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Multiple people injured in St. Charles head-on car accident

Car accidents are a common concern across Missouri, including in St. Charles County, which can leave individuals with injuries and death. These accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. People who leave their home and head out in their automobiles are certainly not expecting to find themselves hospitalized with injuries that require surgical procedures and long-term care.

Lax road safety laws could spark Missouri motor vehicle accidents

Auto accidents are common in Missouri. When assessing the reasons why these crashes happen, legislators and law enforcement will try to formulate strategies to reduce their frequency. Some of the riskiest behaviors that drivers will take part in behind the wheel involve acting as a distracted driver. Such behaviors can include texting and driving, checking emails, using social media, and making phone calls. For people who are involved in an auto accident and suffer injuries, as well as those who lose a loved one in one of these wrecks, it can be helpful to understand applicable state laws and how they might be pertinent to an accident investigation.

Pedestrian accident sends two teens to hospital with injuries

Missouri pedestrians are vulnerable to injuries and fatalities when involved in a car crash. Some of the most at-risk people are students as they go back and forth to school. While it is a goal that drivers will understand the dangers to students and pay strict attention to the road, avoid recklessness and negligence, and follow the speed limit when near a school, that does not mean they will be as vigilant as they should be. When a pedestrian accident occurs, the victim can suffer catastrophic injuries and all the negatives that those types of injuries entail. Having legal advice is vital to decide on the next steps following one of these incidences, which may be the case for some Missouri students and their parents.

Texting and driving still not fully banned in Missouri

Missouri drivers must be aware of the array of dangers on the road. That includes poor weather and drivers who are under the influence, reckless, and distracted. The risks of encountering motorists who are not adhering to the rules of the road are well-known. Oftentimes, legislators and law enforcement take steps to try to reduce the risk of accidents by enacting and enforcing laws. These laws can be important when pursuing a personal injury lawsuit and seeking compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, with regard to distracted driving it is important to note that it is not even completely illegal in the state.

Distracted driver crashes put roadside workers in danger

Drivers who are on the road in Missouri and are trying to get to their destination want to do so as quickly and smoothly as possible. Frequently, they are in a rush and trying to multitask. That can include using a smartphone for various reasons. This can lead to being a distracted driver and putting others in danger. While this endangers other drivers and pedestrians, it also risks the lives of roadside workers. Given the number of crashes involving roadside workers and that they are happening more often, this is a concern that must be addressed.

Auto accident between car and tow truck kills woman

When sharing the road with the litany of different vehicles in Missouri, drivers of conventional vehicles must be aware and cautious. This is especially important when the other vehicles are large and traveling at significant speed. There is an unsaid amount of trust drivers will have in one another amid the hope that the large vehicles will be safe and their loads will be secure. In some instances, drivers of the larger vehicles will behave recklessly, negligently, be under the influence or commit other violations and there will be an auto accident. Those who have been injured or have lost a loved one in this type of crash should consider the future and whether a legal filing is needed to receive compensation.

With auto accident back and neck injuries, legal help is key

There are many negative outcomes from a Missouri car accident and people will often just be happy to have survived the experience. However, when they get beyond that sense of relief, they will frequently have personal injury that can negatively impact their lives for an extended period, if not forever. Back and neck injuries are some of the most difficult to deal with because they can hinder the victim in myriad ways. Immediately after this happens, it is imperative to have legal assistance to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.

Auto accident risks exacerbated by holiday recklessness

The Missouri roads can be dangerous at any time of year, but research shows that the holidays are significantly riskier to drivers and anyone on the road. While this might initially be perceived to be due to drivers who are under the influence when returning from celebrations, it is somewhat different when the evidence is assessed. Drivers tend to show greater aggressiveness when driving at holiday time. This places people in jeopardy of injuries and death in an auto accident. Understanding the scope of this problem and how harmful it can be can help to avoid an accident. After there has already been a crash, this could be a factor for the car accident victim to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Auto accident kills mother working extra hours as nurse

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of celebration and happiness with people spending time with family and friends. However, auto accidents can happen at any time in Missouri and lead to injuries and fatalities. During the holidays and the winter months, accidents are more prone to happen, as there are a greater number of people on the road and the weather is not conducive to safe driving. For people who have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, having legal help is essential to receiving compensation.

Holidays and distracted driver behaviors risky

Missourians are often in a rush during the holidays with work, family concerns and preparations for the upcoming celebrations. This will lead to the inevitable attempt at multitasking. By itself, distracted driving is dangerous, but when it is combined with the holiday rush, it can lead to car accidents. Researchers are constantly trying to gauge the risk of distracted driving; information about this has recently been released and drivers should take note.

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