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Fatal crash shows motorcyclists' risk in motor vehicle accidents

The vulnerability of motorcyclists is a known issue in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. With the number of drivers of cars and trucks who do not pay attention to motorcycles, operate their vehicles recklessly, are negligent or are distracted behind the wheel, a motorcycle accident can happen in an instant. With the lack of protection accorded to motorcycle riders, there is a significant chance of injury and death after these kinds of motor vehicle accidents.

Distracted teens at high risk for having motor vehicle accidents

Just about everyone in Missouri will have a story about seeing a person behind the wheel of an automobile who is looking down and clearly using a mobile device instead of looking straight ahead and watching what they should be watching: the road. The problem is getting worse, not better, and government agencies and researchers are seeking ways to understand the problem and prevent it. Teenagers are especially prone to distracted driving, and this can cause motor vehicle accidents that result in injuries and fatalities. Keeping track of studies is important to dealing with this problem.

Collateral damage of motor vehicle accidents shown in fatality

When there are motor vehicle accidents in Missouri, it does not necessarily need to be between two vehicles to do damage and even cause a fatality. Collateral damage and a chain reaction can lead to injuries and death. If, for example, a vehicle hits a structure and the structure collapses, unwitting bystanders and people who are just going about their business not particularly close to the initial crash can suddenly be part of the crash and lose their lives. It is in cases such as these that the family members must have experienced legal help to consider their options.

Missouri ranks high in fatal motor vehicle accidents

Keeping track of fatal motor vehicle accident statistics happen in each state, and it can be a useful tool to determine why they happen and to craft strategies to reduce their frequency. Even people in states safer states should still be concerned about a crash. For those in our state, it is more worrisome because of where it ranked in a statistical analysis. In the study examining 2016 numbers, the State came in 12th for the deadliest roads.

Motorcycles involved in many deadly motor vehicle accidents

A spotlight was placed on motorcycle awareness and safety in May. National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is designed to highlight the risks that motorcyclists face and encourage drivers of conventional vehicles and larger vehicles across the nation to be more cognizant to avoid crashes. Since motorcyclists are naturally vulnerable to injuries and death in an accident, it is imperative to try and share the road with them. Despite that, there were still four fatal motorcycle accidents in and around St. Louis in May.

Motor vehicle accidents with motorcycles often lead to fatalities

Since motorcyclists are essentially defenseless when they are in a crash with a car, it is important for drivers of conventional vehicles in St. Louis and throughout Missouri to keep a close eye on their surroundings. Vigilance is a sound way to keep everyone safe, especially motorcyclists. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen without warning and come about for a variety of reasons. When it involves a motorcyclist and a car, the aftermath can result in major injuries and death for the rider. Those who have been affected by a motorcycle crash should know that they have a right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Study shows motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians rising

In Missouri and throughout the nation, some of the most at-risk people for injuries and death are pedestrians. When there are motor vehicle accidents, the vulnerability of pedestrians is substantial. While most drivers keep a close eye on the road, the statistics indicate that pedestrian accidents have been rising significantly.

Danger of DUI motor vehicle accidents shown in fatal crash

There are unavoidable dangers when out on the road in St. Louis, and it is important to be cognizant of them. Negligent drivers, distracted drivers and drivers under the influence -- these are just some of the potential causes of a crash. When there is an accident, it can lead to significant injuries and death. It is crucial for people who have been injured or lost a loved one in motor vehicle accidents to understand their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Do you know what to do after a car accident?

Imagine this: you're driving down the road with a car in front of you. Everything has been fine for the last few minutes you've been behind this vehicle. But then suddenly, a change in traffic causes the vehicle in front of you to stop suddenly, and before you can even blink, your vehicle crashes into his.

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