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If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of accident due to another’s negligence, you may be asking yourself, “can I act as my own personal representative in pursuing a personal injury claim”? This may also be referred to as pro se litigant or self-representation and would be in lieu of having an experienced personal injury lawyer. Before making that decision, consider what this could mean for you.
There is a need for safer railroad crossings. On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Pleasant Hill, Missouri was the sight of a deadly railroad crossing accident. A collision between a delivery truck and an Amtrak train resulted in the truck driver’s death. The accident happened on uncontrolled tracks, which means that only simple stop signs are posted on either side of the crossing.
Defensive driving is when motorists use accident preventing techniques with a focus on driving safely. In general, be aware of what other drivers are doing, expect the unexpected and be prepared to avoid it. Use the following defensive driving practices to become a safer driver.
Rear end car accidents – when one vehicle is hit in the rear by another following behind – are one of the most common car accidents on the roadway today. Even though they don’t typically cause fatalities, whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered. They can also cause neck and spine injuries and concussions.
T-Bone accidents, otherwise known as side impact collisions or broadside collisions, happen when the front of one car hits the side of another in a perpendicular fashion. These types of collisions often result in serious injuries, sometimes even fatalities.
A personal injury lawyer protects your legal rights whether you are hurt in an automobile accident, a slip and fall or by a defective product or dangerous drug in which someone else may be legally responsible (e.g., result of negligence or carelessness of another).
December is a time when many engage in drinking alcohol during the holidays. It also makes it a good time for alcohol awareness campaigns such as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over to remind people that drinking and driving do not mix. Alcohol use impairs judgment, delays reaction times, and drunk driving can be deadly. Be a responsible driver, use these tips and drive sober.
The holidays are here. Time for holiday cheer and celebration. It’s also a time when the risks for having an accident increase. Car accidents. Falls when holiday decorating. Toy-related injuries. Mishaps at the Mall. Fires and more. Knowing what some of the holiday accidents & injuries are may help you avoid some serious injury this holiday season (and trips to the emergency room).
We are proud to announce that Amanda Cryderman is this year’s recipient of the Kansas City Paralegal Association’s Standing Ovation Award. This award recognizes a paralegal who has exemplified excellence in the profession by living out KCPA’s mission to promote, enhance and encourage the development of the paralegal profession and has gone above and beyond to better our community.
In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths – that’s one person every 45 minutes and a 14% increase from 2019. Your level of impairment is measured by what is referred to as blood alcohol content, or BAC. Alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination, all abilities needed to operate a vehicle safely. This FAQ covers, in general, some frequently asked questions.