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  • The Importance of Trucking Regulations to Public Safety, Personal Injury Cases

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

    Commercial tractor-trailers and trucks are the largest vehicles on public roadways, with some weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Because these commercial vehicles are so massive, difficult to steer, and slow to stop, they often cause some of the most devastating vehicular accidents, and pose increased risks of injuries, catastrophic injuries, and death. Due to these extreme risks, federal ...
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  • Risks of Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 16-Feb-2017

    Commercial tractor-trailers are the largest motor vehicles on our roads and highways. They are also the most dangerous. Because these massive machines are slower, heavier, and more difficult to maneuver than passenger vehicles, they pose a lot of risks to the general public – especially when trucking companies and truck drivers fail to uphold their obligations to abide by safety standards ...
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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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  • 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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  • 2010 Ford F150 Truck Fires

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 5-Jan-2013

    Car and truck fires are always frightening events. But when a vehicle appears to spontaneously combust, fear is often replaced with anger, and a lot of questions. Car and truck fires can result in the total loss of the vehicle involved, and may also lead to damage to the surrounding property, especially if, when the fire starts, the vehicle is parked in a garage. Unfortunately, in many cases car ...
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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 20-Aug-2012

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formally known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), affects approximately 1.2 million Americans. CRPS is considered a chronic condition. It can impact any part of the body, but most often impacts an arm or a leg. Many individuals first develop CRPS after suffering injuries in a car accident, or truck accident. CRPS is hard to diagnose. Therefore, insurance ...
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  • Studies Indicate That Tired Drivers May Be As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 3-Aug-2012

    Many people that would never consider getting behind the wheel of a car or truck after having a few drinks think nothing of driving while tired. In fact a recent study by the AAA Foundation found that 2 out of every five drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel. The AAA study also found that one in six deadly crashes, and one in eight crashes leading to hospitalization, resulted from ...
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  • Car or Truck Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 27-Jul-2012

    Somewhere in the United States, an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every 15 seconds - over 2 million TBIs each year. A TBI usually results from a severe blow to the head. However, rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, without the head actually striking anything at all, the type of movement associated with many car accidents, may also cause a TBI. In fact, car accidents ...
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  • Whiplash Mythology

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 25-Jul-2012

    When dealing with soft tissue cases, arguing that whiplash is not a serious injury is possibly the biggest myth perpetuated by insurance adjusters. Whiplash injuries commonly result from car accidents, and can be a very serious. In fact, over 20% of those individuals that have suffered a whiplash type injury still complain of pain 12 months following the injury. Even so, adjusters still insist on ...
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  • Minor Impact Car Accidents and the Insurance Adjuster's Refusal to Pay

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 20-Jul-2012

    I hear it from insurance adjusters time and time again: “Your client‘s car accident, involved a minor impact collision, with little property damage; therefore, your client cannot possibly be seriously injured”. At best, such a statement represents an insurance adjuster’s fundamental misunderstanding of the laws of physics, as they relate to car accidents. Unfortunately, I ...
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  • Missouri and Kansas Accidents and Contingent Fees

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 9-Jul-2012

    During the course an initial Kansas or Missouri car accident, truck accident or boating accident consultation, most prospective clients ask: “How much is this going to cost?” It is a very valid question. Different law firms handle fees in different ways. The Montee Law Firm handles car accidents, truck accidents and boating accidents, in Kansas and Missouri, on a contingent fee basis. ...
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  • Boating Accidents - Fatalities Up And Alcohol Use Is A Major Factor

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 5-Jul-2012

    Residents of Missouri and Kansas are fortunate to have numerous lakes and rivers available for boating and other recreational activities. Unfortunately, boat accidents, like car accidents and truck accidents, often result in serious injuries, and even death. According to the latest report by the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2011, the boating accident fatality rate was 6.2 deaths per 100,000 registered ...
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  • Truck Accidents and Applicable Statutes of Limitations

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 30-Jun-2012

    Commonly known as a statute of limitations, laws barring an individual’s ability to bring a claim for damages after a car accident or truck accident, after the passing of a specific period of time, exist in every state. The time periods vary, and the whole process can become even more confusing when an accident occurs in one state, but suit is filed in a different state. A recent case handed ...
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  • Missouri Truck Accident Statistics

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 22-Jun-2012

    In Missouri in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available from Missouri’s 2010 Traffic Safety Compendium, trucks and other commercial vehicles were involved in 13,621 traffic accidents. Truck accidents and accidents involving other commercial vehicles, resulted in 105 deaths and 4007 injuries, resulting in a person being injured or killed every 2.1 hours on Missouri roads in ...
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  • Cass County Missouri Amnesty for Warrants

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 20-Jun-2012

    Under the topic of news you might be able to use, is the warrant amnesty program currently taking place in Cass County, Missouri. The amnesty program will run through June 22, 2012. The program applies to warrants issued through Division III of the Cass County, Missouri Circuit Court. If you are believe you might have a warrant pending in Cass County, you can verify whether or not a warrant is ...
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