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Many people treat their car as an extension of their personality, from the steering wheel cover to the paint job. Some are content with the factory-issued vehicle, but others want a little more personalization, relying on aftermarket car parts to give their vehicle a style and performance boost. Aftermarket modifications can make your car look cool, but they come with a host of potential problems that could cause vehicle damage or bodily injury. Keep reading to learn some of the most common aftermarket vehicle defects and why those modifications might be a waste of your money. 1. Cold Air Intakes…
Partners Kent Emison, Brett Emison and Brennan Delaney will be the featured speakers at the Strafford webinar “Personal Injuries and Auto Shop Liability From Accidents Due to Negligent, Inadequate Repairs” scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. The panel will discuss mechanics and repair shop liability for repairs that allegedly cause or contribute to car or truck accidents and severe and permanent injuries. The program will review the relevant standards of care, preservation of evidence, overcoming recurring defenses, the role of “garage insurance,” and best options for resolving these claims. The program will also explore defendants’ contentions that insurers…
Car accidents, no matter how minor they may seem, have the potential to leave victims with long-lasting pain. On top of the mental and emotional side effects a car accident victim may experience, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there are dire physical consequences. Given the speed, force, and weight of a motor vehicle, it’s no surprise that the physical toll of a car accident can take months or even years from which to recover. However, all too often, people involved in a car accident can walk away from the wreck and don’t realize that they could have serious injuries…
Thanks to its convenience and accessibility, e-commerce’s boom over the past few decades has changed many facets of life, including the way we shop, spend, live, and generally go about our day-to-day lives. The rapid rise of e-commerce (electronic commerce) also affects nearly every industry. While e-commerce has impacted many industries in expected ways, other impacts may not be as apparent at first glance. The trucking industry is one example of an industry that has felt this impact. As challenges and opportunities continue to present themselves within the trucking industry, there is one guarantee: the industry as a whole will…
Forklifts are powerful pieces of machinery that must be maintained properly. When in good working order and inspected correctly, forklifts should pose minimal risk to the operator and those in the vicinity. However, when operators and managers skip inspections, the risk for serious injury—and even death—is greatly heightened. Inspections not only help ensure that a forklift is in proper working condition, but they are also a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read on to learn more about what can go wrong with forklifts when businesses fail to submit to regular inspections. Possible Forklift Defects Forklift accidents…
When a family or household is uprooted due to eviction, they often lose an extensive support system. It can be devastating when families are no longer in close proximity to those individuals or organizations that provided fundamental support. In these situations, uprooted families often find themselves in dangerous or even life-threatening situations, especially if they move to an area unfamiliar to them or generally unsafe. That’s exactly what’s happening in Kansas City. Experts argue that forced relocation by eviction directly correlates to the gun violence plaguing the area. Since April 21, there have been 641 eviction filings in Kansas City.…
Missouri Lawyers Media has named Bob Langdon an ICON as part of its annual program recognizing the top lawyers in the state who have achieved notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law. The ICON Awards were launched in 2018 and are presented to distinguished men and women attorneys in recognition of their exemplary careers and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community. Whether active or retired, honorees must hold or have held a senior position with significant decision-making authority for their firm or organization. Bob has been recognized as one of the top personal…
Trucking Accidents: How to Avoid Them Accidents involving commercial trucks are especially dangerous and unfortunately happen with alarming regularity. When trucks that weigh up to 80,000 pounds collide with other vehicles on the road, the results are often devastating for the passenger vehicle occupants.  The experienced trucking accident lawyers at Langdon & Emison have worked with victims of truck accidents for over 30 years. We’ve seen it all when it comes to the life-altering repercussions a crash with a large semi can have. It’s crucial that drivers know how to avoid collisions with large commercial trucks.  Read our tips to…
Premises Liability Law: What Clients and Attorneys Need to Know If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an accident caused by negligent or dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, you naturally would want to know more about your options. Can you receive compensation for your medical bills?  What other types of damages can you recover? Who should be held responsible for your accident? These are all smart questions to ask. However, premises liability can be a complex field to navigate. Your best bet is to seek out the advice of an experienced premises…
  The Hidden Dangers of Defective Airbags In 2013, there was a massive recall of vehicles that contained Takata Airbag Systems. Airbags deployed at random, and some even exploded and hit passengers with dangerous shrapnel. Two years after the recall began, over 34 million cars in America were recalled.  Unfortunately, Takata’s recall didn’t happen in time to prevent the deaths of 26 people and several hundred injuries related to the defective product.  The Takata Airbags recall exposed the hidden dangers of defective airbags. These devices are designed to keep passengers safe but can harm the very same people they’re supposed…