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Is General Motors Creating a New Market for Deadly Distraction?

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in distracted driving on Friday, June 19, 2020. Self-driving cars may be on the horizon, but some car companies are already ignoring the driver in their decisions. General Motors has created a new app that gives drivers the power to make purchases using their infotainment systems. We can now add dashboard shopping to the list of things drivers can do rather than pay attention to the road. The app is called Marketplace and includes the handy feature of being usable while people are driving. GM dreams of a world where drivers can get a notice that the vehicle needs an oil change, schedule the service at a GM dealer and pay for it all in one seamless process. GM has apparently [...]

2020-12-02T15:58:47+00:00June 19, 2020|Car Accidents|

Kansas City Crash Kills a Pastor’s Daughter, Injures Another

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The 8-year-old daughter of a beloved pastor of the Kansas City, Missouri-area Rock Church died on Tuesday, Aug. 29, just six days after her dad's Toyota Tundra truck was struck at an intersection. Her 5-year-old sister, who was also riding in its back seat at the time, remains in critical condition at the hospital. She reportedly cannot feel the lower half of her body. A police spokesperson reports that the girls' father was transporting his two daughters and a son to school at Hale Cook Elementary School the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 23. As he approached the intersection of Paseo and Gregory, it's alleged that another motorist, identified as a University of Missouri [...]

2020-12-02T15:52:16+00:00June 19, 2019|Car Accidents|

When To Sue an Auto Manufacturer For a Car Accident

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Car accidents are still shockingly prevalent in the state of Missouri. According to data from the Missouri Department of Transportation, 283 injuries took place as a result of vehicular collisions in Kansas City in 2015. You hope you never end up being part of those statistics, but anything can happen. After a vehicle collision, most people turn their attention toward suing the other driver. However, sometimes crashes are a result of component defects. In that case, it may be more appropriate to bring legal action against the manufacturer. Here are several instances where attorneys may recommend just that: There is an unreasonably dangerous design to a vehicle This has typically applied to top-heavy SUVs. As such, [...]

2023-03-09T18:46:13+00:00April 25, 2019|Car Accidents|
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