People who live in Missouri know that casual drinking is a normal part of life. That, however, does not negate the need for people to be conscious about their ability to safely operate a car, truck or other motor vehicle. With the increased availability of ridesharing options and awareness about the dangers of drunk driving, there is really no reason for someone to be driving after they have been drinking too much. Nonetheless, this still happens and innocent people continue to be hurt or killed as a result.
Some people falsely assume that car wrecks that don't leave both vehicles mangled beyond recognition won't cause serious injuries to the occupants of the vehicles. One of the types of injuries that can result from even less serious crashes is a brain injury. This is due to the violent motion that is caused by the sudden jolt of the impact.
If you become injured on someone else's property, whether it is a business or a home, the owner's liability depends in part upon your legal status as a visitor to the property. The standard of care that the law expects of a property owner is different depending on your purpose for being the on the property and whether you are there with the owner's consent.
If you have a premises liability claim filed against you in Missouri, the chances are fairly good that you will settle your case. According to the American Bar Association, settling a case simply means coming to an agreement with the other party without needing to involve a judge. Many cases end with a settlement instead of a judgment.
When motorists in Missouri see the flashing lights of an emergency vehicle, the best thing to do in the interest of everybody's safety, including that of the motorist, is to pull over to the side of the road. A motorcyclist in Springfield who allegedly attempted to evade authorities who tried to pull him over for speeding is now dead after a collision with a car.
As the holiday season is now in full swing, residents all across Missouri may well find themselves concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones as they travel to and from holiday events. Whether en route to a local event or on the road to spend multiple days with family for larger gatherings, people should be able to trust that everyone will arrive at their intended destinations safely and soundly. Sadly, that does not always happen.