Archive for August, 2012

Taking A Closer Look At Trucking Accidents

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Today, driving is pretty normal aspect of life, which we participate in every single day. Whether we are driving from home to the office, running some errands, or picking up our loved ones from school, or their activites we are constantly on the go. While we rely on driving to get the duties and responsibilities in our lives accomplished driving can also be very dangerous especially when those on the road are either under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, or are fatigued. In this day and age, trucking accidents are not only in existence, but are also on the rise. Yet, what do you need to know when encountering a trucking accident in order to come out on top?

Identifying Trucking Accidents From The Source

When trucking accident usually occur one individual is usually looked at before others as the cause of the accident, the truck driver. Today, truck drivers are constantly pushing their limits with driving in order to not only make deliveries on time, but to also keep the money rolling in. Currently, there are many issues within the trucking industry such as driver log books, clocking in, and other aspects, which do ultimately do not hold truck drivers accountable for being safe, and alert out on the road.

What You Can Expect From Trucking Accidents

When a truck driver is fatigued, not alert, and simply not paying attention out on the road they are putting not only themselves at serious risk of being involved in a severe accident, but also everyone else around them. Usually when truck accidents occur lots of vehicular damage occurs for all parties that are impacted by the accident, which ultimately then leads to serious injuries, and even death. Trucking accidents are different from normal auto accidents considering the fact you are dealing with large vehicles that are either twice, or even three times the size of normal, economy vehicles.

Ultimately, when you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident you may be entitled to damages for the damage to your vehicle, as well as for any injuries, or even death that occurred as a result of the accident. In order to get the appropriate damages you need for the injuries, or damage that you and your property sustained you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. With an attorney on your side you can rest assure that your case, your rights, and your damages will be fought for accordingly.

We listen to our clients and follow through on our commitments. We will give you the quality service and personal attention that you deserve. From our offices in Kansas City, we help clients from throughout the region, including St. Joseph, Independence, Lees Summit, Columbia, Warrensburg, Overland Park, Olathe, Atchison, Lawrence, Topeka, and many more Kansas and Missouri communities. For primary startup and general information our offices are located at 1718 WALNUT, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64108, or we can be reached locally through phone at (816) 472-HOPE (4673), fax at (816) 472-5464, or our TOLL FREE number at (877) 535-1163

What You Can Expect From Boating Accidents

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Boating is a very popular activity for many Americans, especially since we are currently enjoying the Summer sun, and enduring the heat. Whether it is cruising around a river, lake, or a reservoir area boating can be seen all over. However, did you know that boating accidents not only can occur in the blink of an eye, but also are actually fairly common? Boating accidents are not only very serious, but usually result in an individual being seriously injured, and even killed depending on the severity of the accident. Yet, how do boating accidents actually occur, and what can you expect when dealing with one?

Understanding Boating Accidents

Usually the main cause of boating accidents today is that of simply not paying attention. Many people do not consider boating to truly requiring an individual to operate a vehicle, since the vehicle itself is in the water. When this type of thinking comes to play individuals become very reckless, and do not give enough attention to their surroundings, as they should. Also, many individual boat while under the influence and participate in operating a boat, or vehicle in the water while being intoxicated, or under the influence of other drugs.

What You Can Expect

Yet, what actually can happen when either in individual, a group of friends, or even a family encounters a boating accident?   When an individual becomes involved in a boating accident they face a few different results whether it is that of being injured, or killed. Some injuries that you can easily encounter when being the victim of a boating accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Drowning
  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injuries
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Death

While you can easily become injured as a result of a boating accident one can also assume that any boating vehicle involved with the accident can be severely damaged, as well as other aspects of boating including docks, homes, and other boats.

When you or a loved one has been injured, or killed as a result of a boating accident do not hesitate in contacting an experienced, and dedicated personal injury attorney immediately. By contacting a personal injury attorney your rights, your case, and your life will be fought for accordingly with your best interests in mind.

We listen to our clients and follow through on our commitments. We will give you the quality service and personal attention that you deserve. From our offices in Kansas City, we help clients from throughout the region, including St. Joseph, Independence, Lees Summit, Columbia, Warrensburg, Overland Park, Olathe, Atchison, Lawrence, Topeka, and many more Kansas and Missouri communities. For primary startup and general information our offices are located at 1718 WALNUT, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64108, or we can be reached locally through phone at (816) 472-HOPE (4673), fax at (816) 472-5464, or our TOLL FREE number at (877) 535-1163