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Car Accident Claim Myths: What's True vs. What's False? Jul 5, 2019

Needing to file a claim after a car accident can seem like a tedious task, especially when so many people have conflicting stories regarding the process involving the insurance companies. While there are a lot of truths out there, there are also ...

What are the 100 Deadliest Days? Jun 19, 2019

We have entered what is considered one of the most dangerous times of the year. The summer months—specifically the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day—are considered the 100 deadliest days for a number of different reasons. It’s imperative you ...

The Process of an Uninsured Car Accident Claim Jun 3, 2019

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you know that one of the most effective ways to move forward from the emotional pain and physical injuries is to pursue compensation. Typically, this is done through the negligent party’s insurance company. ...

The Four Factors of Liability In a Car Accident May 17, 2019

When filing a car accident claim against a negligent driver, you as the plaintiff have the burden of proof to show that the other driver was in fact responsible for the crash. Proving that negligence was involved is something that requires knowledge ...

Is a Recorded Statement Required After a Car Crash? May 10, 2019

We receive a lot of questions from individuals involved in a car accident, including one of the most common: “do I need to provide the other person’s insurance company with a recorded statement after the accident?” This is a common concern that many ...

Top 3 Lies Insurance Companies Tell to Limit Liability Apr 24, 2019

Any time you’re injured in an accident and your vehicle suffers damage, you rely on the insurance company to have your back and help you cover the expenses. When it’s someone else’s negligence that causes the crash, matters become more difficult. You ...

Car Accidents Resulting In PTSD: How You Can Move Forward Apr 17, 2019

In a car accident , there are countless types of injuries that you may sustain. You can suffer from broken bones, bruises, lacerations and cuts, spinal cord damage, and even traumatic brain injuries. However, some of the most difficult injuries to ...

Why Do Insurance Companies Try to Protect Their Clients in DUI Accidents? Dec 18, 2018

We all know that drunk driving accidents are wrong. Driving while intoxicated is an illegal act that can lead to serious consequences for the driver, and anyone he or she may collide with on the road. However, in civil legal matters, insurance ...

Should I Deal with the Insurance Company Alone? Sep 26, 2018

Personal injury cases of any kind typically involve you, the injured victim, going up against the defendant and their insurance company. The insurance company who provides coverage to the defendant is often the one who covers many of the damages ...

Can Third-Party Companies Be Held Liable In a Car Accident? Aug 24, 2018

Consider this scenario: You’re driving down the road and stop at a red light. Out of nowhere, you’re rear-ended by another vehicle. You and the other driver both sustain injuries, but the driver in the car behind you hit the brakes. What could this ...

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 ...

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