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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…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Friday, October 16, 2020. Motorcyclists face unique dangers on the road. Due to lack of a vehicle body, they are more likely to experience catastrophic injuries or death when involved in a collision. The Missouri Department of Transportation found that 251 motorcyclists died on state roadways between 2013 and 2015. The demographic most likely to experience a fatality are people between the ages of 21…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Friday, September 23, 2020. You might have heard the recent story about a mother who sent her daughter’s makeup in for testing and it reportedly contained asbestos. This can be a scary thought not only about children’s products, but about health and beauty products in general. What are the chances that Missouri residents might find a harmful ingredient like asbestos in their everyday items? According…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Thursday, September 12, 2020. Although the rate of asbestos-filled residences has declined over the last few decades, many people still suffer from its presence. According to Asbestos Nation, anywhere between 12,000 and 15,000 die as a result of asbestos exposure in the United States every year. Asbestos can lead to a number of health problems, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Anyone who owns…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Monday, August 17, 2020. The busy roads of Kansas City, Missouri, see a huge number of vehicles each day, coming and going from work, home, school, shopping and many other places. The sheer volume of vehicles means that, of course, a plethora of car accidents each year is inevitable, and that was the case in late December, 2017. The crash resulted in the tragic…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Product defects fall into at least one of three categories: design, manufacturing and marketing. A marketing defect is sometimes termed “a failure to warn” defect and is why some people joke about products that carry seemingly nonsensical warnings. Interestingly, many people purchase cotton swabs for use in the ear canal and yet the packages carry warnings that people should not use them for…
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…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in Personal Injury on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Toy manufacturers face enormous pressure to succeed this time of year. Having the top toy of the season can make or break an entire year. That pressure may contribute to situations where an unsafe toy is manufactured and sold before the danger it poses can really be understood. For those looking to buy gifts for a child this year, it…
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Friday, April 24, 2020. You purchase toys to make your kids happy. As the holiday season starts, it is time for toy-buying mania. You might find yourself scouring the shelves and online shops for the best selections to bring smiles into your home. Unfortunately, some toys may be dangerous and cause injuries to your children. In fact, according to a Forbes article, toys cause children to
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in commercial vehicle accidents on Friday, March 20, 2020. A common carrier, in the United States, is simply a vehicle that transports something for commercial purposes. A box truck could be a common carrier while transporting goods, for instance. A bus or a taxi count as common carriers while moving people from one location to another. Even larger vehicles, like commercial airliners, cruises ships and passengers trains fall…