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August 2016 Archives

Dangerous furniture a real risk to children

When thinking about a child's room, many will think of toys, games and general clutter. Wanting things to have a place, many parents also buy children's furniture, including dressers and bookshelves. What many do not realize, though, is that unsecured furniture poses a real risk to children.

Hurt while walking: Thousands injured in pedestrian accidents

Sometimes it is rather nice to get where you need to go by foot. Instead of starting up the car and driving to the destination, many enjoy walking as a way to get places, give the dog some exercise or even just to get outside and get some fresh air. For others, running is also a healthy, and enjoyable, pastime.

Missouri having safe driving contest for high schools

There are multiple parties that have the potential to be a big influence on teen driver behavior. Two major such examples are a teen's friends and a teen's family members. In your opinion, what are some of the most important things that friends and family can do when it comes to encouraging teens to be safe when driving?

Falls: A serious risk for those 65 and older

Fall injuries are very serious, especially for older people. Unfortunately, this is also the same population frequently treated for fall injuries. While some of these falls are simply accidents that could not be avoided, there are plenty that happen due to uneven sidewalks, missing handrails and broken or uneven steps.

Fatality rate substantially higher for motorcyclists

As we posted on earlier, preliminary data from the Governors Highway Safety Association was pointing to a 10 percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in the number of motorcyclists killed on U.S. roadways. Missouri was also included in the list of 31 states to see increases in motorcyclist fatalities.

Could video games make for better drivers?

Sometimes, what hobbies a person has can have impacts on aspects of their everyday life beyond just their free time. One hobby that is a pretty common one in today’s world is playing video games. Might whether a person plays video games and, if they do, what types of video games they play impact how good of a driver they are in the real world? A study points to the possibility that it does.

Can the hospital take my settlement?

Let's say you were in a horrible car accident. You sustained pretty serious injuries and needed rather extensive medical care. Not only did this crash lead to hefty medical bills and lost wages from needing to take a leave of absence from work, but you will also continue to accrue medical bills from ongoing rehabilitation needs.

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.