a verdict. However, they returned to court with a unanimous verdict ...
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Water Safety a Must During the Missouri Summer Months

As the temperature rises in Columbia during the summer, so does the need to cool off. Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, thousands of Missouri residents will hop in their pools or head to our ...
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Motorcylist Killed, Passenger Critically Injured in Recent Missouri Crash

On Wednesday night, a motorcycle accident in Mexico, Missouri left a man dead and a woman in critical condition. According to local police, 48 year-old Michael Woodruff's motorcycle rear-ended a ...
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Semi-Truck Slams Into MoDOT Vehicle, Injuring 1: Drivers Urged to Make Work Zone Safety a Priority

Yesterday, a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) worker suffered minor injuries after a semi-truck crashed into a MoDOT vehicle on Interstate 70. The crash happened near Concordia. A crew ...
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Kansas City Trash Truck Accidentally Runs Over, Kills Sanitation Worker

On Tuesday morning, a sanitation worker was killed in the Northland when a trash truck accidentally ran over him, according to Kansas City police. The truck accident happened around the intersection ...
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Jet Ski Explosion, Swimmer Electrocution Among Lake Accidents Over Memorial Day: No Fatalities Reported

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and according to Captain Matt Walz of the Missouri Highway Patrol, boaters at Lake of the Ozarks managed to stay reasonably safe, despite a few notable ...
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Missouri Highway Patrol Reports Seven Auto Accident Fatalities Over Memorial Day Weekend

Seven people were killed in Missouri auto accidents between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28, according to a recent news release from the Missouri Highway Patrol. Troopers ...
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Green Jobs & OSHA Safety Standards: What Employees Should Know

In today's world, many businesses and private citizens are "going green," in an attempt to help preserve our planet. They're recycling, driving more environmentally friendly vehicles and watching ...
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Rear-End Crashes Commonly Cause Serious Injuries & Fatalities in Joplin, Missouri & Nationwide

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common causes of motor vehicle related injuries. Often, these crashes are caused by distracted driving or excessive speed. Whether the impact causes the airbag ...
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Semi-Truck Rollover Leaves Dozens of Cows Roaming the Freeway

Today, commuters in northern Texas encountered an unusual roadblock during the morning rush hour. A tractor trailer hauling 89 head of cattle overturned on Interstate 35 in Dallas, obstructing ...
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New GHSA Report Reveals "No Progress" In Reducing Fatal Motorcycle Crashes

On Tuesday morning, a motorcyclist was killed in a Camden County crash, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. The accident happened on North Business Route 5 in Camdenton at around 7:45 a.m.: a ...
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Joplin Marks Tornado Anniversary With Day of Unity

It's been a long, difficult year. The people of Joplin have proven their strength and resilience again and again over the last 12 months: here at Aaron Sachs and Associates, we're proud to be part of ...
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Expert Witnesses & Their Role in Missouri Personal Injury Cases

An expert witness is "a person who is a specialist in a subject, often technical, who may present his/her expert opinion without having been a witness to any occurrence relating to the lawsuit or ...
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Recent Boat Collisions Leave 2 Injured at Osage Beach

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and it appears to be bringing summer temperatures right along with it. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys know that Memorial Day has always ...
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Safety Violations & Workplace Deaths: OSHA Investigation Process Questioned

In 2009 alone, 4,551 American employees were killed on the job - which means more Americans died in the workplace during a single year than have died during the entire war in Iraq, according to a ...
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Six Vehicle Crash on West Bypass Leaves Two Dead, Four Injured

Over the weekend, a serious head-on collision in west Springfield killed two motorcyclists and injured four other motorists. Ultimately, the wreck involved a van, an SUV, a pickup truck, and three ...
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Bill Preventing Co-Worker Lawsuits Passes Missouri General Assembly: Occupational Diseases & Second Injury Fund Left in Limbo

On Tuesday afternoon, the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill that will prohibit employees from suing their co-workers for on-the-job injuries. The legislation would only allow employees to sue ...
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Mizzou Quarterback Arrested for Leaving Scene of Columbia Car Accident

As fans of Mizzou football, our Columbia car accident lawyers were sorry to hear about the recent arrest of quarterback Corbin Berkstresser, who has been charged with leaving the scene of an auto ...
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Memorial Day Weekend Brings Increased Risk of Auto & Boating Accidents in Joplin, Missouri & Nationwide

Memorial Day is fast approaching! According to the National Safety Council, for the past 6 years, Memorial Day weekend has averaged an 11.5% increase in auto accident fatalities compared to other ...
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Fiery 5-Vehicle Crash Caused By Traffic Backup from Separate Semi-Truck Wreck

On Wednesday afternoon, there were two serious accidents involving semi-trucks within a three mile stretch of Kentucky highway - and they happened just hours apart. Both crashes happened on Interstate ...
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New Jersey Teenager Sued for Texting Friend While He Drove, Causing Crash: Is She Responsible?

There's no question that distracted driving is a problem of epidemic proportions here in Missouri and throughout the county. Text messaging is one of the most popular forms of distraction for drivers, ...
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Car Accident Injuries & Compensatory Damages: A Basic Overview

If you've been injured in a Missouri car accident, you may be entitled to compensatory damages, which are awarded in civil court "to indemnify a person for the particular loss, detriment, or injury ...
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Collisions Between Passenger Vehicles and Farm Equipment Cause Injuries, Fatalities

Planting season is here, and Missouri drivers would do well to be extra cautious while traveling near farm machinery on our state's roadways. Our Missouri truck accident attorneys understand that farm ...
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Head-On Collision Leaves 2 Dead & 4 K State Students Injured

Early this morning, a wrong way car collision in Riley County, Kansas left 2 motorists dead and 4 Kansas State University students injured. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, law enforcement ...
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