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Missouri has many multiple-lane highways, including a high risk of sideswipe car accidents. A sideswipe car accident occurs when two cars are headed in the same direction and one shifts direction enough to strike the other on the side. If a sideswipe accident is the cause of your recent injury, a St. Louis car accident attorney from The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. may be able to help.
State law defines the speed limits at which a vehicle can operate, based on a number of factors including traffic, road conditions, and weather conditions. There are several reasons that contribute to car accidents including distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggressive driving, negligent driving, and over-speeding.
Internal injuries are a common result of car accidents and these injuries may go undetected immediately following an accident. There are a number of reasons why these injuries occur, but the most common cause is the violent shaking caused by the impact of a car accident. The sudden and violent jolt caused by a crash can cause damage to the internal organs and tissues.
Even though most drivers are aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving, many drivers still indulge in it, putting their own life and the life of others at risk. One of the main causes of car accidents in the United States is distracted drivers. Each day, about 9 people are killed and another 1,153 people are injured in accidents caused by distracted driving.
Over 5.5 million car accidents happen each year on U.S. roads and highways. Modern technology has allowed for better cars and good road systems across the country. High speeds have also increased the risk of car accidents and serious injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are over 5.
The most debilitating injuries resulting from a car accident are those that involve injury to the spinal cord. If the nerves in the spinal cord are damaged, they do not recover or heal themselves like broken bones or torn ligaments. The damage to the nerves in cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) is permanent and can lead to loss in strength, loss of sensation, and can severely ...
One of the biggest legal issues facing you after an accident with a large truck is to determine fault. The Department of Transportation reports that in car accidents involving large trucks, around 87% of the accidents are because of truck driver error. A truck can weigh up to 30 times more than a passenger car, resulting in severe injuries, if not fatal.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a car accident, you may have been left with lasting disabilities and impairments. Fast moving, violent car crashes often result in catastrophic brain injuries. In fact, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) plays a role in about 30% of all fatal car accidents according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Approximately 900 people die each year because of negligent drivers who run red lights. Engineers study the flow of traffic and the unique qualities of each intersection to help determine the best way to keep drivers safe. Traffic lights and traffic signs are installed at intersections to give direction to drivers.
Swedish researchers examined the circumstances and resulting injuries of 207 rear-end crashes. Rear-end collisions are a leading cause of car accidents in Missouri; the extent of injury varies drastically from case to case. With this study done in Sweden, we have a better understanding of why there is such variation in how hurt the vehicle occupants may be.
No one begins the day expecting to be involved in a car accident. Each day, thousands of Missouri drivers find themselves in those circumstances. Whether you believe that the crash was your fault or that of the other driver, it is important to take the following steps after a car accident when applicable.
Watching a teen driver head off in a car alone for the first time can be frightening for parents. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for 16 to 19 year olds, despite every effort to ensure their safety. They also have the highest accident rate than any other age group. This is frightening for parents, as they see their youngsters head off in a car alone for the first time.
Victims of car accidents are often left wondering as to whether they can claim damages for pain and suffering. In Missouri, these are referred to as non-economic damages. If the accident was the other party’s fault and you have suffered physical, mental, and emotional injuries as a result, you may make a claim for pain and suffering.
Even though SUVs and pickup trucks are prone to rollover accidents, they are a popular choice for St. Louis drivers. Light trucks and sport utility vehicles are a popular choice among Missourians who need vehicles with high driving position, off-road capabilities, a sporty appearance, and the capacity to carry more luggage and passengers compared to passenger cars.
Negotiating a right turn in an eighteen-wheel truck can be an extremely difficult task. The sheer size of an eighteen-wheel truck causes difficulty in turning and the situation can become complicated when there are other cars and pedestrians on the road. This requires a truck driver to be even more vigilant and cautious while negotiating a right turn.
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a Missouri car accident, you may be having trouble receiving compensation from your insurance company. This is a situation that Missouri drivers are facing every day. Remember, insurance companies answer to their shareholders and it is their interests who are often being looked after first.
When you bring a pet into your family, the decision comes with a responsibility and a liability. Dogs and cats have always been favorite pets; however, there are also various other pets that are favored. These include birds, snakes, other reptiles, primates, rats, and larger cats. When you decide to own a pet, the decision comes with a responsibility and a liability.
If you have suffered a blow to the head or a whiplash injury during a car accident, the most common symptom may be a headache. Car accident victims suffer many types of injuries depending on the type and speed of impact. If the driver or occupant has suffered a blow to the head or a whiplash injury during an accident, the most common symptom of the injury is a headache.
What are the different types of damages that are awarded in a personal injury lawsuit? A car accident can result in injuries that range from minor to debilitating. If you have sustained injuries as a result of an automobile accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for causing the accident.
People who travel frequently generally prefer to rent cars. The risk of an accident is higher when you drive a rented car because you are unfamiliar with the car and you may be away from home and unfamiliar with the area. A car accident in a rental vehicle becomes complicated because apart from you and the other driver there are other parties involved, such as the rental agen ...