Blog Posts in April, 2013

Hit and run driver receives prison time for causing fatal bicycle accident

Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that bicycle accidents can have catastrophic consequences, especially when larger motor vehicles are involved. In fact, about one-third of all bicycle ...
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Train/vehicle collisions often occur at railroad crossings, cause fatal injuries

As Columbia auto accident lawyers, we know that collisions involving passenger vehicles and trains are often deadly. Research indicates that passenger vehicle occupants are 40 times more likely to be ...
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Fatal semi-truck accident leads to wrongful death lawsuit filed on victims' behalf

As Cape Girardeau car accident lawyers, we frequently work with families who have lost loved ones because of the actions of negligent drivers. In addition to the trauma and grief that accompany such a ...
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Teen driver fatalities increase in early 2012: What can parents do to help?

During the first six months of 2012, car accident fatalities increased by 19% among 16 and 17 year-old drivers, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) . ...
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Texting and driving continues to be a deadly combination in Missouri, nationwide

At any given moment during the day, an estimated 660,000 U.S. drivers are talking, texting, tweeting, or otherwise using their cell phones, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of ...
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Parents of teen killed in pedestrian accident awarded $90 million in wrongful death lawsuit

As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we know that pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious, life-threatening injuries when they're involved in motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, a significant ...
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Driver charged with 13 criminal offenses after fatal motorcycle crash

Spring is here, and our Springfield personal injury lawyers want to encourage area drivers to be mindful of motorcycle safety at this time of year, when motorcyclists are on the road in increased ...
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Hit and run drivers can face criminal charges, personal injury lawsuits

When you're involved in an accident, the law requires you to stop, provide your personal information, and, when needed, assist anyone who may have been injured. Unfortunately, as our Columbia personal ...
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Fatal car accidents can lead to criminal charges, wrongful death claims

Sometimes, auto accidents simply can't be avoided. However, our Joplin personal injury lawyers know that all too many crashes are caused by reckless or negligent drivers who act without regard for the ...
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Unsafe bus companies, drivers targeted by FMCSA after recent fatal accidents

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers know that bus accidents can have catastrophic consequences for passengers. Sadly, all too many of these crashes are caused by unsafe motorcoach companies and their ...
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Semi-truck driver causes fatal chain reaction crash in Republic, MO

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that semi-truck accidents often result in serious, life-threatening injuries. All too often, the victims of these devastating crashes are innocent ...
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New study identifies most common sources of distraction in fatal car accidents

A recent poll conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that, at any given moment, there are an estimated 660,000 distracted drivers on U.S. roads. What's more, ...
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Drunk drivers threaten roadway safety in Joplin, Missouri & nationwide

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that drunk drivers threaten the safety of everyone on the road. Despite knowledge of the dangers, all too many drivers still choose to drink before they get ...
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