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Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • Fatal truck accidents are (quietly) on the rise

    Imagine if a jetliner crashed once a week for the entire year, killing everyone on board. There would be a national outcry over airplane safety, and many people would likely stop traveling by air altogether. Well, that is about how many people are killed each year in accidents involving tractor trailers, but the national outcry is missing. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...
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  • Are bans on cellphones while driving proving effective?

    The legal landscape concerning distracted driving here in the U.S. has undergone some significant changes over the course of the last decade. Indeed, 44 states currently prohibit all drivers from texting while driving, while 13 have also enacted bans on the use of hand-held cellphones behind the wheel. Things are actually a bit different here in Missouri, as state lawmakers have not taken such a ...
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  • We handle tavern liability cases in Missouri

    Serious and fatal drunk driving accidents devastate far too many lives and families in Missouri each year. Following these tragedies, the victims and the families of the victims are often able to pursue damages from the drivers responsible. In addition to being compensated for past and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and permanent injury, it also may be ...
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  • Will Congress take a stand against drunk driving?

    A large number of car accidents that take place in Kansas City are the result of negligent drivers. However, many others are the result of more than negligence when individuals decide to drive even though they are impaired by alcohol. Because drunk drivers show contempt to citizens, victims of drunk driving accidents are often able to recover far more than just ordinary personal injury damages. ...
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  • Does a traumatic brain injury make premature death more likely?

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a car accident, in a fall, or in some other way can have both short-term effects and tragic long-term consequences. In the short term, even a “mild” TBI may involve problems with memory or concentration. It may also lead to symptoms such as headaches or nausea. Researchers are also learning more, however, about the severe long-term implications of a ...
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  • Missouri bride-to-be killed in head-on crash

    Many brides-to-be celebrate the end of their single lives by gathering with friends for a bachelorette party. Sadly, one young woman from Missouri never made it to her bachelorette celebration that was supposed to be held earlier this month in the Lake of the Ozarks. On the way to the event, the 26-year-old woman was involved in a head-on collision when a car driven by her best friend and maid of ...
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