Blog Posts in November, 2012

Missouri motorcycle accidents often result in life-threatening injuries, fatalities

A Kansas City, Kansas man has died following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Interstate 70. According to the Kansas City Star, 30 year old Travis Tankersley was traveling west when he attempted ...
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$4.1 million awarded to teen's estate following her death in high speed crash

A probate judge has approved a $4.1 million settlement to the estate of a Connecticut teenager who died in a high speed crash with a police car. The Milford-Orange Bulletin reports that 19 year-old ...
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Are older drivers in Cape Girardeau, MO at a greater risk for auto accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), older drivers account for about nine percent of the general population, but they represent approximately 14 percent of all auto ...
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Trucker declared "imminent hazard" after striking, killing Illinois State Trooper

Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that a Georgia-licensed trucker has been declared an imminent hazard after he struck and killed an Illinois State Trooper on ...
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Father charged with vehicular homicide after crash kills 8 year-old son, injures 4 others

A New Orleans father has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed his son and injured four other passengers. The Times Picayune reports that 28 ...
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Parents sue driver, bar after daughter dies in drunk driving crash

A Texas couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed their daughter on August 14, 2011. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the lawsuit is ...
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KY man faces 37 criminal charges, wrongful death lawsuits following fatal church van crash

A Tennessee man is facing multiple criminal charges - and two wrongful death lawsuits - following a head-on collision that killed two church van passengers. WBIR TV reports that 21 year-old Tyler ...
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Freight train strikes parade float carrying wounded veterans, leaving 4 dead, 16 injured

On Thursday, four people were killed and 16 more were injured when a freight train struck a parade float carrying U.S. military veterans and their spouses. It happened at a railroad crossing in ...
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NTSB "Most Wanted List" identifies key safety issues facing drivers in Missouri & nationwide

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its annual "Most Wanted List," which outlines the agency's top ten transportation priorities for the upcoming year. "Transportation is ...
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Best practices: Exchanging information following a Kansas City car crash

On average, there are approximately 6 million car crashes in the United States every year - in fact, an injury accident occurs about every 14 seconds. Despite the frequency of these crashes, a recent ...
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Thanksgiving holiday travel in 2012: What to expect on Missouri roads

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many Missouri drivers are likely planning to travel to visit family and friends over the holiday. While Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating and giving ...
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Man pleads guilty to reckless driving in distracted driving crash that killed pregnant woman and her unborn child

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to reckless driving over a year after he caused a distracted driving accident that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child. According to the Washington ...
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Driver pleads guilty to marijuana DUI charge in fatal motorcycle wreck

An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana in connection with a 2010 collision that killed a motorcyclist. The Daily Herald reports that 22 year-old Michael Kainz ...
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Do distracted driving laws stop drivers from texting?

Distracted driving car accidents in Kennett are deadly -- and preventable. According to the Chicago Tribune, many states are now taking an in-depth look at the causes, the consequences and the costs ...
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Trucker faces civil lawsuit, vehicular homicide charge following fatal rear-end crash

A South Carolina truck driver is facing a vehicular homicide charge and a civil lawsuit following a rear-end accident that killed a four year-old girl. WMBF TV reports that a warrant was issued for ...
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Wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of couple killed in six-vehicle pileup in Greene County

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Greene County in connection with a six-vehicle crash that killed a couple riding a motorcycle earlier this year. According to the Springfield News-Leader, ...
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Missouri Court of Appeals affirms award to employee injured in workplace fall

Recently, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, upheld a decision awarding workers' compensation benefits to a Missouri employee injured in a workplace fall. The claimant, Jason Pope, was ...
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Woman charged with nine felonies, including homicide by drunk driving, following fatal crash

A Wisconsin woman has been charged with nine felonies in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed two of her passengers and seriously injured a third. According to WSAW TV, 24 year Ashley ...
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Safe holiday travel: Tips to help Missouri drivers avoid accidents

November is upon us, which means the holiday season is right around the corner. With so many Missouri families planning to travel over the holidays, our personal injury lawyers wanted to share a few ...
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15 year-old driver killed, 3 teen passengers injured in run-off-road (ROR) wreck

On Friday morning, a 16 year-old driver was killed and three other teens were injured when their vehicle ran off the road and smashed into a tree on Detroit's east side. "The only thing that makes ...
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Relatives file wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of family killed in chain reaction semi-truck crash

Relatives of a family killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against three semi-truck drivers involved in the incident. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the ...
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Expert witnesses and their role in Missouri personal injury claims

As personal injury lawyers, we know that witnesses can be a key component of an injury claim connected to a Missouri car accident. Different kind of witnesses can support a claim in numerous ways. For ...
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Semi-truck driver arrested for felony hit and run after striking buggy, injuring family of five

A Wisconsin semi-truck driver is under arrest in connection with a hit and run crash involving his big rig and an Amish family's buggy. It happened on Halloween night, according to WEAU 13 News, as a ...
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