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Factors that lead to school bus driver fatigue

Bus driver fatigue can be incredibly dangerous. Tired drivers make mistakes, have slower reaction times and even fall asleep behind the wheel. Not only is this dangerous for students on the bus, but all other drivers on the road are also potentially in harm's way.

Commercial truckers put Missouri motorists at risk

Behaviors that are obviously dangerous for cars and SUVs are even worse for commercial trucks. The sheer size of a semi-truck amplifies common hazards, such as stop-and-go traffic, poor weather conditions, objects in the roads and other adverse conditions.

How long can a trucker legally drive?

If you've been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, like a semi truck, and you found out that the driver caused it by nodding off behind the wheel, you've probably found yourself wondering just how long that trucker was driving. Had he or she been on the road endlessly, trying to make deadlines, until it was just a matter of time before an accident happened?

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.

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, 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.