The Missouri Accident Guide – Don’t Wreck Your Car Crash Case!

On March 31, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

It’s here! Injury Attorney K. Lindsay Rakers has written and published The Missouri Accident Guide – Don’t Wreck Your Car Crash Case. She wrote the book to help guide accident and car crash victims down the right path following a Missouri crash. The book helps explain the legal process following a car accident, truck crash, Missouri tractor trailer accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or bicycle accident. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this FREE book, go to … Continue Reading >

Mild Weather is Here – Protect Your Family and Property

On March 30, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Thankfully, the weather has started to turn mild (we St. Louisans know this can change on a dime!). It’s so refreshing to get outdoors, but if we don’t take the time to inspect our property, vehicles, bicycles and recreational equipment, we may inadvertently expose ourselves to hazards that have occurred during the winter.
Have your tires inspected for the correct air pressure. Not only will you save gas, but you can safeguard yourself from expensive tire damage and blowouts that … Continue Reading >

Missouri Car Accidents Happen – Seatbelts Save Lives!

On March 29, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

In a tragic car crash this month, a 24-year old girl from Gravois Mills, Missouri was killed when she traveled off the roadway and struck several trees – she was not wearing her seat belt. Her passenger suffered serious injuries, but he was wearing his seat belt.
The same weekend, a Westphalia woman ran off the road when she overcorrected and causing her car to crash and overturn. Her passenger was killed – he was not wearing a seat belt. … Continue Reading >

Check Your Missouri Insurance Policy as Storm Season Approaches

On March 22, 2011, in Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The spring storm season is approaching and Missouri residents know all too well how damaging the storm season can be. Missouri insurance officials out of Jefferson City, Missouri have issued a recommendation that Missouri homeowners and renters review their policies to double-check that they are adequately protected.
The officials have recommended that both renters and home homeowners create a list of personal property so that if a claim later has to be made, the process will be quicker and smoother. … Continue Reading >

Rear-Facing Car Seat Guidelines Change to Protect Kids in Accidents

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

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are both advising parents to keep children in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2. Previously, it was advised that kids could switch to a front-facing seat at the age of 1 (and of adequate weight). This new recommendation is based upon recent evidence from crashes. In addition, both safety groups recommend that children should ride in booster seats until the age of 12 and all children … Continue Reading >

St. Louis Injury Lawyers Continue to Fight for Clients

On March 18, 2011, in Personal Injury, Work Comp, by K. Lindsay Rakers

This week, several dozen recipients of permanent disability traveled to Jefferson City to fight for Missouri’s Second Injury Fund.
The Second Injury Fund helps injured Missouri workers when a work-related injury exasperates the worker’s pre-existing disability. A work-related injury can be devastating. Furthermore, an individual’s condition with a pre-existing disability is frequently worsened by a work-related injury. The Second Injury Fund’s purpose is to compensate individuals who experience increased combined disability. Essentially, the Second Injury Fund pays for the increased … Continue Reading >

Animal Attacks Don’t Always Involve Dogs

On March 15, 2011, in Dog Bite Attorney, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

When we think about animal attacks, we often think about injuries caused by dogs. A family in Griggsville, Illinois (100 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri), learned that animal attack injuries aren’t always caused by dogs. This particular family owed a raccoon they purchased from a breeder. The raccoon wasn’t the typical wild animal we hear about but instead was trained to use a litter box like a cat, walked on a leash like a dog, and even registered with … Continue Reading >

Infant Rescued From Lake After Missouri Truck Accident

On March 14, 2011, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A truck accident was reported on Route VV in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol indicated that the 24 year-old father was driving too fast for conditions when he crashed causing his truck to overturn and fall into the river. Apparently, only the tires and undercarriage were visable when emergency crews arrived. The father stated that the 6 month old baby was only submerged for a minute and that he was buckled in his carseat.
Thankfully, this seemingly … Continue Reading >

Motorcycle Accident Kills Springfield Man

On March 10, 2011, in Auto Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a February motorcycle accident near Stotts City, Missouri killed a man. The traffic crash report the 39 year old man died on Missouri 97 in Lawrence County, Missouri. According to reports, while riding his Honda motorcycle, the driver attemped to pass two vehicles on the highway. At that time, a Dodge truck, tried to make a left turn and the motorcycle crashed into the truck.
Missouri motorcycle crashes can be extremely dangerous because … Continue Reading >

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