Category: Personal Injury

Safety Tips on Preventing Bathtub Drownings

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the risk of children drowning is over. Unfortunately there are still other places your children can drown besides the backyard pool. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has highlights from 2005- 2006 of nearly 600 reports with children under five years old involved in “submersion incidents.” The [..]

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Compensation for Bicyclist After Serious Injury

A bicyclist injured through the negligence of a motorist can make a claim for compensation in Missouri. Bicyclist injuries are common. When a car is involved the results can sever. In 2016, there were 840 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States. Thousand suffer injuries ever year. For example, Nicholas White, 32, of [..]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Unit

In 1997, the Missouri State Highway Patrol created the Major Crash Investigation Unit (MCIU). Currently, the Highway Patrol has twelve officers assigned to four Major Crash Investigation Units, located strategically throughout the state. The primary mission of the MCIU is to investigate and provide detailed reporting of serious crashes involving multiple fatalities, commercial motor vehicles and crashes [..]

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Hit & Run Accidents: Who is Responsible in Missouri?

Recently a man from Theodosia, Missouri was injured in a car accident in Taney County. George Emerick was headed westbound on Highway 76 outside of Branson when an oncoming car crossed the centerline and hit him head on. The driver of the car that hit him fled the scene. See the Springfield News-Leader story, “Man [..]

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Summer Fun Turns Tragic in Missouri Drowning Accidents

Missouri is known for its beautiful lakes and scenic waterways and water recreation is a popular way to cool off on those hot and sultry Missouri afternoons. However, summer fun can quickly turn to tragedy for the unwary. Drowning accidents claim the lives of thousands of people each year. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) [..]

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Texting Causes Car Accidents

It probably comes as little surprise that a recent study found a strong link between texting while driving and car accidents. The study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving makes a driver 23 times more likely to have an accident. Unfortunately, in one study 21% of drivers acknowledged that they emailed or [..]

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