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August 2017 Archives

Fatal accident statistics on bicycles show dramatic increase

Missourians who choose to use a bicycle to get around rather than other means might think they are saving money by not driving, are getting exercise they would otherwise not get, and are taking steps to safeguard the environment. While this is all true, there are inherent dangers with riding a bicycle on the road in Saint Peters and throughout the state. In addition, a bicyclist who is in a crash with a car is inherently vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities. Understanding the statistics for bicycle accidents is useful before and after an accident.

Statistics and research indicate rise in fatal accident frequency

Missourians who head out on the road in any capacity might not think about the frequency with which fatal accidents occur, but federal agencies certainly are keeping track and the statistics for the first half of 2017 are troublesome. The National Safety Council states that approximately 18,680 people were killed from January to June of this year. There were 2.1 million serious injuries. Compared to the same time frame one year ago, there were 250 fewer people killed in 2016.

No mandated testing for truck drivers with sleep apnea

Missouri roadways will often have large trucks going back and forth. These vehicles travel great distances at significant speeds. Given their size and these factors, a crash with a truck can lead to severe injuries and death. One issue that is worrisome not just for truckers but also for train operators is sleep apnea.

Fleeing suspect has auto accident, kills passenger in car he hit

There are a variety of reasons why an auto accident can happen in Missouri, but one of the most egregious and unnecessary is if a driver decides to flee from law enforcement. Not only is fleeing the police an unsatisfactory excuse for a crash, it is often done at high rates of speed exponentially increasing the chance for serious car accident injuries and fatalities. When there is an accident because of a driver trying to get away from law enforcement, victims have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

What are examples and signs of nursing home neglect and abuse?

When it is necessary to place a loved one in a Missouri nursing home, it is not a decision that family members take lightly. It can be difficult to care for an elderly person and there comes a point where it is not personally and economically feasible to continue trying to do so. It is often for the best for everyone involved. However, there are unfortunate instances when nursing home abuse takes place. Family members need to know how to recognize the signs of abuse and act upon it. If a family member was injured or died because of nursing home abuse, it could be the foundation for a legal filing.

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