Blog Posts in April, 2014

"Drowsy driving" a contributing factor in many Columbia car accidents

Most people are aware that distracted driving and driving under the influence are common causes of Missouri car accidents. However, there's another form of impairment that can prove to be just as ...
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Warm weather brings increased risks for Missouri hot car deaths

As warmer temperatures return to Missouri, our Springfield personal injury lawyers would like to remind parents and caregivers about the dangers of leaving children alone in cars. Every year, there ...
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Sharing the road safely: Tips to help you avoid Missouri semi-truck accidents

Sharing the road with semi-trucks is an inevitable part of roadway travel in Missouri. In order to travel safely, drivers of smaller passenger vehicles must be mindful of large trucks' physical ...
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Avoiding common bicycle accident scenarios: Tips for Springfield cyclists

Recent research suggests that more and more Americans are using bicycles as their regular method of transportation, citing factors like economic benefits, health advantages and the impact on the ...
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Missouri Supreme Court decision extends legal protections for injured workers

This week, the Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent in a ruling that strengthens legal protection for workers who are fired after suffering on-the-job injuries. It has always been ...
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Keep your eyes on the road: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Unfortunately, the problem of distracted driving continues to have a serious impact on roadway safety in Joplin, Missouri and nationwide. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Missouri ...
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Springtime brings an increase in Missouri motorcycle accidents

Spring is here, and many Cape Girardeau motorcyclists are now back on the road, taking advantage of the warm temperatures. Sadly, at this time of year, Missouri law enforcement officials and emergency ...
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Fiery CA accident involved FedEx truck, high school bus

Yesterday, ten people were killed in northern California when a FedEx truck veered across a grassy highway median and struck a bus filled with high school students en route to a college visit, causing ...
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Does age play a role in Kansas City car accidents?

As regular readers of this blog will know, there are all kinds of studies and statistics about Missouri car accidents and the numerous contributing factors involved. In Kansas City, Blue Springs, and ...
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Eight "danger zones" create make teen drivers more likely to crash, pediatrician says

Each year, car accidents account for one out of every three teen fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that novice drivers (from age 16 to 19) are four times more ...
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Avoiding car accidents: 10 defensive driving tips for Columbia, Missouri motorists

Most drivers don't get behind the wheel expecting to be involved in a crash. And yet, as our Columbia personal injury lawyers know, thousands of car accidents happen every single day in the U.S. In ...
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Managing medical treatment issues as a Missouri workers' compensation claimant

According to Missouri's Workers' Compensation Law, your employer has the right to choose the injured employee's health care provider. Most employers will then delegate that responsibility to their ...
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5 FAQs answered for Missouri semi-truck accident victims

In this post, our Missouri truck accident lawyers answer five questions we frequently hear from the victims of semi-truck crashes. Missouri semi-truck accidents: Five frequently asked questions 1. ...
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Missouri rollover accidents often caused by drivers swerving to avoid deer

According to State Farm, the country's largest insurer of private passenger automobiles, there were over a million car-deer collisions in the U.S. between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Here in ...
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Traumatic brain injuries & Joplin car accidents: Facts about diagnosis & treatment

Every year, over a million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, a TBI can cause numerous long-term consequences, including ...
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