Biden Administration Upping Trucking Insurance Minimums?

Policy changes regarding transportation and the trucking industry have historically been more subdued and garnered far less attention than other areas of policy (like immigration, taxes, and healthcare). In 2020, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have increased the required minimum amount of insurance coverage for large commercial trucking companies. The Senate put that bill out to pasture, but Read More

Falls a leading cause of injury, death among construction workers

As someone who earns your living working on a Missouri construction site, you may feel well-versed in the risks and hazards associated with your line of work. Construction work places you at high risk of an injury or work-related fatality, and one of the biggest risks you face is that of falling.  According to Safety & Health, falls have plagued the construction industry for generations and have become Read More

How do I handle a hit-and-run?

One of the most frustrating varieties of automobile accidents is the hit-and-run. Even if the accident is relatively minor in nature, watching the other person drive away is infuriating. However, there are certain things you absolutely should do and must not do in the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident. The main things to keep in mind is that you must stay at the scene and talk to any eyewitnesses that are Read More

Deaths caused by red-light runners reach a 10-year high

Communities across Missouri rely on traffic lights to control the flow of traffic and prevent car wrecks. Yet, research shows that signaled intersections are often highly dangerous to navigate. Your chances of dying in a crash caused by a red-light runner is increasing, with the number of deaths arising from these circumstances recently reaching a 10-year high. According to NPR, 939 people died across the nation as Read More

Who can make a wrongful death claim?

A wrongful death claim may arise when a loved one's death occurs because of the negligence of another person. The law gives some people a right to claim damages from the responsible party through the civil law system.  Unfortunately, the law does place a limit on who can make a wrongful death claim. According to the Missouri Revisor of Statutes, your relationship to the deceased and other claims can impact your Read More

What is negligent entrustment?

Your recent auto accident in Missouri has no doubt left you dealing with a good deal of frustration. Yet you may temper some of that due to the assumption that your accident was just that: an accident. However, those feelings may boil over if you learn that the driver that caused your accident had a proven history of negligence or incompetence. Your first question after learning of this may be how is it that such a Read More

What are common causes of repetitive strain injuries?

Missouri workers like you do your job every day and perform to the best of your abilities. Your workplace likely aids in this by reducing the amount of risks you face while working. Unfortunately, not every risk is easy to eliminate. Some are inherent in the very job you do, and they can lead to big issues like repetitive strain injuries. What causes RSIs? Healthline discusses the impact of repetitive strain Read More

Prepare for a safe snowmobile season

Snowmobile season will start soon. Winter sports enthusiasts enjoy the sport solo or with friends. To ensure you make the most of the snow while it lasts, you will want to prepare. Be sure you understand the local laws, keep your snowmobile well maintained, and ride safely. Know the laws Although the State of Missouri does not require registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles, there may be county or Read More

One killed, two injured in Jefferson County crash

It may be difficult for the excitement expressed by new drivers in Missouri to not rub off on to others. Yet that excitement is often tempered by the fact that new drivers pose of greater risk of causing car accidents than other demographics. This is due to statistics showing that teens are more likely to engage in reckless driving behaviors, such as driving while intoxicated, speeding, or driving at odd hours.  The Read More

What does workers’ compensation not cover?

A co-worker's recent on-the-clock accident made you realize that you do not know much about your Missouri employer's worker's compensation program. For instance, are there accidents that do not qualify for compensation? Insurance Business explores the matter. Understand when you may have to seek injury compensation elsewhere other than your employer. Hijinks Injuries resulting from employees engaging in horseplay do Read More

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