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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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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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Auto accidents involving pedestrians commonly result in serious injuries, fatalities

Auto accidents involving pedestrians frequently result in serious, life-threatening injuries. In fact, you can be seriously injured or even disabled if you are hit by a car traveling at just 10 miles ...
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Avoiding pedestrian accidents: Tips for Joplin motorists

As our Joplin personal injury lawyers know, collisions involving motor vehicles and pedestrians can have devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ...
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FRA reports increased number of pedestrian/train deaths in Missouri, nationwide

As Joplin auto accident lawyers, we're sad to note that the problem of pedestrian railroad deaths appears to be growing. In 2012, fatal train accidents involving pedestrians increased by 7.5% in the ...
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"Distracted walking" contributing to more pedestrian accidents in Missouri, nationwide

By now, it's no secret that texting while driving is a contributing factor in many serious car accidents, both here in Missouri and nationwide. However, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers ...
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Make roadway safety a priority as Joplin students head back to school

Tomorrow, K-12 students in Joplin are heading back to school, and next week, classes will resume for students at Missouri Southern State University. The beginning of a new school year means that ...
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Pedestrian alcohol use a key contributing factor in many auto accidents, research shows

As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we know that pedestrians are extremely susceptible to life-threatening injuries in Missouri car accidents: after all, a person is no match for a motor vehicle. ...
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One person killed, 16 injured when man drives into crowd of pedestrians

Because pedestrians have nothing to shield them from the force of a vehicle's impact, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious, life-threatening injury when they're involved in car accidents. ...
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Hit and run accidents involving pedestrians often cause serious, life-threatening injuries

As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we know that being involved in a serious car accident can be an extremely traumatic experience. But when the driver who causes the crash leaves the scene, the ...
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Distractions like headphones cause increase in fatal accidents involving pedestrians

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that distracted drivers pose a major threat to motorists on our state's roads. However, in recent years, distraction (particularly the use of headphones or ...
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Parents of teen killed in pedestrian accident awarded $90 million in wrongful death lawsuit

As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we know that pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious, life-threatening injuries when they're involved in motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, a significant ...
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Hit and run drivers can face criminal charges, personal injury lawsuits

When you're involved in an accident, the law requires you to stop, provide your personal information, and, when needed, assist anyone who may have been injured. Unfortunately, as our Columbia personal ...
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Spring safety tips for Missouri pedestrians

Though it doesn't feel much like spring today, recent weather forecasts promise that we can expect warmer temperatures in the weeks and months ahead. And when the weather's suitable, there tends to be ...
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Train/ pedestrian accidents on the rise in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

Last week, a 20 year-old Missouri man was fatally injured when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Pacific as he walked home from work. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Zachary Brady was ...
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Distraction a contributing factor in Missouri train - pedestrian accidents

From January through October 2012, train accidents declined in almost every category, compared to the same time period in 2011. Derailments dropped by 14.3%, highway-rail crossing collisions decreased ...
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Small children at increased risk of backover accident injury in Kansas City, nationwide

Backover accidents happen when a driver strikes a person - most often a pedestrian or bicyclist - while in reverse, usually when leaving a driveway or a parking spot. While these collisions tend to ...
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Train / pedestrian collisions on the rise in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

Collisions involving trains and pedestrians are a growing problem in Missouri - so much so that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently released a series of articles exploring the issue. Consider these ...
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Wrongful death lawsuit accuses Illinois EMT of hit and run

An Illinois family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an emergency medical technician (EMT) who allegedly struck a man with his vehicle and then left the scene. According to the Chicago ...
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Family sues drunk driver for striking 13 year-old pedestrian, causing traumatic brain injury

A Texas family has filed suit against two bars after their daughter was paralyzed by a drunk driver with a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. According to KVUE-TV in Austin, ...
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One dead, five injured when suspected drunk driver plows into backyard Halloween party

On Tuesday, one person was killed and five others were injured when a suspected drunk driver ran off the road and crashed into a group of people attending a backyard Halloween party. It happened in ...
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Lee's Summit woman struck by three vehicles, killed on U.S. 71 in Cass County

On Friday, a Missouri woman was killed when she was struck by three vehicles on southbound U.S. Highway 71 near Harrisonville. According to the Lee's Summit Journal, 33 year-old Joy Johnson got ...
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Vermont teen takes plea deal for distracted driving accident that seriously injured pedestrian

The trial of a Vermont teenager facing a felony charge ended today when the teen accepted a plea deal. In an unexpected move, the Burlington Free Press reports, 19 year-old Emma Vieira has pleaded ...
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Pedestrian killed while refueling on I-35; Driver charged with felony hit and run

On Saturday, a 41 year-old father of six was killed when he was struck by a hit and run driver on Interstate 35. The Kansas City Star reports that Christopher Randolph Sr. was hit around 2:30 a.m. as ...
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Korean War vet, 80, killed in NYC car-pedestrian crash

An 80 year-old Korean War veteran was killed after he was struck by a car on New York's Upper Eastside, and his wife reportedly survived because he pushed her out of harm's way. According to the New ...
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