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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.

Injured police officer files lawsuit after auto accident

Missouri law enforcement officers are accustomed to helping others after there has been an auto accident. However, since officers must be on the road and go out and about just like anyone else, they too can be involved in accidents that cause injuries and fatalities. Some of the accidents happen in unusual circumstances. Law enforcement officers can face the same challenges as anyone else after a car accident. That includes medical costs, long-term injuries and problems getting back to work. Filing a lawsuit is an alternative for anyone who needs compensation after a crash.

Legal help is key after rear-end car accident injuries

Any auto accident in Missouri brings about the possibility that there will be injuries and fatalities. One type of accident that is exceedingly dangerous is a rear-end auto accident. Because drivers and passengers who are rear-ended do not see it coming, they do not get the opportunity to brace themselves for the impact. Being hit from behind can cause spinal cord injuries, neck injuries and head injuries. These can have a long-term impact on a person's life and even lead to a fatality. After a rear-end crash, it is imperative to understand the potential consequences and discuss a legal filing with a qualified attorney.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents rise with light rain

Missourians know that the roads can be a dangerous place. With the risk of auto accidents increasing with the number of drivers who are distracted and reckless, worry is understandable. However, another issue that poses a danger for a car crash with catastrophic injuries and death is inclement weather. While certain types of weather are known to be dangerous, a new study says that even slight rain can cause a significant chance of a fatal accident. Those who were impacted by this type of crash should be cognizant of the research when considering a legal filing for compensation.

Many distracted drivers use social media and videos, study says

Distracted driving is a frequent topic of conversation in Missouri and across the nation. This not because it is trendy to discuss it, but because it is such a common and growing issue that is placing people in danger of a car crash with injuries and fatalities. While many will understandably classify being a distracted driver as texting and driving and making phone calls, the concerns are in fact worse as drivers are prone to take part in activities that require even greater attention to the device and will naturally reduce the amount of attention they pay to the road.

Texting and driving bans reduced hospitalizations in many states

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.

Motor vehicle accidents from drowsy driving linked to time change

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.

Fatal head-on car crash leads to felony charges for driver

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.

NSC accident study shows fatalities still top 40,000 in U.S.

Missouri residents will understand that there are inherent dangers when heading out on the road. An auto accident can happen for a variety of reasons and come without warning. Statistics show just how dangerous driving can be. When assessing these reports, people are frequently surprised at how prevalent fatal auto accidents are. But the numbers alone don't tell the whole story. Instead, people also need to consider the causes of these wrecks.

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