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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Distracted Driving: The Problem is Bigger than You Think

Distracted driving is considered to be a contributing factor in a large number of accidents. For example, in 2015 alone, distracted driving was reported as being a leading factor in accidents that killed almost 3,500 people, which represents 9.8 percent of all fatalities; however, many instances may not be reported. Continue reading “Distracted Driving: The Problem is Bigger than You Think”

Smithville, MO – Accidents and Unsafe Road Conditions

When most people hear about a car or truck accident that resulted in serious injuries, or even death, they may automatically assume two vehicles (i.e. car, big rig, motorcycle, etc.) collided. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only way that accidents on the road result in injuries or deaths. Continue reading “Smithville, MO – Accidents and Unsafe Road Conditions”

Odessa, MO – Accidents, Injuries and Compensation

Odessa is a small community in Lafayette County, Missouri, with a population of just 5,300. While the interstate runs nearby, the community is still close-knit, which means when an accident, injury or fatality occurs, many people in the local area are effected. Continue reading “Odessa, MO – Accidents, Injuries and Compensation”

Oak Grove, MO – Motorcycle Accidents and Claims

In 2016 alone, there were over 2,100 motorcycle accidents in the state of Missouri. According to the Missouri Transportation Department, over 1,900 motorcyclists suffered an injury and a record setting 122 were killed. In the past four years, the state has seen a disturbing increase in the number of motorcycle fatalities.    Continue reading “Oak Grove, MO – Motorcycle Accidents and Claims”

Kearney, MO – Accidents and Injuries

During the winter months the roads in Kearney can become quite dangerous, especially along the stretch of I-435 traveling through the city. To illustrate this point, consider the multivehicle wreck that occurred on Interstate 435 near Cookingham Drive. Continue reading “Kearney, MO – Accidents and Injuries”

Gladstone, MO – Dangers and Risks of Roadway Accidents

According to information from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the most dangerous intersection in the city of Gladstone is located at 72nd Street and MO 1. In fact, between the dates of 2010 and 2016, this intersection saw 41 accidents and 11 injuries. While there were no fatalities here, these numbers are still shockingly high, compared to other busy intersections in the city. Continue reading “Gladstone, MO – Dangers and Risks of Roadway Accidents”

Excelsior Springs Traffic Accidents

Two teenagers lost their lives and two more suffered serious injuries in June of 2016 after an accident occurred on 291 Highway in Excelsior Springs, MO. However, what is shocking about this accident is that the vehicle was stopped by officers shortly before the crash occurred. Continue reading “Excelsior Springs Traffic Accidents”

Distracted Driving Accidents: How to Protect Yourself in Kansas City

There are many things that drivers do behind the wheel that end up taking their eyes and attention off the roadway. Some of these require a momentary glance away, while other tasks force a driver to divert their eyes and attention for up to 5 seconds. Whatever the case, driver distraction is now becoming epidemic, mostly due to the proliferation of the cell phone. As a result, all of us are encountering what I call a “new universe of roadway risk” giving rise to a greater probability of serious injury and death. Continue reading “Distracted Driving Accidents: How to Protect Yourself in Kansas City”