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What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

As a driver on a Missouri road, you likely often see large trucks. These trucks serve important purposes throughout the state. However, they also are often the cause of many serious truck accidents. You may be wondering how exactly these truck accidents occur -- especially if you have been involved in such an accident.

First, trucks carry a lot of inherent risk. These vehicles are large in size and weight. This can make it more difficult for trucks to slow down, to stop, or to maneuver on roadways. Without precision driving and attentiveness, truck drivers can easily cause an accident.

Products liability claims explained

Readers of this blog and residents of Missouri have likely encountered a dangerous product or heard of someone who was injured by a dangerous product. However, what they may not be aware of is that in some circumstances, these individuals can obtain compensation for the injuries they suffered. The type of lawsuit that they would file in order to receive compensation would be a products liability lawsuit.

Products liability occurs when a manufacturer or seller is held liable or financially responsible for a dangerous or defective product. However, not all injuries caused by dangerous products will result in a products liability lawsuit. According to products liability law, the product must only meet the reasonable expectations of the consumer. Products liability lawsuits can only be successfully filed when a product has an unexpected defect or danger.

Missouri truck accident kills three family members

When families are traveling together in a motor vehicle, the last thing that they think will happen is that that they will get into a car accident and some of them won't survive. Unfortunately for a family that was from a neighboring state and traveling through Missouri recently, that is exactly how their road trip ended. A tragic fatal truck accident involving a large commercial motor vehicle left three of the four family members fatally injured.

According to accident reports, the collision occurred on a bridge. According to a patrol officer, the 56-year-old driver of a dump truck lost control of his vehicle after it got a flat tire. This loss of control caused the dump truck to cross over the centerline and strike a truck that was headed southbound and towing a boat.

Missouri car accident kills three family members

As previous postings in this blog have discussed, it is important that drivers of commercial motor vehicles exercise an increased level of care when they are traveling the roadways of Missouri and all other states across the country. However, even if they do exercise this level of care, things can go wrong and lead to car accidents. This may be what happened in a recent car collision that occurred in Missouri and left four individuals dead.

According to authorities, the accident occurred when a dump truck and a passenger vehicle collided head-on. The dump truck was traveling northbound when one of its tires went flat. This caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle, veer into oncoming traffic and strike the passenger vehicle head-on.

Will the makers of NutriBullet 900 face products liability suits?

The American population is constantly on the go these days. This means that residents of Missouri and numerous other states across the country are looking for ways to get the nutrients they require on the go. One of the more common ways to have a meal on the go is to mix ingredients, such as fruit, veggies and protein powder, together and blend them into a shake. There are numerous products on the market that have this functionality, but one in particular has gotten some bad press recently for being a dangerous product.

Residents of Missouri may or may not have heard of the NutriBullet 900. A recently released consumer report warns individuals not only not to buy this product but also to immediately discontinue its use if it's something they already own.

Truck accident kills Missouri pedestrian

As readers are likely aware, it is always important for drivers that are traveling the roadways of Missouri to be on the lookout for other vehicles and pedestrians. A pedestrian is certainly no match for any type of vehicle, and when they are hit, they stand a good chance of being seriously injured. This is surely the case when they are struck by a commercial motor vehicle. Unfortunately, this occurred recently in Hannibal, Missouri, and one man was left fatally injured.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the 45-year-old pedestrian was out walking in the evening around 9:30. While walking along Highway 36, he was struck by a semi truck. Some of the highway lanes were closed as a result of the accident. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Missouri cracks down on distracted driving

Residents of Missouri and probably residents of states across the United States have heard a lot lately about the dangers of distracted driving. With the increasing amounts of technology in the lives of the American population, there are more and more distractions present in everyday life. These distractions can become extremely dangerous when one is behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle.

It is clear that distracted driving can lead to car accidents, and police forces across the country are increasing efforts to educate about the dangers involved in distracted driving and to get individuals to cut back on distractions. However, an interesting statistic has led authorities in Missouri to approach this initiative in a different way.

Missouri accident leaves 2 with injuries, 1 person dead

Driving is a skill that requires the full attention of the driver at all times. It is never as simple as obeying traffic signals and road signs; getting behind the wheel also requires people to be aware of what others on the road are doing and appropriately react to avoid unsafe maneuvers that can lead to collisions.

Unfortunately, the failure of these duties can lead to serious consequences. For example, a recent accident on a Monday morning in Missouri claimed the life of an elderly woman and left two others with injuries. The accident occurred on a state highway in the town of Marshall. According to a report, the car collision occurred when the driver of a westbound vehicle turned left into the path of an oncoming sedan, which held a female driver and an elderly passenger.

Missouri truck accident leaves one fatally injured

As previous postings in this blog have discussed, accidents that involve a large commercial motor vehicle can have tragic outcomes. Often times these outcomes involve catastrophic injuries for those that are traveling in the smaller vehicle that is involved in the collision. However, even when a truck accident involves only big rigs, the result can be just as tragic. These large vehicles do not always offer the protection that one would think they do. This can be evidenced by an accident that recently occurred in Missouri.

According to accident reports, one semi had caught fire due to a malfunction in the brakes which led to a backing up in traffic. This initial traffic jam caused an 18-wheeler accident further down the road. The semi truck accident occurred at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon. A UPS truck that was hauling two trailers was rear-ended by another truck carrying freight.

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