Wrongful Death: You Can’t Change the Past, But You Can Still Have a Future

When you lose a loved one, the emotional devastation and financial burden arising from such a loss can be daunting. If the fatal accident was the result of another party’s carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical costs, funeral expenses, and other economic losses. Wrongful Death in Missouri Missouri Revised Statutes section 537.080 defines wrongful death as a fatality Read More

Colorado Ranks 18th for Safest Roads in the U.S., Study Finds

Over a lifetime, the average motorist will be in at least four car crashes, according to federal data. Some drivers, however, may face lesser or greater risks of fatal collisions, depending on where they live and regularly drive, say researchers from the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan. That’s because the roads in some states may present greater risks to motorists, especially those Read More

Older Drivers Can Be As Risky As Teen Drivers, Study Finds

A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that drivers 65 and older may be as accident-prone on the roads as inexperienced teen drivers. Analyzing crash data from 1999 through 2004, researchers discovered that: At the age of 65, drivers’ fatality rates begin to rise. Between 75 and 85, motorists have fatality rates that are equivalent for those associated with teen motorists (Note Read More

5 Facts to Know about Rollovers

Rollovers are one of the most dangerous and deadly types of traffic accidents that can take place. In fact, as federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have noted: Rollovers account for more than 1 in very 3 traffic-related fatalities that occurs in the U.S. each year. More than 10,000 people in the U.S. are killed in rollovers every year. Speeding is a factor in about 40 Read More

Halloween Safety for Young Pedestrians & All Motorists: 10 Tips to Remember Tonight

Halloween can be fun, thrilling and festive for adults and children alike. Because children are out in droves trick-or-treating, however, Halloween also happens to be one of the top days on which children are most often hit by drivers. To help avoid such tragic pedestrian accidents and keep kids safe, below are some important pedestrian safety tips to go over with children before letting them out to trick-or-treat Read More

National Teen Driver Safety Week Starts Today

Today through Saturday October 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a national safety campaign focused on reducing teen driver accidents and saving lives. Throughout this week, transportation officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be supporting the 5 to Drive campaign, which is urging parents to “discuss with their teens one traffic safety topic each day. Those topics, also Read More

2015 Is Shaping Up to Be the Deadliest Year for Motorists since 2007, NSC Says

Since 2008, each year, there has been a steady decline in the number of fatal traffic accidents occurring on U.S. roadways. This year, however, may break the streak, as the number of deadly traffic accidents that have taken place over the first six months of 2015 has increased by about 14 percent when compared to the numbers from last year. This is according to the National Safety Council (NSC), a safety advocacy Read More