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Who is at fault in rear-end car accidents?

Posted March 16, 2021
Rear-end vehicle accidents happen more frequently than other types of accidents in Missouri and around the country. In most rear-end accidents, one vehicle hits another non-moving vehicle, sometimes at high speeds. The driver who hit another vehicle from behind is commonly liable by default, but it depends on the circumstance.NegligenceStatistics show that rear-end accidents...
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Why you should not drive distracted

Posted January 5, 2021
In many cases, car accidents in Missouri and around the country are due to distracted driving, which has many causes. These causes include using a cellphone, talking to passengers, playing with the radio and many more. It is important to have your eyes on the road at all times to avoid a potential crash...
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Recording the details after a car crash

Posted February 26, 2019
After getting hit by a vehicle, it can be difficult to keep in mind all of the best practices to document the incident. Still, staying calm and taking stock of the situation can be important not only for immediate needs but also for dealing with insurance companies and Missouri authorities. Car accidents can cause...
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Causes of car accidents and their influence on liability

Posted February 13, 2019
Drivers in Missouri have control over many factors when they get behind the wheel. They can choose to avoid distractions, stay sober, maintain their vehicles and obey traffic laws. Issues like the bad decisions of other drivers or defective auto parts, however, are beyond an individual’s control. When crashes happen, the police and insurance...
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Drowsiness a public safety risk in ridesharing industry

Posted January 15, 2019
Ridesharing drivers in Missouri may feel encouraged to work extended hours because of the low fare and salary incentives, but they will want to be careful about exceeding their safety limits. A position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has brought some needed attention to the risk of sleep deprivation among people...
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WHO report finds flaws in global road safety laws

Posted December 17, 2018
Traffic crashes are not just a problem in Missouri. In fact, they are the eighth leading reason for death in the whole world, according to the World Health Organization. They are also globally the leading cause of death among people 5 to 29 years old. The 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released...
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