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Fraud and negligence in the trucking industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration maintains a number of regulations designed to maintain safety standards among commercial motor vehicles, including semi trucks and buses. The FMCSA lays out the standards for testing and licensing commercial drivers, transporting hazardous materials, and generally promoting a safe trucking industry. This massive responsibility is made difficult, or even impossible, by people willing to commit fraud to make money.

Who was at fault for your electrocution injuries?

If you experienced electrocution because of an energized power line, you are lucky to be alive; many people who suffer severe electrical injuries do not survive. However, the injuries you sustained might change your life dramatically. The accident may prevent you from returning to work, so your only job now is to concentrate on your recovery.

How to recognize and avoid aggressive drivers

Aggressive drivers can make the road an unpleasant and highly dangerous place for everyone else. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive drivers cause over half of the nation's traffic fatalities. Knowing how to handle potentially volatile situations with motorists who may be upset or angry can decrease the chance of a serious accident.

Seat belt laws and seat belt use

Seat belt use has risen dramatically since the safety feature was first invented. When seat belts became mandatory equipment, drivers and passengers gained access to one of the most important tools against car accident fatalities. Today, a large majority of people in cars wear their seat belts. But until the usage rate hits 100 percent, there is still work to be done.

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.