Blog Posts in December, 2014

  • 31-Dec-2014

    Tonight's the Night: Please Be Careful Driving

    It’s likely to be the biggest party of the year in Joplin tonight. Revelers will see 2014 out the door and usher in a brand new year at midnight. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous nights of the year to be out driving, as ...
  • 22-Dec-2014

    Medical Malpractice 'Super Losses' On the Rise

    Sometimes when people see a headline about a medical malpractice case in which the victim of a doctor’s negligence receives substantial compensation, they think it’s like the victim won the lottery. The problem with this line of thinking ...
  • 18-Dec-2014

    Distracted Driving: An End-of-Year Review

    As the end of 2014 draws near, we look back at another year that has gone by without significant advancement in the effort to reduce the dangers distracted drivers pose on Joplin streets and Missouri highways. Motor vehicle accidents caused by ...
  • 11-Dec-2014

    Congress May Suspend Trucking Rest Regulations

    Right now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are busy debating a funding bill that must be passed by midnight in order to avoid a possible government shutdown. While the primary sticking points appear to cover such widely varying issues as immigration and ...
  • 4-Dec-2014

    Perry Mason Moment Near End of Medical Malpractice Case

    For those of a certain age, Perry Mason was a riveting TV attorney character who brilliantly represented clients at trial, often prevailing as the result of a last-second revelation or confession by a key witness. An attorney who represented a client ...
  • 3-Dec-2014

    Blast of Winter Returns to Joplin

    Last winter in Joplin was foot-numbing, face-freezing, finger-cracking cold and this year’s blast of icy weather is likely to be no better. Fortunately, we can prepare for what is ahead. AAA has a number of winter driving tips that can help ...