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Seeking help in the wake of a motor vehicle accident

No one plans to be in a car accident, and no one wants to be involved in one. And yet, being ready for the aftermath of a car accident is a critical part of the process. In a way, it's a skill that requires someone to be calm and composed even when everything around them is chaotic and confusing.

Why car insurance is higher in Kansas City than other places

How your car insurance rate is calculated may not be at the front of your mind on any given day, or at all. But you may notice that your car insurance bill keeps rising and rising. This is actually true across the nation, as a 20 percent increase in car insurance rates since 2011 has occurred. But the effect is acutely felt in Kansas City, where over the same time frame there has been a 32 percent average increase in car insurance premiums.

No kids on school bus involved in crash

An accident between a school bus and a smaller car brought police to the scene and left people with questions. There are almost no details available about the accident, but what we can see from a photo in the source article is that the smaller vehicle suffered front end damage. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident, and there were no details about any injuries suffered by the drivers of the vehicles.

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.

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