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Wrong-way Missouri car crash kills 2, injures 4; Wrongful death?

Sometimes, the cause of a car accident is not obvious and requires a thorough investigation. That was the case recently in Missouri, after a wrong-way car crash killed both drivers and injured four others. Investigators are unsure why one of the drivers was heading the wrong direction. If their findings indicate that the driver was in any way negligent, it could strengthen the case for a wrongful death suit by the decedent's family, as well as any personal injury claims by the survivors.

Missouri man sustains multiple injuries in car accident

Traffic typically flows well on Interstates, but if an accident occurs or there is more traffic on the Interstate than usual, there is often a backup. Drivers must always pay attention on the roads so they have time to slow down or stop if the traffic slows or comes to a standstill. Unfortunately, a Missouri driver who was stuck in traffic on Interstate 55 because of a crash got involved in a car accident himself.

Wrongful death? Missouri couple killed in crash with semi

Most of the time, passenger vehicles and semi-trucks share the road safely. However, if a crash occurs involving a car and a semi, the results can be catastrophic. A family is now left to mourn the loss of a Missouri couple who died after their SUV collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. Though several factors may have contributed to this accident, the victims' family may have grounds for a wrongful death suit if there is any evidence of negligence.

Missouri car accident fatalities in 2012 up from previous year

Wearing a seat belt is literally a matter of life and death, and many traffic fatalities can be prevented if seat belts are used. Unfortunately, data recently released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol showed an increase in the number of traffic fatalities in 2012, and in many of these cases, seat belts were not worn. The number of car accident deaths in our state was 818 in 2012, up from 786 fatalities in 2011.

Missouri patients with brain injuries face long road

When an individual in Missouri sustains a serious brain injury, the focus is rightfully on the immediate aftermath of the incident and the emergency treatment options. In the days and weeks following the event, friends and family gather to support the patient, and to wait for news of the long term prognosis for recovery. While brain injuries fall along a wide scale in terms of severity, for many the eventual outcome involves the need for long term care.

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