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May 2018 Archives

Latest truck accident data shows increase in number of deaths

The roads in Saint Peters and across Missouri will inevitably have trucks sharing the road with conventional vehicles. Since trucks are so common, many people treat them as if they are part of the background and do not think about the dangers of an accident. Despite this, the risk is still present and a crash with a truck can lead to severe injuries or death. Because these vehicles are so large and fast, any impact will be exponentially worse than they are with a smaller vehicle. The tracking of statistics for truck accidents can be beneficial for trying to avoid future trucking accidents.

Speeding drivers, other risky behavior can cause a truck accident

Missourians who encounter large trucks on the road might be intimidated by their size and the speeds at which they travel. It can be scary to share the road with these large vehicles and imagine the aftermath of a crash with one of them. Since they dwarf conventional vehicles, a truck accident can lead to serious injury and death. While some accidents are unavoidable due to circumstances, others happen due to truck driver behavior. When there is a trucking accident, the reason it occurred can be a key factor in a claim for compensation. Research can help to determine why these incidents occur.

You may not feel pain after a car accident

Following a car accident, it is important to see a doctor immediately. Due to the stress and frustration of the event, you may not feel like going to the doctor's office, especially if you do not feel any pain. However, this may simply be due to a release of adrenaline blocking the pain receptors in your body. After stressful or traumatic events, such as a collision, your body produces hormones to numb the brain's pathways that process pain. It is essentially your body coping with the incident, but you do not want to let it fool you.

Family members lodge multiple complaints of nursing home abuse

Missouri families who make the tough but necessary decision to place a loved one in a nursing home have the right to expect that the care will be up to standard. However, there are frequently issues with many of these facilities that lead to the patients being injured, ill or losing their lives. Since family members often do not find out about nursing home neglect or abuse until it is too late, it is critical to keep an eye out for the warning signs and know which facilities might have had problems in the past. When there is a belief that abuse or other problems are taking place at a nursing home, a legal professional should be consulted.

Fatal accident statistics show number of hit-and-runs increasing

Being in an automobile accident in Missouri can be damaging enough without the other driver fleeing the scene. However, the number of drivers who decide to leave the scene of an accident is growing at a troubling pace. Those who have been in a crash or lost a loved one in a fatal accident involving a hit-and-run should know that they must have legal assistance to ensure their rights are protected.

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