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Common causes of Missouri trucking accidents (and how to avoid them)

It's no secret that semi-truck accidents can be deadly, especially when they involve an average motorist. The sheer size of commercial trucks (10,000 lbs up to 80,000 lbs) increases the magnitude ...
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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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Whiplash & other soft tissue injuries are common in Missouri semi-truck accidents

Semi-trucks are considerably larger and heavier than passenger vehicles - in fact, a fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as the average car or truck. When these large trucks ...
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Unsafe driving practices contribute to Missouri semi-truck accidents

Have you ever had the life scared out of you by a large commercial truck or semi-tractor trailer while you were trying to merge onto the highway? Have you been so sure a big rig was going to rear end ...
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Accidents involving semi-trucks and Missouri pedestrians can have catastrophic consequences

Our Missouri truck accident attorneys urge you to be ever-cautious of big rigs, whether you're in a passenger vehicle, on a motorcycle, or on foot. Even though you'd like to believe that you ...
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Preventing semi-truck accidents in Missouri: How drivers can be proactive

Missouri semi-truck accidents can result in serious, life-threatening injuries, especially when they involve smaller passenger vehicles that are no match for these large trucks. The good news: when ...
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"Tailgating" a major cause of Missouri accidents involving semi-trucks

Have you ever wondered how following distance - the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle traveling in front of you - plays a role in Missouri truck accidents ? You might have noticed that ...
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Alcohol involvement suspected in fatal Missouri semi-truck accident

As Missouri semi-truck accident lawyers, we know that large, heavy semi-trucks can act as deadly weapons, particularly when they're involved in collisions with average-sized passenger vehicles. ...
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Underride guards fail to protect passenger vehicle occupants in Missouri Trucking accidents

Underride guards are designed to prevent underride deaths and injuries in semi-truck accidents, particularly when a passenger vehicle strikes the back of a big rig. However, they don't always work as ...
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Driver Killed in Springfield Truck Crash; Missouri Highway Patrol Reports Increase in Fatal Trucking Collisions Statewide

On Tuesday, one person was killed in a fiery truck accident on Interstate 44 in northern Springfield. The crash happened when a flatbed truck slammed into a semi-truck that was parked on the shoulder ...
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Missouri Man Killed in Head-On Crash with Tractor-Trailer on I-70

Last week, a Missouri man was killed and 4 others were injured after a head-on collision with a semi-truck. It happened on Thursday evening in Callaway County: 24 year-old Jason Hopkins was traveling ...
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New FMCSA Rules Designed to Reduce Risks of Trucking Accidents in Missouri and Nationwide

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced revisions of a few hotly debated rules. These revisions aren't making trucking companies too happy - but safety advocates ...
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Taking Simple Steps to Increase Safety and Prevent Car - Truck Crashes in Springfield, Missouri and Nationwide

Our Springfield truck accident lawyers know that collisions between large trucks and smaller passenger vehicles commonly cause serious or fatal injuries: in 2009, 3,380 Americans died and an ...
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Collisions Between Motorycles and Big Trucks Create Deadly Consequences in Missouri and Nationwide

On Wednesday, in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania, a box truck collided with a motorcycle, killing a father of 3. Witnesses reported seeing the truck crossing over the highway and moving diagonally ...
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Teen Drivers and Commercial Trucks Can Be a Dangerous Combination in Missouri and Nationwide

In 2011, teen drivers near the nation's Capital pledged to help make our roadways a little bit safer by allowing more room on our roadways for large trucks, by staying out of their blind spots, and by ...
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Roadside "Alligators" and Missouri Trucking Accidents: Are Retread Tires to Blame?

If you've ever driven on a Missouri highway, you've probably seen "alligators" by the side of the road. And no, we're not talking about the alligators you might find in a Florida swamp. A roadside ...
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Drugged Drivers Cause High Risk of Missouri Trucking Accidents: How the Safe Roads Act Could Help :

The Oak Grove, Missouri truck accident attorneys have been investigating the fate of the Safe Roads Act, a piece of legislation that addresses a significant problem on Missouri roadways. The bill is ...
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Winter Weather Causes Truck Accidents and Highway Closings Throughout Missouri

Here in Missouri, we had our first round of winter weather today: statewide, roads were pretty nasty during the morning commute. All day, the Greene County truck accident attorneys have been hearing ...
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Federal Law Bans Cell Phones for Drivers of Commercial Trucks and Buses in Missouri and Nationwide

The Independence, Missouri truck accident attorneys frequently handle accident cases involving distracted drivers, so we know how much damage these accidents can cause. Studies show that when drivers ...
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Fatal Missouri Trucking Accident Caused by Improper Lane Usage

It's not news to Missouri drivers--or to Kansas City truck accident attorneys--that collisions involving large trucks and tractor trailers often result in extensive damages, serious injuries and ...
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Woman Awarded $375,000 Settlement in 2008 Missouri Cement Truck Accident

If you've been injured in a Missouri car or truck accident, consulting an attorney is usually a wise practice. After all, the Independence, Missouri truck accident attorneys offer a free initial ...
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Springfield, Missouri School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driving

Bus accidents and accidents involving commercial trucks and tractor trailers are damaging enough, but throw alcohol into the mix and you have a recipe for disaster. While buses and school buses are ...
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Train-Semi Accident Injures 2 Springfield, Missouri Residents

Three residents of Springfield, Missouri were injured after the tractor-trailer that they were riding in collided with a freight train, according to News-Press Now. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports ...
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Trucking Accident Near St. Clair, Missouri in Franklin County Closes Interstate 44

Missouri state troopers are looking into a recent tractor-trailer accident near St. Clair. St. Clair is located in Franklin County, Missouri. The accident forced crews to close the westbound lanes of ...
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Obama Administration Breaks Enforcement Effort Records to Reduce Risks of Tractor Trailer Accidents in Missouri and Elsewhere

The Obama Administration has issued more imminent hazard orders that have placed unsafe bus and truck companies out of service in the last two years than in the previous 10 years combined, according ...
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