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Motorcycle Collisions

In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in motorcycle collisions and 4,976 people were killed, which accounted for 4% of all crash injuries and 14% of all traffic fatalities.[1]   The fatality rate per registered vehicle for motorcyclists in 2015 was 6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants according to the National Highway Traffic Safety [..]

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Bad Weather Truck Injuries

Bad Weather Driving Rules You need to know this bad weather driving rule if you have been injured in a truck wreck. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require commercial truck drivers and their employers to operate their vehicles safely. The regulations are rules of the road for the trucking industry. 49 CFR [..]

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The Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue is one of the principle causes of truck accidents out on the road. Despite federal regulations which aim to limit the amount of time a trucker can sit behind the wheel, excessive sleepiness continues to be a problem. Trucks are a vital part of our country’s transportation industry; however, when truckers are unable [..]

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Do Federal Regulations Prevent Truck Crashes?

Accidents involving commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous on the road. Passenger vehicles with even the best safety ratings may not be able to withstand the force created by a truck traveling at moderate speeds. To help keep the roads safe and reduce the rate of truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety [..]

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How to File a Car Accident Claim?

If you want to settle your car accident case, you will need to file a claim and then negotiate to get the payment you deserve. As long as you are fully prepared and confident, the process should not be too difficult. How you file will make a significant difference with your chances of obtaining a [..]

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Tips for Your New Year’s Resolution to Stay Safe

Perhaps your main resolution as you brought in the New Year was simply to have a safe and happy year. This fundamentally starts at doing your part being a safe and cautious driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injury, including vehicle accidents, is one of the most common causes of [..]

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Beware of Insurance Company Adjusters Playing Doctor

When you suffer an on-the-job accident, you will not deal with your boss or employer as you seek some sort of compensation for your damages. Instead, you will be in direct communication with an insurance company adjuster. It probably comes as no surprise but insurance adjusters do not have your best interests in mind; they [..]

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5 Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

For many Columbia residents, their cars are used to help them travel to and from work, pick up the children, get to the grocery store and take fun road trips. While cars can be convenient, they can also be dangerous. In fact, you are statistically more likely to get into a car accident than a [..]

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Get into a Car Accident and You Don’t Have Insurance?

Missouri is considered a “no pay, no play” state. It means that if you are severely hurt in a car accident, and you do not have your own auto insurance (or on the car you were borrowing), then Missouri law now limits you from recovering the full amount of compensation for your injuries, even if [..]

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Hit By a Truck? Who Should You Sue?

If a negligent truck driver injured you, you may have suffered severe, life-altering injuries. In some cases, victims of trucking accidents face mounting medical bills and long-term or even lifetime disability leave from their jobs. When faced with these tragedies, you may wonder, should you sue the truck driver responsible or the corporation? In this [..]

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