Category: Auto Accidents

Quick verdict in horrific bus crash case

High speed collisions are no joke. Things go from bad to worse with above-average size vehicles. When the vehicles involved get to the size of busses, they pose incredibly high amounts of danger. These accidents can lead to huge lawsuits. Such is the case for Patricia and Ken Marxmiller, who were struck by a bus […]

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Jury quickly convicts in Missouri rear-end crash case

The electronic devices most people carry are a wonder. In a small box, you can hold a computer more powerful by many magnitudes than the onboard computers that landed men on the moon. With an internet connection, you can do practically anything a full sized computer can do, and you can do it just about […]

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Drivers should wake up according to recent study

It’s easy to dismiss it. A driver may feel their head drop momentarily. Maybe they notice their eyelids flutter for a second. They are okay, they tell themselves. Maybe they realize they cannot recall the last mile or two of highway they have just driven. Just a little tired. A demanding week at work with […]

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Stay away from apps when driving

These days, there seems to be a smartphone app for just about everything. Apps create easy access to all sorts of information and entertainment. However, this ease of access does have a downside. One is that it could lead to individuals trying to access information and entertainment when their mind and body should be fully […]

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Some truckers exempted from HOS rules by new final rule

There are a good deal of regulations on commercial trucking. However, not all truckers are subject to the exact same regulations when out on the roads. One reason for this is that some of the federal regulations put on trucking have some exceptions in them that make it so they don’t apply to certain truck […]

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What regulations are amusement park rides subject to?

Amusement park rides are supposed to provide individuals with fun and excitement. Unfortunately, such attractions, if their operators fail to pay proper attention to safety and/or neglect to keep them properly maintained, can sometimes end up leaving the realm of being fun and enter the realm of being dangerous. Among the things that have the […]

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Uber testing driver conduct tracking technology

Ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are coming to have a bigger and bigger presence out on the roads here in America. How ride-sharing service drivers act matters considerably, as their actions not only can impact their passengers, but also other individuals using the roads (including bicyclists, motorcyclists and other drivers or passengers). So, one […]

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Beware of towering thunderstorms this summer when driving

With the Fourth of July holiday, many people extend the holiday into a summer road trip. I-70, passing through Kansas City, is a major conduit for traffic moving east and west. In addition to the constant hum of large trucks, are additional passenger vehicles carrying motorists intent on making it to their vacation destination. Summer […]

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Crash seriously injures three, but not the drunk driver

Car accidents are never fair. Early on, you recognize the “legal fault,” reasonability, or liability is not apportioned fairly in terms of the injuries that result from a crash. Sometimes the drunk driver dies in the crash. Other times they practically walk away. The other motorists may be severely injured in spite of being blameless […]

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Woman can’t pay medical bills despite winning her case

A Salem woman has won an $800,000 judgment against the city of Salem after a public works employee crashed into the side of the woman’s car. But Phyllis Murray said the amount she actually receives won’t even pay her medical bills.A Salem woman has won an $800,000 judgment against the city of Salem after a […]

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Keep your teen driver safe this summer

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 […]

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Tragic accidents leads to baby’s birth and mother’s death

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 […]

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Jury reaches huge verdict after garbage truck severs leg

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 […]

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Road configurations can contribute to car accidents

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 […]

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Minor car accidents can end in serious injuries and deaths

The moments that follow a crash, whether it is minor or serious, are critical in ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Even minor car accidents can end in serious injuries and/or deaths, depending on where the accident occurred and whether other drivers are paying adequate attention. This can happen on any Missouri roadway, but when […]

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