What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident: A Lawyer’s Perspective

4 essential safety tips for pedestrians

From increasingly dense populations in urban areas to distracted drivers and bigger vehicles on the road, pedestrian safety concerns continue to mount across the country. According to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, 2018 saw the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in nearly three decades. In Missouri, pedestrian deaths increased by 5% between 2017…

Spinal cord injuries due to car accidents are common

People who experience a car accident in Missouri may suffer broken bones and bruises. Among the worst possible outcomes are spinal cord injuries. They are also more common than most people realize. The main reason this type of injury ranks among the worst is that it can severely impact a person’s quality of life. People…

Red-light laws

Recent news of a driver in Overland Park who hit four school children after running a red light has many Kansas City residents up in arms. Thankfully, the children are recovering from their injuries. The driver was only fined $150 for the incident. This consequence strikes many as disproportionate to the damage the driver caused….

How can you drive safely on ice?

Winter is on the way, and this means residents of Missouri like you are bound to be dealing with icy roads in no time. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help keep you safe if you have to go out on the streets under poor winter weather conditions. Icyroadsafety.com is dedicated to…

Distracted driving dangers include in-vehicle tech

Over the last several years, the topic of distracted driving and the use of electronic devices and technology has been at the forefront of many conversations and debates. The safety and risk concerns have been put forth and disputed by various entities. Across the country, the vast majority of states have put legislation into place…

Have you brushed up on winter driving safety tips?

With the fresh arrival of fall in Missouri, winter temperatures and driving conditions are on the horizon. Do you remember how to navigate your vehicle through the snow and ice? To help jog your memory, the National Safety Council offers a few tips. Do your part to keep the roads clear of unnecessary wreckage this…

Car accident statistics for Kansas City

Hearing about car accidents in Missouri on the news is a daily event. You may feel so desensitized to this type of news that you really do not pay attention to it anymore. In some cases, you may not pay attention until you suddenly realize that accidents keep happening on a certain roadway or in…

How severe is whiplash?

One of the more common injuries that you can wind up with after a car accident in Missouri is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head is suddenly jerked due to an impact at a high velocity. While often whiplash will heal over time, it can be severe, and almost always will require medical attention. Symptoms…