Distracted driving is one of the biggest risks on the road today. This is true in Missouri and across the entire nation. While many states have taken steps to make texting and driving illegal and penalize drivers who are caught in the act, Missouri is one of three states with either a partial or no ban on the practice. When considering that, it is important to understand the scope of the problem. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a car crash will often consider the possibility that it was due to a distracted driver. This is how severe the issue has become.
Passenger vehicles and motorcycles must share the road and the drivers must be vigilant for everyone to remain safe in Missouri and across the nation. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are common and since riders are accorded very little protection in a crash, they can suffer severe injuries and lose their lives in a crash. One of the key factors to the injured parties and families left behind after a motorcycle accident being adequately compensated for all they have lost is the investigation into what happened and why. Contacting a law firm that has helped many motorcycle accident victims and their families is integral to a case.
Missourians often view the time change that happens every spring where the clocks are moved an hour ahead as a regular part of life. They might think that it is nothing to be concerned about except for a lost hour of sleep. However, this time shift is a bigger worry. This is because research has shown how the "spring forward" can place people in danger due to drowsy drivers.
When there is an auto accident in Missouri, the circumstances are critical to determining the viability of a legal filing for compensation. This is especially true when there are catastrophic injuries and a fatality. For example, if a driver was under the influence, was driving recklessly, or was fleeing another accident, then it may be easier for a victim to impose liability.
Experiencing an auto accident can be traumatic, both physically and mentally. The aftermath of a serious crash is often confusing. Each accident is different, but the first issue after making sure no one was severely injured is to discover liability.