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  • Drowsy Driving & Trucking: A Deadly Mix

    For most people, driving is just a part of their everyday routine: for truckers, driving is a way of life. In fact, there are approximately 1.7 million truckers in the United States who call the roads their office. When you see the pay, it makes sense. Truckers can earn a modest living by hauling goods for companies, but there are plenty of pitfalls to the job. Long hours, mundane roads, and the ...
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  • Do Hands-Free Devices Impact Liability in Missouri Truck Accidents?

    Determining liability is crucial in car and truck accidents because court-determined negligence saves innocent people from paying for their injuries. However, the process of determining liability is not an easy one, especially in states, like Missouri, that adhere to pure comparative fault laws. Therefore, Missouri drivers should know what actions can impact their liability in truck accidents. ...
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  • Comparative Negligence & Missouri Trucking Accidents

    Personal injury lawsuits help people pay for the injuries they sustain in unfortunate circumstances, and trucking accidents are no different. If you or a loved one suffers a severe injury in a truck accident caused by someone else, it only makes sense that you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical costs. However, what if the crash is partly your fault, how will Missouri courts handle the ...
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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Device Misuse

    To assist with the delivery of a newborn, medical providers can sometimes opt to use medical devices. When used appropriately, birth-assisting medical equipment can be an optimal solution to what might have been a difficult, laborious, or extensive birth. On the other hand, a medical provider unfit or untrained to use the medical equipment can actually cause far more harm through their misuse. In ...
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  • What Are No-Contact Truck Accidents?

    When we think of an accident involving two vehicles on the road, we typically picture them colliding with one another. Although most accidents are caused by crashes between two vehicles, some accidents are the result of a driver’s attempt to avoid a potential crash with another vehicle. This mishap is called a no-contact accident, and truck drivers are often the cause of these misfortunes. What ...
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  • The Statute of Limitations for Missouri Trucking Accidents

    When you’re injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence of another driver, you have the right to pursue just compensation for your injuries. However, once an accident occurs, the clock is ticking on your ability to file a claim due to Missouri’s statute of limitations. In this blog, we will explain Missouri’s statute of limitations law and share the timeline you have to file a claim. What ...
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  • Four Common Causes of Missouri Truck Accidents

    A truck accident is just that, an accident; no one starts up his or her vehicle and hopes to be involved in a trailer truck collision by the end of the day. Unfortunately, while motorists try to avoid collisions and accidents, they still happen every day. Therefore, while every motorist has good intentions when they get behind the wheel, these intentions don’t always pan out. With this in mind, ...
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  • Do You Know a Truck’s Blind Spots?

    Thanks to irresponsible and inattentive motorists, driving will always be inherently dangerous; however, learning about common driving practices can mitigate potential threats to your health. A vehicle’s blind spots are one of the threats drivers should know before getting behind the wheel. While acknowledging your own blind spots is helpful, it’s also important to identify other driver’s blind ...
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  • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. ranked in 2019 "Best Law Firms"

    The Simon Law Firm, P.C. ranked in 2019 "Best Law Firms" St. Louis, MO, United States, November 6, 2018 -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® , for the ninth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings. The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® " Best Law Firms" list nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 8 practice areas. Firms ...
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  • How Opioid Painkillers Affect the Mind

    When people are in intense pain, doctors are likely to prescribe opioid painkillers. These painkillers can lessen pain and make someone feel great despite an injury, but the use of these painkillers comes with a risk: the development of painkiller addiction. Studies suggest nearly 8-12% of patients who receive opioid painkiller prescriptions develop opioid-use disorders. Therefore, it’s important ...
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  • Misloaded Cargo: When Load Crews Cause Truck Accidents

    The average trucking accident can be linked to either the trucker’s own negligence or that of a motorist on the highway. However, common causes are not the only causes for truck accidents across the country. In reality, there are many parties who can contribute to a dangerous truck crash or collision, right down to the load crew who places cargo in a truck’s trailer. Load Crew Negligence & ...
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  • Treatment Options for Prescription Drug Abusers

    In 2015, an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from substance abuse disorders that resulted from prescription opioid drugs. In fact, studies suggest that anywhere from 8-12% of prescription opioid prescribers will develop an opioid use disorder. As a result, thousands of people become addicted to opioid prescriptions every year. Hopefully, the following treatment options can be of service to ...
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  • Signs of Painkiller Abuse

    Research conducted by Mayo Clinic states that nearly 70% of Americans are on prescription drugs and that more than 50% of the American population takes two or more prescription medications. The study found that among the most commonly prescribed medications are opioids. Opioids, however, are powerful and addictive and therefore can and are abused by the general public, yet many people do not know ...
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  • Help Prevent Truck Accidents By Knowing How to Avoid Big Rig Blind Spots

    Whenever you are driving along a street or highway and see a commercial truck or big rig, you need to be aware of the dangers that vehicle’s design poses to you. In particular, big rigs have many more blind spots than the average passenger vehicle. If you do not know about these blind spots, you could inadvertently linger in one and increase your risk of being caught in a trucking accident . What ...
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  • Total Costs for Brain Injury Patients

    Someone who suffers a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) will experience monumental medical costs upfront. It is typical for a TBI patient to need extensive hospitalization immediately after the accident that caused the injury, such as a car accident . However, the initial costs for medical care will not likely be the most expensive financial drains when all things are considered. The truth of TBI ...
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