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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

    People are right to be afraid of getting into motor vehicle accidents with commercial trucks and rightfully so. Some of these vehicles can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds! These big rigs also tend to be less maneuverable, which makes it hard for them to avoid stopped vehicles or obstacles in their paths. While truck drivers are usually well-trained to deal with most situations, they ...
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  • What to Do When Hit by Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

    People get into car accidents every day. According to statistics, every 14 seconds an auto accident results in an injured victim. These collisions are so common that the state of Missouri requires all vehicle drivers and owners to maintain some kind of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage to pay for any damages and injuries sustained or inflicted upon another during a collision. According to ...
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  • The 3 Types of Distracted Driving

    Driving while distracted has been an issue for nearly as long as we’ve had cars. Today’s environment has done very little to improve this problem. Modern conveniences have made it easier to do a number of things while driving, which regrettably has only increased the amount of time we spend driving and not paying attention to the road in front of us. Whether it’s an in-car feature, something on ...
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  • Missouri Takes Aim at Tort Reform

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recently signed a “Right to Work” bill into law, which overshadowed two more recent major legislative moves aimed at another pivotal issue: tort reform. Many people support tort reform until they or a loved one is injured and they realize how dreadful it can be. Interestingly, the corporations and insurance companies lobbying for tort reform do not seek to reform ...
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  • Why Capping Your Recovery is Both Unfair and Unnecessary

    If you are injured, you are entitled to compensation for things such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The amount you are awarded depends on many factors, including the severity of your injury, the impact it has on your life, the impact it has on your ability to work, how long it takes you to recover, and more. However, the amount you are awarded may be bound by a “cap,” ...
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  • Apple Sues Major Supplier for $1 Billion in Massive Suit

    Last Friday, Apple filed a 100-page lawsuit against Qualcomm, a global mobile chip supplier that pits the iPhone makers against one of its most important suppliers. The complaint alleges that Qualcomm is demanding royalties for technology it has nothing to do with—namely Apple’s fingerprint reader and high-capacity storage technology. Apple accuses Qualcomm of abusing its power from a monopolistic ...
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