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Bicycle Safety

By Kendall Law Group LLC / July 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Bicycle Safety

With rising gas prices, more and more people are using bicycles to commute in urban areas, and cycling remains a popular form of exercise and leisure. While traveling on the roadway, cycles are considered vehicles and must adhere to motorized vehicles’ same rights and responsibilities. When a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it is the cyclist who runs the risk of injury. For this reason, it is essential for a cyclist to know the rules and be familiar with ways to stay safe.

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Boater Safety

By Kendall Law Group LLC / June 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Boater Safety

Hitting the lake or river for some recreation may be at the top of your list this summer. Before launch, you need to be familiar with all requirements and safety standards. Let us take a look at the requirements by state.

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4th of July Safety

By Kendall Law Group LLC / June 29, 2021 / Comments Off on 4th of July Safety

There is nothing more American than celebrating the nation’s Independence Day with your loved ones and friends. The 2021 holiday marks the resumption of pre-COVID-19 travel. Many will be on the roads and flying for the holiday. Although the celebrations can generate a lot of summertime fun, they are not without their risks. Here are a few common risks associated with the 4th of July and ways to mitigate your exposure.

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Facts About Brain Injuries

By Kendall Law Group LLC / April 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Facts About Brain Injuries

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a hit to the body, causing the head and brain to move back and forth quickly. Sudden movements, such as those experienced in car accidents, can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, resulting in chemical changes and sometimes stretching and damage to brain cells.

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How the Use of Cell Phones Has Changed Driving

By Kendall Law Group LLC / March 27, 2021 / Comments Off on How the Use of Cell Phones Has Changed Driving

The idea that using a cell phone while driving is unsafe is no longer debatable. A study published almost 25 years ago in The New England Journal of Medicine titled Association Between Cellular Telephone Calls and Motor Vehicle Collisions found that the use of cellular telephones in motor vehicles was associated with a quadrupling of…

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Hang Up Or Pay Up

By Kendall Law Group LLC / February 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Hang Up Or Pay Up

As we discussed in our previous blog, Missouri semi wrecks are on the rise. Due to their foreboding size and weight, semi trucks and tractor trailers can cause severe injuries and death. In May of 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made it illegal for commercial drivers to operate hand-held mobile devices while operating a vehicle.

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Missouri Truck Wrecks Are on The Rise

By Kendall Law Group LLC / February 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Missouri Truck Wrecks Are on The Rise

Despite significantly reduced travel due to COVID-19, the Missouri collision fatality count increased in 2020. There were 988 Missouri traffic fatalities recorded in 2020. State law enforcement attributes this increase to speeding and encourages slower driving speeds. The Missouri Highway Patrol has ramped up its monitoring of the state’s roadways. Motorists are cautioned, the faster your rate of travel, the more severe a collision will be. It has become commonplace for Missouri drivers to travel at speeds in excess of 90 mph.

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ATV Injuries and Deaths in 2020

By Kendall Law Group LLC / December 11, 2020 / Comments Off on ATV Injuries and Deaths in 2020

The year 2020 has seen a surge of injuries and deaths related to the operation of ATVs, UTVs, and other recreational vehicles in Missouri and the Kansas City area. In early August, one teen girl was killed and her passenger was seriously injured after they lost control of the Polaris UTV they were operating on in Saline County. Their vehicle skidded off the road, hit a ditch, and overturned. During the same week, a 43-year-old La Monte man died after the ATV he was operating overturned while negotiating a curve, landing on top of him. And in September a 29-year-old female Forsyth resident was killed after her 2019 Honda Rubicon overturned, ejecting her.

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Missouri Nursing Homes are Among the Worst in the U.S.

By Kendall Law Group LLC / July 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Missouri Nursing Homes are Among the Worst in the U.S.

Government records show Missouri has some of the worst nursing homes in the country. During the past 3 years, the deaths of at least 28 nursing home residents in Missouri were caused by carelessness or neglect. Those deaths were caused by medication errors, bedsores and staff not being properly trained in CPR, among other causes. All of those deaths were preventable.

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What is Distracted Driving and How Can We Prevent it?

By Kendall Law Group LLC / July 30, 2020 / Comments Off on What is Distracted Driving and How Can We Prevent it?

I remember it like it was yesterday. Three years ago I was headed back to my office after meeting with a new client. It was a beautiful fall day and the leaves on the trees were at their most glorious.

I was stopped at the intersection of 63rd Street and Ward Parkway Boulevard. Two cars were ahead of mine and our light was red. After a few moments, the light turned green and the cars ahead of me moved forward. I followed behind them and started to cross over the first two southbound lanes of Ward Parkway. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a blur. It was a fast-moving SUV and at that instant I knew it was going to slam into the side of my car. I instinctively hit the gas pedal and prepared for the impact.

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