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November 2016 Archives

Truckers face fines for texting behind the wheel

Texting while driving is a common form of distraction, something that lawmakers and police have been trying to put a stop to in many ways. When a driver isn't watching the road, he or she can quickly cause a deadly accident. This is bad enough with 3,000-pound passenger vehicles, but it's especially dangerous with semi trucks.

Why people keep blowing through red lights

Intersections are dangerous in part because they create a false sense of safety. When the light is green your way and red the other way, you think you can drive without worry. You should be able to, theoretically, but the reality is that red light running is incredibly common. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 133,000 injuries and 683 deaths happened in 2012 because of red light running alone.

Traumatic brain injury: understanding the profundity of deficits

There is no cookie cutter brain injury. Just as the brain is almost infinitely complex, no two instances of traumatic brain injury are the same. These injuries nevertheless are lumped together in the catch-all phrase traumatic brain injury, resulting from a violent blow to the head that causes long-term damage to the connective tissue and the lobes of the brain.

Who will benefit most from self-driving cars? (A surprise answer.)

The fascination people have for the emerging technology of autonomous cars - cars that drive themselves - usually centers on the elimination of cars crashing into other cars.

Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Mr. Schmitt has over 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. He is recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.

Matt Mulhern

Attorney Matt Mulhern

Mr. Mulhern has over 25 years of legal experience and a 100 percent success rate arguing before the Missouri Court of Appeals. He has a unique knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies and how they will dispute your injury claim. He practices in both Missouri and Kansas.