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The Importance of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Underinsured motorist coverage is optional in Missouri, however every driver on the road should seriously consider adding the coverage.  When a person is injured in a car accident, their recovery is often capped by the other driver's insurance limits.  In Missouri, the minimum automobile coverage required is $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.  If you have substantial injuries, or are injured along with a number of other people, these limits will not be enough.  This is where underinsured motorist coverage kicks in.

Do I Need an Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether you need an attorney to pursue a claim on your behalf.  Not every case requires an attorney and in some cases, where damages are minimal, an attorney will be of little assistance.  At the same time, questions with regard to the amount your injuries are worth, comparative fault, and hospital liens can make settling a case on your own very difficult.  

Amish boy killed in tragic car accident with his horse buggy

A 10-year-old Amish boy was killed Thursday morning in a tragic car accident that involved the horse-drawn carriage he was driving. The young buy was driving his 7- and 8-year-old sisters to school, when the accident happened at approximately 7:35 a.m., earlier this week. The driver of the SUV that struck the children is devastated and said that it was an awful thing that should never happen to anyone.

Tort Reform

Carson and Coil personal injury attorney, Mark Ludwig penned a letter to the editor which was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune on Sunday, March 22, 2015, on the issue of tort reform.  In his letter, Mr. Ludwig rips through each of the pro tort reform arguments.  

Missouri's icy weather a factor in multiple crashes

As we come to the end of a particularly cold and snowy winter, many Missouri residents are wishing for warmer temperatures and that spring sunshine. Winter weather can make for especially treacherous driving conditions, with ice and snow on the roads making for slippery driving and tall snowbanks decreasing visibility at intersections. The winter months are some of the worst for serious car accidents, and this February has been no exception.

The key circumstances surrounding each car accident

Naturally, many car accidents happen for a multitude of reasons. For example, a young driver could be distracted by his or her cellphone and also be breaking the speed limit before driving off of the road. That means that both distracted driving and speed would have contributed to the crash. However, it is informative to look at the main reasons that accidents happened to see if there have been major trends over the years.

Guilty plea entered in deadly Missouri crash

A car accident in Chesterfield, Missouri, claimed the life of a young man back in 2012. The accident was a head-on collision between the young man's car and an SUV driven by another man who is from Oakland, California. Reports indicate that the offending driver had used illegal drugs -- methamphetamine -- before that accident, and he was allegedly high at the time of the crash.

Ambulance crash leaves veteran with catastrophic injuries

A Missouri man is dead and two emergency medical professionals were injured after a deadly ambulance crash on Interstate 49. The incident, which occurred on Aug. 6, left a 65-year-old patient dead, while two paramedics were hospitalized because of their injuries. The car accident has apparently been blamed on pavement conditions in the area.

Teen driver finally charged with fatal car crash in Warren County

An 18-year-old Missouri man is facing criminal charges one year after a multi-vehicle crash that killed a Warrenton woman. The car accident occurred on July 23, 2013, just west of Highway 47 on Township Line Road in Warren County. Authorities say that the defendant was responsible for the crash because of his negligent driving practices.

Woman dies in car accident on way to bachelorette party

A Missouri woman was killed in a fatal car crash as she was traveling to her own bachelorette party on June 20. The woman, age 26, died when she was involved in a crash while the driver of the vehicle in which she was riding attempted to pass another car. The driver of that vehicle, a 26-year-old woman, was not seriously injured in the car accident.

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