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For many, impaired driving might be defined as being under the influence of alcohol when operating a motor vehicle. Impaired driving is really driving under the influence of ANY substance that alters your judgment, response time and other driving abilities. That includes both alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving.
Driving impaired by any substance—alcohol or other drugs, whether legal or illegal—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
According to NHTSA, the riskiest driving behaviors include drunk driving, drug-impaired driving, distracted driving, lack of seat belts, speeding and drowsy driving. Many drivers still engage in unsafe driving behaviors, needlessly endangering not just themselves and their passengers but others on the road. Knowing more about these risky driving behaviors can help you be a more defensive driver.
It is easy to get distracted while driving. But the good news: Distracted driving accidents are preventable. These safety tips can help you avoid distractions, prevent distracted driving behaviors, and focus on the road to keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a Missouri bill which bans hand-held cell phone use for all drivers while behind the wheel. That now makes Missouri the 49th state to ban texting while driving for all ages, and the 28th state to pass a hands-free law. The “Siddens Benning Hands Free Law” passed through the Missouri Legislature as part of Senate Bill 398.
Have you been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence? Insurance companies may claim they are on your side, but that is not typically the case. An insurance adjuster’s primary goal is to pay you the smallest amount possible. They have several strategies they use to limit their pay out on claims; however, if you know how they operate, you can protect your rights, obtain a fair settlement and not let the insurance company take advantage of you.
Missouri is one of only two states that does not ban texting and driving for all drivers. Right now, it is legal for drivers over 21 to text and drive but not for those aged 21 and younger. (Montana is the other state without a state law against texting and driving.) However, texting while driving may not be allowed much longer in Missouri.
Accidents resulting in serious injury occur far more often than we would like. That is why we have personal injury law: to protect us if we are injured or harmed because of someone else’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer will help you hold those responsible accountable.
Accidents happen across all industries. Some law firms specialize in the types of cases they handle, while others handle a broader range. While not comprehensive, this overview covers many of the more common types of cases a personal injury lawyer might handle.
Car accidents can be life-changing events. The emotional distress you feel can lead to avoidance of driving and fear of getting into another accident. You may have trouble sleeping or experience nightmares or flashbacks of the accident, among other things. Sleep disturbances are common after-effects. Coping with anxiety after a car accident takes time and often the help of a professional health care provider. These suggestions and tips can help you get started on your recovery.
Personal injury lawsuits can be complex and time consuming. If you have been seriously injured, you probably need time to rest and recuperate while an attorney who understands personal injury law builds your case. These common questions may help you understand the process when starting a personal injury claim.
The term, personal injury, is defined simply as any physical, mental or emotional harm caused by another party’s negligence. While there are many types of injuries that occur, there are three broad categories recognized by the state of Missouri: bodily injury, mental harm and wrongful death.