On late Saturday night in Barton County, Missouri, two freight trains collided causing injuries to the engineers on board.
At SGB, we represent people injured by trains as well as train employees that are injured on the job. Jeff Bauer, one of the founding partners of SGB, represented the railroad for years and is extremely familiar with the ins and out of train law.
With our exceedingly dry weather. The Ozarks, including multiple homes, have been falling victim to fires. Home fires are a particularly dangerous occurrence. Personal injuries and death can generally be prevented if people use proper safety precautions. First and foremost, everyone needs to have working fire detectors in their home. In the Springfield area, fire detectors are required to be wired to emergency personnel. Please use these basic safety steps, as they could save the life of a loved on.
Unfortunately, over the July 4th weekend a disturbing trend is developing that is not in the spirit of our Independence Day. For a number of years now, multiple families are losing loved ones as a result of a very preventable tragedy of electrocutions from dock wiring. These electrical injuries are completely preventable and avoidable.
Unfortunately, many docks are not wired by licensed electrical contractors but are instead wired by friends or family with little electrical knowledge. When this happens, much of the time fault interrupters and basic safety measures that we all have (or should have) in our kitchen and bathrooms do not stop the electricity from flowing into the lake.
These tragic accidents are completely preventable and need to stop.