Things to Consider After a Car Accident

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A car accident victim has the right to file a lawsuit and claim compensation for the losses he has suffered due to another person’s misconduct. However, it is often his personal decision as to whether he wants to go to the courtroom or not. The victim will of course have to figure out the relative strength of his claim, and then make a call. It is in the best interest of the victim to seek … [Read more...]

Run Off the Road By a Large Tractor Trailer

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While traveling on major highways it is always in your best interest to avoid close proximity with large commercial trucks. At a much higher elevation than a passenger vehicle, a truck driver has a very limited view of the road around him. Even with the multitude of mirrors employed, there will still be blind spots. Responsibility lies with the driver of the truck to ensure that there are no … [Read more...]

Car Accidents Involving Injured Passengers

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An injured passenger generally has just as much right to compensation as the driver. After a car accident most of the attention is focused on the drivers. However, passengers that have been hurt may also be entitled to receive compensation, even if they were riding in the car found to be liable for the accident. Just as if you were the driver, take care to document as much of the accident as … [Read more...]

Winning a Whiplash Award in a Car Accident

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The car that hit you need not be traveling fast for you to suffer from whiplash. A slight fender bender at a stop sign can cause whiplash.  Even if your car suffers minimal damage and you do not feel that you have suffered an injury, always get the other drivers insurance information and file an accident report.  Whiplash symptoms may take up to 24 hours after the event to appear.  Not having … [Read more...]

More Teen Deaths Due to Texting and Driving

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It is critical to never text while operating your vehicle, for the sake of your passengers and the drivers around you.  In recent years we have become aware of the dangers of texting while driving. We know the consequences that can result from glancing down at our phones for only a few seconds. However, shocking statistics indicate that the number of teen deaths due to texting and driving have … [Read more...]

Deslodge, Missouri Man Dies In Double Car Crash

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Car accidents or truck accidents caused by negligent and reckless individuals can result in serious, life-threatening injuries.  In St. Francois County a Deslodge man died in a two vehicle accident on Saturday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that around 9:35 p.m. on Saturday on Missouri Route 8 the double vehicle crash occurred just west  of Park Hills. David Swanguarim, 33, … [Read more...]

Missouri Rear End Collisions

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These types of car accidents can cause serious injuries even when they occur at low speeds.  The most common type of car accidents are rear end collisions. When the front end of one vehicle collides with the back end of another vehicle, this is called a rear end collision. These accidents can be caused by any number of factors and can be the fault of either driver. If the vehicle in front slows … [Read more...]

Hit and Run Accident Kills Pedestrian

An early morning hit-and-run motor vehicle accident in St. Louis left one pedestrian dead, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The fatality is a reminder that traffic safety continues to be a problem for pedestrians. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration data, 4,654 pedestrians were killed in the United States in 2007 as a result of traffic crashes. The data … [Read more...]

St. Louis Trucking Accident Leads to Manslaughter Charges

A St. Louis trucking accident that left three people dead is a criminal matter, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Last summer, a distracted truck driver crashed into a line of cars stopped in traffic on Highway 40 in St. Louis. The truck driver admitted to the Missouri Highway Patrol that he had been distracted by his cell phone just before the fatal trucking accident. The trucker, Jeffrey … [Read more...]

Traumatic Amputations and Automobile Accidents

Traumatic amputation or limb loss can be the result of many different types of accidents including motor vehicle accidents. According to the National Limb Loss Information Center, upper limb amputations make up almost 70 percent of all trauma-related amputations. Men face a significantly higher risk of amputation as a result of an accident. As men and women age, the risk of undergoing a traumatic … [Read more...]