Category: Auto Accidents

drowsy driving accidents

Drowsy Driving within the Ride Sharing Industry is a Safety Risk

A leading medical authority has issued a statement about the risks of driving fatigue within the ride sharing industry.  Ride sharing, the general description of specific providers like “Uber” and “Lyft” is a quickly emerging industry that is revolutionizing the taxicab and limousine industry.  Riders secure a car and driver through use of a smartphone […]

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Impaired driver hits, kills couple in Belton, Missouri

Our team is deeply saddened to hear of yet another instance in which drunk driving claims the life of another. According to this article a 31-year old man operating a Dodge pick-up truck swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a Belton couple head-on.  The driver was arrested for DUI and later charged with two counts of involuntary […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. When one thinks about distracted driving the majority of us think of “Texting While Driving,” however distracted driving is much more than this. Distracted driving is defined as “driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving.”

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Man dies after brick smashes through his car’s windshield

Vehicle operator’s failure to secure load costs man his life after brick goes through windshield. While many details of this horrific incident are unknown at this point, a 73-year-old man was killed over the weekend after a brick fell off an oncoming vehicle and went crashing through his windshield. Individual drivers and businesses (and their […]

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Uber “smart car” hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona.

According to early reports, we have another smart car accident.  A self-driving Uber car struck a woman crossing a street late Sunday evening near Tempe, Arizona. It is believed that the vehicle was in autonomous, self-driving mode when it struck the pedestrian.

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Was Your Truck Accident the Result of Industry Violations?

When you get behind the wheel, you are accepting the risk that goes along with this. While you may try to protect yourself by driving larger SUVs or pickup trucks, these are still no match for fully loaded, 80,000-pound tractor trailers. When smaller vehicles are involved in an accident with big rigs, the results can […]

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Time Line of a Personal Injury Case

Reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit will vary from case to case. Personal injury lawsuits generally are brought about due to the negligence of another individual. In addition, the causes of these injuries can vary widely: injuries caused by a defective product, such as a defective firearm or machine; abuse suffered by those in […]

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Common Myths Regarding Motorcycle Accidents

There are quite a few misconceptions regarding the personal injury process, especially as it relates to motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, this misinformation can cause a number of issues if you are involved in an accident. Learning about these myths will help you understand how to navigate a personal injury case after a motorcycle accident occurs.

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Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys

What You Should Never Say After a Car Accident

Believe it or not, if you are in a car accident, there are going to be more than a few people at the scene. For example, the at-fault driver is going to be there, as well as any other drivers who were involved and all the passengers. Other people at the scene include first-responders and […]

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Trucking Neglect Accident Lawyers

Trucking Maintenance Neglect That Can Lead to Accidents

Just like any other type of vehicle, a commercial truck has to be maintained to remain in good operating condition. It is the job of the truck driver and the owner of the trucking company to ensure this type of maintenance is performed regularly. Over time, a truck will begin to show signs of wear, […]

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Safe driving in the snow

Most people know that driving in the snow can be dangerous. However, few understand just how dangerous it can be. More than 1,300 Americans are killed in auto accidents involving snow, ice, or slush every year. Another 116,000 are injured every year. Safety should be a top priority when driving in snowy conditions. On that […]

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Removing your eyes from the road means you’re distracted

Texting and driving is most often referred to ask “distracted driving,” and it certainly is. The reason this is a problem is that texting requires a person to look away from the road and at his or her phone. This could take just a second, but it often takes longer. In some cases, people drive […]

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Couple from Missouri dies in car accident on Disney World trip

A mother and father from Missouri were killed in a tragic car accident in Florida, while taking their two daughters to Disney World. The daughters both suffered injuries that have been described as serious, though they survived the accident. According to reports, the parents had spent months saving up money for the family vacation so […]

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Should trucks have speed limiters?

The physics are fairly straightforward. The greater the speed of a vehicle, the greater the demands placed on the braking, tires, steering systems and greater the potential damage should the vehicle strike another vehicle or object. When the vehicle in question is an 80,000 lb semi truck, the physics of a crash are frightening indeed. […]

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When 3.5 percent is a very, very large number

There are a great many factors that go into traffic fatalities. This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final death toll for 2015 and it was not good. The number of Americans who died on the roads increased 7.2 percent last year to 35,092. That increase was the largest measured since […]

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