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 >

Missouri Residents – Be a Defensive Driver in this Weather!

On January 31, 2011, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Athough it seems that we just made it through the recent snowstorm, we are currently in the middle of another winter-mix storm. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot), Missouri Highway and Traffic Commission (MHTC), and the Missouri State Highway Patrol continue to urge Missouri residents to stay off of the roadways if at all possible to avoid serious auto accidents/car crashes.

KSDK has placed a winter safety checklist on their website for residents to get informed. In addition to ensuring … Continue Reading >

St. Francois County Missouri Crash Leads to Manslaughter Charges

On January 20, 2011, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A tragic accident occured today on Highway 67 north of Bonne Terre, Missouri. A driver of a semi-truck smashed into a car that was stopped on the highway. There were three people in the passenger car and all three people were killed from injuries resulting from the car accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was driving on a revoked license. What’s worse, after the initial impact on Highway 67 and Berry Road in Missouri, the driver of the semi-truck continued … Continue Reading >

Snow Plays a Part in Missouri Semi-Truck Accident

On January 19, 2011, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Two residents of Clarence, Missouri, located in Shelby County, were moderately injured Wednesday night. A female was driving a 1998 Honda with two male passengers. The Honda was stopped on Interstate 70 near Marshall, Missouri near the 79 mile marker because the car was disabled from a prior accident. Due to the prior car accident, the driver was unable to move the car out of harm’s way and thus, it was partially blocking the roadway. At that time, a 2011 … Continue Reading >

Most Missouri Car Crashes Can Be Avoided

On December 17, 2010, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

As I drove home to Springfield, Illinois today, I noticed countless drivers texting while driving. One driver, in particular, was swerving ahead of me on I-55 north and driving only about 45 MPH. As I passed him, I saw that he was looking at his phone. I looked back several times after I passed him and saw him continue to swerve in and out of lanes behind me. This was shocking to me given the layer of ice on the … Continue Reading >

What Missouri Drivers Should do in the Event of a Car Breakdown

On December 9, 2010, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers
Given the recent fatal accident in Missouri involving a pedestrian and a tractor trailer, AAA spokesperson, Mike Wright, was interviewed by KSDK. Mr. Wright provided helpful tips for St. Louis, Missouri drivers in the event of a disabled car. Given the approaching winter weather, it is likely that drivers will be experiencing car breakdowns or even vehicles stuck in the snow or ice. Mr. Wright explains that if possible, the car should be moved out of the line of … Continue Reading >

Missouri Man Killed by Truck on Chain of Rocks Bridge

On December 8, 2010, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Early morning traffic started out with major backups this morning and drivers headed to and from Missouri via east/west I-270 were faced with the closure of I-270 at the Chain of Rocks Bridge. It wasn’t until later that motorists realized that the cause of the interstate closure was a fatal accident on the Chain of Rocks Bridge between north St. Louis County and Madison County, Illinois.
All lanes of 270 were closed in both directions as the St. Louis Metro … Continue Reading >

Springfield Missouri Truck Accident Seriously Injures Man

On November 9, 2010, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The Missouri Highway Patrol has reported that a 39 year old man from Springfield, Missouri was recently severely injured in a truck accident on Farm Road 127 which is north of Springfield. According to reports from the Springfield News-Leader, the man fell or voluntarily jumped from a Ford truck and then the flatbed trailer attached to the truck ran him over. The man was immediately taken to St. John’s Hospital and was reported to have serious injuries.
Of the 878 … Continue Reading >

Serious Injuries From Recent Missouri Truck Crashes

On October 29, 2010, in Auto Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A man is in serious condition after a semi tractor trailer slid into his lane on Missouri 38, just west of Marshfield. His passenger was moderately injured in this MIssouri automobile accident. Both Fordland men were immediately taken to Cox South Hospital for their injuries. According to the highway patrol, the semi crossed the center line which led the driver to swerve to avoid the truck. Unfortunately, the trailer then moved into the driver’s lane of travel, causing the accident. … Continue Reading >

Accidents Continue on Missouri Interstate 44

On October 22, 2010, in Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Two tractor trailers recently rolled over while headed west on I-44 near mile marker 61. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, both westbound lanes were blocked. There was also a separate, one-vehicle wreck two miles away at mile marker 63. While injuries have not yet been reported, it is likely that the drivers of these tractor trailers suffered an injury of some type.
In another Missouri automobile accident on Interstate 44, a Diamond man was injured in a four-car pile-up … Continue Reading >

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