Settlement: Man Injured by Drunk Driver Awarded $5M

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Miami, F: A man who sustained brain damage as a result of an accident caused by a drunk driver, has been awarded $5 million in settlement of his personal injury lawsuit. In 2007, Dwight Grant, who was just 22 years old at the time, was a passenger in stopped vehicle when it was struck by Mathew Lyons who was being chased by the police. After hitting the car Grant was in, Lyons fled the scene.

Grant suffered fractures to his face and skull, which resulted in his sustaining brain damage, specifically, damage to his frontal lobe. This damage, Grant alleged, caused him a seizure disorder that now requires constant care.

Counsel for the defense argued that Grant was not diligent in taking his seizure medication or in his rehabilitation, which exacerbated his condition. The jury found Grant 2 percent liable for his condition, reducing the $15.4 million award. The parties ultimately agreed to a $5 million final judgment.

 

Last updated on Aug-11-11

Possible Lawsuit: Kansas City Motorcycle Accident – Kansas City Motorcycle Crash, Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Laywer

Kansas City motorcycle accidents are life-changing events that can result in catastrophic injury to the motorcycle driver or motorcycle passenger. Victims of a Kansas City motorcycle crash may face time off work and loss of future wages, not to mention massive medical bills and pain and suffering, as they recover from their Missouri motorcycle accident.

Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Missouri Department of Transportation reported 85 deaths in motorcycle accidents in 2009. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 107 motorcyclists were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2008. There were 92 motorcyclists killed in 2007 and in 93 motorcyclists killed in 2006.

In Jackson County, there were 16 motorcycle fatalities in 2008, with nine motorcycle fatalities in both 2007 and 2006.

Missouri Motorcycle Accident Law

By law, Missouri motorcycle riders (including motorcycle drivers and motorcycle passengers) must wear helmets regardless of their age. The Missouri helmet law covers all low-power cycles with an engine displacement of greater than 50cc, brake horsepower greater than 3 or that are capable of attaining speeds greater than 30 mph, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Negligence in Kansas City Motorcycle Accidents

Kansas City Motorcycle Accident NegligenceNegligence in motorcycle accidents includes failure to stop, failure to yield and driving while distracted (including driving and talking on a cell phone or driving and texting). Drivers in Kansas City may be negligent if they fail to notice an approaching motorcycle or if they misjudge the motorcycle’s distance or speed.

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining accident liability. This means that in the case of a motorcycle accident, the injured party can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation, the victim’s awarded damages are reduced by the amount of fault he is responsible for. For example, if the injured party is 25 percent responsible for the accident, his award is reduced by 25 percent.

Defective Motorcycle Parts

Defective motorcycle parts can play a role in motorcycle accidents and can result in harm to the motorcycle’s driver, the motorcycle’s passenger or other people on the road. Issues with motorcycles include faulty brakes, engine problems, tire blowouts and steering problems.

In the case of injuries caused by motorcycle defects, the injured party may be able to sue the maker of the defective part, the motorcycle manufacturer and the companies or individuals responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle.

Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

Kansas City Motorcycle Accident DWIIn Missouri, it is illegal for drivers to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08 or higher. In Missouri, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

The DWI includes alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal for drivers in Missouri to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance (such as marijuana or cocaine) in the blood.

According to the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program, with information taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, studies show that between 40 percent and 45 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve the use of alcohol. Furthermore, the motorcyclist was legally intoxicated in approximately one-third of the fatalities.

Other Causes of Kansas City Motorcycle Accidents

Other causes of motorcycle accidents include improper driver training, dangerous or reckless driving, poor driving conditions, road maintenance defects, weather, loss of control on corners, failure to leave adequate room between vehicles and driving aggressively.

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Last updated on Feb-23-11

Possible Lawsuit: St. Louis Motorcycle Accident – St. Louis Motorcycle Crash, St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Laywer

>> St. Louis Motorcycle Accident

St. Louis motorcycle accidents are life-changing events that can result in devastating injury to the motorcycle driver and the motorcycle passenger. Victims of a St. Louis motorcycle crash may face time off work and loss of future wages, not to mention massive medical bills, as they recover from their St. Louis motorcycle accident.

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St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Missouri Department of Transportation reported 85 deaths in Missouri motorcycleaccidents in 2009. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 107 motorcyclists were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2008. In 2007, 92 motorcyclists were killed and in 2006 there were 93 fatalities.

In St. Louis, there were three motorcycle fatalities in 2008, with eight motorcycle fatalities in 2007 and 10 in 2006.

Missouri Motorcycle Accident Law

By law, Missouri motorcycle riders (including motorcycle drivers and motorcycle passengers) must wear helmets regardless of their age. The Missouri helmet law covers all low-power cycles with an engine displacement of greater than 50cc, brake horsepower greater than 3 or that are capable of attaining speeds greater than 30 mph, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Negligence in St. Louis Motorcycle Accidents

St. Louis Motorcycle Accident NegligenceNegligence in motorcycle accidents includes failure to stop, failure to yield and driving while distracted (including driving and talking on a cell phone or driving and texting). Drivers on the road in St. Louis may be negligent if they fail to notice an approaching motorcycle or if they misjudge the motorcycle’s distance or speed.

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining accident liability. This means that in the case of a motorcycle accident, the injured party can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation, however, the victim’s awarded damages are reduced by the amount of fault he is responsible for. For example, if the injured party is 75 percent responsible for the accident, his award is reduced by 75 percent.

Defective Motorcycle Parts

Defective motorcycle parts can play a role in serious motorcycle accidents and can result in harm to the motorcycle’s driver, the motorcycle’s passenger or other people on the road. Issues with motorcycles include faulty brakes, engine problems, tire blowouts and steering problems.

In the case of injuries caused by motorcycle defects, the injured party may be able to sue the maker of the defective part, the motorcycle manufacturer and the companies or individuals responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle.

Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

St. Louis Accident DWIIn Missouri, it is illegal for drivers to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08 or higher. In Missouri, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

The DWI includes alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal for drivers in Missouri to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance (such as marijuana or cocaine) in the blood.

According to the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program, with information taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, studies show that between 40 percent and 45 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve the use of alcohol. Furthermore, the motorcyclist was legally intoxicated in approximately one-third of the fatalities.

Other Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Other causes of motorcycle accidents include improper driver training, dangerous or reckless driving, poor driving conditions, road maintenance defects, weather, loss of control on corners, failure to leave adequate room between vehicles and driving aggressively.

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Last updated on Jan-18-11

 

Possible Lawsuit: Springfield Motorcycle Accident – Springfield Missouri Motorcycle Accident, Springfield Motorcycle Accident Laywer

Springfield motorcycle accidents are life-changing events that can result in permanent injury to the motorcycle driver or the motorcycle passenger. Victims in a Springfield motorcycle crash may face high medical bills, time off work and loss of future wages as they recover from their Springfield accident.

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Missouri Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Springfield Missouri Motorcycle AccidentsThe Missouri Department of Transportation reported 85 deaths in motorcycle accidents in 2009. The Department of Transportation noted 99 percent of people who died in accidents involving motorcycles were the motorcyclist.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 107 motorcyclists (including motorcycle drivers and motorcycle passengers) were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2008. In 2007, 92 motorcyclists were killed and in 2006 there were 93 fatalities.

In Greene County, there were 10 motorcycle fatalities in 2008, with two motorcycle fatalities in 2007 and six in 2006.

Missouri Motorcycle Accident Law

By law, Missouri motorcycle riders must wear helmets regardless of their age. The Missouri helmet law covers all low-power cycles with an engine displacement of greater than 50cc, brake horsepower greater than 3 or that are capable of attaining speeds greater than 30 mph, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Negligence in Springfield Missouri Motorcycle Accidents

Springfield Missouri Motorcycle Accident NegligenceNegligence in motorcycle accidents takes a variety of forms. These include failure to stop at a light or stop sign, failure to yield to another vehicle, failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving while distracted (including driving and talking on a cell phone or driving and texting). Drivers on the road in Springfield may be negligent if they fail to notice an approaching motorcycle or if they misjudge the motorcycle’s distance or speed.

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining accident liability. This means that in the case of a motorcycle accident, the injured party can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation, however, the victim’s awarded damages are reduced by the amount of fault he is responsible for. For example, if the injured party is 50 percent responsible for the accident, his award is reduced by 50 percent.

Defective Motorcycle Parts

Defective motorcycle parts can play a role in serious motorcycle accidents and can result in harm to the motorcycle’s riders or other people on the road. Issues with motorcycles include faulty brakes, engine problems, tire blowouts and steering problems.

In the case of injuries caused by motorcycle defects, the injured party may be able to sue the maker of the defective part, the motorcycle manufacturer and the companies or individuals responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle.

Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

In Missouri, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08 or higher. In Missouri, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

The DWI includes alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal for drivers in Missouri to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance (such as marijuana or cocaine) in the blood.

According to the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program, with information taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, studies show that between 40 percent and 45 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve the use of alcohol. Furthermore, the motorcyclist was legally intoxicated in approximately one-third of the fatalities.

Other Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Other causes of motorcycle accidents include improper driver training, dangerous or reckless driving, poor driving conditions, road maintenance defects, weather, loss of control on corners, failure to leave adequate room between vehicles and driving aggressively.

Springfield Missouri Motorcycle Accident Legal Help

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Last updated on Apr-23-11

Possible Lawsuit: Springfield Truck Accident – Springfield Missouri Truck Accident, Springfield Trucking Accident

Springfield Missouri truck accidents put drivers in Springfield, Missouri, at risk of catastrophic injury. Although many people think commercial trucks, also known as big rigs, semi trucks, 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers, are just large vehicles, they are difficult to maneuver, putting them at risk of a Springfield truck accident. Victims involved in a Springfield crash may face medical bills, loss of future wages, rehabilitation costs and loss of current wages.

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Springfield Missouri Truck Accidents

Springfield Missouri Truck AccidentsBecause of their size and weight, commercial trucks are much more difficult to maneuver than passenger vehicles and pick-up trucks. They require greater breaking distance, have more blind spots and respond differently to steering changes than smaller vehicles do. That, combined with the grueling schedule truck drivers face, mean commercial trucks could have an increased risk of accidents.

The sheer size and weight of these commercial trucks means that anyone in a smaller vehicle involved in a Missouri truck accident could face devastating injury.

Missouri Truck Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, there were 64 truck tractor and trailer fatal crashes in 2008, involving a total of 75 fatalities. That same year, there were 916 crashes that involved injuries for a total of 1,311 injuries.

Missouri Truck Accident Law

Commercial trucks that weigh 10,000 lbs or more have different regulations from passenger vehicles. Trucks that are driven for interstate commerce face federal laws; Missouri has its own intrastate trucking laws that govern truck maintenance, securing loads and truck routes.

Under trucking laws, truck drivers must periodically face drug testing, keep updated log books and drive no more than 11 hours after 10 hours of consecutive off-duty hours. As of January 26, 2010, it is illegal for drivers of semi-trucks to send text messages while driving.

Springfield Missouri Truck Accident Negligence

Springfield Missouri Truck Accident NegligenceNegligence in truck accidents takes a variety of forms. These include failure to stop, failure to yield right of way, and driving while distracted. In the case of commercial trucks, negligence can also include driving over the legal hours, not getting enough rest time, driving while tired and having a vehicle that is overweight.

Springfield Missouri Truck Accident Injury LawsuitIn cases of injury or death caused by negligent driving, the injured party or his family may be able to sue the driver of the commercial vehicle, the owners and/or operators of the vehicle and the people responsible for the truck’s maintenance.

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining accident liability. This means that in a semi truck accident, the injured party can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. The victim’s awarded damages are reduced by the amount of fault he is responsible for. For example, if the injured party is 50 percent responsible for the accident, his award is reduced by 50 percent.

Defective Truck Parts

Defective truck parts can play a role in truck accidents and can result in injury to other people on the road. Issues with commercial vehicles include faulty brakes, engine problems and steering problems.

In the case of injuries caused by truck defects, the injured person may be able to sue the maker of the defective part, the automobile manufacturer and the companies or individuals responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle.

Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

In Springfield Missouri, it is illegal for commercial drivers to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.04 or higher. In Missouri, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The DWI includes alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal for drivers in Missouri to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance (such as marijuana or cocaine) in the blood.

All drivers who are suspected of driving while intoxicated must submit to a chemical analysis of their blood, breath or urine.

Springfield Missouri Truck Accident Legal Help

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Last updated on May-4-11

Possible Lawsuit: St. Louis Truck Accident – St. Louis Trucking Accident, St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer

>> St. Louis Truck Accident

St. Louis truck accidents put motorists in St. Louis, Missouri, at risk of devastating injury. Commercial trucks, also known as big rigs, semi trucks, 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers, are difficult to maneuver, putting them at risk of a St. Louis truck accident. Victims involved in a St. Louis truck crash may face massive medical bills, loss of wages—current and future—and rehabilitation costs.

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St. Louis Missouri Truck Accidents

St. Louis Truck AccidentBecause of their size and weight, commercial trucks are much more difficult to maneuver than passenger vehicles and pick-up trucks. Semi trucks require greater breaking distance, have more blind spots and respond differently to steering than smaller vehicles do.

The sheer size and weight of these tractor-trailer trucks means that anyone in a smaller vehicle involved in a Missouri truck accident could face catastrophic injury.

Missouri Truck Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, there were 64 truck tractor and trailer fatal crashes in 2008, involving a total of 75 fatalities. That same year, there were 916 crashes that involved injuries for a total of 1,311 injuries.

Missouri Truck Accident Law

Commercial trucks weighing 10,000 lbs or more have different regulations than passenger vehicles. Missouri has intrastate trucking laws that govern truck maintenance, securing loads and truck routes.

Under trucking laws, truck drivers must periodically undergo drug testing, keep updated log books and drive no more than 11 hours after 10 hours of consecutive off-duty hours. As of January 26, 2010, it is illegal for drivers of semi-trucks to send text messages while driving.

St. Louis Missouri Truck Accident Negligence

St. Louis Truck Accident NegligenceNegligence in truck accidents takes a variety of forms. These include failure to stop, failure to yield right of way, and driving while distracted. In the case of commercial trucks, negligence can also include driving over the legal hours, not getting enough rest time, driving while tired and having a vehicle that is overweight.

In cases of injury or death caused by negligent driving, the injured party or his family may be able to sue the driver of the commercial vehicle, the owners and/or operators of the vehicle and the people responsible for the truck’s maintenance.

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining accident liability. This means that in a semi truck accident, the injured party can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. The victim’s awarded damages are reduced by the amount of fault he is responsible for. For example, if the injured party is 25 percent responsible for the accident, his award is reduced by 25 percent.

Defective Truck Parts

Defective truck parts can play a role in truck accidents and can result in injury to other people on the road. Issues with commercial vehicles include faulty brakes, engine problems and steering problems.

In the case of injuries caused by truck defects, the injured person may be able to sue the maker of the defective part, the automobile manufacturer and the companies or individuals responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle.

Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

In Missouri, it is illegal for commercial drivers to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.04 or higher. In Missouri, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The DWI includes alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal for drivers in Missouri to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance (such as marijuana or cocaine) in the blood.

All drivers who are suspected of driving while intoxicated must submit to a chemical analysis of their blood, breath or urine.

St. Louis Truck Accident Legal Help

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Last updated on Mar-15-11

Possible Lawsuit: Kansas City Truck Accident – Kansas City Trucking Accident, Kansas City Truck Accident Lawyer

Kansas City truck accidents put motorists in Kansas City, Missouri, at risk of serious injury. Commercial trucks, also known as big rigs, semi trucks, 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers, are large and difficult to maneuver, putting them at risk of a Kansas City truck accident. Victims involved in a Kansas City truck crash may face massive medical bills, loss of wages and rehabilitation costs, not to mention pain and suffering.

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Send your Kansas City Truck Accident claim to a Lawyer who will review your claim at NO COST or obligation.

Kansas City Missouri Truck Accidents

Kansas City Truck AccidentsBecause of their size and weight, commercial trucks are more difficult to maneuver than passenger vehicles or pick-up trucks. Semi trucks require greater breaking distance, have more blind spots and respond differently to steering than smaller vehicles do.

The sheer size and weight of these tractor-trailer trucks means that anyone in a smaller vehicle involved in a Missouri truck accident could face devastating injury.

Missouri Truck Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, there were 64 truck tractor and trailer fatal crashes in 2008, involving a total of 75 fatalities. Also in 2008, there were 916 crashes that involved injuries for a total of 1,311 injuries.

Missouri Truck Accident Law

Commercial trucks weighing 10,000 lbs or more have different regulations than passenger vehicles. Missouri has intrastate trucking laws that govern truck maintenance, securing loads and truck routes.

Under trucking laws, truck drivers must periodically undergo drug testing, keep updated log books and drive no more than 11 hours after 10 hours of consecutive off-duty hours. As of January 26, 2010, it is illegal for drivers of semi-trucks to send text messages while driving.

Kansas City Missouri Truck Accident Negligence

Kansas City Truck Accident NegligenceNegligence in truck accidents takes a variety of forms. These include failure to stop, failure to yield right of way and driving while distracted. In the case of commercial trucks, negligence can also include driving over the legal hours, not getting enough rest time, driving while tired and having a vehicle that is overweight.

In cases of injury or death caused by negligent driving, Kansas City Truck Accident Distracted Driverthe injured party or his family may be able to sue the driver of the commercial vehicle, the owners and/or operators of the vehicle and the people responsible for the truck’s maintenance.

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining accident liability. This means that in a semi truck accident, the injured party can recover damages for his injury even if she was 99 percent at fault for the accident. The victim’s awarded damages are reduced by the amount of fault she is responsible for. For example, if the injured party is 75 percent responsible for the accident, her award is reduced by 75 percent.

Defective Truck Parts

Defective truck parts can play a role in truck accidents and can result in injury to other people on the road. Issues with commercial vehicles include faulty brakes, engine problems and steering problems.

In the case of injuries caused by truck defects, the injured person may be able to sue the maker of the defective part, the automobile manufacturer and the companies or individuals responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle.

Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

In Missouri, it is illegal for commercial drivers to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.04 or higher. In Missouri, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the same as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The DWI includes alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal for drivers in Missouri to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance (such as marijuana or cocaine) in the blood.

All drivers who are suspected of driving while intoxicated must submit to a chemical analysis of their blood, breath or urine.

Kansas City Truck Accident Legal Help

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Last updated on Apr-15-11

Possible Lawsuit: St. Louis Car Accident – St. Louis Auto Accident, St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

>> St. Louis Car Accident

St. Louis auto accidents can happen at any time and can have devastating consequences. Each year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in Missouri accidents. These car accidents can result in serious, permanent injury and even death for people involved. People who survive their St. Louis car crash may face years of rehabilitation and therapy, not to mention lengthy hospital stays and surgery. Even people who survive a St. Louis car accident may find their quality of life is greatly affected by their injuries.

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St. Louis Car Accidents

Saint Louis Car AccidentCar accidents in St. Louis involve many circumstances. St. Louis car crashes include rear-end collisions, collisions with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding. Car accidents can be the result of negligence on one driver’s part, improper road maintenance or defective automobile parts.

Injuries suffered by victims of St. Louis car accidents include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Treatment for people in car accidents can be long, painful and expensive. Some car accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation. Some never fully recover from their injuries.

Missouri Car Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, 47.8 percent of automobile accidents on Missouri highways in 2008 involved passenger cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 960 total fatalities in Missouri car accidents in 2008. Of those, 402 fatal crashes involved passenger cars on Missouri highways resulting in 467 fatalities.

Missouri Negligence Laws

St Louis NegligenceMissouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining liability in a car accident. This means that a person injured in a car accident can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by the victim’s responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 50 percent responsible for the accident, his award will be reduced by 50 percent.

St. Louis Car Accident Legal Help

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Last updated on Jun-23-11

Possible Lawsuit: Springfield Car Accident – Springfield Missouri Car Accident, Springfield Car Crash

Springfield auto accidents can happen at any time and can have devastating consequences. Each year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in Springfield accidents. Victims of a Springfield car crash may face years of rehabilitation and therapy, not to mention lengthy hospital stays. Even people who survive their Springfield car accident may find their quality of life is affected by their injuries.

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Springfield Missouri Car Accidents

Springfield Car AccidentCar accidents can be the result of negligence on one driver’s part, improper road maintenance or defective automobile parts. Springfield car crashes include rear-end collisions, collisions with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding.

Injuries suffered by victims of Springfield car accidents include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Treatment for people in car accidents can be long, painful and expensive. Some car accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation. Some never recover from their injuries.

Missouri Car Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 960 total fatalities in Missouri car accidents in 2008. Of those, 402 fatal crashes involved passenger cars on Missouri highways resulting in 467 fatalities. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, 47.8 percent of automobile accidents on Missouri highways in 2008 involved passenger cars.

Missouri Negligence Laws

Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining liability in a car accident. A person injured in a car accident can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by the victim’s responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 60 percent responsible for the accident, his award will be reduced by 60 percent.

Springfield Car Accident Legal Help

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Last updated on Mar-22-11

Possible Lawsuit: Kansas City Car Accident – Kansas City Car Crash, Kansas City Auto Accident

Kansas City auto accidents can happen at any time and can have catastrophic consequences. Each year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands are injured in Missouri accidents. People who survive a Kansas City car crash may face years of rehabilitation and therapy, not to mention lengthy hospital stays and surgery. Even people who survive an accident may find their quality of life affected by their injuries.

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Kansas City Car Accident

Kansas City Car Accidents Car accidents in Kansas City involve many circumstances. Kansas City car crashes include collisions with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding. Car accidents can be the result of negligence on one driver’s part, improper road maintenance, poor driving conditions or defective automobile parts.

Injuries suffered by victims of Kansas City car accidents include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Some car accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation. Some never fully recover from their injuries.

Missouri Car Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, 47.8 percent of automobile accidents on Missouri highways in 2008 involved passenger cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 960 total fatalities in Missouri car accidents in 2008. Of those, 402 fatal crashes involved passenger cars on Missouri highways resulting in 467 fatalities.

Missouri Negligence Laws

Missouri uses pure comparative negligence when determining liability in a car accident. This means that a person injured in a car accident can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by the victim’s responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 40 percent responsible for the accident, his award will be reduced by 40 percent.

 

Last updated on Jan-25-11