What to Know About Car Accident Reports in Missouri

Missouri law requires you to stop when you are involved in a traffic accident; you must remain at the accident scene to render aid and exchange information.  Traffic accidents that result in personal injuries, fatalities, or property damage of $500 or more must be reported… read more

What Are The Odds Of Dying In A Car Crash in Missouri?

In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation reported 6,756,000 traffic crashes nationwide. Over 2.74 million people were injured and 36,096 people died in traffic crashes that year. In Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 157,038 traffic accidents statewide in 2019, resulting in 881 deaths… read more

Can You Sue for a Car Accident if You Are Not Hurt?

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, over 157,000 traffic crashes were reported statewide in 2019. Because of those crashes, 881 people lost their lives, and 55,112 people were injured. There were also 118,387 property damage-only crashes. Some people involved in car accidents are fortunate… read more

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin Shuts Down Demco Express LLC

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Administration recently ordered Texas-based interstate trucking company Demco Express/Demco Transportation, Inc. to cease any and all trucking and transportation operations. The FMCSA found that Demco Express was an imminent hazard to national public safety due to its… read more

Motorcyclist Struck By Tractor-Trailer’s Exploding Tire

A male Festus, Missouri resident was struck by an airborne tire tread that exploded from the wheel of a tractor-trailer when the resident was traveling on Interstate 44 on his motorcycle. The motorcyclist was struck on June 13, 2012 at 1:25pm in Phelps County. Kenneth… read more

FMCSA Shuts Down Midwestern Commercial Truck Company

The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down an Indiana trucking company for multiple federal safety violations. The FMCSA’s decision to shut down ultimately prevents Missouri semi-truck car accidents, since the Midwestern truck company operated across state lines. The… read more

Federal Government Cracks Down on Unsafe Trucking Companies

According to the United States Department of Transportation, the Obama Administration has dramatically increased orders to shut down unsafe trucking companies. These federal orders are a part of a larger effort to decrease Missouri trucking accidents and the injuries that result from them. The Administration… read more

FMCSA Database Accepts Reports of Tractor Trailer Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created a database that accepts complaints about motor carrier safety violations. This database empowers everyday citizens to protect the safety of the nation’s highways and prevent Missouri truck accidents. The National Consumer Complaint Database accepts complaints of… read more

Arkansas Man Injured in St. Charles County Missouri U-Turn Truck Accident

A truck driver caused a St. Charles County Missouri truck accident during an attempted U-turn on eastbound Missouri Route 370 at Elm Point Industrial Drive. The truck accident occurred after sunset on November 23, 2011 at 6:27pm. Commercial motor vehicle driver Daniel W. Fuller attempted… read more

Bus Drivers Charged After I-44 Fatal Bus Accident

Many Missourians still remember the fatal Missouri school bus accident that occurred more than a year ago on I-44. The Missouri multivehicle traffic accident involved two school buses, a tractor cab without a trailer, and a pickup truck. The accident resulted in two deaths. Female… read more