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  • Rental Scooter Accidents in Kansas City: Injuries on the Rise

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 1-Nov-2018

    Rental electric scooters have become the latest trend in sharable app-based transportation services, growing in popularity at a clip akin to bikeshare programs and rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Similar to how those services work, customers using an app on their smart phone can locate the nearest scooter, unlock it, and get where they need to go. Since they don’t have to be docked at ...
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  • What Are My Rights When Injured by an Uninsured Motorist?

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 4-Jun-2018

    When it comes to auto accidents and personal injury cases, injured victims have the right to seek financial compensation for their damages from the at-fault party. In most cases, this means an at-fault motorist who drove distracted or under the influence, ran a red light or was speeding, or was otherwise negligent in causing an accident and injuries. When filing a claim or lawsuits against a ...
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  • Bus & Public Transportation Accidents: Investigative Report Shows Kansas City Transit Authority Has Poor Safety Record

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 8-May-2018

    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) operates a number of public transportation services throughout Missouri and Kansas, including nearly 90 local bus routes and the Metro Area Express (MAX) bus rapid transit. Those services are critical to the public, and provide a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation to millions of local residents and visitors each ...
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  • Protecting Your Rights After a Drunk Driving Accident

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 3-Apr-2018

    Late last month, members of the Missouri House Appropriations Committee voted for the second consecutive year to strip funding for drunk driving checkpoints across the state. Instead, lawmakers allocated roughly $20 million to the Missouri Department of Transportation to fund other drunk driving prevention efforts, including saturation patrols and public awareness campaigns. Some advocates have ...
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  • Studies Show Spike in Fatal Car Wrecks Following Daylight Saving Time

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 1-Mar-2018

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) is fast approaching. Though turning the clocks and hour ahead and “springing forward” brings the benefit of more daylight, it also poses increased risks of car accidents, according to a number of studies. Once adopted as a means to conserve energy, Daylight Saving Time has been a subject of debate over the years. Many of the 48 U.S. states that currently ...
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  • After an Accident: 4 Things Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 2-Feb-2018

    Victims injured in accidents caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another have legal rights – including the right to seek financial compensation for the damages they suffered. By filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party – including a negligent driver who caused an auto accident, a negligent property owner who failed to address potential hazards on their ...
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  • Why You Should Never Say "Sorry" After an Accident

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 6-Nov-2017

    Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is not something people plan for. As such, it can be a frightening and unfamiliar experience, and one in which victims injured in wrecks can make a number of mistakes that ultimately impact their ability to seek financial compensation for their injuries. Among these mistakes is apologizing – something that should always be avoided after an accident. ...
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  • After Accident Checklist: What to Do

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 8-Jun-2017

    No one plans on being involved in a traffic collision, which is why any auto accident can be a frightening experience, especially when they result in injuries. Because what you do or say following a wreck can impact your health, communication with insurance companies, and your right to recover compensation for property damage or personal injury, planning for the unexpected or taking immediate ...
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  • Kansas City's Most Dangerous Intersections

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 6-Mar-2017

    Driver distraction is as much a problem in Kansas City as it is throughout the country. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of serious, preventable car accidents. A survey of more than 7,500 auto accidents in 2012 revealed that driver distraction was the number one culprit behind a number of preventable collisions at intersections. Data from public records provided by the Missouri State ...
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  • Proving Liability in Car Accident Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 30-Nov-2016

    Victims injured in car accidents caused by others may have a right to file personal injury claims against the responsible party. These claims can allow victims and their loved ones to recover compensation for their damages. There are two main points these claims will attempt to prove: Another person's actions caused a victim harm; and The at-fault party should be held liable for the damages ...
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  • What You Need to Do At the Scene of Any Car or Truck Accident

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 28-Jun-2016

    If you are involved in a car or truck accident - especially an accident that results in personal injury - there are certain things that, if you are physically able, you should do to preserve your claim for damages. Assess the situation. First, assess your physical condition, and the condition of anyone riding as a passenger in your vehicle. If anyone in your vehicle is complaining of any type of ...
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  • Watch Out, Foot Commuters!: Safety Tips for Pedestrians

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 14-Jan-2016

    When living in a big city, the best form of transportation may be by foot. By walking, you can avoid traffic, make frequent stops without having to find parking, and even enjoy the friendly smiles of those passing by. Although in some cities, such as Kansas City, commuting by foot may be the most efficient form of transportation, it can also be one of the most dangerous. In fact, the National ...
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  • When it Rains, It Pours: 13 Tips for Safe Rainy Weather Driving

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 11-Dec-2015

    With fall coming to an end and winter beginning soon, you can count on frequent rainy weather. While rain can be enjoyable, it can also pose serious driving risks if motorists are not considerate of driving habits or observant of road conditions. To stay safe when commuting from home to work or any other place, consider reading the following safety tips our Kansas City car accident lawyers have ...
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  • Traveling the Sunday After Thanksgiving Weekend? Here's the Safest Times to Drive

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 13-Nov-2015

    On Thanksgiving weekend, many people are traveling to and from the homes of family members and friends. Of course, due to the numerous drivers on the road, heavy traffic congests roads during the holiday weekend. In addition, there is a larger risk of car accidents due to the high volume of drivers occupying the roads. However, some times are better to travel than others. Waze, the world’s ...
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  • I Got into an Accident. What Will Happen Next?

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 25-Mar-2015

    Car accidents can and do happen on a daily basis. That is the unfortunate fact of life. Many times, after an accident, people are caught off guard and are unsure of what to do when the time comes. In our blog, we discuss many of the common mistakes that people make and why you should avoid doing them. By following the advice in our blog, you can not only protect yourself, but also increase your ...
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  • Drugs & Alcohol Found as Two of the Biggest Factors in Adolescent Car Accidents

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 15-Jan-2015

    Recent research indicates that in car accidents where an adolescent driver is killed, half of these drivers had alcohol or marijuana in their system at the time of the crash. Although the study only evaluated certain states, including New Hampshire, Washington, and California, it is a shocking statistic that renews conversation about current laws in place. Are drivers using one substance at a ...
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  • Driving Safety Tips for Winter Weather

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 12-Dec-2014

    The holiday season is upon us and with it comes winter weather. Each year throughout the country and the Kansas City area, numerous motorists and pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents during the winter. Many of these accidents are caused in part by unsafe conditions on public roadways, including rain, snow, and ice. Whether you and your loved ones are planning a long trip for the holidays ...
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  • Federal Officials Issue Advisory for Defective Takata Airbags

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 4-Nov-2014

    Every year in the United States, numerous products, prescription drugs, and auto parts are recalled because they post dangers to consumers. This year, however, has been unlike any other when it comes to auto recalls. According to statistics from auto manufacturers, 2014 has seen a record-setting number of vehicle recalls – over 56 million. That's roughly more than three times the number ...
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  • New Study Shows Hands-Free Devices Still Make Distracted Drivers

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 14-Oct-2014

    Most people know that driving distracted can be incredibly dangerous. From statistics that reveal thousands of injuries and deaths caused by distracted driving, it seems that many people continue to drive distracted anyway. Because distracted driving has become such a widespread problem, states across the nation have passed laws banning text messaging and the use of handheld electronic devices ...
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  • Kansas City Area Drivers Among Safest in Country, Study Says

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 17-Sep-2014

    Traffic accidents have long been one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death across the United States, and it's no different in Kansas City. What is different, however, is that Kansas City drivers may be just a little safer than others in the country, according to a recent study from Allstate Corp. In the insurance company's tenth annual Best Drivers Report, Kansas City, ...
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  • Elderly Couple Killed in Overland Park, KS Auto Accident

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 27-Sep-2013

    At approximately 3:38 p.m., on September 26, 2013, an elderly couple died in an Overland Park, Kansas auto accident. An 86 year old man and his 80 year old wife were traveling eastbound on 79 th Street when a vehicle traveling southbound on Mastin failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 79 th and Mastin, and struck the elderly couple's vehicle. The southbound vehicle was being ...
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  • Pedestrian Killed While Mowing Church Lawn in St. Charles County, Missouri

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 16-Sep-2013

    At approximately 7:30 a.m., on September 12, 2013, in an unfortunate and very unusual car accident, a pedestrian, Valente Zapata, was struck and killed by a car while mowing the lawn at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Orchard Farm area of St. Charles County, Missouri. Mr. Zapata was mowing the church lawn when Laurel Schneck lost control of her 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer while traveling southbound, ...
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  • Kansas Highway Patrol Reports 10 Fatalities in 8 accidents in the Last Two Weeks

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 13-Sep-2013

    The Kansas Highway Patrol has reported that eight motor vehicle accidents resulting in ten fatalities occurred on Kansas Highways during past two weeks ending September 13, 2013. On August 30, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on U56, approximately 5 1/2 miles east of Herrington, in Morris County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Ethan Carroll lost control of ...
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  • Missouri Adopts No Pay No Play Statute - RSMo. Section 303.390.1

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 12-Sep-2013

    The Missouri General Assembly, by the smallest possible margin, has voted to override Governor Nixon's veto of HB339. The bill, which will now be codified as R.S.Mo. Section 303.390.1, is designed to severely limit the ability of an uninsured motorist to recover damages if that person is involved in an injury related auto accident. What Is A "No Pay, No Play" Statute? By overriding ...
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  • 79th Fatality on Missouri Roads in 2013

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 9-Sep-2013

    Several auto accidents resulting in serious injuries and one fatality occurred on Missouri Highways during the past week. On September 2, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on Highway 43, 10 miles north of Joplin, in Jasper County, Missouri. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a vehicle operated by John Adamson failed to stop for a stop sign and was broadsided by a ...
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