Tragic Franklin County Missouri Accident Kills Teenager

On February 26, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A horrific accident occured just after 6:00 am Tuesday morning on Yellow Banks Road south of Mulkeytown in Franklin County, Missouri. A 16 year-old was driving his SUV when he lost control and struck a utility pole. This male for one reason or another, was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered life treatening injuries. Unfortunately, despite the care provided to him, he was unable to recover from his injuries and died at the hospital. … Continue Reading >

I Was in an Accident – Who Will Pay My Bills?

On February 25, 2011, in Auto Accident, Bus Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

This is a big concern for my Missouri and Illinois injury clients. While my clients who have fallen on a property due to snow/ice or another defect also experience bill issues, it seems that the unpaid bill concern mainly arises in car accident claims. Let’s say you are involved in a Missouri bus accident. In Missouri, a private company that transports the public via a bus, taxi or transports property (such as FedEx or UPS) is known as a “common … Continue Reading >

Did Defective Face Masks Cause My Silicosis?

On February 23, 2011, in Personal Injury, Silicosis, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Maybe. As a defective respirator attorney, I have seen masks cause black lung disease in coal miners and silicosis lung disease in factory workers. I handled defective mask cases for three years and helped countless injured workers. Coal dust found in surface and underground mines has been known to move right through the mask and/or respirators and settling in coal miner’s lungs. Likewise, factory workers are oftentimes exposed to silica dust and particles which can move through the masks. Silica … Continue Reading >

When Should I Hire an Attorney?

On February 23, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Immediately! If you have been injured in Illinois or Missouri, you should hire a lawyer right away. I am a St. Louis MIssouri accident injury attorney and I serve injured individuals and their loved ones across the entire state of Missouri and the bottom half of the State of Illinois. I know how insurance companies work – I know how they try to victimize injured people.
For this reason, is crucial that you hire an attorney immediately. It is true, … Continue Reading >

Massive Car Accident on Missouri I-64 Involving 31 Vehicles

On February 23, 2011, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Just prior to 5:00 a.m. this morning on Missouri I-64 just west of downtown, a terrible accident occured injured 20 people. It is likely that most of the drivers were headed downtown St. Louis during rush hour. Last night into early morning, temperatures suddenly dropped in the St. Louis area which caused moisture on the interstates to freeze. Unfortunately, this frozen water was much like black ice and unsuspecting motoriists did not know to look out for it. The St. … Continue Reading >

Car Accident Claims Lives of Woman and Dog

On February 21, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Over the weekend, a 62 year-old woman who was walking her dog near the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Klemm Street in South St. Louis was struck by a car. According to witnesses, the vehicle was speeding and ignored a clearly posted stop sign. The vehicle struck both the woman and her dog. The dog was killed instantly as a result of the automobile accident. The woman was critically injured as a result of the Missouri accident and was rushed … Continue Reading >

Injury Attorney Lindsay Rakers Handles Illinois Car Accident Cases

On February 17, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

I speak a lot about helping the injured in St. Louis and the rest of Missouri with regard to their car accident, truck accident and property fall claims. As an accident injury attorney, I also handle injury claims for those injured or residing in the bottom half of the State of Illinois. I grew up in Springfield, Illinois and lived there until I left to attend the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. I am still a proud, avid fan of the … Continue Reading >

Inattention Causes Serious Missouri Car Crash

On February 14, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A serious car wreck involving two vehicles took place Friday night on Highway 63 near Sturgeon, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a woman from Hannibal, Missouri was going the wrong way on northbound Highway 63 when she entered the southbound exit ramp. Upon entering the southbound exit ramp, her 2006 Ford struck a 2007 Toyota traveling in the correct direction. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage from this Missouri automobile accident. It was not yet reported as to … Continue Reading >

Save Your Injury Evidence!

On February 13, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Even though they aren’t accident injury lawyers, most of the clients I speak with know how important visual evidence can be to a case. There are many ways to preserve visual evidence following any type of injury such as a car accident, motorcycle crash, truck accident, injury from a product, slip and fall or animal attack.
Let’s take a car accident for example. I have had clients bring in a disposable camera following an auto accident before. We oftentimes hear … Continue Reading >

Water Main Break May Have Caused Deadly Car Crash

On February 9, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A simple water main break turned deadly early this morning. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, a young man in his 20’s was driving on Riverview Boulevard when his vehicle hit an ice patch, spun out of control and wrapped around a tree. Although the young man was rushed to an area hospital at 8:45 a.m. this morning, he died just over an hour later from fatal injuries suffered as a result of this Missouri car accident.
According to … Continue Reading >

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