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Automobile Accidents

Who Can Be Held Responsible in Missouri Drunk Driving Accidents

Responsible parties drunk driving accident

Have you been involved in a car or truck accident involving another driver who has been drinking? It seems logical that the one who should be compensating you for those skyrocketing medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering would be the inebriated driver.

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Back Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents

man with neck brace being attended to by EMS

Motor vehicle accidents, from passenger cars to large commercial trucks and everything in between, can result in many serious injuries. Back injuries are one of the more common and often require extensive (and costly) medical treatments.

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What Do You Need at an Initial Consultation with your Lawyer?

Consultation with Lawyer

Like us, many personal injury attorneys offer an initial free consultation. The primary focus of this discussion is to help you determine if you have a legal claim against the person (or persons) who caused your accident.

Of course, every case is different so use this time to tell us about your accident but also to make a determination as to whether we are the right attorney for you.

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Obtaining Your Medical Records

Medical Records

You have been injured in a car or truck accident. You believe it is the fault of the other driver. You need your medical records to help prove the accident caused your injuries and the severity of them to recover your medical expenses. How do you go about obtaining them?

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How Important Are Medical Records?

Medical Records Importance

Have you suffered serious injuries in a car or truck accident where the other driver was at-fault? When planning to recover damages from the responsible party, your medical records can be one of the most important elements of your claim.

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Leading Causes of Car Accidents

Distracted Driving

Poor driving practices and negligent driving behaviors endanger everyone on our roads. Your life, the lives of your passengers and those of other drivers are at risk. Knowing more about the common causes of car accidents may help you avoid an accident, not be the cause of it.

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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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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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