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Truck Accident Fatalities on Rise

Truck Accident Fatalities are on the Rise The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that overall traffic-related fatalities declined from 2016 to 2017, indicating a larger downward trend in fatal traffic crashes. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for accidents involving large commercial trucks, as fatal truck crashes reached a 29-year high in 2017. […]

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Is Smartphone Use Threatening the Lives of Pedestrians?

Is Smartphone Use Threatening the Lives of Pedestrians? The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a report with troubling information for pedestrians – the number of pedestrian deaths due to traffic accidents in 2018 is expected to be the highest since 1990 in the United States. What has caused pedestrian fatalities to rise higher […]

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A Shortage in Truck Drivers is Putting You at Risk of a Serious Accident. I-70 and I-135 attorneys.

How a Shortage of Truck Drivers is Putting You at Risk of a Serious Accident There is a serious shortage of qualified truck drivers in the United States, and it’s only predicted to get worse. In fact, senior vice president of American Trucking Association Bob Costello estimates that the shortage could grow to 175,000 by […]

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The Lifelong Costs of a Severe TBI

The Lifelong Costs of a Severe TBI According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year in the United States. When they are severe, traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with significant and long-term disabilities and medical issues that can affect them for […]

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Deer Season Increases Car Accident Risks in Kansas

Deer Season Increases Car Accident Risks in Kansas Highway officials warn of the increased risk during deer breeding season for serious car accidents and injuries. In Kansas, deer breeding seasons runs from October through December each year. During this time, deer-related car accidents in Salina are a major concern. In addition to causing extensive property […]

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If I was partially at fault in my accident, am I entitled to compensation if I was injured?

If I Was Partially at Fault in My Accident, am I Entitled to Compensation? When accidents happen, it is often the result of another person’s negligence. In these situations, you may be entitled to compensation for personal injuries you suffer, which includes medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs you incur. Even in cases in […]

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Taking Your Kid Out of the Game – Concussions

Taking Your Kid Out of the Game – Concussions   Source: American Journal of Pathology, DOI: 10.1016 WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2015) — Doctors who order several days of rest after a person suffers a concussion are giving sound advice, say researchers, and new data from animal models explains why. Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists say […]

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What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work? Following a workplace accident, you need to act quickly to preserve your right to benefits. Almost every employer in Kansas is required to possess workers compensation insurance. Even some employers who are not required to carry workers compensation insurance will buy it anyway. For most […]

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Emotional Signs & Symptoms of TBI Victims

Emotional Signs and Symptoms of TBI Victims Look for mood swings as well as any changes in personality Any traumatic blow to the head or body can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some TBI symptoms are hard to miss—loss of consciousness, paralysis, slurred speech, and impaired coordination are only some of the most obvious. […]

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Can I Sue for My Brain Injury in Kansas?

Is It Possible To Sue for My Traumatic Brain Injury in Kansas? The brain is the body’s most important–and perhaps most vulnerable–organ. The brain controls everything from thinking to emotion, memory to language and more. Which is why when a person suffers a blow or other injury to the head the results can be so […]

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