Blog Posts in 2013

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Alcohol involvement suspected in fatal Missouri semi-truck accident

As Missouri semi-truck accident lawyers, we know that large, heavy semi-trucks can act as deadly weapons, particularly when they're involved in collisions with average-sized passenger vehicles. And ...
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Wrongful death, personal injury lawsuits filed in connection with 2012 Columbia drunk driving accident

Recently, the families of two Missouri car accident victims filed lawsuits against a Columbia man and the establishment that served him alcohol in the hours before a deadly crash on Providence Road. ...
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Holiday driving safety: Ten important hints to help you avoid Kansas City car accidents

November is here, and the holiday season is just around the corner. While the months ahead are a time for celebrating with family and friends, they're also associated with an increased risk for car ...
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FRA reports increased number of pedestrian/train deaths in Missouri, nationwide

As Joplin auto accident lawyers, we're sad to note that the problem of pedestrian railroad deaths appears to be growing. In 2012, fatal train accidents involving pedestrians increased by 7.5% in the ...
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Drunk drivers threaten Missouri roadway safety for all motorists - including their own passengers

As our Missouri car accident lawyers know, drunk drivers jeopardize the safety of everyone on our state's road - innocent drivers and passengers who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. ...
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Missouri employees are entitled to safe workplace conditions

As workers' compensation lawyers, we know that Missouri employees sometimes suffer injuries because their employers have failed to provide a safe working environment. Under the Occupational Safety and ...
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Truck drivers' medical conditions can increase accident risks for Missouri drivers

As Missouri truck accident lawyers, we know that collisions involving semis and average-sized passenger vehicles can have catastrophic consequences, often for the occupants of those smaller vehicles. ...
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Alcohol-related car accidents can lead to Kansas City wrongful death lawsuits

As Kansas City car accident lawyers, we know that drunk drivers don't just harm their victims: their victims' loved ones suffer as well. And when a drunk driving accident proves to be fatal, there are ...
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Loose objects in a vehicle can cause serious injuries when Missouri car accidents happen

When a serious car accident happens, the force of the two vehicles' impact can cause life-threatening injuries to vehicle occupants. However, it's not just vehicular impact that can lead to traumatic ...
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"Life on Track" event aims to discourage drunk, distracted driving among Missouri teens

Law enforcement officials, safety experts and researchers agree: young drivers have an extremely high risk of being involved in serious car accidents, both here in Missouri and throughout the U.S. ...
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Drunk driving and Missouri car accidents: 5 sobering facts for Cape Girardeau motorists

It's no secret that alcohol and driving are a dangerous, often deadly combination. And yet alcohol remains a "significant contributing factor in Missouri's traffic crash experience, especially as it ...
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Fatal accident involved church bus, semi-truck, SUV

Buses are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation, both here in Missouri and nationwide. In 2010, almost 850,000 buses were registered in the U.S., which is more than were registered ...
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Missouri drivers cautioned about increased car accident risks during deer mating season

This week, the Missouri Highway Patrol issued a news release cautioning drivers about the danger of deer-vehicle collisions during the months ahead. In this post, our Springfield personal injury ...
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Recent study: teen drivers nearly eight times more likely to crash when driving with peer passengers

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that teens are have higher accident risks than any other age group. This week, we were alarmed to read a recent study released by the Texas A&M ...
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Columbia parents: Make bicycle safety a priority & help prevent child accidents

Beautiful fall weather has finally come to Missouri, and our Columbia personal injury lawyers know that many Missourians are getting out and about to enjoy the comfortable temperatures. At this time ...
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DOT facing lawsuit from consumer advocates after backup camera rule delayed

Our Springfield personal injury lawyers know that backover accidents involving young children are all too common, both here in Missouri and throughout the U.S. Federal data indicates that, on average, ...
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Mold in the workplace: What Missouri employees need to know

When most people hear about a workers' compensation claim, they often think of accidents resulting in physical injuries like broken bones, back or neck injuries, or permanent disability. However, a ...
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Passengers file personal injury lawsuit after tour bus is struck by semi-truck

As Springfield auto accident lawyers, we've noted reports of several serious tour bus accidents this year. Some of these crashes had serious consequences - including passenger injuries and fatalities ...
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Missouri drivers encouraged to make child passenger safety a priority in light of new study

Most Missouri parents would agree that child passenger safety is an extremely important issue, and yet many admit they don't always ensure their little ones are properly buckled up. Our Cape Girardeau ...
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"Distracted walking" contributing to more pedestrian accidents in Missouri, nationwide

By now, it's no secret that texting while driving is a contributing factor in many serious car accidents, both here in Missouri and nationwide. However, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers were ...
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HB339 limits recovery in Missouri personal injury lawsuits

During the Missouri legislature's veto session on September 11, 2013, state lawmakers overrode 10 of Governor Nixon's vetoes, including Nixon's veto of House Bill 339. This new law places restrictions ...
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Fatal accidents down, injury accidents on the rise in Springfield

Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur every year. In Missouri alone, there were nearly 143,000 crashes throughout the state in 2011. Of those accidents, 716 resulted in a fatality ...
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OSHA cites Missouri company for serious safety violations following fatal workplace accident

Businesses have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment for their employees. When workplace conditions cause workers to suffer serious injuries while in the course of their duties, ...
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Memorial sign honors state trooper killed by trucker who fell asleep at the wheel

As Missouri truck accident lawyers, we know that the average passenger vehicle is no match for a semi-truck. Research shows that passenger vehicle occupants are extremely vulnerable to ...
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Lack of experience, instruction contributes to car accidents involving Missouri teens

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that accidents involving teen drivers are not uncommon in Missouri and throughout the U.S. Sadly, these accidents can result in serious, ...
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