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Navigating St Louis Summertime Traffic: Common Causes Of Car Accidents And How To Avoid Them

St Louis Summertime Traffic

There is a high likelihood that an individual will be involved in a car accident at least once in their lifetime. Sadly, car accidents are a fact of life, with millions occurring annually globally. In fact, according to 2020 data, it was determined that there are more than 35,000 car accidents each year in the US.    Many of these accidents leave people injured and cause billions of dollars in property damage.  Additionally, since car accidents are a daily occurrence, as personal injury attorneys, our Bruntrager & Billings, P.C. St Louis firm always hears about them. However, we’ve found that what isn’t spoken...

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What Would Happen If I Was Hurt in a Missouri Auto Accident as a Passenger?

What Would Happen If I Was Hurt in a Missouri Auto Accident as a Passenger?

Being in a car accident as a passenger can be a horrifying experience. One moment everything is fine, and the next you are disoriented, checking to make sure that you have not been harmed. If you have ever had this experience, then you are aware that the last thing on a person’s mind is “what to do for insurance”. However, as many of us have lived through this harrowing experience--and represented others who have as well--we can share some key information to remember in the event that you find yourself in an accident as a car passenger. When you’re the passenger...

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What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

There are many possible causes of motorcycle accidents, including those that entitle victims to compensation under Missouri and Illinois law. Read on to learn more, and to find out whether you have a claim, call our office today to speak with a St. Louis personal injury attorney.   Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Motor vehicles pose the greatest threat to motorcyclists. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 16 times more likely to die in an accident than a motor vehicle driver who strikes them.  Motorists, therefore, have a great responsibility to avoid striking motorcyclists. Motor vehicle drivers may breach their...

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Winter Weather and Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Winter Weather and Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Leaves and temperatures are both falling. Winter will soon be here again. And with it, slippery roads, dangerous conditions, and more car accidents. We presented an article a year ago about preparations you can take before venturing out. But what about pedestrians? You, like many others, may have begun walking or riding a bicycle almost daily. And as cases of COVID-19 continue to soar, limiting our normal social activities, people will continue to exercise outside. So here are some things you need to know as the temps drop and the days get shorter. Rights of Pedestrians When a pedestrian takes to the sidewalks,...

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What Should You Do if You Get Into an Automobile Accident?

What Should You Do if You Get Into an Automobile Accident?

You are driving to work, listening to the morning show on your favorite radio station, thinking about what is ahead of you in the workday. Suddenly, the cars in front of you come screeching to a halt. You slam on your brakes, barely avoiding crashing into the back of the car that has stopped in front of you. Unfortunately, the car behind you was not so quick and BANG, they rear end you. What should you do now? First steps after an auto accident First, make sure everyone is okay. Second, assess whether your car can be moved. Third, get the authorities involved. Fourth, exchange...

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