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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Proving Slip and Fall Claims in Missouri


Although slip and fall accidents may seem minor at first, they can be very serious. In fact, they can result in long-term health conditions like residual effects from traumatic brain injuries, chronic back pain, or other debilitating damage.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Avoiding Accidents with Defensive Driving


Using defensive driving techniques can help you avoid an accident. Defensive driving means that you can avoid most of the common causes of car accidents, including:

  • Following other drivers too closely
  • Speeding
  • Failing to stay in the correct lane
  • Failure to yield to the driver who has the right of way
  • Driving while distracted

You can use the following defensive driving tips to help you and your passengers stay safe while you are on the road.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

A Look at the Most Common Car Accident Injuries


What should I do if I am injured in a car accident in Missouri?

Each year, more than three million people are injured in a car accident, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  According to car insurance industry estimates, you will be involved in a car accident every 17 years or so.  The nature and extent of your injuries will depend highly on where your vehicle was hit, whether you were wearing a seatbelt, and the force of the incident.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, October 9, 2017

Protecting Yourself from Drunk Drivers


Drunk or impaired drivers are dangerous. They are not only extremely dangerous for themselves, but they are also a hazard to everyone else on the road as well. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that someone dies because of alcohol impaired driving every 48 minutes in the United States. In addition, roughly one-third of all auto accidents are due to impaired driving.

If you think that someone near you is driving while impaired, there are a few steps that you can take to help avoid Read more . . .


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases


The victim is the most important person in any personal injury case. However, many judges and juries do not think that the victim should be the only one telling their story at a trial. Having witnesses who are impartial and credible bolster your account of the events and can significantly help your case.

Another type of witness is equally important—the expert. In many situations, you need someone who has specialized knowledge in a particular field to explain a concept or collaborate your version of the events or your injuries.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Popular ATVs Recalled


What are my legal rights if I am injured by a defective product?

Polaris Industries, the makers of some of the most popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the market, have issued a massive recall after evidence emerged that their ATVs could place consumers at-risk of serious injuries or death.  Polaris announced a recall in April following more than 160 fires that were linked to the off-road vehicles.  At least 19 serious injuries and one death are believed to stem from the defective ATVs.  Our Read more . . .


Friday, September 15, 2017

Car Accidents While Pregnant: What Changes?


If you are involved in a car accident while you are pregnant, you have some unique issues to address immediately. You likely have serious concerns about the health and well-being of your unborn child after the collision.

It is critical to seek medical attention immediately after a Read more . . .


Monday, September 11, 2017

Safety Tips for Bicyclists


Riding your bicycle can be both a great form of transportation and healthy activity. It also cuts down on emissions, which is good for the environment as well. However, cycling in traffic can also be very dangerous. Drivers often do not look out for bicyclists as well as they should, which can cause accidents. Bicyclists may also ignore the rules of the road, which can result in Read more . . .


Friday, August 25, 2017

Swimming Safety Tips


It has been hot in Kansas City. To beat the heat, many families have headed to the local public pool or their own backyard oasis. Swimming can be a great way to stay cool, enjoy the weather, have some family time, and get some exercise. However, a fun family day can turn deadly if parents and children do not adhere to certain swimming safety regulations. Carelessness of pool staff or becoming lax on maintenance obligations can also cause serious health concerns.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Safety Concerns About Playground Equipment


Even with modern improvements, are playgrounds safe?

Although playgrounds have changed a great deal during the past 50 years, with most of the changes made to ensure greater safer for the children who visit them, there are still, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s most recent research, approximately 200,000 children under the age of 14 treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of playground accidents. While many accidents are simply the result of using equipment improperly or losing one’s balance, a certain number of playground accidents, most of which occur at schools or daycare centers, are associated with faulty or poorly maintained equipment, or with lack of proper supervision.


If your child has suffered a serious injury at a playground and you believe it was caused by defective equipment or negligence, you should contact a


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Drowsy Driving and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Staying Safe


The National Sleep Foundation reports that over 60% of adult drivers will get behind the wheel while they are drowsy. That is about 168 million people who have reported driving drowsy within the past year. Of those, roughly one-third have actually fallen asleep or nodded off while driving. Approximately 11 million drivers admit that they have had an accident or a near-accident because they were too tired to drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are at least 100,000 motor vehicle crashes that occur every year because of drowsy drivers.
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