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In Illinois, hundreds of car accidents occur every day and thousands of people are seriously injured or killed every year. If you have been hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. This is true whether you were a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian.
Today’s motorcycle is a mechanical masterpiece in comparison to the steam powered bicycles invented in the early 1820’s.1 Over the years, inventors and engineers have improved both the safety and performance of motorcycles, but there are still inherent dangers for motorcycle riders. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycles which offer no enclosure ty ...
If you are involved in a car accident, your physical injuries are usually readily detectable. X-rays will show broken bones. CT scans will reveal a herniated disc in your neck or back. Lacerations, abrasions, and contusions (also known as cuts, scrapes, and bruises) are observable with the naked eye.
Currently, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold in all 50 states is 0.08 percent. Recently, however, the calls have been getting stronger for states to lower this threshold to 0.05 percent. A government-commissioned study by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine made this recommendation (among others) when deliberating on ways ...
More and more driverless cars are hitting the road, as companies continue to develop and test prototypes. Sometimes, however, the drive hasn’t been smooth. According to a recent report by the Telegraph, one leader in the driverless car industry has admitted to a complication with an earlier form of autonomous vehicle that could have led to dangerous accidents, forcing the compa ...
Each year, thousands of people in Missouri are involved in car accidents across the state. Often, the accident is caused by distracted driving, driver errors, or other factors like driving while intoxicated or aggressive driving. Regardless of the cause, these accidents have consequences ranging from property damage to severe injuries or even death.
Many teens experience their first taste of freedom when they obtain their driver’s license. However, operating a motor vehicle comes with many responsibilities, not the least of which is to ensure you exercise caution when behind the wheel. Teenagers must appreciate that drivers are responsible for a particular duty of care to other drivers and that they must behave responsibly at all times.
Are Self Driving Cars Causing More Accidents? Self driving cars are poised to be a hugely significant technological breakthrough. If companies like Tesla, Uber, Google, and many others are to be believed, self-driving cars will usher in a new, better era of transportation which, according to these companies, will include the fact that self driving cars will be safer to operate a ...
If you have recently been in a car accident, it is likely that the other driver’s insurance company has already contacted you about a settlement. In deciding whether you should accept the settlement there are several factors to consider. Need Medical Treatment After a Car Accident MO If you suffered injuries in your accident that still require further medical treatment, then yo ...
Ruptured Spleen Is a Common Injury After a Car Accident Ask the next three people you encounter what the spleen does and you are likely to get three blank stares. If someone asks you, tell them it’s a fist-size organ in the upper-left side of the abdomen, slightly above elbow level, and that it filters out old blood cells and helps fight infection.
Injured After a Car Crash in Missouri? You May Have a Long Road to Recovery. Here are some cold, hard facts: Automobile accidents in Missouri killed 870 people and injured 4,402 in 2015. Stunning stuff, right? It’s a safe bet, though, that those numbers don’t move you nearly as much as watching paramedics load someone into an ambulance at a crash site.
Weather Worsens Odds for Motorists in Missouri Studies have shown that human error is a factor in about 95 percent of car crashes. That said, Mother Nature deserves at least partial blame for a lot of weather-related crashes in the St. Louis area. Flash-flooding, icy roads, and winter storms pose significant dangers to drivers. According to the U.S.
The honest response to the question of liability in self-driving-car accidents is that the answer is a work in progress. As with any new technology, situations arise for which there is no legal precedent, and savvy lawyers must work to stay on top of technological trends and how the law could apply to them.
As with most things, there are fans and foes, pros and cons when it comes to the auto-drive car industry, with dramatic examples from 2016 of the upside and the downside. For example, a Missouri man used the Autopilot on his new Tesla Model X to reach a hospital more than 20 miles away after suffering a pulmonary embolism that doctors say could have killed him.
We receive calls every day from individuals who have been injured in an auto accident with the same question, “I think I have a claim for injuries I sustained from an accident but I am worried that it is too late to do anything about it.” This is a valid question because there is a time period after which no claim can be brought against the other driver after an accident.
We understand how important this question can be for accident victims and families who have lost loved ones in accidents. After you’ve been in any kind of car accident, it’s natural to feel confused and overwhelmed. There are so many different questions. Who is at fault? Who pays for damage to my car? Am I entitled to a rental car? Who will pay for my medical bills? Can I ask t ...
PRESS RELEASE Dec. 5, 2016 St. Louis, MO The claims of eight area property owners against a moving and storage company and a warehouse owner were settled recently in St. Louis County for over 2.2 million dollars. The settlement represents the value of WWII memorabilia, rare books and family heirlooms, along with common household goods, owned by eight area residents who place ...
Listening to the TV or the radio, you have likely heard one of the advertisements for the fantasy sports games hosted by DraftKings. “Double your first deposit, up to six hundred dollars” – sound familiar? DraftKings ‘Free Bonus’ and ‘Double Your Cash’ Scam After signing up to receive the “free bonus” and “double your cash” up to $600, you realize that this is a scam.