Dangerous Types of Automotive Defects


When car accidents occur, we typically look toward driver error as the cause, since a driver’s negligence or recklessness is the most common cause of traffic-related accidents, such as a driver failing to yield the right of way at an intersection. But what if an accident’s cause was purely mechanical? Suppose the driver who failed…

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Missouri Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Rise After New Helmet Law

Studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that motorcycle helmets prevent 37% of motorcycle operator deaths in accidents and 41% of passenger deaths. The increasingly widespread use of Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved helmets has helped create an overall downward trend in motorcycle accident fatalities nationwide; however, beginning in 2020, Missouri’s change in…

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Can a Minor File a Personal Injury Claim?


All courts in Missouri uphold the best interests of children as their highest priority. This standard isn’t restricted to custody cases and adoptions but also applies to personal injury claims. Just like adults, children sometimes fall victim to the careless, reckless, or wrongful actions of others and the result is serious injury. But can a…

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What May Cause an Airbag to Not Deploy in an Accident


Since 1999, all vehicles have come equipped with driver and passenger front seat airbags, serving in conjunction with seatbelts as protection in a crash. But what happens when an airbag doesn’t deploy as intended and you or a loved one suffers serious injuries that could otherwise have been prevented by the airbag, such as head…

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Missouri?


When a beloved family member dies unexpectedly, it always feels like a wrongful loss to those left behind; however, a legally wrongful death in Missouri is one that was preventable if only another party had taken reasonable measures to avoid causing harm. For instance, common causes of wrongful death include car accidents, workplace injuries, defective…

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