Injured Woman Wins Big Against Insurance Company in Madison County, Illinois

On October 20, 2011, in Auto Accident, Dog Bite Attorney, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

I had the pleasure, along with my colleague Andrew Mundwiller – both of The Cagle Law Firm, to represent a very kind woman who was ignored and insulted for three years by Grinnell Mutual Insurance Company. Our client found a dog for her step brother who had lost a dog a few years earlier. Plaintiff frequently saw the dog, played with it and even cared for it when the owners were out of town. One day in 2008, Plaintiff visited … Continue Reading >

Debris on the Roadway Can Cause Fatal Missouri Car Crashes

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation had an unusual mess to clean up Thursday morning. A truck transporting frozen cakes and pastries crashed with a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 74, about 4 ½ miles west of Goodfield, IL. The crash caused almost two dozen deserts and bratwursts to be strewn about the interstate. IDOT responded to the scene and power washed the roadway, due to slippery conditions.

For more information regarding dangerous roadway debris, watch this CNN roadway debris video.… Continue Reading >

Tractor-Trailer Involved in Missouri Highway Car Crash

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

A two vehicle crash occurred Friday morning on Interstate 55 near mile marker 149 in Ste. Genevieve County, MO. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash that involved a tractor trailer and another truck, belonging to the Missouri Department of Transportation. A medical helicopter responded to the scene to assist with injuries. The severity of the injuries is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

As a St. Louis Missouri car crash and personal injury attorney, … Continue Reading >

Single Car Crash in Clay County Missouri Results in Tragic Death

On October 3, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A 67 year-old Trimble, MO woman was killed October 3, 2011 on Fightmaster Road in Clay County, MO. The crash occured north of Route W. The victim drove her 2006 GMC vehicle off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The car driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol that the investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing.
This tragic crash occured at approximately 9:10 a.m., in the midst of the morning … Continue Reading >

Hannibal Missouri Crash Injures Sleepy Driver

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

A Louisiana man suffered significant injuries on Thursday morning as the result of a two-car Missouri car accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 25 year-old Louisiana native, was operating his Isuzu Amigo on U.S. 54 in Pike County, MO when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle resulting in a serious car crash. The driver’s vehicle was travleing eastbound on U.S. 54, east of County Road 291 near Hannibal Missouri, and the vehicle … Continue Reading >

Missouri Highway Takes the Life of 27 Year-Old Woman

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

Missouri Highway 151 took the life of a 27 year-old woman Shelby County resident, on Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the young lady’s vehicle went off the west side of the roadway and when she over-corrected, the vehicle traveled off the road and overturned. According to the report, the woman was traveling approximately three miles north of Clarence, MO. Thankfully, authorities indicated two young children were in the woman’s vehicle and survived with only minor injuries. Unfortunately, … Continue Reading >

Missouri Injury Law Website Has New Look, New Information

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

I’m in the process of rolling out two new sites: and However, my current site has been updated and is ready for viewing! Check it out at
St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois injury victims already face an uphill battle when dealing with insurance companies who don’t care and insurance adjusters who are paid to protect the bottomline. My hope is that will provide a central location for those injured in Missouri and Illinois to obtain useful … Continue Reading >

“Pure Chaos” Followings Surprise Stage Collapse in Indiana

On August 15, 2011, in Insurance, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, by K. Lindsay Rakers

By now, most people have heard about the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair last Saturday just prior to to the band Sugarland’s performance. The tradegy has left five concert-goers dead and dozens injured. But who is at fault? Most likely, the event staff will be held at least partially at fault as they likely assisted in the stage set up. In most states, there is a complete defense for situations like this where an “act of God” caused … Continue Reading >

We Can All Be Better Human Beings, Especially Me!

On July 11, 2011, in Community, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

No one likes to be called a racist, or prejudiced, or “close minded”. But if we really look down deep, I bet all of us could find personal beliefs within us that we would rather not share with others. I’m no exception. I’ve known I was gay since high school. Nature, nurture, that’s a discussion for a different day. Fact remains, like I said, I’ve known since high school. Yet, I always hid that fact from my friends, from my … Continue Reading >

Safety Website and Materials Coming Soon!

On July 3, 2011, in Community, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Although I am a St. Louis injury attorney, I hope that if we all work together as a community, the number of serious injuries can be reduced in Illinois and in Missouri. To that end, I am in the process of creating a website dedicated to safety awareness. The new website will be located at:
The website is being designed with the following motto in mind – promoting safety awareness to reduce the number of injuries. KNOW SAFETY, NO … Continue Reading >

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