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Truck Drivers Need to Avoid Distracted Driving

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in truck accidents on Monday, November 2, 2020. The busy roads of Kansas City, Missouri, have their fair share of traffic accidents. Those include truck accidents, which often happen because of distracted driving. For that reason, truck drivers should know some important information about distracted driving and the government's increasingly strong crackdown on it. According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, both hand-held mobile phone use and texting are prohibited while driving a commercial motor vehicle that is used in interstate commerce. Drivers who are caught doing either may be subjected to fines of up to $2,750 or disqualification and being put out-of-service for a period of up to 120 days, with corresponding loss of income. The drivers' employers [...]

2020-12-02T15:48:58+00:00November 2, 2020|Truck Accidents|

Investigation Into Fatal Accident Proceeds Step By Step

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in truck accidents on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Throughout Kansas City, Missouri, business people, families and other travelers rush on the roads to get from where they are to where they want to be. Some take less care than they should to respect others on the roads, which makes truck accidents and car accidents common. Those accidents can result in loss of life, injuries, damage to vehicles and other property, and the need for those involved to pursue legal action with the help of their attorneys. One recent accident drew particular attention because it resulted in the deaths of two very young people, a 16-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. It sparked outrage from many who read and watched the media [...]

2020-12-02T15:49:56+00:00December 19, 2019|Truck Accidents|

Trucker Charged With Drugged Driving After Striking, Killing 2

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in truck accidents on Friday, May 10, 2019. Two motorists were killed during the early morning of Thursday, July 27, after a 65-year-old trucker crashed into their vehicles in a tragic three-car accident. The truck driver was taken into custody soon thereafter by state police on suspicion of having been driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs at the time. According to the witness statements, the trucker had been driving eastbound along U.S. 50 in Flora. He was approaching the roadway's intersection with Stanford Street immediately before the crash occurred. The driver of a minivan, a 29-year-old Noble man, was driving in the opposite direction away from that same intersection as he was about to pass the trucker. Before he could, [...]

2023-03-09T18:45:30+00:00May 10, 2019|Truck Accidents|
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