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Are You Taking The Missouri Distracted Driving Pledge?

Distracted driving causes thousands of serious accidents every year, and more and more states are passing laws limiting cell phone use in an effort to curb one of the main sources of distraction. Unfortunately, these accidents continue to occur and leave victims with serious injuries, simply because drivers continue to drive distracted. FOX 2 News is asking drivers to take a personal pledge to stop distracted driving. According to the new outlet’s website, it’s goals are to change behavior in St. Louis, prevent unnecessary accidents, and save lives. You can take the pledge to drive S.A.F.E - Sober and Free of Electronics, at their website here. People Injured By Distracted Drivers...

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Who is at Fault for a Rear-End Collision in Missouri?

You may have heard that the driver of the trailing vehicle is always at fault for rear-end accidents. While it's certainly true that the rear driver is often at fault for these kinds of crashes, there are cases where the driver of the front vehicle can be held liable. As a result, you should always speak to an experienced lawyer after a rear-end accident, regardless of whether you were in the front or the rear vehicle. Missouri Law on Rear-End Collisions Under Missouri case law, there is a presumption that the driver of the rear vehicle is at fault for a rear end accident. This rule is known as the...

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Can You Be Fired for a DWI in Missouri?

A DWI conviction is a serious matter that can have wide-ranging consequences on every aspect of your life. If the police arrested you for drunk driving, you may be wondering whether you could lose your job, and the short answer is "yes." Missouri is an at-will employment state, which means that an employer may terminate an employee at any time, and for any reason, so long as the reasons for firing someone isn't prohibited by law. As a result, a DWI could certainly result in the loss of your job, so it's critical that anyone facing DWI charges in the...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As the weather warms up, more and more people in the St. Louis area will be dusting off their motorcycles and hitting the open road. As exhilarating as motorcycling can be, it’s critical to keep in mind that every time you get on your bike, you are exposing yourself to a risk of serious injury. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to review some basic motorcycle safety tips to reduce your risk of involvement in an accident. Here are safety tips shared by the National Safety Council: Choose a bike that is appropriate for your skill levelBe...

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4 Steps to Protecting Your Rights after a Car Accident

People are injured in car accidents on a daily basis in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were nearly 40,000 injury-causing accidents in 2017 - or more than 100 each day. In many cases, people who sustain injuries in car crashes are legally entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses, such as their medical expenses, repair bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. However, there are certain things that accident victims need to do to protect their rights and get the compensation they deserve. Four of the most...

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What happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?

April 20th, or 4/20, is a popular "holiday" among marijuana drug users. While many believe the term "420" derives from the police code for marijuana, it actually originates from a group of five Californian students who regularly smoked at 4:20 PM, and what started as a time to meet up and smoke, 420 eventually surpassed this group of five and made its way into the English vernacular. With 4/20 quickly approaching, the state of Missouri has begun its first ever, “420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign," meant to quash the number of people driving under the influence on this unofficial "holiday." According to Fox...

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