Sometimes car accidents happen during your daily commute. Other times they happen on your way to the grocery store or coming home from a party. Ultimately, though, most of the time no one anticipates being involved in a motor vehicle accident on any given day. Unfortunately, Missouri is no stranger to car crashes. When a person is involved in an auto accident that leaves them with injuries, they may want to pursue a legal claim against the responsible party.
As parents of teenagers may already know, teens generally do not have the same maturity that adults do. This immaturity combined with a sense that nothing bad could ever happen to them may cause teens to driver recklessly, leading to a motor vehicle accident. Even responsible teens can cause car crashes due to mere inexperience. In fact, one recent report states that Missouri is a particularly bad state when it comes to teen driving.
Most days, driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle is fairly uneventful. It's simply a way to get from point A to point B. However, all of that can change in an instant when you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident. A collision can cause a multitude of car accident injuries and there are some that are more commonplace than others. If you have been involved in a car accident, it's good to recognize the potential injury outcomes that can result after such a traumatic event.
Left turns on heavily traveled city streets spawn a disproportionate share of urban traffic accidents. Deciphering the causes of these accidents can also prove difficult for even experienced accident investigators. A left turn collision in Kansas City, Kansas on April 4 sent eight people to the hospital with a variety of injuries.
High-speed police pursuits are often controversial, not because the police vehicle is a hazard to other drivers but because the driver attempting to escape becomes a significant threat to other drivers. The degree of risk was tragically demonstrated in a recent motor vehicle accident when a car fleeing from Kansas City, Kansas police crossed into Missouri during a lengthy high-speed chase and collided with a sedan occupied by a husband and wife going out for dinner.
A recent report suggests that Missouri may be one of the least safe states to drive in.
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