How We Can Fix Our Driving Culture

Our driving culture is a mess, and the problem on our roadways seems to getting worse. As a crash lawyer, I have had a front row seat for a steady increase in collisions that cause serious injury and traffic fatalities. I estimate that 10 years ago about 5% of the drivers on the road were considered “dangerous”. Now, largely due to the significant increase in drivers using cell phones behind the wheel, some traffic safety experts think up to a third of the drivers (33 1/3%) on the road are driving dangerously. Continue reading “How We Can Fix Our Driving Culture”

Something To Think About If You Know Someone Who Is Considering Law School

Last Saturday night I was talking to a group of college students, some who were thinking about law school. They liked the idea of law school, but were concerned about the job market for young lawyers. I told them they could always think about starting their own law practice and they were interested to know more. Continue reading “Something To Think About If You Know Someone Who Is Considering Law School”

I-70 Westbound On-Ramp at Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs

The I-70 Westbound On-Ramp from Adams Dairy Parkway is a danger zone primarily because it is highly constrictive, making it very difficult for drivers to get up to speed to safely merge with I-70 Highway speed traffic. Continue reading “I-70 Westbound On-Ramp at Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs”

Dangerous Intersection Alert: 40 Hwy & Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs

Attorney Doug Horn will be profiling dangerous intersections in the Kansas City area. As a crash lawyer, Doug Horn has represented many people who have been seriously injured or killed in intersection collisions. While all intersections are potentially dangerous, Horn’s purpose is to influence drivers to adopt the safe driver habits and behaviors that will protect themselves, their passengers, and others on the road.

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Why are Motorcycles so Hard to See?

According to recent statistics, there over eight million registered motorcycles on the roads in the United States. While drivers are more aware of motorcyclists today, than they have been in the past, accidents still occur all too often. For example, in 2015, there were 35,092 reported fatal motorcycle accidents, which represents an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Continue reading “Why are Motorcycles so Hard to See?”

How Do I Obtain A Fair Injury Settlement From An Insurance Adjuster?

If you have ever made a personal injury claim against an insurance company, you know how hard it is to get a fair and full settlement. Insurance company Claims Adjusters will work hard to adjust the claim so that they settle injury claims favorable to the insurance company. While the Claims Adjusters may be willing to reimburse a portion of your medical expense and lost income, they are very reluctant to pay your full damages that result from the incident that caused the injury.   Continue reading “How Do I Obtain A Fair Injury Settlement From An Insurance Adjuster?”

What Happens When Seniors Are Injured?

As a Kansas City injury lawyer over the past 25 years, I have handled hundreds of cases in which seniors have been negligently injured. While many of those cases are the result of a motor vehicle accident, I also have represented quite a few seniors who have been victim of a slip and fall or other types of accidents. Continue reading “What Happens When Seniors Are Injured?”

What’s More Dangerous – Texting or Talking? The Answer May Shock You

The majority of people already understand that texting and driving presents a serious risk to someone behind the wheel, their passengers and others who are on the road. This is true for any state, including Missouri. While Missouri has enacted some laws against texting and driving while behind the wheel, many don’t think it is enough to end the problem. Continue reading “What’s More Dangerous – Texting or Talking? The Answer May Shock You”

Tips to Avoid Accidents with Large Trucks

Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on the road (in most cases). As a result, they require more time to slow down and speed up and more room on the road to maneuver. Big rigs also have more blind spots than traditional passenger vehicles. While the trucks are a vital part of the country’s economy, they also present a serious risk to other drivers on the road. Continue reading “Tips to Avoid Accidents with Large Trucks”

Tips for Teaching Your Teen Driver to be Safe

When it is time for your teen to “take to the road” on their own, you want to have confidence that they know what to do and how to remain safe. If you want this peace of mind, it is up to you to teach them the rules of the road, and other tips that will help them avoid being involved in an accident. Continue reading “Tips for Teaching Your Teen Driver to be Safe”