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Car Accidents and Airbag Safety

How Safe are Airbags? Have you ever been involved in a car accident where the airbag deployed and your life was saved but you suffered severe injuries? There’s no question that airbags save lives, but at what cost? Are the injuries that victims suffer worth it? Airbag safety and reliability have come under scrutiny in […]

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What to do After a Car Accident?

What Should I Do After a Car Crash? Being involved in an accident can be a traumatizing experience for you and your family. For most people, it takes a while before regaining the confidence to get behind the wheel again. In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, you might forget several essential things to […]

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Winter Driving Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads

Tips to Stay Safe While Driving in Winter Weather Winters in Kansas City are no joke – and neither is winter driving. Each year, more than 1,000 people die in vehicle crashes on slushy, icy, or snowy roads nationwide. Winter driving poses several hazards, but the good news is that there are several things you […]

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Drunk Driving Related Car Accidents are on the Rise!

Drunk Driving is a Serious Problem The Holiday season is upon us and with it comes celebrations of all sorts, ranging from office parties to family get-togethers. While everyone should enjoy the holiday festivities and celebrate responsibly, unfortunately, not everyone will. Mothers Against Drunk Driving‘s website states that “some of the most dangerous days of […]

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Rideshare Accidents Are on the Rise

As Shared Transportation Services Gain Popularity, Rideshare Accidents Are on the Rise Unfortunately, as ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft continue to skyrocket in popularity, the number of rideshare accidents is also rising. In fact, the explosive growth of ridesharing services has amounted to a 2-3% increase in US traffic-related fatalities since 2011, equivalent to […]

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High-Speed Car Accidents Common as COVID-19 Clears Roads

With Fewer Cars on the Road, Statistics Show a Spike in High-Speed Car Accidents
 Since March, travel has been restricted, people quarantined, working and learning from home, we’re seeing far fewer cars on U.S. roadways. In fact, researchers at Brookings University say the country is on its way to driving the lowest number of miles […]

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Can Hospitals Take Your Car Accident Settlement as Payment?

Are Hospitals Required to Bill Your Health Insurance, or Can They Take Proceeds from a Car Accident Settlement? There are many ways that a medical care provider can be paid for services provided to a patient injured in a car accident. The first payment method is private health insurance. That is, after all, why we […]

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Suing for Emotional Damage After a Car Crash

Can a Car Accident Cause Emotional Damage? There are a wide variety of approaches to car accident lawsuits arising from emotional harm from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Claims for emotional damage after a car crash have historically invited additional evidentiary scrutiny by the courts because, arguably, these claims are easily made but difficult to verify. In […]

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“Only Pay For What You Need” Is Irresponsible

A man sporting a 1970s brush mustache, improbably accompanied by an enormous flightless bird, saunters into the camera frame and proudly declares that you’ll “only pay for what you need.” These ads are everywhere and, in my opinion, they are irresponsible. They expressly encourage people to buy the bare minimum insurance coverages required by law.

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Injuries Due to Vaping Battery Explosions

An electronic cigarette or vape battery can be poorly constructed and more prone to failure, or be designed in a way that makes failure highly likely under certain circumstances.

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