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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.

NSC: Missouri ranks next-to-last for road safety

Missouri drivers should keep track of the road safety ratings from governmental agencies so they know what to watch out for when on the road. Given the number of dangers that currently exist and are cropping up on a regular basis, some motor vehicle accidents are unavoidable and will happen no matter what precautions are taken. Regardless of whether it was a matter of circumstance or the auto accident occurred due to the negligence and recklessness of another, a legal filing can be useful to getting compensation after a crash.

Texting and driving car crash injures law enforcement officer

Drivers in Missouri are expected to pay attention to the road when behind the wheel. However, the truth is that given the number of ways in which a driver can be distracted, it is unavoidable that there will be crashes because of a distracted driver. This is not something that is limited to civilians. Anyone out on the road, including law enforcement, is vulnerable to car accident injuries stemming from a distracted driving crash. They too have rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Drowsy driving car accidents rise after time change

Missouri residents are undoubtedly accustomed to the changing of the clocks every spring and autumn. Commonly known as Daylight Saving Time, people will feel as if they gained an extra hour of sleep. This is viewed as beneficial because estimations say that fewer than a third of people are getting sufficient sleep. However, the time change is statistically linked to an increase in drowsy drivers and can cause car accidents. Those who are in a crash should be aware of this as a possible cause.

Lawsuit filed after mistake by doctor leads to death

For Missourians who need to have a surgical procedure, there is an unavoidable fear and concern as to what the future holds. Even the most mundane and routine procedures carry with them a certain amount of risk. People will trust their medical professionals to do their job up to the best of their abilities and ensure their safety. Unfortunately, there are times when doctors make medical mistakes and it leads to injuries or even fatalities. When a family has suffered the loss of a loved one due to a doctor mistake or some other error, it is imperative that they are aware of the steps they need to take to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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