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Missouri Auto Accident Statistics Oct 5, 2016

While many people take to the road each day, they may not think of the potential dangers that they face each time they get behind the wheel. Each year, there is an increasing number of vehicles throughout the nation, which means an increased risk of ...

The Facts About Texting While Driving Aug 24, 2016

Despite numerous warnings, new laws and regulations, and various other factors to fight against the issue, texting and driving is still far too common. Not only is this a distraction to drivers, but it is something that can — and has already — lead ...

What To Do After an Auto Accident Apr 15, 2016

You can look on the news any given day and see some sort of report discussing an auto accident . Collisions happen frequently all over the United States and the results can be disastrous depending on how severe the accident is. Accidents are caused ...

Client Testimonial-Peterson Was There for Us! Feb 10, 2016

Peterson & Associates, P.C.™ was there for us when our family was in a car accident . They walked us through every step of the process and were able to secure a settlement for our family.

NHTSA Crackdown on Drunk Driving this Holiday Season Dec 23, 2015

The national campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is underway, including an ad being shown before Star Wars: The Force Awakens , from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3. Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the campaign urges Americans ...

Google Is Building a Driverless Car Business Dec 21, 2015

"Self-driving cars" sounds like something out of science fiction, but these are already on the road in some cities and may be hitting the mass market sooner than you think. Driverless Competition for Uber Under Alphabet Inc., Google plans to utilize ...

2014 Traffic Fatalities Hit a Record Low Dec 18, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced some good news. The number of traffic fatalities for 2014 were at record lows, but will the trend continue in 2015? Statistics for 2014 Traffic Fatalities A total of 32,675 traffic ...

Pedestrians in Wheelchairs More Likely To Be Involved in Deadly Traffic Accidents Dec 16, 2015

Pedestrians in wheelchairs should be as safe as the general population while traveling throughout their communities, but unfortunately, they are a third more likely to be killed in traffic accidents. Accident Statistics Concerning Pedestrians in ...

U.S. to Overhaul Crash Ratings System with Advanced Technology Dec 11, 2015

The Department of Transportation will be overhauling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) five-star crash ratings system, according to a recent press release. The changes will include crash-avoidance technology, additional ...

Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident? Dec 9, 2015

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may want to hire an attorney. The decision will d epend on the severity of any injuries, the question of liability and your ability to cover out-of-pocket expenses. Although the last thing you want to deal with ...

Can a Car Accident Lower Your Resale Value? Dec 7, 2015

If you’ve been in a car accident , one of the last things on your mind might be how it will affect your trade-in value. The reality is that any type of accident could impact resale value, even a minor fender bender. For example, you may have been ...

Determining Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident Dec 3, 2015

Some car accidents are pretty cut-and-dry when it comes to determining fault. Other times it comes down to one driver’s word against another. When a crash involves three or more drivers, assigning fault can become complicated. Even if one driver ...

Where do Most Car Accidents Happen? Nov 30, 2015

Car accidents can happen anywhere. However, they take place in more specific spots, during certain times of day and even months of the year. For example, more accidents are reported in Missouri during December than any other month of the year. ...

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident? Nov 23, 2015

If you’ve just been in a car accident, you may go through a range of emotions, including shock, anger and even guilt. If you were seriously injured, you may be facing huge medical costs, lifetime disability, lost wages and psychological trauma. In ...

Is Vehicle Color Related to Accident Rates? Nov 20, 2015

While it seems insignificant in the event of an accident, vehicles of certain colors are more likely to be involved in car accidents. Researchers have found certain vehicle colors are safer, while others pose a higher risk to drivers. What color car ...

Do Car Accidents Cause PTSD? Nov 17, 2015

Getting into an auto accident can be an extremely upsetting experience for anyone, especially if an injury or death was involved. It is completely normal for car accident victims to go through a range of emotions, from guilt and anger, to fear and ...

Do I Pay Taxes on a Car Accident Settlement? Nov 16, 2015

If you’ve recently received a settlement as a result of a car accident claim or lawsuit, you may be surprised to learn that some of that amount may be taxable. How much you owe will depend on the specific details of your claim and how your ...

How Car Accident Settlements are Determined Nov 13, 2015

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be pursuing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. After you and your attorney have established liability (who is at fault), the next step is usually ...

What to Do After a Car Accident Nov 11, 2015

If you’ve just been in a car accident, there are probably a dozen thoughts rushing through your head. After the initial shock, you will probably pull over, ask if everyone is ok and look for signs of injury. But what is the next step? Do you call ...

Three-Car Collision Kills Toddler and Injures 8-year-old Child Nov 9, 2015

A 17-month-old child of a newlywed couple was killed Saturday afternoon in a deadly accident in Overland Park. The three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of 175th Street and Pflumm Road. The toddler’s 20-year old mother and 8-year old ...

Can I File a Lawsuit Against a Hit-and-Run Driver? Oct 2, 2015

When you’re involved in an auto accident and the driver at fault flees the scene, you might be wondering what you can do. Although insurance companies can help cover the costs of property damage and medical expenses, it can be much more difficult ...

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Fairground Park Sep 29, 2015

A 29-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Fairground Park on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Around 5:00 p.m., the man was walking alone through the park. Police say the driver of a White Pontiac G6 was traveling through the park in the wrong ...

Bicycle Injuries on the Rise Sep 23, 2015

Commuter bicyclists are becoming more common across Missouri. With more bicycles on the road, bicycle accident injuries are on the rise. According to 2011 Missouri statistics, a bicycle injury or fatality occurred about every 15 hours. One major ...

Child Passenger Safety Week Sep 18, 2015

It is National Child Passenger Safety Week and a good time to review child passenger safety recommendations that parents can incorporate into day to day routines. Driving with a child passenger means certain precautions should be taken to make sure ...

Head-Up Displays: More Distracted Drivers? Sep 14, 2015

Head-up displays are quickly becoming commonplace across many makes and models of automobiles. However, critics of the new display, are calling the advanced technology a major distraction to drivers who are quickly becoming overstimulated by the ...

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