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Sharing the Road with Self-Driving Cars

Think You Aren’t Sharing the Road with Self-Driving Cars? Think Again. A few years ago, self-driving cars were essentially science fiction. Today, they’re a real thing… and ...
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The Risks of Distracted Driving in Missouri

As mobile technology becomes more readily available for drivers, the risk of crashes caused by distracted driving increases; in fact, the National Highway Safety Administration reports between 60-70% ...
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Travel safe this holiday season: Winter weather tips for Springfield drivers

With the holidays just around the corner - and after our first taste of winter weather over the last few weeks - our personal injury lawyers want to remind you about the importance of safety when ...
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Failure to yield a common cause of Springfield car accidents: Who has the "right of way"?

As Springfield car accident lawyers, we know that certain factors commonly play a role in injury collisions here in the Queen City. One such factor is failing to yield. In fact, failing to yield has ...
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Child safety seats significantly reduce injury risks in Missouri car accidents

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), seven out of 10 Missourians who suffer fatal car accident injuries are not wearing their seat belts. Seat belt use is an important part ...
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Springfield car accidents can cause both physical and emotional injuries

For most of us, getting behind the wheel is the riskiest thing we do all day. As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. ...
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Avoiding car accidents this spring: Tips for Springfield, Missouri drivers

Spring is nearly here, and our Greene County personal injury lawyers know that many Missourians are looking forward to some relief from cold temperatures and wintry weather. However, springtime also ...
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After a crash: What car accident victims need to know

No one expects to be involved in a car accident, but thousands of crashes happen every single day nationwide. If the unexpected happens to you, the aftermath can be confusing, overwhelming and just ...
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10 facts to know about car accidents in Springfield, Missouri & nationwide

Car accidents happen in a matter of seconds, but they can have devastating long-term consequences for victims and their loved ones. In this post, our Springfield personal injury lawyers discuss ten ...
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Preventing child injuries: Safety resources for Springfield, Missouri parents

Keeping children safe on the road is a top priority for parents and caregivers, but learning to use car seats properly can be confusing and overwhelming. In this post, our Springfield car accident ...
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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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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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Hit and run accidents create serious consequences for at-fault drivers, injury victims

A hit and run accident occurs when one vehicle strikes another vehicle, causing property damage and/or personal injury, and the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the crash. As Springfield personal ...
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Missouri man pleads guilty to felony hit and run for crash that killed STL tow truck driver

On Monday, a Missouri man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an injury crash in connection with a St. Louis accident that killed a tow truck driver. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 21 ...
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"LOL" Facebook post about drunk driving crash lands KY teen behind bars

A Kentucky teen was sentenced to 48 hours in jail after causing a crash while driving drunk and posting an "LOL" comment about the accident on Facebook. A judge in Woodford County imposed the sentence ...
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Jury Finds Driver Not Guilty of Negligent Homicide in Crash That Killed Family of Five

On Friday, a jury returned a not guilty verdict in the trial of 35 year-old Monica Chavez, who was charged with five counts of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of child abuse. The charges ...
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Missouri Highway Patrol Reports Seven Auto Accident Fatalities Over Memorial Day Weekend

Seven people were killed in Missouri auto accidents between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28, according to a recent news release from the Missouri Highway Patrol. Troopers ...
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Six Vehicle Crash on West Bypass Leaves Two Dead, Four Injured

Over the weekend, a serious head-on collision in west Springfield killed two motorcyclists and injured four other motorists. Ultimately, the wreck involved a van, an SUV, a pickup truck, and three ...
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Bolivar Teen Killed, 2 Ava Residents Seriously Injured in Separate Run-Off-Road Crashes Last Weekend

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 70% of fatal single-vehicle car accidents are ROR wrecks, meaning run-off-road. Over the weekend, 2 of these accidents ...
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Good Samaritans Rescue Occupants from Burning Car in Stone County, Missouri

Our Branson, Missouri car accident lawyers were amazed to hear about the bravery of 3 bystanders following a terrible crash last Sunday. It happened on Highway 86 in Stone County just before 4:00 ...
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Fleeing Suspects Endanger Springfield, Missouri Drivers: Law Enforcement Reports 3 Recent Police Chases Within City Limits

Our Springfield car accident attorneys have noticed a disturbing trend in the Queen City: in less than 2 weeks, there were 3 separate high speed police pursuits within city limits. Even more ...
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Single Vehicle Rollover Accident Kills Ozark, Missouri Man

Our Springfield auto accident lawyers have seen many cases of people injured or killed as a result of another driver's negligence. Single vehicle accidents, on the other hand, are normally caused by ...
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National Driver's Test Ranks Missouri in Top Ten for Driver Knowledge

Missouri drivers have a reason to pat themselves on the back. According to test results from the 2011 GMAC Insurance National Driver's Test, Missouri was ranked 8th in the nation for having the most ...
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Winter Weather Creates Hazards for Missouri Drivers: Springfield Police on Emergency Status

It's a snowy Monday here in Springfield, which made for slick, hazardous conditions during the morning commute. Our Missouri car accident attorneys want to encourage drivers to take extra precautions ...
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Two Teen Drivers Killed in Missouri Last Weekend in Separate Lane Departure Accidents

It only takes a fraction of a second for a driver to make a mistake and cause a serious accident. Our Springfield, Missouri car accident attorneys know that teenage drivers are an especially at-risk ...
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