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If you get into an accident, try to remember some of these tips

For those who have already been in a car accident, you know just how chaotic
and bizarre the moment that follow the wreck can be. For those who haven\’t
been in an accident, heed some of the lessons in this blog post so that
you will be better prepared in case you are involved in a wreck. Though
if the knowledge never gets used because you don\’t get into a car
accident, then that\’s even better!

When you get into a car accident, one of the simplest steps you can take
is to do nothing. Yes, that\’s right — do nothing. What we mean by
that is don\’t leave the scene of the wreck. Don\’t drive off; don\’t
flee; don\’t think you\’ll get away from the law. No matter what
happens, you are better served by staying at the scene.

Now that you have remained at the scene, you can take a few more proactive
steps. For example, you should check on any other drivers, pedestrians,
or people involved in the wreck. Call the police to get some help to the
scene, regardless of whether people are injured or not. Take pictures
of the accident scene, and get any statements or information from witnesses
to help you down the line if legal action is taken by any party.

Ultimately, you will want to get the information of the other people involved
in the accident, and then you will need to contact your car insurance
provider to file a claim over the accident.

Source: FindLaw, \”After a Car Accident: First Steps,\” Accessed June 19, 2015

Truck Accidents

Study: Trucks involved in disproportionate share of accidents

There is no doubt that in Joplin, we rely on commercial trucking to bring goods in and out of our city. There\’s also no doubt that heavy, fast-moving tractor-trailers increase dangers on Missouri\’s interstate highways and city streets. Findings from a recent study show that big rigs are involved in a disproportionate number of accidents. Though trucks account for only 8 percent of all vehicle miles, they are involved in

Medical Errors

Jury Verdict Awarded Over $1 Million to Victim of Esophageal Injury Caused by Negligent Doctor

On February 23, 2015, plaintiff James \”Gary\” Cooper underwent a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication by defendant Dr. Jeffrey Kellar at North Hills Surgery Center. During the surgery, a dilator, called a bougie, was passed into Gary\’s esophagus. It was noted by Dr. Kellar that there was difficulty passing the bougie. During the surgery, a perforation of Gary\’s esophagus occurred and was unrecognized. Dr. Kellar did not perform any intraoperative testing to

Truck Accidents

Looking at the issue of cargo securement in the trucking industry

Truck accidents can occur for all sorts of reasons, and commercial vehicle drivers and their employers have a duty to see to it that they are not only abiding by all state and federal safety regulations, but engaging in business practices which promote safety on the roadway. Truck safety regulations cover a variety of issues, such as hours of service, drug testing, and vehicle maintenance. One important area of regulation

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