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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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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Rights as a Passenger in a Missouri Car Accident


All drivers sharing the roadway have a duty to follow traffic laws and take reasonable measures to prevent causing an accident. When a driver’s careless or reckless actions breach their duty of care they are responsible for the accident and liable for damages to victims, including medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for pain and…

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Missouri’s New Hands-Free Law


Distracted driving accidents continue to rise across the nation as people have a growing dependency on their smartphones for communication, entertainment, and navigation. Fortunately, studies show that distracted driving in Missouri has dropped by 7.8% since the state enacted the Siddens-Benning Hands-Free Law prohibiting Missouri drivers from holding a cell phone while behind the wheel,…

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How Liability is Determined In a Multi-Vehicle Pileup


Few accident scenes are as traumatic and chaotic as the aftermath of a multi-vehicle pileup, especially since there are often multiple serious injuries. Unfortunately, the confusion continues long after the accident when injury victims seek compensation for their damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In fault-based insurance states like Missouri, injury…

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