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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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Overcorrection and Missouri car accidents: What Columbia drivers need to know

As Columbia car accident lawyers, we know that one frequent cause of auto accidents is driver overcorrection. The term "overcorrection" refers to an instinctive, understandable (and also dangerous) ...
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Reducing car accident injury risks: Tips for Columbia, Missouri drivers

Sometimes, Missouri car accidents can't be avoided, but there are some important steps you can take to reduce your chances of being injured in a serious crash. In this post, our Columbia personal ...
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Reduce Missouri car accident risks: Avoid these 5 bad driving habits

Every year, more than six million auto accidents happen throughout the United States. Sadly, a good number of these accidents are caused by driver error, which means they're 100% preventable. In this ...
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"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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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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Texting, talking, taking "selfies": How distraction leads to Columbia car accidents

By now, most people are aware that various forms of cell phone use are a serious threat to roadway safety, both here in Missouri and throughout the U.S. The vast majority of car accidents are entirely ...
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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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Train/vehicle collisions often occur at railroad crossings, cause fatal injuries

As Columbia auto accident lawyers, we know that collisions involving passenger vehicles and trains are often deadly. Research indicates that passenger vehicle occupants are 40 times more likely to be ...
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Preparing teens for safe roadway travel: Tips and info for Missouri parents

As teen drivers prepare to get behind the wheel, it can be an extremely frightening time for parents. After all, car accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for about one ...
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Winter weather may cause holiday travel headaches, car crashes in Columbia, Missouri & nationwide

Merry Christmas! The holiday season is here, which means many drivers will be hitting the road in Missouri and nationwide. This year, winter weather conditions have already created some travel ...
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MoDOT worker killed while assisting with early morning crash on I-70

This morning, a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) worker was killed as he helped redirect traffic following an earlier crash on Interstate 70 in Independence. According to KCTV 5, the ...
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Five dead, including two children, in fiery single-vehicle crash

On Sunday, a deadly auto accident in New York City left five people dead and an SUV in flames. According to the Wall Street Journal, five occupants of the SUV - three women and two children - were ...
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Safety Advocates Recommend Taking Precautions to Avoid Child Deaths in Hot Cars During Summer Months

As temperatures get warmer during the summertime, law enforcement officials consistently report an increased number of hyperthermia-related deaths in vehicles. These fatal incidents are more commonly ...
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Roadway Safety Advocates Report 73% of Child Restraints "Used Improperly"

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - and many of these deaths are preventable. A CDC study ...
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Fatal Crash in Centralia, Missouri Caused by Deer in the Roadway

On Monday evening, a Centralia woman was killed after she struck a deer on Missouri Highway 124. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 46 year-old Beth Weber was traveling north when she hit the ...
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New Study: Tax Day Brings Higher Risks for Fatal Car Accidents in Columbia, Missouri & Nationwide

It's tax time, which means lots of Missourians will be on the move this afternoon, trying to ensure that their returns are mailed on time. We urge residents of Columbia, Jefferson City, and the ...
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Seat Beats Save Lives in Columbia, Missouri & Nationwide

Our Columbia personal injury lawyers recently blogged about the disturbing increase in Missouri car crash fatalities in 2012. In a news release on this subject, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported ...
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