Rear End Car Accident

Missouri’s Most Common Auto Accidents Are Avoidable, Say Springfield Police

By John Page on January 4, 2012 - Comments off

Rear-end crashes in Missouri account for more than 80 percent of the auto accidents in most major cities in the state, according to the Springfield, Missouri police. Most of these accidents are avoidable, however, and drivers can protect themselves by practicing awareness and driving safety.

The top two causes of rear-end crashes are driver distraction and following another vehicle too closely, according to the Springfield police. Avoiding distraction by not using cell phones, eating, or trying to juggle other activities behind the wheel can help you avoid a rear-end accident. Similarly, keeping a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you can help you avoid a crash. A safe distance is a following distance of at least two seconds, or one car length for every 10 miles per hour of speed.

If someone behind you is tailgating you, slow down gradually to create additional space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. That way, if that vehicle stops suddenly, you’ll have more space to slow down, which gives the person tailgating you more time to react to prevent an accident.

Even a moderate rear-end collision can cause serious injuries. Muscle, nerve, and soft tissue damage in the head and neck due to whiplash are not uncommon in rear-end accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end crash, the experienced St. Louis rear end accident lawyers at Page Law can help. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (314) 322-8515.


Christian County Car Crash Injures Driver, Passenger

By John Page on July 13, 2011 - Comments off

A 23-year-old driver and his 21-year-old passenger, both residents of Crane, were seriously injured in a car accident in Christian County recently, according to an article in The Missouri News-Leader.

The pair were in the 23-year-old’s vehicle when he slowed to make a left-hand turn. While preparing to make the turn, the vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The truck’s driver was a Nixa resident, who was not hurt in the Missouri rear-end car accident, according to investigators from the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP).

The two people in the car were taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment. Investigators say that the pair were both seriously injured, but neither police nor the hospital have yet revealed whether either is in any danger of dying as a result of the collision.

Car crashes can result in serious injuries, and rear-end crashes are no exception. When a car is rear-ended, the driver and passengers inside may suffer serious injuries, including whiplash, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or any combination of injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, or other body parts. In many cases, a driver who rear-ends another is at fault for failing to keep control of the vehicle to prevent it from hitting the car in front of it.

At Page Law, we use both our legal resources and our practical courtroom experience to fight for our clients in each case we take. Our experienced car accident lawyers in St. Louis can help you hold negligent parties responsible for their actions after a car accident in Missouri. To learn more, call us today at 314-322-8515 for a free and confidential consultation.


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