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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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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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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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"Hard Core Drinking Drivers" pose significant threat to motorists in southeast Missouri, nationwide

Drinking and driving continues to be a significant cause of car accidents right here in Cape Girardeau and throughout Missouri. It's dangerous to drink any amount of alcohol before getting behind ...
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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 ...
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Springtime brings an increase in Missouri motorcycle accidents

Spring is here, and many Cape Girardeau motorcyclists are now back on the road, taking advantage of the warm temperatures. Sadly, at this time of year, Missouri law enforcement officials and emergency ...
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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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Ride safe this spring:10 tips to help you avoid Cape Girardeau motorcycle accidents

Thankfully, warmer temperatures are on the horizon, and many of our local motorcyclists are preparing to get their bikes out of storage and hit the open road. It's a great time of year to take a ...
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Teen car accident risks: Facts and statistics for Missouri parents

Numerous studies have shown that teen drivers are particularly at risk for car accidents resulting in injury, both here in Missouri and nationwide. In this post, our Cape Girardeau personal injury ...
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Drunk driving and Missouri car accidents: 5 sobering facts for Cape Girardeau motorists

It's no secret that alcohol and driving are a dangerous, often deadly combination. And yet alcohol remains a "significant contributing factor in Missouri's traffic crash experience, especially as it ...
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Missouri drivers encouraged to make child passenger safety a priority in light of new study

Most Missouri parents would agree that child passenger safety is an extremely important issue, and yet many admit they don't always ensure their little ones are properly buckled up. Our Cape Girardeau ...
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Lack of experience, instruction contributes to car accidents involving Missouri teens

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that accidents involving teen drivers are not uncommon in Missouri and throughout the U.S. Sadly, these accidents can result in serious, ...
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Avoiding pedestrian accidents as Cape Girardeau students head back to school

This week, students in Cape Girardeau will be heading back to school, and our Missouri personal injury lawyers want to remind drivers and parents in southeast Missouri to make roadway safety a ...
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Plan ahead to prevent accidents, injuries over the Fourth of July holiday

As the Fourth of July approaches, many Missourians are finalizing their celebration and travel plans for the holiday. According to the AAA, 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more to ...
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New study identifies most common sources of distraction in fatal car accidents

A recent poll conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that, at any given moment, there are an estimated 660,000 distracted drivers on U.S. roads. What's more, ...
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Speeding a key contributing factor in many Missouri car accidents

Every single day, thousands of car accidents happen throughout the United States. Sadly, many of these crashes result in serious, life-threatening injuries, often to innocent people who are following ...
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Recent fatal crash underscores risks for teen drivers in Missouri, nationwide

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that young drivers have a high risk of involvement in motor vehicle accidents that result in serious, life-threatening injuries. The good news? ...
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Train accidents decrease in southeast Missouri & nationwide - except those involving pedestrians

Recently, officials from the Federal Railroad Administration announced that train accidents are on the decline here in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and nationwide. In 2012, train accidents fell by 16.5%, ...
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Report: Teen driver deaths increased "dramatically" in early 2012

When it comes to Missouri car accidents, teen drivers are more at-risk than any other age group. According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, 16 and 17 year-old driver ...
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Aggressive drivers threaten roadway safety in southeast Missouri and nationwide

In a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, eight out of 10 respondents characterized aggressive driving as a "serious" or "extremely serious" threat to roadway safety. And it's ...
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Are older drivers in Cape Girardeau, MO at a greater risk for auto accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), older drivers account for about nine percent of the general population, but they represent approximately 14 percent of all auto ...
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Pedestrian Accidents in Jackson a Trick-or-Treat Danger

As Halloween draws near, young children will be looking forward to getting in costume and collecting candy from neighbors. Trick-or-treating may be one of our children's favorite holidays, but it can ...
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Could you pass a driver's test if you took it today?

Last year, one out of every five drivers who took the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test failed. The lack of driver knowledge may be one of the main reasons for the alarmingly high rates of car ...
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St. Louis County police announce implementation of revised pursuit policy

This summer, in response to public concerns, the St. Louis County Police Department announced plans to adopt a new pursuit policy. In the past, the department was only authorized to pursue a suspect ...
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Boating while intoxicated increases injury risks on Missouri waterways

August is upon us, and many Missourians are hitting our state's waterways to enjoy the last days of summer. With so much traffic on the water, safe boating is paramount: the Missouri Highway Patrol is ...
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