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In the month of December, individually, we often look forward to celebrating the holidays with our friends and family. However, intoxicated driving is particularly risky in December. That’s why the month of December this year, for the 42nd year in a row, has been designated as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
If you have been injured in a preventable accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover compensation. Personal injury litigation can be long and complex, but here is an overview of the stages involved.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider behaves negligently and causes a preventable injury or illness to a patient. Medical negligence consists of failing to meet the standard of care expected of them, which can be committed by any healthcare provider, such as doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, etc.
An at-fault driver’s insurance carrier is expected to cover the resulting costs of a car accident in Missouri. Therefore, you may be unsure of what happens if the driver who hit you is uninsured.
Drivers are required by law to carry liability insurance to pay for any damage or harm they cause.
After an accident, an insurance company may decide to total your car if it costs more to repair it than to replace it. In which case, they will refuse to pay for repairs but will give you money for the car’s actual cash value.
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.