Posts tagged "Wrongful Death"
When people in Missouri lose a loved one due to someone else's harmful actions or negligent behavior, they may wonder what they can do to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Those responsible may face criminal charges connected to someone's death, but in many cases, the criminal courts may not provide a clear path to accountability. In addition, the loss of a family member can devastate people financially as well as emotionally. In many cases, the deceased was relied upon to support growing children or aging parents.
Missouri motorists may be interested in roadway safety data that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has collected from 2017. While the car crash death rate went down last year, the fatality rate for large truck crashes went up. As the sole negative trend, it deserves special attention.
If the efforts of the Road to Zero Coalition are successful, Missouri drivers can look forward to safer roads in the future. With deaths from motor vehicle accidents reaching 37,461 in 2016, fatalities are on the rise after declining for several years. The coalition aims to bring the number of traffic deaths down to zero by 2050.