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Information to gather at car accidents to strengthen your claim

Motorists in Missouri who have suffered personal injury in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another party may want to pursue recovery of damages. These damages may include immediate and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income. In addition, car accidents could cause extensive damage to a vehicle, and compensation for property damage may be included in a personal injury claim. For a vehicle accident attorney to effectively pursue damage recovery, he or she will need specific information from the injured victim.

Driver fatigue may have caused fatality in truck accident

A tractor-trailer driver was recently charged after allegedly causing the death of a 65-year-old motorist on a Missouri road. The prosecutor's offices reported that it was determined that the truck driver had been driving in excess of the allowed 70 hours during the eight days prior to the six-vehicle accident. This is a violation of the laws for commercial vehicles related to driver fatigue.

MoDOT's quest to reduce numbers of wrong-way car accidents

Missouri residents may share the concern of many about the number of accidents that involve wrong-way drivers. A particular section of I-44 seems to present the biggest problem. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) reported that five of the 25 wrong-way accidents that occurred on I-44 during the past eight years were fatal. Disabling injuries were suffered in four others, and although people may associate wrong-way car accidents with drunk drivers, only three of the 25 crashes were positively connected to drugs or alcohol impairment.

2 hospitalized after suffering car accident injuries

A drivers whose attention is distracted often fails to see important road signs. Distractions come in many forms such as development and construction activities in the vicinity, mobile devices and more. The high volumes of traffic on Missouri roads require drivers to be alert at all times as even a stop sign that is unintentionally ignored may cause severe car accident injuries.

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