Construction and Road Workers Face Risks Each Day

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

Construction work can be dangerous work no matter where it is taking place. But one particularly dangerous type of construction work is highway work. With warming temperatures and longer daylight hours, we are sure to see more and more construction work beginning on our highways. In fact, April 23-27 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, with many activities taking place right here in the greater St. Louis area. With the warmer weather, there will be more Illinois drivers and Missouri … Continue Reading >

Regulations Are in Place for Semi-Truck Drivers for a Reason

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

As a Missouri and Illinois truck accident attorney, I know there are many things that must be considered in a post-crash investigation. More often than not, the insurance carrier for the truck driver receives notice of the semi-truck crash right away – sometimes within the hour. This is because truck drivers are trained to to notify their employers of a crash immediately. When that happens, the employer (who is trained to do so) immediately notifies the insurance carrier. You would … Continue Reading >

What Car Insurance Do I Need?

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

As a St. Louis Missouri injury attorney I hear a lot of clients tell me that they’re confused about their options when purchasing automobile insurance. Unfortunately, we often discover that a client is underprotected after they’ve been in a in a car accident. There are several different options available to you when purchasing an automobile insurance. It’s a good idea to know what these options are so that if you are indeed involved in an automobile accident – whether it’s … Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >

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 >

St. Louis Missouri Ambulance in Flames Following Delivery to ER

On August 26, 2013, in Fire and Burn Injuries, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A St. Louis fire department emergency vehicle delivered a patient suffering a medical emergency to St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights Missouri.  After dropping off the patient and ensuring his/her safety, the paramedics returned to the emergency vehicle to find a “haze” around it.  As they approached the front, they noticed the engine and cab were both in flames.  After putting out the fire, it was determined the 2005 St. Louis City Medic II emergency vehicle/ambulance was a total loss.… Continue Reading >

Need Some Advice About Your Recent Car Crash?

On July 12, 2013, in Uncategorized, by K. Lindsay Rakers

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Missouri, you likely have questions.  I try to answer many of the questions I think you may have right here on this website.  However, I have written a book called “The Missouri Accident Guide” and you can get a free copy right here.… Continue Reading >

Johnson & Johnson Tried, and Failed, to Sweep Negative Testing Reports Under the Rug

On January 24, 2013, in Medical Devices, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

By now, most everyone has heard of the DePuy hip recall. More than 90,000 patients have received one of these metal-on-metal DePuy hip manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics. Given the failure of these hips, the pain and future medical treatment, and the recall, more than 10,000 patients have filed lawsuits against these companies.

Recently, the New York Times released an article that provides the public with information that Johnson & Johnson, the parent of DePuy Orthopaedics, never … 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 >

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