The effects of an accident can stay with those involved for months, years and, in some cases, a lifetime. Many times, the physical injuries heal first, leaving a victim to deal with the psychological trauma of being involved in a serious accident, which can leave a person scared to even get back in a motor vehicle.
Driving in Missouri can be one of the more frustrating tasks in any person's day. A daily drive can expose a driver to anything from long waits in traffic to near collisions with other drivers. Most people are able to handle the stress of the roadways with little problem, while others fly into fits of road rage. Although statistics are hard to come by, road rage is a growing problem in the U.S. as more drivers take to the roadways.
You buy a new Missouri house and love it like your first born. Two years later you see a small crack in the foundation, but pay it no mind. Two years after that, the small crack has grown and will now take thousands of dollars to fix. You find out that the surgery you had four years ago was botched, and now you will have more to correct the mistake. You finally get around to suing the driver of the fender bender from three years ago. What all these situations have in common is the statute of limitations.
Kansas City, Missouri, victims of defective products should be aware of the rights and legal protections that exist for consumers. Regulators in the U.S. recently reported that another 30,687 airbag inflators were made with an incorrect part that causes the possibility of similar ruptures as the airbags that have already been recalled. One auto maker has added to its previous recall of SUVs because the vehicle model recalled may "[p]ropel metal fragments out of its air bags toward occupants." The latest announcement applies to newer vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that airbags from June 2008 to June 2014 will be the subject of this latest recall. According to the information, "an incorrect outer baffle could cause the unit to rupture." The most recent recall appears to apply to two car makers.
Negligence has an important place in personal injury law as a legal theory applied in many types of cases in which an accident has occurred. Anyone who has observed or been party to a civil case involving injury, usually a car accident, can likely recall how important determining negligence is to the outcome of a case. The theory of negligence, which is the controlling theory in many civil cases, has reached even the highest court in the U.S.
According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. drivers aged 16 to 19 have the highest traffic violation and crash rate, compared to any other age group. In a recent accident that took place in southeastern Missouri, an 18-year-old driver allegedly entered the path of another vehicle, causing a crash.
Many car crashes are caused by negligence and inattention. Some of the most common car accidents are rear-end collisions because drivers are texting, changing the radio station or otherwise not paying attention and fail to see that the car in front of them has stopped. These collisions are sometimes minor, resulting in only a small amount of damage to the vehicles. Other times, however, they can set off a chain-reaction of collisions or cause serious injuries.
Learning to drive is often difficult for new drivers because there are so many things that require drivers' attention and so many risks. Even with years of experience, many drivers fail to pay sufficient attention or believe that they have more control while driving than they actually do. Whether it is from dangerous roads or weather conditions, a distracted driver or a mechanical failure, there are many different causes of car accidents and drivers should constantly be aware to minimize the risks.
There is no doubt that the cars Kansas City residents drive are safer than those driven in decades past. With numerous airbags, improved breaking systems and greater visibility modern cars offer safety features that Americans of the past could only dream about. While such features have improved survival rates for individuals involved in serious car accidents they can often conceal just how serious some collisions actually are.
Government officials have put several regulations and laws into place regarding the use of vehicles on the Kansas roadways. Although the government and its employees seek to improve roadway safety, they are not immune from being involved in car accidents. Car accidents can occur between any Kansas resident at any time.