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Seatbelt Usage on the Rise as MoDOT Reminds Motorists to Drive Safely Around Big Trucks

The Missouri Safety Center and the University of Central Missouri recently released the results of the 2017 Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey. The results showed that more Missourians are making the smart choice to buckle up. With sixty-five percent of Missouri’s traffic crash fatalities involving an unbelted motorist, the increase of seat belt usage will …

Annual Fatal Traffic Crash Data

Last week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its annual report of fatal traffic crashes for calendar year 2016. The NHTSA collected information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the report, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads during 2016. The result is an …

Pavement Blow-ups

Columbia has had its first pavement blow-up of the year, according to Barry Dalton, a public information officer for the Columbia Public Works Department. Eastbound Bernadette Drive was closed down for over 24 hours earlier this week due to the blow-up. This problem often occurs during the hottest months of the summer and can become …

Takata Airbag Recall

The deaths of eleven people have spurred the expansion of the Takata airbag recall. The recall now includes some 28 million airbag inflators in the United States alone. However, only 8 million bags have been replaced, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hundreds of people have been injured as a result of the …

Bill in Missouri Legislature May Limit Consumer Protections for Plaintiffs

A bill currently in the Missouri Legislature threatens to limit consumer protections in Missouri.  The proposal, Senate Bill 5, specifically changes current laws relating to unlawful merchandising practices, class actions, and products liability claims in Missouri, making it harder for plaintiffs in those types of cases to recover for their injuries. Many consumer groups, including …

MoDOT to Missouri Motorists: Move Over for First Responders

On average, emergency crews working for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) respond to 5,500 traffic accidents per month. Every year, hundreds of these emergency responders, including fire fighters, law enforcement, emergency medical staff, tow truck drivers, and other employees of transportation agencies are injured or killed after being struck by a motorist while responding …

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$80,000,000 Jury Verdict / A woman suffered a severe head injury when her General Motors car suddenly accelerated in reverse, causing her to strike her head on a tree.

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$32,250,000 Jury Verdict / Wally Bley served as local counsel, assisting in a case against a trucking company that resulted in a jury verdict in Boone County Missouri.

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$6,500,000 Jury Verdict / A Platte County, Missouri jury returned a verdict of $6,500,000 when a man was killed in an industrial accident as the result of the rupture of a high pressure hot water pipe.

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$3,000,000 Jury Verdict / A Federal Court jury in Jefferson City, Missouri returned a verdict in the amount of $3,000,000 in a wrongful death case involving a tractor-trailer collision.

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$1,500,000 Jury Verdict / The surviving husband of a 24 year old woman received compensation from the rollover of a Jeep with a lack of adequate safety restraints in Jackson County, Missouri.

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$1,050,000 Jury Verdict / A man suffered a fractured neck as a result of a fall at Camp Geiger near St. Joseph, Missouri from a dangerous retaining wall that was unguarded and unlit.

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$12,000,000 Settlement / A settlement was reached in a case involving a trust dispute where the firm represented three minor children.

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$6,500,000 Settlement / Medical malpractice action in which a child suffered permanent injury as a result of a birth trauma.

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