Can an Injury Attorney Really Help Me?

On June 1, 2017, in Auto Accident, Product Liability, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Yes.  A personal injury attorney can be invaluable to you and your family if you have been injured in a car crash, truck crash, fall, or other type of personal injury as a result of someone else’s carelessness.   Granted, there are times when a lawyer just isn’t needed and I have told friends, family, even potential clients just that.  If you have been in a car crash or fell on someone’s property but you were lucky enough to escape without … Continue Reading >

Distracted Driving – Our Kids Might Not Be the Problem

On June 1, 2017, in Auto Accident, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Distracted driving.  If you haven’t heard about it, you have been living in a bubble or, well, very distracted.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), in 2012 alone, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driving.  In addition, 421,000 people were injured as a result of people driving distracted.  I’ve represented some of those folks and their families.  In 2011, almost one in every five crashes involving injury involved distracted driving.  In December 2012 … Continue Reading >

What Will Our Schools Be Like in 5 Years? Bullying Continues

On June 1, 2017, in Personal Injury, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

There are many forms of bullying; most people will think about a kid’s lunch money being taken from them on the playground. Unfortunately this is not the only scenario where bullying occurs – it can happen just about anywhere. Not only is it still happening in the schools, it is also a problem at the workplace, within certain corporations such as insurance companies, online, and even via text messaging.

In all cases of bullying (school bullying, employment bullying, workplace bullying, … Continue Reading >

Why Do We Need the Civil Justice System? To Protect Our Kids!

On June 1, 2017, in Personal Injury, Safety, Tort Reform, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The below information is taken directly, word for word, from the American Association for Justice’s online pamphlet “Why We Need the Civil Justice System: TOYS“. The American Association for Justice is a group of trial attorneys, nationwide, who devote their time to protecting the injured and their families.
Choking Hazards
The choking hazards of small toy parts, small balls, and balloons have long been one of the leading causes of toy-related fatalities. At least 196 children died from choking on … Continue Reading >

Dangerous “Swatting” Callers Targeting More Than Just Hollywood Stars

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

The latest form of prank calling has grown into a very dangerous form of play. “Swatting”, as defined byWikipedia, attempts to direct response units of different types (police, fire, even SWAT) to a false incident location. The serious prank gets its name because more often than not, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams are dispatched to the scene. In most states, it is a misdemeanor or felony to report a false incident to EMS authorities. The trouble is, with this … 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 >

Water-Related Injuries Continue in Illinois and Missouri

On August 29, 2012, in Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

As we near the end of August and families gear up for school, the typical summer activities start to decline. Most public swimming pools close at the end of Labor Day weekend. While the weather remains warm enough for Illinois lake and Missouri lake activities, into September, most families halt such activities when school starts. To that end, many families are scrambling to squeeze in the last few rays of sunshine while boating and swimming.

This past weekend, two … Continue Reading >

Looking for injury-related information? Find me on the Injury Board!

I have made a decision to devote most of my blogging efforts to my Injury Board profile.  If you are unfamiliar with Injury Board, you can obtain additional information by checking out the Injury Board website.  I have am commited to putting people before profits – commited to fighting for the little guy – commited to doing the right thing – commited to standing up to bullies – and that is exactly what the Injury Board is all about. 

If … 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 >

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 >

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