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June 2019 Archives

Truck accidents could be due to rampant driver drug use

Truck safety is a common concern for Missourians who share the road with these large vehicles. This stems from the speeds at which they travel, the distances drivers must cover and the possibility of negligence, truck driver fatigue, distraction and being under the influence causing a crash. Industry experts are aware of the problems that trucks pose and seek to educate lawmakers and the public on the risks. After a truck accident, people who have been hurt or lost a loved one should know about the possibility that driver behavior was a cause as this can be a key factor in a legal filing.

NHTSA releases personal injury stats of pedestrians and cyclists

For pedestrians and bicyclists in Missouri, the roads can be a treacherous place. The number of motor vehicles on the road is always a worry, but with people driving while distracted, driving under the influence, being drowsy behind the wheel and committing other dangerous acts, everyone is at risk. This is especially true of people who are walking or are riding a bicycle. Statistics bear out just how much danger these people are in. After an auto accident with a rider or a pedestrian, the aftermath can be costly in myriad ways. Having legal advice to consider a lawsuit is key.

Motor vehicle accidents spike in the summer in Missouri

Most Missourians look forward to the summer when the weather will be warm, there will be time for leisure activities and it is easier to relax. Still, the inherent risks when out on the road are magnified during the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day, as there are more people on the road in general. Specifically, there are more teens who are not as experienced or vigilant when driving. These are known as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer" and it is a time where accidents are known to spike. Those who have had an auto accident and suffered the consequences must be cognizant of their rights to seek compensation.

Ignored recalls could cause a ride sharing auto accident

Missourians who want to avoid driving will often use public transportation or catch a ride with a friend or colleague. The abundance of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft has provided a more convenient option to get from one place to the other without needing to think about the costs and hazards associated with driving oneself. Despite the potential benefits, there are risks. One that is becoming known is the number of these vehicles that are on the road despite being subject to recalls. For those who were in a crash and suffered personal injury or lost a loved one in a ride sharing accident, this is a key factor when considering a legal filing for compensation.

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