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A head-on collision is just as it sounds; when two vehicles crash into each other, front-ends first. Head-on collisions happen when the driver of a vehicle crosses the center line and hits a motor vehicle coming from the opposite direction or when a driver enters a divided highway on the wrong side of the divider. Are there ways to avoid a head-on collision?
While head-on collisions may not happen very frequently, they are one of the most dangerous types of accidents. Knowing the dangers of these types of accidents may help keep you safe behind the wheel.
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June 14, 2022, a motion was filed to consolidate all Exactech joint replacement lawsuits involving recalled polyethylene inserts in hips, knees, and ankles into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of New York. If the motion is granted, all future Exactech recall lawsuits filed in federal court would be centralized under the MDL.
The construction industry is home to some of the most dangerous jobs; yet, roughly, 7 million Americans go to work at a construction site every day. Workers face numerous hazards and, sometimes, unsafe worksites that can lead to serious injuries. In fact, in 2019, construction site accidents accounted for 20% of worker fatalities or one in five worker deaths.
Monday, June 27, a deadly Missouri train derailment occurred near the city of Mendon (which is approximately 100 miles northeast of Kansas City) after hitting a dump truck. The Amtrak train carrying approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members struck the dump truck at an uncontrolled intersection.
At least 50 people were injured and three were killed (two on the train and one in the dump truck). Eight cars and two locomotives derailed.
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.
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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?