Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

What are the dangers of night driving?

Missouri residents know that as we enter fall and winter, driving during dark hours will likely become inevitable for many people. Whether it affects your morning commute, evening commute, or both, you may be facing unique hurdles that aren't present when you drive during the day.

Nationally, 2 percent of road deaths occur in construction zones

Missouri’s roadways are constantly undergoing maintenance and expansion, and while, in time, these efforts may improve conditions for state residents, they can also pose a serious threat for the motoring public. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we recognize just how frequently road construction is a factor in auto accidents and associated injuries and fatalities, and we have helped many clients injured in construction-related auto accidents pursue solutions that fit their needs.

Bicycle accidents and brain injury: by the numbers

If you, like so many others across Missouri, rely on your bicycle as a form of transportation or recreation, you may exercise care every time you ride, making sure to obey traffic laws and wear a helmet on every trip. Motorists who share the roadway with you may not always be so careful, however, and when bikes and cars collide, bicyclists frequently find themselves on the losing end. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we understand that bike accidents often lead to brain injury, and we have helped many people who either suffered injury, or had a loved one suffer injury, due to someone else’s negligence.

Tireless efforts in tire maintenance could prevent car accidents

Tires can sometimes be an afterthought. Just before that road trip to the other side of Missouri and back, the vacation planner in the house may add, "check tires" to the to-do list. Otherwise, the rubber meets the road day in and day out, doing its work often unnoticed for miles and miles.

NSC’s National Safety Month kicks off

The National Safety Council holds regular public campaigns to alert you and others across the country to dangers that may threaten your safety. In June, the organization focuses on a program with a different safety topic each week. At the law offices of Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we feel it is important for you and other Missouri residents to know about numerous safety topics and how to be prepared.

How motorists can minimize the risk of bicycle accidents

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bicyclists face a greater risk of injury or even death than people who ride inside motor vehicles. Since bicycles often share the road with motor vehicles, motorists should exercise caution to prevent their vehicles from hitting a bicyclist. Fortunately, there are ways that Missouri drivers can minimize the risk of getting into an accident with a bicyclist. 

These 3 factors put all drivers at risk

Drivers of all ages face several risk factors when they're behind the wheel. For teens, there's inexperience and distractions. For adults, there are distractions and risky behaviors. Regardless of age, many risk factors overlap and make it more dangerous for people to be on the roads.

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