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Facts About Brain Injuries

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a hit to the body, causing the head and brain to move back and forth quickly. Sudden movements, such as those experienced in car accidents, can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, resulting in chemical changes and sometimes stretching and damage to brain cells.

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How the Use of Cell Phones Has Changed Driving

The idea that using a cell phone while driving is unsafe is no longer debatable. A study published almost 25 years ago in The New England Journal of Medicine titled Association Between Cellular Telephone Calls and Motor Vehicle Collisions found that the use of cellular telephones in motor vehicles was associated with a quadrupling of the risk of a collision.

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Hang Up Or Pay Up

As we discussed in our previous blog, Missouri semi wrecks are on the rise. Due to their foreboding size and weight, semi trucks and tractor trailers can cause severe injuries and death.

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Missouri Truck Wrecks Are on The Rise

Despite significantly reduced travel due to COVID-19, the Missouri collision fatality count increased in 2020. There were 988 Missouri traffic fatalities recorded in 2020. State law enforcement attributes this increase to speeding and encourages slower driving speeds. The Missouri Highway Patrol has ramped up its monitoring of the state’s roadways.

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ATV Injuries and Deaths in 2020

The year 2020 has seen a surge of injuries and deaths related to the operation of ATVs, UTVs, and other recreational vehicles in Missouri and the Kansas City area.

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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Kansas City Nursing Homes COVID-19

According to data.cms.gov, as of October 4, 2020, there have been 252,939 confirmed cases, 143,848 suspected cases, and 59,626 COVID-19 related deaths in American nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

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Insurance Coverage For Trucking Accidents is Too Low

We are regularly contacted by people who have been involved in motor vehicle crashes with semi trucks in the Kansas City area.

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What is Distracted Driving and How Can We Prevent it?

I remember it like it was yesterday. Three years ago I was headed back to my office after meeting with a new client. It was a beautiful fall day and the leaves on the trees were at their most glorious.

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An Attorney Reflects During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Riding a motorcycle is obviously more dangerous than traveling in an automobile. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles account for less than 5 percent of all registered vehicles yet every year motorcyclists account for approximately 15 percent of all traffic fatalities.

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Missouri Nursing Homes are Among the Worst in the U.S.

Government records show Missouri has some of the worst nursing homes in the country. During the past 3 years, the deaths of at least 28 nursing home residents in Missouri were caused by carelessness or neglect.

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