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Will your car be covered if someone hits you under your liability insurance? Unfortunately, no. Liability insurance will cover any liability or responsibility you have for paying for damages relating to an accident. However, if someone hits you, their liability insurance should pay your losses and injuries up to their policy limits since your liability insurance covers the other person if you hit them... Read More

Legal concerns relating to auto insurance claims can be complicated. Additionally, it is frequently challenging for accident victims and their families to get the compensation they are due from insurance companies. One of the most important things you can do is ensure that you have adequate coverage before an accident and fully understand your auto insurance policy... Read More

Most parents go to great lengths to protect their children while driving, from properly securing them into the appropriate car seat for their age, height, and weight to instructing their adolescent driver about the risks of texting and chatting on the phone while driving... Read More

You might be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer if an airbag injured you in a car accident in Missouri. However, contacting an experienced auto accident lawyer can help you gain perspective on the issue and help you begin your battle for a full recovery... Read More

It can be stressful to drive. Under the right circumstances, even the most composed individuals can get frustrated or even enraged. But there is no justification for allowing that annoyance to endanger others. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage if you were hurt in an accident brought on by an angry driver... Read More

After an accident, who typically foots the bill for damage to a company vehicle? Simply put, it depends. It depends on the accident’s specifics, the type of damage, and the employer’s particular liability insurance policy. But, of course, if the other driver was at fault, they should be held responsible and forced to pay damages... Read More

Complex interactions between drivers, vehicles, the road, and the weather frequently result in car accidents. Accidents are frightening occurrences that can have a lasting effect on the people involved, especially if there is a rollover. Severe injuries and even death can occur when one or more vehicles turn over during an accident... Read More

In almost all states, you need car insurance to register and drive a vehicle. However, some states go beyond the basic standards by mandating that drivers carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. While obtaining uninsured motorist insurance is always a smart idea, in Missouri, it is required by law... Read More

Unfortunately, there are many Missouri vehicle accidents in which the driver who caused the accident is not covered by auto insurance. Being concerned about how you will be compensated for your damages following an accident can be stressful. However, you can manage these issues with the aid of a Missouri car accident attorney... Read More

It’s critical to use caution when lending out a car. Driving is risky, and someone is inevitably to blame when an accident occurs. So it’s crucial to understand who is responsible for liability in the event of a car accident. Will the driver or owner be responsible?.. Read More

To establish who is at fault in a car accident, there are two categories of “fault” systems: “no-fault” and “at-fault.” The state of Missouri adheres to the at-fault system and will assign a percentage of “blame” to each party involved in the accident... Read More

It can be physically debilitating, emotionally stressful, and financially draining to sustain an injury due to another driver’s negligence. Even determining with absolute clarity who caused the accident might be difficult, but it’s essential to making a financial recovery from your losses stemming from an accident that occurred due to the negligence of another... Read More

Your insurance provider can opt to file a claim against the uninsured at-fault driver if you are involved in an accident with one. However, the easiest payment method for your charges is typically through your own uninsured motorist, collision, or personal injury protection insurance... Read More

After a collision, victims can often submit claims to the insurance provider of the negligent motorist. Sadly, some drivers who cause collisions do not have insurance or have expired policies. Where does the victim turn for compensation for medical costs and other damages?.. Read More

After a car accident, people need to be aware of their legal obligations and responsibilities. In addition, you must understand Missouri’s regulations controlling crashes as a driver so that you can be ready should one happen to you. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Missouri, it is essential that you take certain steps to preserve the integrity of your claim so that your right to just compensation for any losses or injuries incurred will be preserved... Read More

After an accident, getting the necessary information can help you have your car fixed, your injuries addressed, and your claim initiated more quickly. “Get the contact details of the other driver.” You always hear that advice following a vehicle accident. What does it mean, though?.. Read More

An automobile accident may be traumatic, regardless of how minor it is. You may not know what to do next. Getting medical help should be your top priority. The next step is to make an appointment with an experienced Missouri car accident lawyer by scheduling a free consultation... Read More

As St. Louis personal injury lawyers, we see many personal injury cases involving car accidents. After all, practically everyone drives daily, increasing the likelihood of an accident occurring. Despite the fact that we engage in driving frequently enough that it has become second nature to most of us, it is still dangerous... Read More

If you are involved in a car accident in Missouri and are unsure whether you need to report the collision, the following tips should help. The first thing to understand is that most auto accidents in Missouri must be reported to the police by law... Read More

When it comes to seeking compensation for car accident injuries, the fact is that the majority of auto accident lawsuits end in a settlement. When compared to a trial, the legal procedure and timeline for procuring a settlement will vary. Our car accident attorneys are aware that timing is a critical factor for many victims when it comes to receiving financial compensation for their injuries... Read More

Driving a car is always a hazardous activity. Driving a car around a 75-foot-long wall of metal 14 feet high that weighs 80,000 pounds and traveling at highway speeds is deadly. A commercial driver’s license is required to operate a semi-truck because they are so dangerous... Read More

Colliding with a truck is a frightening experience. You may be seriously injured, and there may be fatalities at the scene. Some victims lose consciousness and wake up not recognizing their surroundings because of the mass amount of damage to their vehicle... Read More

The driver responsible for causing an accident in the state of Missouri must pay for subsequent damages. However, not all accidents are simple. Sometimes there are multiple parties at fault, and they are each held liable to a different degree. What Happens When a Truck Driver Has an Accident?.. Read More

All motor vehicle collisions are stressful. There are many different factors involved in every crash. Colliding with a commercial motor vehicle is often horrific because the severity of the wreck has the strong potential to cause life-altering injuries or even death... Read More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are a set of laws designed to protect the well-being of the general public. Trucking companies and commercial vehicle operators must abide by these laws. Violations of these regulations can lead to injury and death... Read More

Imagine driving a three thousand-pound deadly weapon through heavy traffic at sixty miles an hour. Now imagine that weapon is suddenly eighty thousand pounds, and you are trying to dodge all the smaller vehicles, but they keep getting in your way and traveling where you can’t see them... Read More

Truck accidents are traumatizing. Most victims just want the entire process to be over as quickly as possible, so they can focus on their recovery and get on with their lives. Wanting to settle fast is understandable, especially when high expenses from mounting medical bills and lost wages come into account... Read More

Trucks carry 60% of all the freight in the United States, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. They are a vital part of our economy. Unfortunately, truck accidents lead to catastrophic injuries. The size and weight of a commercial vehicle traveling at highway speeds will effortlessly rip through a family car’s safety systems... Read More

Negligence is “the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another,” according to the Oxford Dictionary. The best way to prove negligence is first to understand what qualifies as reasonable care and then determine whether or not that care was given... Read More

The nightmare of an accident is magnified when a truck is involved. The damage these cumbersome vehicles can cause is exponentially more than that of another car. Many victims find themselves feeling fearful after an accident. Serious injury, entrapment, and fatalities escalate emotional trauma... Read More

Feeling the wind while cruising the open road with full panoramic views is reason enough for many motorcyclists to choose two wheels over four. Motorcycles have long been considered a symbol of freedom, and riders often relate their bikes to their personality... Read More

Some motorcycle accidents are unavoidable, and even the most experienced riders may succumb to this fate. Priority is always placed on preventing collisions, but your actions afterward are also important to avoid further injuries and possible legal headaches. What to Expect After a Motorcycle Accident Riders often experience disorientation after an accident... Read More

Motorcycles are more fun to drive than other vehicles for many reasons. They are incredibly maneuverable, offer panoramic views, and have exceptional agility compared to a car. However, this fun comes with the risk of motorcycles not having the same standard safety features available in cars, making their accidents far more likely to involve serious injuries or death... Read More

Motorcycle accidents cause excruciating injuries and even death. Riders and their passengers are often thrown from the bike upon impact. They commonly experience head and neck injuries, brain damage, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, burns, road rash, impalements, bruising, scarring, and emotional trauma... Read More

Post-traumatic stress disorder is very real and more common than most people know. It can easily develop after a motorcycle accident, especially when life-altering injuries and deaths occur. Not everyone will develop PTSD. It depends on the individual and the circumstances surrounding the incident... Read More

Motorcycle accidents are less frequent than car accidents, but the resulting injuries are usually much worse. Motorcyclists do not have the same protective barriers as cars or trucks, leaving riders more at risk of severe injuries or death from collisions. Survivors of accidents often face grueling recovery times and expensive treatments for injuries that may never fully heal... Read More

Motorcycles are much smaller and more agile than other vehicles on the road. Their narrow profile allows them to fit between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. This practice is known as lane splitting. Riders do this to pass by traffic so they can move to safer riding conditions instead of being trapped between larger vehicles... Read More

Anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else has the option to sue the at-fault driver personally for damages. Most riders file a personal injury claim when seeking compensation for their injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage... Read More

Many people dream of owning a motorcycle. They sometimes wait for years and even into retirement to get one. The initial excitement of finally achieving this lifelong dream sometimes clouds what is usually good judgment. Your car insurance does not cover your motorcycle... Read More

Motorcycles do not have the same safety features as other vehicles. Riders are exposed to the elements and are more susceptible to severe injuries and death than people traveling in cars. More serious injuries mean higher medical expenses, longer recovery times with lost wages, and higher pain and suffering claims than what someone riding in a car would experience... Read More

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