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March 2019 Archives

Crashes involving semitrailers can have deadly consequences

Four family members were killed recently in a head-on crash involving a semitrailer. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the crash occurred March 22 outside of Union when the car crossed the center line of Highway 47, collided with the semitrailer, spun around and hit another passenger vehicle. An additional passenger vehicle was hit by debris from the semitrailer. The only other person who was injured was the truck driver, who was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents involving DOT vehicles on the rise

In Missouri, road workers are in harm's way strictly by the nature of the work they do. With vehicles driving past - some at significant speeds - motor vehicle accidents can cause injuries and death. While drivers are encouraged to take caution when they encounter Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) vehicles, many ignore the safety of others and the law. The problem has gotten worse as research and records indicate there have been a worrisome number of crashes involving MoDOT vehicles already in 2019. For those who were injured or might have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash while working on the road, legal advice is can be beneficial for filing a claim for compensation.

Study: Fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents getting worse

A pedestrian accident in Missouri can cause catastrophic injuries and death. The increasing number of ways in which drivers' attention can be diverted from the road along with the time-tested dangers place pedestrians in jeopardy of suffering injuries and death in motor vehicle accidents. While the risk was inherently understood as a part of life, new research shows that the number of pedestrian fatalities has risen at a troubling rate. This should be a concern for everyone. It is also wise to understand all the problems - financially, physically, personally - that can result from a pedestrian accident and that a legal filing can help with recovering a sufficient amount in compensation.

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