The Missouri roads can be a dangerous place. This is not something that is frequently thought about until an accident does happen, but it is the truth. With the number of vehicles on the road and the inherent risks from driving and riding as a passenger, accidents are bound to happen. In a worst-case scenario, it will be a fatal accident. This is particularly troublesome when it is a school bus that is hit. After an accident in which a family has suffered the loss of a loved one, it might be difficult to think about the future, but they must. Part of that is considering a wrongful death lawsuit.
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.
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.
The weather is warming, spring is upon us, and more and more Americans will be outdoors enjoying their favorite recreational activity. Some like to hike or bike, others are active in recreational sports, others hit the roads in their motorcycles and others still hit to the waters for some boating activities.
When you enter a doctor's office, you have certain assumptions and expectations regarding the doctor's competency. You are visiting with a doctor either to address a medical concern or to have a check up to make sure that you are healthy. The last thing you would expect is that your health or well-being gets compromised.
Accidents will happen, or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, accidents can often be fatal, whether related to a car wreck, medical mistake, tragic fall or some sort of criminal activity. And when the negligent or careless actions of one individual or entity resulted in the fatality, that party could be liable for a wrongful death.
Law enforcement officials said a St. Charles man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident this past weekend in St. Peters.