Summer often represents freedom for teens, as they get away from the busyness of the school year. A large portion of that freedom may also be found behind the wheel, as many new drivers obtain their licenses and drive to work, summer jobs and may even have some free time to drive to Winstead's for a burger  with their friends. While...

The parents of an 18-year old student with special needs at Liberty High School are suing the school after the alleged sexual abuse of their daughter by two of her male peers. The suit alleges that the victim engaged in multiple sex acts with two of her peers. The woman has severely impaired mental capacities. Legally, she is unable to give...

Sexual abuse is a horrible thing. When it is committed against a child, some people will do everything in their power to keep their name away from it. However, a federal judge is keeping the Dover Area School District from doing just that. The judge refused to free the school district from a lawsuit by a former female student after she...

Some highway crashes are tragic beyond words. Missouri recently witnessed such a crash. A mother, on her way to the hospital to give birth, was struck and killed in a chain-reaction truck crash. A tanker truck struck another SUV, which then crashed the mother's vehicle, caused it to roll over and eject both occupants. She was killed on impact and paramedics...

The elderly population of the country, including those here in Missouri, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, particularly when they need to be under the care of a nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse are far too common. This leaves families wondering what their legal remedies are after getting their loved ones to safety -- or...

The university gets some amount of blame whenever someone is the victim of sexual assault, rape, or sexual abuse on their campus or in their student housing. Most often, the victim will propose that the university could have done more to ensure their students' safety. Such is the case with a former Sienna College student that is suing the institution after...

Sometimes, accidents happen. When these accidents result in harm or personal injury to someone, however, whoever is responsible for the accident has to pay damages and reparations. If the accident results in permanent damage to another human being, these reparations can climb into the millions of dollars. A jury in Oregon awarded Scott Busch nearly $14 million after an injury with...

Those here in Missouri and elsewhere who dedicate their lives to saving others have one of the most difficult and challenging jobs. Emergency responders have to think quickly under extraordinary circumstances. Considering the fact that truck accidents often involve severe and/or fatal injuries, rescue workers are invaluable and could mean the difference between life and death for some of the...

Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, is in a flurry after allegations that a former teacher engaged in sexual misconduct and sexual abuse with several of his students. Christopher Schraufnegal, a former drama teacher, is accused of engaging in illicit behavior with three students at the school. A lawsuit, filed against Schraufnegal and the school, alleges that the accused...

When most Missouri residents hear about a crash, they automatically wonder which driver was at fault. That is a valid inquiry, but even a driver who is deemed responsible by police in an accident might not be the underlying cause of it. Road configurations can contribute to car accidents as well, which means that the local, state or federal government...