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Wrong-way collisions are most often head-on collisions. A wrong-way accident is defined as a driver who operates their vehicle in the opposite direction of travel on a freeway or highway and collides with a vehicle traveling in the right direction. (A head-on collision is defined similarly.)
Insurance companies want to speak with you while you are still processing what happened and before you retain a personal injury attorney. This is a time when you need to be careful in what you say or how you say things to insurance adjusters (and others). Their job is to settle claims with as little liability as possible to the insurance company.
You may think insurance provides a safety net for you, whether it is yours or someone else’s. It is there to offer peace of mind should you have an accident that seriously injures you. So, when an insurance company comes calling with their initial settlement offer, you may trust that it will compensate you fairly.
But that would be flawed thinking. The reality: you should not accept an insurance company’s initial settlement offer without first obtaining the advice of a personal injury lawyer.
Slip and fall accidents happen all the time. They can happen at any public place, such as a store, sidewalk or parking lot or even on private property like a swimming pool. They happen to anyone, at any age (not just senior adults) and you can suffer minor bruises to a more serious head trauma.
How often do you see motorcyclists riding without a helmet on our Kansas City roads? Knowing the potential hazards of riding a motorcycle, some might assume that wearing a motorcycle helmet is mandated by law. But it is not, not in every state. Do you know what the Missouri motorcycle helmet law is? Are motorcyclists required to wear a helmet?
The answer is no, not everyone is required to wear a helmet in the state of Missouri.
Accidents happen. Sometimes the fault lies with the motorcyclist; but more often, a motorcycle accident is caused by the negligence of another driver. Should you retain a personal injury lawyer? What do you need to know when you have been involved in a motorcycle accident?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published July 13, 2015. The practical steps to take after an automobile accident have been updated and tips provided to the reader.
Being involved in an automobile accident is a time of extreme emotions. While you may think you will know what to do, often, in the chaos and confusion of an accident it is easy to forget, especially when injuries or even fatalities are involved.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published April 3, 2017. It has been revamped and updated to ensure accuracy of the motor vehicle accidents statistics.
According to 2020 annual traffic crash data, a total of 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide – the highest number of fatalities since 2007.
The arrival of warmer weather means construction work zones will be popping up on our highways and roadways. Work zones help maintain, repair and upgrade them. However, they entail dangers and hazards for those driving through them such as changes in traffic patterns, narrowed rights-of-way, navigating around barrels, heavy equipment and trucks, flaggers and more. For workers doing the building, repairing and maintenance, there are just as many hazards and dangers to be aware of that can lead to personal injuries.
On March 10, 2022, the FDA issued a notification order to Philips Respironics requiring the company to notify patients and others of the company’s June 2021 product recall and the health risks posed by the foam used in the recalled products.
Products in this recall include: