Car Accidents Archives

Texting makes an accident 23 times more likely

You're driving when you get a text message. You ignore it, continuing on for a half-hour until you get to your destination. When you arrive, you find out that you actually have half of a dozen messages. The person who initially texted you is angry that you did not respond for so long.

Troubling symptoms can come weeks after a crash

Victims of car wrecks often face serious injuries, but these might not show up right away. It is imperative that anyone who is in a crash takes the time to do self evaluations, so they can determine if there is anything amiss. Any signs of an injury must be addressed immediately.

Just how dangerous is drowsy driving?

You feel tired as you drive home from work. You keep going, though, because you're used to it. You remember some late-night drives home when you were in college. You always made it safely. Now, since you often work the night shift, you drive while you're tired more often than not.

Car wrecks can cause life altering injuries to innocent victims

Many things can happen when you are involved in a car wreck. For many people, the primary concern afterwards is getting the vehicle repaired. One exception to this is when there are catastrophic injuries that occur during the crash. These include things that can dramatically impact the victim's future. We know that most people can't withstand the financial blow that comes with being suddenly unable to work at a time when bills are coming in at an alarming rate.

Commercial truck kills toddler in Kansas City

A toddler is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Kansas City, Missouri. The tragic incident happened in the downtown area last Wednesday. According to the Kansas City Police Department, the 3-year-old boy was walking out of a store with his father when the accident happened, just before 1:30 p.m.

Some injuries don't show up right away after a wreck

The impact that a car wreck has your body can lead to very serious injuries. In some cases, the effects of the crash on your body aren't going to be noticed for a few days after the wreck. You must ensure that you are watching for signs that something is wrong.

What's the car accident settlement process like in Missouri?

Most Missouri residents who suffer serious injuries in car accidents caused by the fault of another person may have the ability to pursue a claim for financial damages in court. The recoverable damages in these cases relate to medical costs, pain and suffering, compensation for temporary and permanent disabilities, legal costs and more.

Car accident injuries: How to heal broken ribs

Car accidents can cause a driver or passenger to break virtually any bone in the body. One common bone that crash victims break is the rib. If you've broken a rib in a collision, you're probably in a lot of pain and -- at the same time -- curious how doctors treat this injury.

2 common car accident scenarios

Any driver who forgets how dangerous it is to operate a motor vehicle is making a very big mistake. At our law office, we are reminded on a daily basis what happens when drivers are negligent, distracted and fail to follow the rules of the road. The average driver, on the other hand, rarely encounters the injurious and deadly effects of a catastrophic car accident, and this can create complacency and a lack of attention to safe driving habits.

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