Blog Posts in March, 2013

Negligent and careless drivers increase bicycle accident risks for children

As temperatures grow warm and the end of the school year draws near, Columbia drivers will want to be on the lookout for young bicyclists in our city's neighborhoods. At this time of year, our ...
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Speeding a key contributing factor in many Missouri car accidents

Every single day, thousands of car accidents happen throughout the United States. Sadly, many of these crashes result in serious, life-threatening injuries, often to innocent people who are following ...
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Truck driver in fatal crash had exceeded hours-of-service regulations, falsified status logs

A semi-truck can be a deadly weapon, especially when operated by a careless or negligent driver. As Missouri truck accident lawyers, we know that truck driver fatigue can be a serious threat to ...
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Recent charter bus accidents cause passenger injuries, fatalities

Charter buses are a popular mode of transportation in Missouri and throughout the U.S., especially for high school and college students who are traveling to sporting or educational events. The ...
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Traumatic brain injuries a common consequence of car accidents in Missouri & nationwide

As Missouri car accident lawyers, we know that traumatic brain injuries can have devastating, long-term consequences for crash victims and their loved ones. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, so ...
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Missouri motorcyclists extremely vulnerable to injury in crashes involving passenger vehicles

In 2010, there were approximately 8.2 million motorcycles registered in the United States, and that number continues to grow each year. With such a large motorcycle population on the road in Columbia, ...
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IIHS: Underride guards don't always protect drivers from fatal semi-truck crashes

One of the deadliest kinds of semi-truck accidents occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with the back of a truck's trailer. Federal law requires most semi-trailers to be equipped with underride ...
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Distraction remains a serious roadway safety issue in Missouri & nationwide

It's no secret that distracted drivers pose a serious threat to roadway safety. Federal research reveals that using a cell phone while driving (either handheld or hands-free) impairs a driver's ...
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Fatal semi-truck accident leads to wrongful death lawsuits

Accidents involving semi-trucks are among the most dangerous collisions on Missouri roads, especially when they involve a smaller car or truck. In 2011 fatal two-vehicle crashes involving a semi-truck ...
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Recent fatal crash underscores risks for teen drivers in Missouri, nationwide

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that young drivers have a high risk of involvement in motor vehicle accidents that result in serious, life-threatening injuries. The good news? ...
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Recent fatal accidents call attention to teen driving risks

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that car accidents involving teen drivers are all too common. Research indicates that teens have much higher crash rates than older drivers, even though ...
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Alcohol and Missouri car accidents: The risks and the consequences

As Missouri car accident lawyers, we know that alcohol is a leading contributing factor in many serious crashes throughout the state - crashes that often cause injury to innocent motorists who just ...
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Preventing child injury in car accidents: Facts and tips for Kansas City parents

Young passengers are a parent's most precious cargo. In this post, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers discuss car accidents involving children and recommend a few precautions to help ensure our ...
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Dealing with a workplace injury: Tips and info for Missouri workers

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in Missouri, you may be hesitant about taking legal action because you're concerned about the impact it could have on your employment. Many injured ...
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Spring safety tips for Missouri pedestrians

Though it doesn't feel much like spring today, recent weather forecasts promise that we can expect warmer temperatures in the weeks and months ahead. And when the weather's suitable, there tends to be ...
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Train/ pedestrian accidents on the rise in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

Last week, a 20 year-old Missouri man was fatally injured when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Pacific as he walked home from work. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Zachary Brady was ...
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Rear-end collisions involving semi-trucks often prove fatal for passenger vehicle occupants

As Missouri truck accident lawyers, we know that passenger vehicles are no match for fully-loaded semi-trucks. After all, semis can weigh more than 10,000 pounds, meaning they can weigh nearly 30 ...
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Train accidents decrease in southeast Missouri & nationwide - except those involving pedestrians

Recently, officials from the Federal Railroad Administration announced that train accidents are on the decline here in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and nationwide. In 2012, train accidents fell by 16.5%, ...
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Family of man killed in drunk driving accident awarded over $40 million in wrongful death lawsuit

When drunk drivers cause car accidents that injure innocent Missouri motorists, they may face numerous criminal charges and penalties associated with the accident. In addition, they may be subject to ...
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Distracted driving dangers: Preventing distraction-related car accidents in Columbia and throughout Missouri

According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nine out of 10 U.S. drivers believe that distracted driving is a bigger problem now than it was a mere three years ago. ...
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