Missouri Cheerleader Dies in Drunk Driving Accident

On November 30, 2010, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A tragic accident occured just north of Lewistown, Missouri this past weekend. An 18-year-old cheerleader from Highland High School died Monday morning as a result of of injuries she suffered in a single car accident on Route H. The young female was immediately transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy via Air Evac but the injuries were too serious for her to survive.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the young Missouri woman was a passenger in a car that … Continue Reading >

Missouri Drivers Continue to Wait for No Phone/Texting Law

On November 28, 2010, in Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Over the long holiday weekend, I found myself reading old articles on the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s website. I came across the one cited below from January of last year. The article discusses a tragic fatal accident on Highway 40 near the 270 interbelt in Missouri. The driver of a tractor trailer ran into a line of 10 cars while going an estimated 75 miles per hour. One of the drivers injured in the accident, a 53 year-old male, came … Continue Reading >

Several Fatal Missouri Car Crashes Before Holiday Weekend

On November 24, 2010, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

There have been several fatal car accidents in Missouri in recent weeks. These Missouri car accident cases have mostly been as result of driver inattention. As we enter the most highly traveled day of the year, it is important to remember to drive safely. Many people find themselves traveling on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We all want to get “home” to see our families and celebrate the long weekend which can lead to speeding. This problem is compounded by inclement … Continue Reading >

Things to Do After a Car Accident

On November 23, 2010, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

I handle car crash cases everyday and so I know that everyone responds differently in times of crisis. However, there are certain things that you should really try to remember to do if you are ever unfortunate enough to be in an accident.
First, try to stay calm. It is very easy to quickly feel overwhelmed following impact but it is important that you stay focused so that you do not go into shock. If you are able, call 911 … Continue Reading >

Car Collides with Missouri School Bus Resulting in Fatality

On November 21, 2010, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A 20 year-old Eureka woman (who recently moved to the Bay Area) was tragically killed when she struck a school bus. The vehicle immediately caught fire. Six other people, including five children on the bus, were also injured and transported to St. John’s Hospital. According to the MIssouri State Highway Patrol, the young lady’s Chevy Suburban crossed the center line and hit the school bus head on.

The accident happened on Highway FF in Eureka, Missouri. The children were on … Continue Reading >

Is it Wrong to Sue if I’m Injured in a Car Accident?

On November 17, 2010, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

As a St. Louis, Missouri personal injury attorney, I often hear people say that they don’t want to pursue a claim or file an injury lawsuit because they don’t want people to think they are “sue happy”. In other words, nobody wants to be known as the professional plaintiff. I have had people, seriously injured people, tell me that they have decided not to pursue their claim because of the social stigma of litigation. This is what “tort reform” has … Continue Reading >

One Person Killed and Another Injured in Missouri Train Accidents

On November 16, 2010, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A 19 year-old girl was injured when her car drove into the path of a train in Carroll County, Missouri yesterday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the young girl turned off of a county road and was then struck by the train. Also, around 10:20 am yesterday, an elderly women was killed when a train struck her car. The vehicle-train collision occurred at Diehlman Road, just south of Page Avenue near Olivette, Missouri. According to the St. Louis … Continue Reading >

Victim Extricated Following Serious Missouri I-70 Accident

On November 15, 2010, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Missouri Interstate 70 at Highway K near O’Fallon, Missouri proved to be the site of a serious accident today. The car crash only involved one car – a car that apparently struck the median. At the time of reporting, the factual circumstances surrounding the crash were not known. The driver of the vehicle involved had to be extricated and transported via helicopter to the nearest trauma center. All lanes on I-70 were temporarily closed following the impact.
Over the years, … Continue Reading >

Why You Should Have More Than the Minimum Auto Insurance Limits

On November 12, 2010, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

As a Missouri car accident attorney, I deal with inadequate insurance policies all the time. Although Missouri requires drivers to have at least $25,000 in coverage and Illinois requires $20,000 in coverage, this doesn’t mean that all people adhere to the rule. I have represented countless people who were, unfortunately, left with their own insurance policy because the negligent driver either fled the scene or didn’t have insurance at all. In this situation, you would make an uninsured motorist claim … Continue Reading >

Springfield Missouri Truck Accident Seriously Injures Man

On November 9, 2010, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The Missouri Highway Patrol has reported that a 39 year old man from Springfield, Missouri was recently severely injured in a truck accident on Farm Road 127 which is north of Springfield. According to reports from the Springfield News-Leader, the man fell or voluntarily jumped from a Ford truck and then the flatbed trailer attached to the truck ran him over. The man was immediately taken to St. John’s Hospital and was reported to have serious injuries.
Of the 878 … Continue Reading >

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