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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving in the Trucking Industry

Driving and fatigue are a dangerous combination. But when it comes to drivers of big rigs, the problem is even more serious. Commercial trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Because of their sheer size and weight, they are difficult to control. Stopping a truck or making a sudden maneuver requires more time and distance than …

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How To Better Protect Your Firm Against Construction Defect Claims

By Stan Bachman Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC Two words that create instant anxiety for construction contractors are”construction defects.” That’s because there are a host of complexities that cascade from construction defect litigation. The costs to defend a claim can be significant. The time involved to defend yourself is considerable. And the implications for your reputation …

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What to Do If Someone Has a Spinal Cord Injury

In a split second, a spinal cord injury can change someone’s life forever. It is estimated that 17,500 spinal cord injuries occur every year. Currently, there are approximately 450,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in the U.S. A spinal cord injury is caused by trauma to the spinal cord, which is often the result …

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Winter Holidays Bring Increased Driving Danger

The winter holidays are right around the corner! From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, we all look forward to enjoying the holiday hustle and bustle, spending more time with friends and family and attending holiday parties. Amidst all these festivities, however, there is a dark side. During the holidays there is a marked increase in alcohol-related …

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Does Your Construction Contract Protect You From Financial Losses?

By Stan Bachman Attorney, Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC When it comes to the construction business, risks are high and profit margins are low, and there’s a very high risk you can lose money on a project. There are delays, cost overruns, and change orders, slow pay and the worse…not getting paid at all. That’s when …

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Are Concussions Considered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

These days, there seems to be confusion surrounding the terms “concussion” and “traumatic brain injury.” Often, we hear about concussions that occur because of a car wreck, slip and fall or sports-related injury. A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. What’s the Difference? Concussions are quite common. It is reported that …

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Winter In Kansas and Missouri Means More Slip and Fall Accidents

Here’s What You Can Do If You Fall The weather in Kansas and Missouri is notoriously unpredictable, especially in winter. The morning may be clear and sunny, but by lunchtime there can be snow and ice. Welcome to slip and fall conditions. Here’s a look at the risks: Snow on sidewalks may not get cleared …

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