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Myths About Car Accident Injury Claims

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 by Zane Cagle

After a car accident, you need to be aware of some false assumptions or myths. Few people question those myths until they are actually involved in a car crash. According to the auto insurance industry information, the average person will be in in a crash every 18 years–thus about four…

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Super Bowl-Plan for a Safe Ride Home After the Party!

Posted on January 31st, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Missouri is ramping up to be the state of celebration involving the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. You won’t have to travel to Miami to be a part of the celebration. There are going to be plenty of Super Bowl parties this Sunday. On regular Super Bowl weekends, we like…

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U-Turns in the 314? Legal or Illegal in St. Louis?

Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

The U-Turn is extremely popular in Missouri, and St. Louis specifically.  You want to make sure you are making a legal U-turn to avoid citations and car accidents. While you are driving around St. Louis, you may see many drivers making a U-turn in all kinds of traffic. Since it…

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Two Fatal St. Louis Crashes in 12 Hours

Head-On Collisions in Missouri

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Yesterday and this morning began with two fatal crashes in Missouri, one in Laclede County and in Howell County.  In both of the crash reports (Missouri State Highway Patrol), a driver crossed the center line and struck another car head-on. Generally, we do not have two of these horrible crashes…

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Five Common Rear-End Collision Injuries and Their Impacts

Posted on December 19th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

All too often, rear-end collisions result from inattention: the rear driver fails to pay adequate attention to the road, and in the blink of an eye, crashes into the car in front of them. Inattention does not just always mean distraction. In fact, inattentive drivers can cause accidents when drivers…

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Safety Reminders for Thanksgiving Road Travel

Posted on November 26th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

So, you’re going to be doing some driving over the Thanksgiving holiday?  Well, you will not be alone. Millions of  Americans will be on the roadway with you. According to CNN reporting, there is a weather front from California to Michigan that is impacting travel across the country. More than…

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Halloween Safety for Drivers and Pedestrians

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Halloween in St. Louis Halloween in St. Louis is always a big deal!  Parents are pretty familiar with the horror stories of unsafe treats and avoiding homemade treats. But, the biggest danger to trick-or-treaters is actually motor vehicle traffic.  Motorists and pedestrians interacting safely this evening is the biggest concern…

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The Most Common Cause of Collisions

Posted on October 1st, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Traffic accidents occur every single day throughout the country. In fact, according to 2017 statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 7,500 people are injured in traffic accidents across the U.S. each day. Most of them have a single, common cause, but it isn’t what most…

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Labor Day Traffic Saftey

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Labor Day Weekend is one of the Highest Traffic Fatality Weekends According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 400 people may die on U.S. roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Labor Day weekend is generally the last big travel weekend of the summer as the last three day…

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Zane Cagle and Andrew Mundwiller Named to Super Lawyers 2019

Posted on August 28th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Zane Cagle and Andrew Mundwiller Named to Super Lawyers, 2019 Congratulations to Andrew G. Mundwiller and Zane T Cagle recognized this year to the elite group Missouri & Kansas of Super Lawyers 2019! The honor of Super Lawyer is a selection process through Thompson Reuters involving peer-nomination and evaluation.  …

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Here Are Several Steps for You to Take Each year, millions of people across the United States suffer injuries in serious auto accidents, including truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Following a car accident, injured individuals often don’t know what steps to take, either in the immediate aftermath of…

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Seat belt use? Please, every time you travel

Posted on August 15th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Be a Habitual Seat Belt User Being a “habitual user” of anything is usually frowned upon, but being a habitual seat belt user can save your life!  There are still too many drivers in Missouri that are failing to wear seat belts.  They may wear the seat belt intermittently, but…

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Missouri Crash Numbers Rise Over Summer

Missouri Crash Numbers Rise Over Summer

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Total Number of Missouri Crashes Rise as Summer Winds Down Since March, the number of motor vehicle crashes has continued to rise every month. In March, there were 526 crashes, April 590, May 666, June, 684 and in July, there were 739 crashes. There have been a total of 241…

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Two Fatal Missouri Head-on Collisions Result in Four Deaths

Posted on July 31st, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Two fatal head-on traffic crashes in Missouri claim four lives. Serious injury crashes were also numerous across Missouri. Two fatal crashes happened over the weekend in Missouri: Johnson County, Friday, July 26, 2019. At around 3:45 p.m. a fatal crash resulted when a Chevrolet S-10 and a Suzuki struck head-on…

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Rising Temps and Rising Tempers on Roadways

Posted on July 26th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Don’t Let the Heat Result in Road Rage We all become exasperated in hectic traffic.  Most of us assume that we will witness some kind of issue in rush-hour traffic. But, the number of road rage incidents that result in serious injury and fatalities is out of hand.  Driving down…

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Fourth of July Holiday Weekend-12 Traffic Fatalities

Posted on July 11th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Holiday Weekend-Numerous Fatal Crashes Long holiday weekends are always much anticipated fun weekends. The down side of a longer holiday weekend is the increase in car collisions.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 12 traffic fatalities, zero boating fatalities and three drownings over the 4th of July holiday. …

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Inattentiveness While Driving Risks Grave Injury

Posted on July 8th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

In most American cities, our streets are congested, our highways are overcrowded, and our commutes are long and stressful. Many drivers choose to pass the time while waiting in traffic by reading, texting, applying makeup, or even shaving. All of these activities—and many more—qualify as distracted driving. Most of us…

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Types of Compensation in a Car Accident Claim

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of accidental death and serious injuries in the United States. Each year, approximately 50,000 people are injured in Missouri car accidents. Over 100,000 Missouri car crashes result in property damage, and nearly 800 lives are lost in Missouri car accidents annually. Until it…

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