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October 2016 Archives

FMCSA makes safety recommendations to truckers on the Galaxy Note7

All kinds of things can impact the likelihood of a truck getting into an accident. One are what sorts of objects are aboard the truck. This not only includes what kind of cargo a truck is carrying, but what objects a trucker brings with them into the truck. When such objects contain defects which could cause fires or other harmful incidents, there could be a risk that the object could open the door to a crash through disrupting the truck or its driver.

NHTSA report finds car crash fatalities reach record high, impact in MO

A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis finds that the rate of fatalities from auto accidents increased significantly in 2015. The number of fatalities was up from 32,744 in 2014 to 35,092 in 2015. This translates to a 7.2 percent increase - the largest jump in almost fifty years.

Worried your medical device could get hacked? 3 tips to avoid injury.

It seems like something out of a science fiction movie - the main character in the midst of making a major decision clutches his chest and keels over. It appears he had a heart attack, but further examination reveals that the main character of this story had a medical device that was hacked by his arch nemeses. The arch nemeses gained access to the medical device and caused the heart attack, diabetic shock or other medical emergency.

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.