It is likely that individuals in Missouri and elsewhere enter the property of others on a daily or weekly basis. Whether it is a grocery store, convenience market, department store, office building, restaurant, apartment complex, government building or private property, most people enter the property of others believing that it is safe to do so. Because property owners have the duty to keep visitors safe from known harms, when a slip-and-fall accident occurs a property owner could face liability.
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is not always an easy decision for individuals in Missouri to make. While it is often an appropriate step to take because it is too difficult to care for a loved one that can no longer care for him or herself, it is challenging to entrust a facility to provide the proper care and safe environment necessary. When a nursing home or nursing home staff fails to meet their requirements, this could be deemed as negligence. Nursing home negligence is a serious matter, and could result in an elderly loved one suffer serious harms or even death.
Trucks will frequently go through Missouri as drivers get from one area of the nation to the other to make deliveries. These large vehicles can be a worry for those who share the road with them. Their size and speed are just part of the problem. Drivers might be under the influence, behave recklessly, be negligent or there could be an issue with the vehicle itself. All can cause a truck accident. Another problem that is common with truckers is truck driver fatigue. Rules from the Department of Transportation regulating how long drivers can drive at a single sitting are in place to prevent fatigue. However, the Trump administration is planning to ease the rules. This is sparking fear of drowsy drivers causing accident.
Insurance companies are not in claimants' corners. They often try to deny valid claims or delay payments to save themselves money. Dealing with a commercial trucking insurer after a collision can be difficult as the victim of a serious accident.
In Missouri and across the United States, teen drivers are on the road. This is a natural and inevitable occurrence. Every driver needs to start somewhere and most begin their life on the road in their teen years. While it is an exciting time and many teens are vigilant and cautious about their new responsibilities, there are still dangers due to inexperience. When adding in other factors like negligence, recklessness, texting and driving and driving under the influence, teens are one of the riskiest demographics of drivers.