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January 2018 Archives

Tesla owners: Autopilot does not mean self-driving

Recently in California, the owner of a Tesla Model S crashed into a fire engine on the highway. Authorities said the man had been using the vehicle’s Autopilot driver assistance system at the time of the crash. Nobody was injured, but the incident raises awareness about the potential dangers of using new technology without fully understanding its purpose and limitations. Tesla owners in Missouri and elsewhere have a responsibility to properly and safely use the Autopilot feature in their vehicles.

Tips to avoid being the target of road rage

In a perfect world, drivers would always be courteous to each other and obey traffic rules. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Drivers often ignore the rules, and many can be downright impatient and rude. You might have encountered rude or aggressive drivers on Missouri roads before, especially when traffic is congested. Our team at McShane & Brady, LLC, wants you to be able to avoid the potential dangers of being targeted by an impatient or angry driver.

How should you handle an unexpected death?

While it is never easy to cope with a loved one's death, it can be especially difficult if your loved one died unexpectedly. Deaths after a motor vehicle accident are usually sudden and it is important to understand how you can heal after a friend or family member dies unexpectedly in Missouri.

What is social host liability?

If you enjoy hosting parties in your home for your family and friends, you should be aware of Missouri’s social host liability laws. These laws apply to you any time you furnish alcohol to your guests. They also apply to you if you allow your child to host a party in your home at which alcohol is available.

How can I avoid accidents when I'm riding my motorcycle?

If you ride a motorcycle, you already know that you have a higher risk of injuries than drivers of vehicles. You have unique driving situations that others do not, especially when curves and road conditions are in play, but the majority of accidents involve other vehicles. The simple truth is that motorcyclists need to be in a mindset of driving defensively to avoid hazards created by other motorists. Here are some strategies you can use to stay safe.

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