Can a Brain Injury Cause a Permanent Personality Change?


The brain not only controls all bodily functions, but it’s also the center of our being—allowing us to think, remember, and experience emotions. The human brain is well protected beneath a bony skull and a cushioning layer of fluid, but the delicate, neuron-packed brain tissue is vulnerable to injuries when the head sustains a heavy…

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What to Expect When Settling a Wrongful Death Case


When a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, the anguish the surviving family members experience is overwhelming. Knowing that the loss was preventable if only the person at fault had taken reasonable care adds to the shock and grief of those left behind. Wrongful death claims in Missouri arise from…

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What Are Missouri’s Seat Belt Laws?


Despite widespread information about the safety benefits of seat belts, as many as 53% of Americans killed in car accidents were unbelted at the time of the accident. In Missouri, 68% of car accident fatalities in 2020 occurred to unbelted motorists. According to the CDC, seatbelts reduce the risk of death to drivers and front-seat…

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The Dangers of Truck Underride Accidents


Truck accidents are terrifying and traumatic. When an 80,000-pound, fully loaded 18-wheeler and a 4,000-pound passenger car collide, the motorists in the smaller vehicle are vulnerable to severe injuries. The most catastrophic accidents involving passenger vehicles and large commercial trucks are underride accidents. Underride accidents remain underreported according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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Important Road Laws St. Louis Cyclists Should Know


Bicycling is a popular pastime in Missouri. The state’s varied terrain and rolling hills make it a cyclist’s dream destination. St. Louis offers cyclists bicycle groups for all ages, scenic trails, and family-friendly rides like the Meramec Greenway and Arnold’s Grove Trailhead. St. Louis also has a bike-friendly urban area with an extensive greenway bike…

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