Who Pays for Injuries Caused in a Car Crash?

On June 1, 2017, in ATV Accident, Auto Accident, Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Typically, the insurance company will pay for the harms and losses caused by a car crash. An insurance company will also usually be who pays for injuries caused by falls, dog bites, dangerous products, defective drugs etc. Many people believe that if a lawsuit for injuries is filed against an individual, that specific individual will pay for the harms and losses. Most times, this simply isn’t true.
Let’s assume Driver A and Driver B are involved in a crash. Driver … Continue Reading >

The Insurance Company’s Plan of Attack – Delay, Delay, Delay

On June 1, 2017, in ATV Accident, Auto Accident, Bus Accident, Insurance, by K. Lindsay Rakers

If you have health insurance coverage, consider yourself fortunate, but, be warned that you may be in for some unpleasant surprises should you ever need to file a claim for health benefits. Insurance companies have been known to refuse to pay on claims for a long enough time that the injured person gets too tired to continue, can’t afford to continue, and in some cases, passes away. Unfortunately, the same holds true for car insurance. Typically, people who are injured … Continue Reading >

Driving Drunk Leads to Criminal Charges for Young Man

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Every day, motorists are arrested for driving under the influence. When you drink, do drugs, or participate in any activity that may make you less than coherent behind the wheel, you are endangering yourself, your future, and those with whom you share the road. Driving under the influence can lead to more than just the DUI charge itself, if you injure someone, you may be facing serious jail time.

In Hillsboro, Keith Buehler, a 17 year old drunk driver, was … Continue Reading >

5 Years Later, Where are the Kids and Cars Safety Act Protections?

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A recent blog post by Scott Greenfield, New York criminal defense attorney, caught my eye. I was stunned to learn that the Kids and Cars Safety Actwas made law 5 years ago and we still do not have the protections it calls for. The post discusses a tragic accident in 2003 where a pediatrician father backed over his 2 year old son in the driveway and killed him. The father didn’t know the boy was there and more importantly to … Continue Reading >

I Make a Better Car Crash Lawyer than Victim

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A recent blog post by Eric Turkewitz (a New York personal injury attorney) caught my eye. In the blog post, he relives a car accident that he and his family were involved in over the Thanksgiving holiday. I have been in two car accidents. My Edwardsville, Illinois car accident was in 2008. A driver ran a red light and t-boned the car I was riding passenger in. In 2011, I was broadsided by a semi truck driver who ran a … Continue Reading >

Safety Risks of Officers Extends Past Criminal Action

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The tragic death of Illinois State Trooper Kyle Deatherage reminds us all that our local police officers put their lives on the line daily. His family has recently released a statement. When people think of police officer safety, most worry about the dangers officers face as they deal with armed and dangerous criminals. But the dangers of being shot or otherwise wounded by criminals are certainly not the only dangers our officers face. Police officers face the same dangers every … Continue Reading >

National Safety Council Releases Fatality Estimates

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The next time you get in your car to run an errand, or take a road trip, make sure that you are safe and respectful to those around you, and be aware of the potential hazards of automobile travel. Recent studies show that motor vehicle deaths in the first eight months of 2012 have increased by a dramatic 7% over those statistics measured in 2011, and show a continued increase of 5% from those measured in 2010. The total for … Continue Reading >

Distracted Driving is not Cool

On August 29, 2012, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Everyone in St. Louis, Missouri knows the kids have returned to school. The residential neighborhoods are active with parents shuffling kids from their beds, to the kitchen table, out the door, to the car, and out of the neighborhood. Young and old students are standing on the corners waiting for the school bus to arrive. The big yellow school buses are moving about, transporting excited (or not so excited) students to their respective schools. Some students ride their bicycles to … Continue Reading >

How to Select an Accident Injury Attorney Who is Right for YOU!

On August 22, 2012, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

If you are like me, you are probably growing tired of hearing the same ol’ line from attorneys.  If you have recently been injured in a semi accident, car accident, truck accident, tractor trailer accident or motorcycle accident in Missouri or Illinois, and you have hopped on the internet and searched for an Illinois injury attorney or Missouri injury attorney, you are seeing a lot of the same thing.  You are seeing things like “best Missouri truck accident attorney” or … Continue Reading >

Illinois Highway Car Accident Kills Three

On July 30, 2012, in Auto Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

It is natural for all of us to want to avoid striking animals on the roadways.  But when traveling on a high speed roadway, such as an interstate, it is crucial to not slow or stop for animals unless you are certain that it is safe to do so.  Other motorists may not recognize that your vehicle is slowed or stopped.

A Bond County, Illinois car accident on Interstate 70 killed three people in one car this past Friday – … Continue Reading >

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