Blog Posts in September, 2013

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 ...
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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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National Child Passenger Safety Week to raise awareness about safety restraint systems

As Kansas City car accident lawyers, we know that young children are extremely susceptible to serious, life-threatening injuries when they are involved in crashes - especially when they aren't ...
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Positive Train Control technology could prevent fatal train accidents in Missouri, nationwide

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that train accidents are - thankfully - a rare occurrence, but when they do happen, the potential for serious, life-threatening injuries is extremely high. ...
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Avoiding scooter accidents & obeying the law: Tips & info for Joplin motorists

With this year's high gas prices and comfortable weather, scooters and mopeds are becoming an increasingly popular form of travel, both here and Joplin and nationwide. Our Missouri personal injury ...
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New state law allows MO drivers to show electronic proof of insurance

At the end of August, dozens of new laws took effect throughout Missouri. As Springfield car accident lawyers, we noted that one such law, which received unanimous approval from state lawmakers, aims ...
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Labor Day auto accidents caused injuries, fatalities throughout Missouri

As Columbia car accident lawyers, we know that an increased number of Missouri crashes tend to occur over holiday weekends, largely due to contributing factors like heavy roadway traffic and alcohol ...
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