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February 2018 Archives

Fatal accident statistics for 2017 nearly the same as 2016

Missourians should keep track of the statistics for fatal auto accidents to have an idea as to how to remain safe when on the road. The number of fatal crashes can be a useful tool to determine what the risks are and to take steps to avoid them. For those who are unfortunate enough to suffer the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident on the road, the numbers can also be useful when considering seeking compensation in a legal filing. The latest statistics for fatal accidents from the National Safety Council might, on the surface, show a minimal level of improvement, but the reality is more nuanced than that.

Drowsy driving found to be a major factor in car accidents

Missourians are keenly aware of the common dangers on the road today. That includes distracted drivers, drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence, and the ever-present inexperienced and reckless drivers. However, one issue that can be just as dangerous is a drowsy driver. One study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study shows that drowsy driving is a major problem - more of an issue than it was believed to be in the past.

Missouri ranks low on list of states in highway safety laws

All Missourians who head out on the road in their vehicles, as a motorcyclist, a bicyclist or a pedestrian are in constant danger of becoming involved in a crash. These accidents can cause significant changes to a person's life, cause them to accrue massive medical expenses, and can even cause death. Research is useful to determine the reasons these accidents happen. Since there are approximately 100 deaths on the road each day across the nation, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released a "report card" to detail the safest and most dangerous states in the U.S. Missouri came in close to the bottom.

After a truck accident, a lawsuit can recover damages

Trucks are such a prominent sight on the roads of Saint Peters and throughout Missouri that people will not even think about the possible risks that accompany them. Given that these vehicles are so large, travel at high speeds, and have drivers who might not be as vigilant about the law and regulations as they should be, there is always the chance that there will be a truck accident.

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