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Slip and Falls

Any time you enter someone else’s property or premises, whether a personal residence or a business such as a store, you become dependent on the owner to ensure the property is safe and free of hazards.

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Bicycle Safety

With rising gas prices, more and more people are using bicycles to commute in urban areas, and cycling remains a popular form of exercise and leisure. While traveling on the roadway, cycles are considered vehicles and must adhere to motorized vehicles' same rights and responsibilities. When a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it is the cyclist who runs the risk of injury.

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Boater Safety

Hitting the lake or river for some recreation may be at the top of your list this summer. Before launch, you need to be familiar with all requirements and safety standards. Let us take a look at the requirements by state.

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4th of July Safety

There is nothing more American than celebrating the nation’s Independence Day with your loved ones and friends. The 2021 holiday marks the resumption of pre-COVID-19 travel. Many will be on the roads and flying for the holiday. Although the celebrations can generate a lot of summertime fun, they are not without their risks. Here are a few common risks associated with the 4th of July and ways to mitigate your exposure.

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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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