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What to do if you're in an Uber accident

The busy roads of Kansas City, Missouri, are full of vehicles of all kinds. Some of those, naturally, are commercial vehicles. Correspondingly, there are a significant number of commercial vehicle accidents, including ones that involve drivers for services like Uber. That leaves many people wondering what their legal options are in those cases.

Be careful when hiring a charter bus company

There are a wide array of vehicles on Kansas City, Missouri, roads. Correspondingly, there are occasionally commercial vehicle accidents. Those accidents include charter buses, so anyone choosing to use a charter bus company for the transportation of their group should do so carefully.

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?

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.