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What to know when a car accident lawsuit beckons

Imagine that you are driving down a street in your neighborhood, as you have hundreds of times before. There's nothing to suggest that this drive will be any different than in days, weeks, months, and years past. Everything is going well -- until out of nowhere, you get t-boned by another vehicle as you pass through an intersection. As a result of the crash, you suffer serious injuries and your car is totaled. Thankfully, you survive. But the next few months will still be filled with pain and suffering.

Why are motor vehicle accident deaths rising again?

In 1963, the number of people that died in the United States because of car accidents surpassed 40,000 for the first time ever. It stayed above 40,000 every year from then until 1992, when it barely dipped below 40,000 (to 39,250), before immediately going back above 40,000 deaths every year again until 2008. Since 2008, it has remained below 40,000 deaths per year.

Wrong way driver causes fatal wreck in Kansas City

A fatal accident on Highway 71 in Kansas City, Missouri left the highway closed for a couple of hours as the police investigated and cleared the scene. Unfortunately few details are available for this accident. What we do know is that one of the vehicles drove down Highway 71 the wrong way. There is no information about the other people involved in the crash, let alone what the police are thinking ultimately led to the driver operating his or her vehicle the wrong way on a highway.

Fatal car accidents are on the rise in Kansas City

Kansas City officials are seeing a startling increase in fatal car accidents while the rest of the state of Missouri is experiencing a decline in fatal car accidents. The bizarre dichotomy of these statistics has left police officers in Kansas City scratching their heads. According to the data, 93 people have died in car accidents this year, marking a 37 percent increase over 2016. Meanwhile, the state of Missouri has seen a decrease of the fatal car accident rate by three percent.

NHTSA's drunk driving data is discouraging

Car accidents happen all the time, but one of the most infuriating things about them is just how many of these accidents happen due to negligence or recklessness. So many behaviors fall into this category. Drivers could be distracted by a phone call or a text. Drivers could be lost in thought or changing the radio station. Drivers could be operating their vehicle at an unsafe speed or swerving in and out of lanes.

Many issues to consider for victims after a car accident

Victims of car accidents can suffer from a wide variety of issues in the aftermath of the wreck. The obvious point that many people will think of is the physical pain. And this is undoubtedly true. People who get into car accidents can suffer a wide range of injuries and physical ailments in the days and months that follow a car accident.

The many reasons why bumper meets bumper out on the road

A 2008 study by researchers at the University of Michigan dissected nearly 7,000 motor vehicle accidents across the United States. The purpose? To find out why accidents happen in the first place. And the researchers found a few very important factors that are common in many accidents.

Street racing to blame for fatal crash that claims 2 lives

In an extremely unfortunate and upsetting accident, two people were killed in a car crash that involved street racing in Kansas City, Missouri. According to the police, the two cars involved -- a gold car and a silver car -- were racing each other as they crossed a bridge on Highway 24. The driver of the gold car decided to cross the center line during this race.

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