Recent winter storm leads to many car crashes in Missouri

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

As people are aware a major winter storm swept through Missouri recently. The storm brought snow and ice to the area. While some people may like the snow from time to time, it does make driving on the roads dangerous. In the state there were reports of 878 car accidents. In those accidents 57 people were injured and unfortunately four people lost their lives as a result of the accidents. There were also approximately 4000 calls for help from stranded drivers.

When there is bad weather it is even more important that drivers drive carefully on the roads. It is important to slow down, ensure there is enough space between them and car ahead of them and not take any chances. It is much more difficult to stop, make turns and do other simple tasks of driving. When people do not take extra precautions car accidents can easily occur and involve many vehicles due to their inability to avoid the accident. As a result people can also suffer severe injuries and even die.

These injuries can have life-changing effects on the victims’ lives as well. They may require significant medical treatment and in some cases they may never fully recover from their injuries and some injuries could be permanent. In addition to needing the medical treatment, the victim may also not be able to work as a result, which means they will not be able to earn an income either. This makes the financial hardships even greater for the victim and their family. The victims may be entitled to compensation from the person who caused the accident though.

Now that it is winter in Missouri it is important that drivers drive appropriately for the conditions. If they do not car crashes can occur and innocent drivers may suffer life changing injuries as a result. These victims can be stuck with expensive medical bills and lose income. That is why it is important that the victims of these accidents are compensated for their injuries. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be a useful resource.

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