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Icy roads spark motor vehicle accidents, one injuring cop

During the winter, icy roadways are a constant problem throughout Missouri. Motor vehicle accidents are common because of skidding and sliding and it can cause serious injuries and fatalities in St. Louis and across the state. No one is immune to being hurt or killed in these crashes and that includes first responders and law enforcement. Even if the accident is a matter of circumstance, it is important to remember that the aftermath can cause financial and personal hardship and a legal filing is frequently the main strategy to recover adequate compensation.

Holiday motor vehicle accidents claim eight lives in Missouri

When people are celebrating the holidays in Missouri, there are always risks that they will encounter a driver who is under the influence and decided to get behind the wheel. This is unfortunate, but it is a fact of life. People who have lost a loved one in a crash during the holidays, on New Year's Eve or at any time will face similar challenges in the aftermath. Funeral costs, lost companionship, lost income and more will arise. It can be difficult to think about, but a legal firm that understands personal injury and wrongful death cases can be of assistance to pursue compensation.

Head-on motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injury

The roads in Missouri are generally busy, but that is nothing compared to when the holidays are approaching. Combined with potentially rough weather, that can be a dangerous and outright deadly combination if there are motor vehicle accidents. People will tend to rush just before or during the holidays. With that will be risky behaviors and accidents that are often unavoidable. For those who are in a crash -- especially a head-on crash -- there can be serious injuries and death.

Road worker hurt in hit-and-run motor vehicle accident

There is a natural risk for St. Louis road workers. This is especially true when they are working on the highway overnight. While it might be beneficial for drivers not to have to worry about road work snagging their commute during the daytime rush hours, working during the late night and early morning hours places workers at risk of injury from inattentive, reckless and drunk drivers. The combination of factors that accrue in these circumstances can lead to an accident. What will make it worse is if it is a hit-and-run. Those who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents when working on the road should think about the future and consider a legal filing for compensation if appropriate.

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.

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