The rights of a passenger injured in a car accident are similar to any other injured party.

The personal injury claim of a passenger who becomes injured in a car accident is comparatively more straightforward than that of the driver because the passenger does not have to prove liability for the accident as one of the drivers will be held liable. The rights of a passenger injured in a car accident are similar to any other injured party. The victim must prove two things — liability and the severity of injuries sustained in the accident.

Establishing Liability of the Driver

If a car accident involves…


Getting injured or suffering property damage in a car accident can be a traumatizing experience.

You do not have to go through this scary time alone. Consider using the services of an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer, who will ensure that you are treated fairly and receive adequate compensation for the car accident.

Why You Need to Consult with a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

Most people are aware that they should contact their insurance company as soon as possible after a car accident. The first question that many car accident victims ask is whether they need to consult a lawyer or not. …


When you are in a car accident in Missouri, there is often only one driver deemed at fault and liable for paying for any resulting damages and injuries. However, since Missouri is a comparative negligence state, there are times when more than just one driver can be found at fault or partially at fault for an accident.

Contributory Fault Laws — What They Mean
Contributory fault means that there are times when it isn’t just one driver responsible for an accident but that both drivers played a part in it. For instance, if one driver was at a stop sign…


PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) doesn’t happen to soldiers who go to fight in brutal wars. Around 70% of people experience at least one traumatic event in their life, and 20% of them will develop PTSD.

People can have different responses to trauma, even to the same traumatic event. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s essential to take care of your mental injuries just as much as your physical ones. However, don’t assume issues like PTSD will be visible right away. …


Over the last few years, the number of cars on the roads has increased enormously and so have the number of accidents. Car accidents occur under various circumstances. Most of them take place due to some common reasons. But there are a few unusual scenarios in which car accidents happen. In such situations, it may be difficult to find out who is responsible for the accident. Therefore, arriving at a fair settlement can be come a challenging task. Let’s discuss some of these unusual situations and what you can do to protect your rights after an automobile accident.

What to Do in These Unusual Situations

Police are…


In the past 13 years, distracted driving throughout the Show-Me-State has caused an uptick in car accidents resulting in property damages, personal injuries, and even death.

Missouri is one of two states throughout the United States that still does not ban texting and driving for all drivers. Currently, Missouri’s law is enforced and targeted toward individuals between the ages of 16 and 21. As stated, the cell phone law makes it illegal to read, write or text on any electronic device while driving. Since there is also no hand-held ban, individuals can talk on a cell phone while driving.

In the past 13 years, distracted driving throughout the Show-Me-State has caused an uptick in car accidents resulting in property damages, personal injuries, and even death. Beyond…


The Gateway of the West is one of the most iconic cities in the United States, boasting one of the tallest man-made monument and attracting more than 25 million visitors each year. With so many visitors and more than 300,000 residents, St. Louis also can be quite busy. As people rush to-and-from local attractions, jobs, and activities, the chances of a car accident can also increase.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, traffic fatalities increased by 12 percent in 2020, or nearly 1,000 car accident-related deaths across the state. …


Getting into a car accident can be an overwhelming experience. Your adrenaline goes through the roof, you feel shaken up by the whole incident, and you may not be sure what to do next. Things may be even more confusing if you are involved in an Uber accident.

Chances of Getting Into an Uber Accident in St. Louis

How often do Uber accidents happen in the St. Louis area? More than you may think. As most Missouri residents know, for years at this point, St. Louis has been ranked as one of the most dangerous cities for drivers in the United States.

The state as a whole currently ranks as…


Nearly 6,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes each year in the US, and more than 137,000 pedestrians have to be treated for nonfatal, crash-related injuries.

Crashes involving a car and a pedestrian almost always have disastrous consequences, so it’s up to drivers and pedestrians alike to take steps to prevent car accidents — especially at night when the majority of fatal car accidents occur to pedestrians.

Let’s discuss how you can protect yourself when walking at night in St. Louis.

1. Wear Reflective Safety Clothing At Night Or Carry A Light

If you are walking in a dimly-lit area, wear a reflective safety vest or a jacket with built-in reflective…


When you are driving, you may assume that everyone is carrying it insurance, since this is the law. If so, you are greatly mistaken. Unfortunately, are times when people take to the road without the proper insurance to cover themselves and others in the event that an accident occurs.

Being fully insured isn’t about just having the mandatory minimum insurance. The required minimum in Missouri means that you have to have a policy that will cover any bodily or property damage to another driver, called liability insurance. …

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