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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 Difference Between "Car Accident" Versus "Car Crash"

Safety analysts are beginning to consider how the public talks about vehicle crashes in order to raise awareness about common distracted driving cases. Word choice, experts claim, impacts how we view ...
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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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Safety and Independence: Driving Tips for Seniors

As parents age, many adult children tend worry about their aging parent’s health and independence, particularly when it comes to driving. Voicing such concerns to older adults can sometimes ...
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Parking Lot Safety: Tips For Children And Parents

For many children, they are taught safe driving and passenger habits early on in their life, such as the importance of wearing safety belts and the dangers of texting while driving. A report released ...
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Expecting the unexpected: What drivers need to know about Cape Girardeau car accidents

Every single day, car accidents happen in fractions of seconds. Of course, no one expects to be involved in a collision, and thus many drivers find themselves completely overwhelmed in the aftermath ...
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Involved in a Missouri auto accident? Tips for injury victims

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, both physically and mentally. In fact, traffic accidents are a leading cause of cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...
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More winter weather forecasted for Missouri this weekend: Motorists urged to take precautions

Over the past couple of weeks, Missouri had its first real taste of winter weather this season, which created hazardous driving conditions throughout the state - and the forecast is calling for more ...
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Avoiding car accidents in winter weather: Tips and resources for Missouri drivers

Here in southwest Missouri, we've been dealing with a rather dangerous bout of winter weather this week - and the forecast predicts more sleet, freezing rain and ice from tonight through tomorrow. Of ...
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Car accidents and brain injuries: Resources for victims & their loved ones

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that brain injuries are a common consequence of auto accidents. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, there are currently at least 5.3 million ...
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Elderly drivers and car accident risks in Missouri

As baby boomers mature, the population of older drivers is growing larger. In fact, within the last decade, the number of older drivers has increased by more than 20% nationwide: in 2012, according to ...
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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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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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Speed a common contributing factor in Missouri car accident injuries

Here in Missouri, speed was a contributing factor in 286 fatal accidents and 6,546 injury crashes in 2012 alone. These accidents resulted in 320 deaths and over 9,700 people injured. According to the ...
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Avoiding Kansas City car accidents: 5 basic tips to help you arrive alive

Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that it's always a good time for a refresher on roadway safety. In this post, we discuss five basic driving tips to help Missouri motorists reduce their ...
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Seat belts save lives and reduce injury risks in Missouri and nationwide

No matter how carefully you drive, the odds are that you'll be involved in a car crash at some point during your lifetime. While you can't control other people on the road, you can take one simple, ...
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Excessive speed contributes to many Missouri car accidents, increases injury risks for motorists

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, excessive speed is a leading cause of auto accidents in Missouri: each year, drivers traveling well in excess of the posted speed limit are responsible for ...
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Avoiding Kansas City car accidents caused by aggressive drivers

According to the Missouri Driving Guide, an aggressive driver is "an individual [who] commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Aggressive drivers ...
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After a Cape Girardeau car accident: Four tips to remember

As personal injury lawyers, we understand that the aftermath of a car crash can be confusing and overwhelming. After all, car accidents tend to happen when we least expect them, and it's common for ...
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Seat belts reduce serious injury risks in Kansas City, Missouri auto accidents

Car accidents are the leading cause of death in Americans between ages five and 34, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Experts say there is one simple step that motorists can take to ...
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Missouri reports sharp decline in auto accident fatalities in 2013

Despite law enforcement initiatives, innovations in vehicle safety features, and campaigns designed to curb dangerous driving behaviors, fatal car accidents are disturbingly common. Consider these ...
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Dealing with insurance companies after Kansas City car crashes: "Do"s & "Don't"s

As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we know that car accident victims often have concerns about talking with insurance companies in the aftermath of a crash. In this post, we share some basic ...
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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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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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