Blog Posts in October, 2014

Pedestrian accidents in Springfield: FAQs answered

A key part of any car accident injury claim is determining who is at fault. Each accident is unique, so our Missouri car accident attorneys have to consider several different factors in each case. ...
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The dangers of "driving drowsy": Facts, statistics & safety tips for Missouri motorists

Drunk drivers and distracted drivers are regularly in the news, but there's another form of impairment that causes a number of accidents statewide: drowsiness. Since next week (November 2-9) is Drowsy ...
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What to do after a Missouri semi-truck accident: Tips & info for drivers

As Missouri auto accident lawyers, we know that being involved in any kind of auto accident can be a traumatic experience. When a crash involves a large semi-truck, however, the outcome can be ...
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Wrong way crashes commonly cause catastrophic injuries, fatalities

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there are approximately 260 wrong way accidents in the U.S. each year, which cause an average 360 fatalities. As Kansas City car accident ...
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Certain roadway emergencies commonly cause Missouri car accidents, injuries

Sometimes, Missouri car accidents simply can't be avoided, but the vast majority of crashes are entirely preventable. It's important to be aware that certain roadway scenarios commonly cause drivers ...
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Medical treatment & workplace injuries: Common issues facing Missouri employees

Although the Missouri workers' compensation program was designed to provide automatic benefits to injured workers, such is often not the case. In theory, medical bills, weekly temporary disability ...
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Avoiding pedestrian accidents in Columbia: Safety tips & statistics

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a pedestrian is killed or injured every seven minutes in the United States. In this post, our Columbia car accident lawyers share some startling ...
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Personal injury claims in Missouri: Useful terms for accident victims to know

Missourians who are injured as a result of another party's negligence are entitled to compensation for their losses, provided they can prove that negligence. However, the nature of the injury (and the ...
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Teen drivers overrepresented in Missouri car accident injury statistics

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young Americans between age 16 and 20, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, 2,055 teen drivers were involved in ...
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) a common consequence of Missouri car accidents

When a loved one suffers from a traumatic brain injury, his or her life can be permanently changed, impacting not just the victims but their loved ones as well. Often, those afflicted with these ...
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