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Five Reasons Why Texting and Driving is Bad

Texting and Driving

As the popularity of short message service (SMS) surged in the late 90s, so too have instances of people texting and driving. These days, people have so many ways to send messages on their mobile phones–SMS, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and Line are just some of the ways that millions of …

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Will it Be Safe to Travel This Summer?

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If you’re planning a vacation this summer, join the club—according to a recent survey conducted by Destination Analysts, more than 75% of Americans are planning a getaway over the next three months. But is it really safe to start traveling again?

A little less than six months ago, deaths attributed to …

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What Are Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Kansas uninsured motorist coverage

Automobile insurance is required by Kansas law. When most auto owners think about insurance, they probably think about liability coverage. Liability insurance covers a driver when they are at fault for an accident in which another person is injured. The minimum liability coverage in Kansas is $25,000 per injured individual …

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Summer Car Preparation Tips to Stay Safe in the Heat

Summer Car Preparation Tips to Stay Safe in the Heat

Summer is a busy time on the road. Families take road trips, teens are out of school and have more time to drive, friends drive to barbecues, and more. With increased driving activity throughout the season, summer car preparation is vital to safety. To help you and your family avoid …

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8 Ways To Lose Your Injury Case

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Don’t lose case value! Avoid these 8 actions and get the max settlement you deserve!

GAPS IN TREATMENT: Going to the doctor when you are injured is critically important to your case. If you are forced to treat for a long period of time, the treatment itself can get exhausting and …

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What Should I Do If I’m Hit By a Drunk Driver?

What Should I Do If I'm Hit By a Drunk Driver?

Getting into a car accident is distressing under any circumstances. When your accident was caused by a drunk driver, it can be an even more stressful situation. The steps to take after getting into a car crash caused by a drunk driver are similar to that of any car wreck, …

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Patterson Legal Group Knows How Car Insurance Differs by State

How Car Insurance Differs by State Kansas Missouri Nebraska

Being licensed in three states has many advantages when it comes to serving our clients. Recently, I spoke with a fellow Nebraska attorney who was handling his first Kansas auto accident. The at-fault party had $25,000 available in coverage, while his client had underinsured motorist coverage available at $25,000. The …

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Why Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Doctor After Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can be distressing. There can be so much to worry about that you may neglect your health and focus on other matters. This is a huge mistake. Seeing a doctor after a car accident is imperative. Cars can be fixed and property can be replaced, …

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How to Avoid Work Zone Accidents

Work Zone Accidents

Construction zone accidents can cause injury in a wide variety of ways. Adding a work zone on a safe and familiar street could transform it into a hazard that leads to car accidents, bicycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, and more. According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), in …

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Distracted Driving Causes and How to Avoid Them

Distracted Driving Kansas Missouri

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that approximately eight people die every day because of distracted driving, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that roughly 400,000 accidents occurred in 2018 due …

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