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Texting Bans for Missouri Drivers

Each state has its own version of traffic laws applying to texting while driving. In some states, there are statewide bans on texting while driving only for drivers of certain ages, while individual ...
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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid?

If you are considering or are in the midst of a personal injury action, you may wonder how a settlement or award will be paid if you win. Will you receive a single payment? Will you receive monthly or ...
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Kansas City Highway Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident on a Kansas City highway early Saturday. Police are investigating the incident, but witnesses have reported that the male victim was ...
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Texting Bans Linked to 11 Percent Reduction in Traffic Fatalities

A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health has linked primary texting bans to an 11% reduction in traffic fatalities among teens and young adults. ...
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Lorillard Tobacco to Pay $4 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A jury in Los Angeles, California recently found that Lorillard Tobacco Co. should pay at least $3.9 million to the widow of a longtime smoker, based on the findings that the design of the cigarettes ...
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Boy Attacked by Stray Dog in Front Yard of Kansas City Home

A five-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday after being attacked by a stray dog in his Kansas City neighborhood. According to reports, the boy was attending a family gathering early Saturday evening ...
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Mom Says 11-Year-Old Son Suffered Concussion on Worlds of Fun Coaster

According to a Kansas City mom, her 11-year-old son suffered a concussion on a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun. She expressed concern about the amusement park's handling of her son's injury. ...
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Proposed NCAA Brain Injury Settlement to Establish $70 Million Fund for College Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reached a preliminary settlement Tuesday on a class action involving brain injuries sustained by college athletes, agreeing to establish a $70 ...
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Street Racers Block Traffic on I-435 in Platte County, MO

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), more than 40 motorcycles and cars held up traffic on the Interstate 435 in Platte County Sunday evening, as riders and drivers performed stunts ...
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Dangerous Heat Wave Hits Kansas City

The Kansas City region is currently under a heat advisory as the area faces what is expected to be the hottest day of the summer. High temperatures began on Monday, with the heat advisory beginning ...
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Missouri Court Issues Opinion in Flying Hot Dog Case

The Missouri Supreme Court recently voided a decision in a case involving a fan's alleged injury due to a flying hot dog at a Kansas City Royals game. The court held that flying hot dogs are not ...
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Teen Dies from Powdered Caffeine Overdose

Caffeine may not seem dangerous, but a teen's recent death from a powdered caffeine overdose has brought national attention to the serious health hazards this substance can pose. The 18-year-old ...
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Delayed Emergency Treatment & Medical Malpractice

A recent news article discussed a controversial incident in Richmond, Missouri where a mother called 911 in distress because her one-year-old baby had stopped breathing. As her husband performed CPR ...
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Missouri Insurance Department Targets Distracted Driving

The Missouri Department of Insurance is focusing its attention on preventing distracted driving, through a new public awareness campaign. The MO Eyes on the Road campaign was created to educate ...
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Another GM Recall: Automaker Recalls 29 Million Vehicles in 2014

With its latest recall of more than 8 million vehicles for ignition switch issues, General Motors (GM) has surpassed the 22 million vehicles recalled by all automakers in 2013 – and the year is ...
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Tips to Avoid a Drunk Driving Accident This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July has long been associated with an increase in drunk driving accidents. In fact, a full 40% of drunk driving fatalities in the U.S. from 2008 through 2012 occurred over Fourth of July ...
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Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents & Drowning

According to Kansas City police, a seven-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at an apartment complex on Sunday. The boy was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the pool at the Willowind ...
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Bride-to-Be Killed in Car Accident en Route to Bachelorette Party

A bride-to-be was killed in a car accident on the way to her bachelorette party, as her friend, who was driving, attempted to pass a semi-truck on Missouri Highway 5. According to a Missouri Highway ...
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And the Recalls Keep Coming...GM Recalls 3.4 Million More Vehicles for Ignition Switch Defect

General Motors (GM) is recalling another 3.4 million vehicles. The automaker issued a statement regarding the recall on Monday, citing an issue that can cause the ignition switch to rotate out of ...
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Tree Trimmer Electrocuted While Working in Northwest Missouri

A tree trimmer died Monday after coming into contact with a live power line as he was working outside a home in Parkville, Missouri. According to the Southern Platte Fire Protection District, the man ...
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Tracy Morgan Seriously Injured in Big Rig Crash, Driver Fatigue May Have Contributed

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured and fellow passenger Jimmy Mack was killed in a big rig crash last Saturday that police suspect may have been caused by driver fatigue. The big ...
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Preventing Heat-Related Illness at Work

With warmer weather just around the corner, it is an important time to take a look at heat-related illness and workplace safety. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ...
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FDA Issues Final Rule Requiring Electronic Drug Safety Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a final rule requiring the electronic submission of drug safety reports. In addition to reducing paper costs, this rule is expected to help the ...
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What Is a "Catastrophic" Injury?

In the area of personal injury law, you may come across the term " catastrophic injury." But what does this mean, and why is it an important issue in accident and injury claims? Our Kansas ...
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Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion Settlement in Acceleration Lawsuit

Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a staggering $1.2 billion settlement with the federal government, following a 4-year criminal investigation into the automaker's handling of acceleration defects in ...
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