What Are Missouri’s Seat Belt Laws?

Wearing a seat belt properly while driving is a well-established safety measure that helps prevent thousands of passengers from vehicular death every year. As the single most effective thing someone can do to protect themselves in a crash, it is no wonder that the United States has specific laws to protect their citizens. In fact,…

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Older, Used Trucks Keep Going to Auction, But Should They?

As global industries rebound from the production lull of 2020, many cannot keep adequate supply to match rising demand rates and subsequent price increases. The transportation and trucking industries are no exception. Fueled by a massive surge in online shopping, this year trucking companies in the U.S. have seen record-breaking costs for new and used…

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How Can Drones Help with Accident Reconstruction?

One of the most important pieces of a personal injury claim is evidence. A strong amount of evidence bolsters a case, shows fault, and helps prove that you were the victim of another individual’s negligent actions. Further, after a serious accident, it can be hard to remember the events that led up to the crash…

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The Dangers of Commercial Trucks and Blind Spots

Whether you call them big rigs, 18-wheelers, or semis, commercial trucks are massive vehicles. These types of trucks weigh in around at 20,000 to 80,000 pounds, depending on their cargo load. Besides being a potential highway hazard simply due to their size and weight, commercial trucks also have a number of blind spots around their…

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What Should I Do After a Rideshare Accident in St. Louis?

Millions of people across Missouri, and the nation, use rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft every day. The rideshare industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years, becoming ubiquitous in cities like St. Louis. People enjoy the convenience and comfort of a private car, and some city-dwellers have discarded their personal…

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Will In-Car Advertising Lead to More Distracted Driving?

Auto buffs recently picked up on a patent filing from vehicle manufacturer Ford for a technology called “billboard interface for vehicle displays,” prompting a flurry of questions about the automaker’s intent. This interface appears to use a vehicle’s cameras to capture images and information from roadside billboards, communicating it back to the vehicle’s dashboard display…

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How Can I Keep My Teenage Driver Safe?

As a teen, getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage and signifies more freedom. As a parent, however, this can be the beginning of fear and worry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 2,500 teens were involved in fatal car accidents in 2018. As a parent, there are…

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What are the Leading Causes of Fatal Car Accidents?

A recent press release by the Missouri Department of Transportation found that fatal traffic accidents increased by 12% in 2020 – the largest number of traffic fatalities since 2017. According to MODOT, a great percentage of these deaths could have been prevented. Missouri State Highway Patrol Public Information and Education Director, Cpt. John Hotz, said…

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What are the Most Common Injuries in Car Accidents?

Your entire life can change in an instant when you are involved in a car accident. It is especially difficult when the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence and you feel that there may be no resolution in sight. Although you can experience almost any type of injury in a car crash, there are…

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