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  • The Tragedy of Backover Accidents

    Two children are killed every week from backover accidents – many times involving a parent or caregiver. Highways and intersections are not the only places prone to car accidents. A large number of car accidents also occur in and around parking lots. Considering the high rate of parking lot accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a rule for all ...

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  • Proving Liability in a Bus Accident

    Large vehicles such as buses are much more difficult to drive and maneuver through the streets compared to passenger vehicles. When a bus has to make a right turn, the driver is forced to swing the front part to the left in order to steer clear of any obstacles. Buses are often seen making wide right turns in highly populated streets.

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  • Who Is at Fault for a Left Turn Car Accident?

    While some car accidents are minor that cause minimal injuries, left turn car accidents can cause debilitating injuries. A person who is injured in a car accident may be entitled to receive compensation from the person at fault. While in most cases negligence or fault is evident, there are other cases where both the parties involved in the accident share the fault.

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  • Carefully Making Right-Hand Turns

    Because there is no incoming traffic to be crossed when making a right turn, drivers may become carefree and less cautious when making a right-hand turn. An unsuspecting motorist may be hit by a vehicle, or a pedestrian or a bicyclist may be hit by a vehicle turning right. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, contact a St.

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  • Avoiding a Car Crash While Merging Into Traffic

    Merging accidents are a frequent occurrence on Missouri roads and a large percentage can be attributed to driver error. Merging into traffic can be a difficult and risky maneuver, especially in high traffic situations. However, it is a skill that you must master if you are to drive on a highway. We have offered some tips on how to prevent car accidents while merging into traffic.

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  • Doing Your Part to Prevent a Parking Lot Accident

    Parking lots are a place for potential accidents; though they are generally not serious, may still cause vehicle damage and bodily injury. Because of the movement of cars, bikers, and pedestrians, parking lots are a place for potential accidents. If you are pulling out of a parking lot or if you are driving around one, be extra vigilant as the chances of a collision are high.

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  • Preventing Car Accidents on Dangerous Curves

    A dangerous curve, often called a “dead-man’s curve,” is an unsafe curve along the road that is prone to car accidents. These accidents often result in life-threatening injuries or even death. Excessive speed and distracted driving are the most common causes behind these accidents. Drivers tend to lose control of their vehicles when they drive too fast along these curves.

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  • Preventing St. Louis Intersection Car Accidents

    Intersection car accidents often involve head-on collisions, resulting in serious and life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed that intersection accidents account for around 40 percent of all automobile accidents. The chances of a car accident in an intersection, a point where two roads converge, are obviously high.

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  • Rules of the Road for Making a Left Turn

    Be extra careful and vigilant during a left-hand turn to prevent an accident. Making a left turn can be dangerous as the driver enters the lane of oncoming traffic from the opposite direction. According to a study by New York City’s transportation planners, left-hand turns are three times more likely to result in a deadly car accident.

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  • Avoiding St. Louis Semi-Truck Accidents

    Semi-trucks form a small part of registered vehicles on the road; however, they are the cause of a large number of road accidents. Car accidents involving semi-trucks often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. The most common cause of car accidents is not looking for other motorists and pedestrians on the road while making a right turn.

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  • Brain Trauma Caused by a Car Accident

    As random as car accidents can be, so are the extent of the injuries that they inflict. While one driver is able to walk away with nothing more than a bruise, another driver could be left in a state where life support is needed to keep their body functioning. If your loved one is on life support because of injuries from a car accident, talk with a St.

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  • Car Accident Due to an Unsafe Lane Change

    The actions of negligent or aggressive drivers can result in severe car accidents with serious injuries to both drivers. An unsafe lane change endangers the safety of other drivers. It has been observed that the at-fault driver is either oblivious to the presence of other vehicles or is completely inconsiderate towards the safety of other motorists.

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  • Dangerous Driving Habits to Avoid

    These dangerous driving habits may result in a serious automobile accident. Making a left-hand turn requires skill and caution as you have to cross the lanes of traffic coming from the opposite direction. Drivers are required to wait for a green signal when traffic lights are available and in case of a marked crossing, wait, observe, and then make the turn.

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