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"Back to School" safety tips for Springfield students, parents & drivers

Summer is nearly behind us, and that means students of all ages– from kindergartners to college seniors – have headed back to class here in the Springfield area. Whether they’re ...
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Warmer temperatures ahead: Look twice for motorcyles on Springfield roads

The weather has been pretty nasty in recent weeks, but local weather forecasts indicate that warmer temperatures are on the way. It won't be long before drivers can expect to see Missouri ...
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Discussing safe driving with your teen: Tips for Missouri parents

Research shows that parents can be the most important influence on a teen's driving behaviors. Our firm frequently supports Missouri safety campaigns and initiatives that target teens: they are, ...
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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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Teen drivers overrepresented in Missouri car accident injury statistics

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young Americans between age 16 and 20, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, 2,055 teen drivers were involved in ...
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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 seatbelts. Seat belt use is an important part ...
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Distracted driving & Springfield car accidents: 10 reasons to put your cell phone away

Despite numerous national campaigns and safety initiatives, the problem of distracted drivers continues to plague motorists in Springfield, Missouri and throughout the U.S. In this post, our personal ...
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Safe driving in severe weather: Tips for Springfield, Missouri drivers

Summer weather is moving in here in the Ozarks, causing drastic changes in air temperatures and creating the ideal atmosphere to produce tornadoes. Our Springfield personal injury lawyers want to ...
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Memorial Day weekend and Missouri car accident risks: Facts and tips for Springfield drivers

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and our Springfield car accident lawyers want to remind you to make roadway safety a priority during the busy holiday. According to a recent report from AAA, ...
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Avoiding common bicycle accident scenarios: Tips for Springfield cyclists

Recent research suggests that more and more Americans are using bicycles as their regular method of transportation, citing factors like economic benefits, health advantages and the impact on the ...
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Eight "danger zones" create make teen drivers more likely to crash, pediatrician says

Each year, car accidents account for one out of every three teen fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that novice drivers (from age 16 to 19) are four times more ...
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Prepare for Missouri boating season: Take a boating safety course

Thankfully, warmer temperatures have made their way back to the Ozarks this week, and it won't be long before boating season is upon us once again! To promote safe boating and help prevent boating ...
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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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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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Teen driver fatalities increase in early 2012: What can parents do to help?

During the first six months of 2012, car accident fatalities increased by 19% among 16 and 17 year-old drivers, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) . ...
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Black ice, winter weather can cause car crashes in the Ozarks

The first signs of winter have finally arrived in the Ozarks. During Tuesday's morning commute, there were multiple accidents reported - including one fatal crash - as a result of Missouri's notorious ...
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Highway Patrol: Springfield, Missouri motorists at increased risk for drunk driving accidents over New Year's holiday

During the upcoming New Year's traffic crash counting period (Friday, December 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.), the Missouri Highway Patrol plans to have every ...
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Thanksgiving holiday travel in 2012: What to expect on Missouri roads

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many Missouri drivers are likely planning to travel to visit family and friends over the holiday. While Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating and giving ...
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Deadly Car Crashes on the Rise in Greene County

In the first five months of 2012, fatal car accidents in Greene County have increased by 53% compared to last year, reports the Missouri Highway Patrol. At the beginning of June 2011, there had been ...
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Proposed Missouri Legislation Expands Existing "Move Over" Law to Include Some MoDOT Vehicles

Last week, a panel of Missouri lawmakers approved an amended version of our state's "move over" law, sending SB 568 on to await votes in both the House and the Senate. The current version of the law ...
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Freak Accident Causes Car's Gas Tank to Explode, Killing 3 Teens

On Thursday in Melbourne, Australia, a freak car accident caused a vehicle to burst into flames instantaneously, leaving 3 teenagers dead and investigators working to determine how and why such a ...
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Weekend Accidents in Missouri Work Zones Cause 1 Fatality, Multiple Injuries

Here in Springfield, our drivers are no strangers to work zones. In recent years, we've seen massive projects on heavily traveled roadways, including Highway 65, James River Freeway, Kansas ...
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