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Chain reaction auto accident kills one, injures another

Drivers in Saint Peters and throughout Missouri will know that there are certain concerns they will face when out on the road. Distracted drivers, drivers under the influence, reckless drivers, negligent drivers and more can cause a car accident and lead to injuries and fatalities. One issue that can also lead to a car accident is when a driver has a medical problem and loses control of the vehicle. Regardless of how these car accidents happened, a legal case can be initiated to receive compensation for what was lost.

A car accident between several vehicles killed one driver and injured two others. The accident happened when a 36-year-old man was believed to have had a medical issue that caused him to lose control of his vehicle. He hit another car on the interstate, ran off the exit ramp and hit other vehicles that were stopped for a traffic light. His truck subsequently flipped over and went down an embankment.

Car accident victim dies when vehicle crashes into building

While it is unfortunate for Missourians to be involved in a car accident and suffer injuries, there is an inherent and justified expectation that those inside a building will be safe from a car crash. In truth, there are times when vehicles crash into buildings and hit people inside. The shocking nature of such an incident and the lack of protection a person has can cause severe injuries or even death. Those who are involved in or lose a loved one due to these types of car accidents should remember that they have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A 19-year-old college student was in a bar when a vehicle crashed into the building and hit her. The woman was taken to the hospital after the crash and was declared dead. According to the law enforcement investigation, a 21-year-old was driving the vehicle that crashed. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest with a blood-alcohol content level of .207. The legal limit is .08. He is facing Class C felony charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Fatal accident statistics released by BLS indicate an increase

Missourians don't think that when a loved one leaves for work that it will be the last time they see them. However, the prospect of a fatal accident on the job is very real and can happen in a wide range of occupations, not just the ones that seem the most dangerous. Information and statistics can be vital for people who were injured or lost a loved one in a fatal accident at work to permit them to have a grasp on these numbers so they can consider a legal filing for compensation.

Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries says that, in 2016, there were the highest number of fatalities for nearly a decade. The total number - 5,190 - is a 7 percent rise from 2015 when there were 4,836. This marks the third consecutive year where there was a rise in fatalities in the workplace and the first time that the number surpassed 5,000 since 2008. The most frequent job in which people died was in the transportation industry. There were 2,083 of these accidents - 40 percent all fatalities.

What to do if a friend's dog bites you

Many people assume bites from dogs are relatively rare. However, approximately 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year in the United States. Out of all those bites, one out of every five will require medical attention. 

If you suffer a bite from a stranger's dog, then you may not have a problem with contacting the authorities and seeking medical attention. However, many people feel differently when a friend's dog bites them. The injury may be severe, but they do not want to jeopardize their friend losing a pet that is ordinarily sweet. 

Holiday season places people at risk for car accidents

Missouri residents who plan to travel during the holiday season should be cognizant of the various dangers that crop up during that hectic time. It can be a stressful endeavor to take to the roads even if the person is not traveling a great distance. Understanding the various risks that are prevalent not just during Christmas and into New Year's, but, in general, can be useful to avoid a car accident. Even if you are careful while driving, it is still possible to be involved in a car accident because of someone else's negligence. Having legal help to receive compensation is imperative after a car accident.

According to AAA, more than 100 million people will be traveling during the time between Christmas and New Year's Day. That number has steadily increased in the past decade. For those on the road in a vehicle, there are certain foundational factors to remember.

Three-vehicle accident causes injures man

When out on the road in Missouri, a car accident can happen without warning. People who are simply going about their business and performing the mundane tasks that go along with driving can quickly face a trip to the hospital with significant injuries and even fatalities. People who are involved in car accidents must remember the impact a car crash can have on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. While the obvious initial thought after an accident is to make certain that everyone is uninjured or gets treatment if they are hurt, it is also important to remember the right to consider a legal filing to seek compensation.

A morning three-vehicle accident injured several people including one seriously. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. when a man driving a 1995 Ford Ranger was heading west and attempted to make a left turn. In the Ranger were two males - the driver, 25, and a passenger, 26. As the Ranger turned, it was hit by a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz being driven by a 24-year-old woman. The Ranger hit a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox being driven by a 32-year-old woman. It subsequently overturned. The passenger in the Ranger was taken to the hospital. In all, five people were hurt in this series of crashes.

Fatal auto accident kills man, injures 4 others

Driving on the interstate in Missouri can be a dangerous endeavor. There are numerous vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed and many of the drivers might not be cautious or concerned about safety as the top priority. This can lead to car accidents with injuries and fatalities. When there is an auto accident, those who were affected by it must be aware of all the long-term ramifications they might face in its aftermath. A legal filing is often the only viable strategy to cover all that was lost.

A crash involving three vehicles killed an 18-year-old man and led to four others being injured. The accident happened at around 10:15 p.m. The law enforcement investigation says that an accident involving a 2005 Nissan Altima and a 2006 Kia Optima happened. The driver of the Altima got out of the vehicle when the car was hit by a 2017 Toyota Camry. The man who died had been standing between the first two vehicles. The Altima was sent into him. He suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the hospital. The driver of the Optima was also seriously injured. Three people in the Camry suffered injuries as well.

Delivery truck accident victims need legal help

With the holiday season so bustling and busy, the idea will be stated that Missourians should be cognizant of the increased traffic on the roadways will be raised. However, truck drivers must make sure they are cautious. Many of these vehicles will be large trucks in a rush to make deliveries in time for various gift-giving days. A delivery truck might be perceived as a local vehicle going from house-to-house making stops, but it also encompasses larger trucks getting to stores and sorting facilities. These vehicles have deadlines they must adhere to and the stress of the holiday season can lead to mistakes made by the drivers, truck driver fatigue and more. This can lead to an accident.

Regardless of the time of year and the stresses that drivers are under, they are expected to comply with the regulations of the state not just with traffic signs and lights, but with weight restrictions, trucking logs, time off the road and more. Some drivers might decide to take certain substances that will affect their judgment just to stay on the road and get their deliveries to the destinations. This can place other drivers in danger, cause a crash with injuries and fatalities.

NTSB stats show across the board rise in fatal accident numbers

Drivers in Missouri should keep abreast of the statistical dangers when out on the road as this can provide a guideline to being safer. The number of deaths on the road is a constant worry for people who need to get back and forth in various ways. Recent statistics released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows just how risky it can be for everyone who takes the road in Missouri and across the nation.

There were 39,339 transportation fatalities in the U.S. in 2016. 95 percent of these were on the highway. The NTSB says that most could have been prevented. Suggestions from the agency include improving safety protocol including technology that can help drivers to avoid being in a collision when the driver makes a mistake. There was an increase in fatalities by more than 2,000 from 2015 to 2016. This is a trend that runs the gamut in transportation as highway, marine and railroad fatalities all increased. Aviation deaths reduced slightly.

Are breath tests accurate in determining BAC?

When a Missouri police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you likely will have to take a breath test. You may fear that complying will incriminate yourself and therefore decide not to take the test. Your refusal will cause you to automatically lose your license for a year.

Although you can appeal this penalty, it can be easier for your criminal defense attorney to fight the results of the breath test instead. Many factors contribute to the inaccuracy of breathalyzers, making them not as solid evidence as police think they are.

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