Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a lower volume of traffic, preliminary reports show that traffic deaths in Missouri actually increased by 12 percent from 2019 to 2020 and continued to rise throughout 2021. In fact, 2020 reflected Missouri’s highest number of traffic fatalities since 2007.
The seatbelt is one of the most critical pieces of safety gear when it comes to driving. Seatbelts saved close to 15,000 lives in 2017, and more than 2,500 lives could have been saved if they had buckled up. That is why most states, including Missouri, have seatbelt laws in place to promote safety.
When an accident involves a taxi cab, liability can be more complex. Missouri is a pure negligence state, which means who is liable for a taxi cab accident will come down to who caused it. Depending on the circumstances, there may be multiple parties responsible.
After a car accident, it is the insurance companies that will determine fault. Here is what they will consider when deciding.
A police report doesn’t always have the final say, but the officer will provide an objective opinion on how they believe the accident occurred.
When an accident occurs in Missouri, the person responsible for causing it is required to pay for any resulting damages. That is because Missouri is a “fault” car accident state.
A person involved in a car accident in Missouri has the right to recover compensation in one of the three following ways: