Blog Posts in February, 2013

Watch for motorcycles on Missouri highways this spring

Warm weather is on the way, and our Missouri personal injury lawyers thought it might be a good time to remind motorists about the importance of sharing the road with motorcycles. A significant number ...
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Businesses use "ghost policies" to escape workers' compensation costs, leaving workers at risk

Missouri workers' compensation law exists to protect and support employees who are injured in the course of their employment. However, when businesses don't hold up their end of the bargain, innocent ...
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Pedestrians & Missouri semi-trucks: A deadly combintation

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that semi-truck accidents commonly have disastrous consequences for the occupants of smaller vehicles. Pedestrians, however, are even more at-risk for ...
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Preparing teens for safe roadway travel: Tips and info for Missouri parents

As teen drivers prepare to get behind the wheel, it can be an extremely frightening time for parents. After all, car accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for about one ...
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Report: Teen driver deaths increased "dramatically" in early 2012

When it comes to Missouri car accidents, teen drivers are more at-risk than any other age group. According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, 16 and 17 year-old driver ...
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Underage driver charged with DUI manslaughter, sued for wrongful death after hit and run crash

Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that drunk drivers continue to pose a serious threat to roadway safety. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in U.S. auto accidents involving an ...
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Proposed Missouri legislation would increase seat belt fines

A Missouri senator has proposed a new law that would increase the fine for motorists who don't buckle up. According to the Jefferson City News Tribune, Sen. Joe Keaveny's bill would raise the seat ...
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Missouri temporary workers are entitled to safety and health protection from employers

A temporary worker is an employee who is hired to fill a specific position for a limited amount of time. Also known as "temps," "contract workers," and "seasonal employees," temporary workers are ...
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Driving under the influence: The risks facing Missouri motorists

Despite increased awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence, alcohol continues to be a contributing factor in many Missouri auto accidents - as our Springfield personal injury lawyers ...
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Missouri teens more likely to wear seat belts, drive sober, but 1 in 3 admit to texting & driving

Car accidents are the leading cause of death among young people, both here in Missouri and throughout the United States. So, what factors place our young drivers at such an increased risk? The Centers ...
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"External distractions" contribute to Missouri car accidents

Most of us associate the term distracted driving with distractions inside a vehicle, like cell phones, food and drink, loud music, passengers and dropped objects. As our Cape Girardeau personal injury ...
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Semi-truck crash deaths on the rise in Missouri, nationwide

As our Missouri personal injury lawyers know, serious injuries are common in semi-truck accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic fatalities decreased ...
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Avoiding motorcycle accidents in Kansas City

Spring is just around the corner! As temperatures begin to warm, Kansas City drivers can expect to see more motorcycles back on the road. With that in mind, our Missouri personal injury lawyers want ...
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DriveCam technology assesses car accident risks and helps promote roadway safety

When it comes to serious car accidents, our Missouri personal injury lawyers know that teenagers and senior citizens are the two age groups most at risk. Lack of experience and driver distraction are ...
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Whiplash & Columbia car accidents: 5 FAQs answered

Our Columbia car accident lawyers know that whiplash is one of the most common injuries reported among car accident victims. In this post, we answer five frequently asked questions about whiplash ...
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I've been injured in a Cape Girardeau car crash: What now?

The aftermath of a serious car accident can be a confusing, overwhelming time for injury victims, who often have numerous questions and concerns. In this post, our Cape Girardeau personal injury ...
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Bus driver fatigue poses a serious threat to passenger safety in Missouri & nationwide

Since we work with auto accident victims, our lawyers know that numerous factors can contribute to collisions resulting in injury. One such factor is fatigue, which can severely impair a driver's ...
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Preventing workplace falls on Missouri construction sites: Plan, provide & train

It's common for Missouri construction workers to work at elevated levels, using ladders or other equipment to reach desired heights. Sadly, many falls happen on job sites each year: fall-related ...
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Semi-truck driver sued for wrongful death after striking bicyclist, leaving scene

In 2011, car accidents caused 32,667 deaths nationwide, including 786 deaths that occurred here in Missouri. As Springfield personal injury lawyers, we know that the aftermath of a fatal car accident ...
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Driver narrowly escapes catastrophic injury when cement truck overturns on train tracks

Recently, a Kansas man narrowly escaped life-threatening injury when a police officer dragged him from a cement truck that had overturned on the train tracks. KWCH 12 Eyewitness News reports that the ...
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Traumatic brain injury & southeast Missouri auto accidents: Facts for injury victims

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The Brain Injury Association identifies two main types of TBIs: ...
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Catastrophic, life-threatening injuries common in Missouri semi-truck accidents

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that accidents involving semi-trucks commonly cause catastrophic, life-threatening injuries. Because of their immense size and weight, semi-trucks (and ...
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Bus accidents can cause serious injury to KC motorists, pedestrians

Our Kansas City auto accident lawyers know that personal injury claims connected to bus crashes can be extremely complicated. Because buses are often owned by companies, cities, counties or school ...
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