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2020

Common Types of Large Truck Accidents

Types of Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks carry goods from one place to another; they are essential to our communities’ economy. They also make up approximately 13% of all motor vehicles on our roadways. Accidents happen and, like automobile accidents, there are many types of accidents involving large commercial trucks.

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Update on Zantac Lawsuits

Zantac Lawsuit

In February 2020, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all of the Zantac lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida under Judge Robin Rosenberg.

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Motorcycle Road Safety Tips

motorcycle road safety

Riding a motorcycle is fun and we want to help it stay that way for you with these motorcycle road safety tips.

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Tips to Help You Avoid a Car Accident

Tips for Avoiding an Accident

We always talk about what happens once you get in an accident. Here are some driving tips to help you drive more defensively and keep you and your passengers a little safer while on the road.

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Reckless Driving Behaviors Cause Accidents

Excessive speed Reckless driving

When we get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we are trusting that other drivers will drive in a safe manner, following the rules of the road, staying alert, and not engaging in reckless driving behaviors. But that is not always the case.

Accidents happen for many reasons, one of which is reckless driving. This refers to a wanton disregard for others’ safety and the rules of the road – these drivers understand the risks of their behaviors but continue to operate a vehicle in a dangerous manner.

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Can You Prove Distracted Driving Caused an Accident?

Distracted Driving Causes Accidents

When we talk about distracted driving, most will think of using a mobile device – talking, texting, emailing – but there are many activities that can distract a driver and lead to a serious accident.

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New Missouri Motorcycle Helmet Law

New Motorcycle Helmet Law

Did you know that Missouri has eased its motorcycle helmet law?

The new helmet law, which took effect on August 28, 2020, now only requires those under the age of 26, or older than 26 if driving with a permit, to wear a helmet when riding in or driving a motorcycle.

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Highway Guardrail Accidents

Highway guardrail accidents

Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on our roadways. When designed correctly, they help reduce the impact of car accidents. They:

  • give a layer of protection to cars that skid, slide or drift off onto the shoulder.
  • keep cars from crashing or running off down a steep embankment or drop-off.
  • Provide barriers to keep drivers from running into trees, bridge pilings, retaining walls, and other fixed objects.

While guardrails are meant to protect vehicles and their passengers, and lessen the severity of a crash, there are circumstances when they do not.

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Drunk Driving Accidents in Missouri

Drunk Driving accident

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes. In 2018, there were 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving crashes.

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Dangers of Fatigued Driving

Fatigued Driving

  • 100,000 police reported crashes and over 1,500 deaths are the result of drowsy driving each year. (NHTSA)
  • More than 40% of drivers admitted they have fallen asleep behind the wheel. (AAA)
  • In 2017, 50,000 people were injured in drowsy driving accidents and 795 of those were killed because of drowsy driving. (NHTSA)

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