If you are involved in a car collision, your situation may end in one of three common scenarios. First, you might be lucky and emerge without an injury. Second, you might experience some minor-to-moderate injuries and go get checked out at an urgent care center or your family doctor’s office. Third, you might suffer serious injuries that necessitate a trip to the emergency room in an ambulance or life flight. No matter which situation occurs, it’s important that you visit a doctor who can evaluate your health and treat any injuries. But do you know what doctor to see after a car accident? And when should you visit your doctor? [Read more…] about What Doctor to See After a Car Accident
Leaving the scene of a car crash is illegal, but some drivers flee in panic or in an effort to evade responsibility for their actions. Once you understand how to report a hit and run and take the necessary steps following the collision, you might be able to recover compensation for your losses even if the driver is not found. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave are experienced in handling these types of claims and might be able to help you recover compensation. [Read more…] about How to Report a Hit and Run
Each season presents its own driving hazards. During wintertime, roads that are snowy, slushy, icy, or wet can contribute to accidents. Each year, an estimated 116,000 people in the U.S. are injured and 1,300 are killed in accidents on icy, slushy, or snowy roads. Determining fault in winter weather collisions can be a complex process. While insurance companies take inclement weather into account, they still work to determine who was at fault in a crash. If you or a loved one are injured in an auto collision this winter, contact the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave for help. [Read more…] about Determining Fault in Winter Weather
If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, dealing with the insurance company can be very confusing and complicated, especially when there are questions about which driver is liable. For passengers who are injured in car collisions, the situation can be overwhelming. They might not know which driver is responsible or how they might recover compensation for their losses. Fortunately, the rights of the passenger in a car accident can be determined. At the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave, our experienced personal injury attorneys help injured passengers identify all of the potential sources of recovery so that they might obtain fair compensation. [Read more…] about Rights of the Passenger in a Car Accident
Smartphones have transformed modern life, with people now using them to check social media, talk to their friends, send text messages, read emails, browse the internet, and so much more. When people engage in these types of activities while they are driving, they endanger themselves and others. Understanding the dangers of using a cell phone while driving and avoiding smartphones while you are behind the wheel can help to minimize your risk of an accident. The experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave has helped many victims of distracted drivers recover compensation for their losses. [Read more…] about The Dangers of Using a Cell Phone While Driving
After an accident in which another driver was at fault, people often wonder, “How long after an accident can you sue?” Like other states, Missouri has a statute of limitations that governs personal injury claims. This is a deadline for when a claim for a personal injury must be filed in court. The exact deadline varies depending on several circumstances. However, it is generally best practice to hire an attorney immediately so that your attorney can begin the important work of investigating the case and advising you on the proper procedures to follow. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand the statute of limitations that applies in your case and work to help you maximize the amount that you may be entitled to recover. [Read more…] about How Long After an Accident Can You Sue?
When you have suffered an injury because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another individual or entity, you may have legal grounds to file a claim against the person who is responsible. Personal injury cases fall under a broad category of the civil law called torts, which are civil wrongs. By filing personal injury lawsuits against the people or entities that are responsible for your injuries and your resulting losses, you might recover damages so that you can be made financially whole. The experienced and compassionate lawyers at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave are dedicated to helping people who have been injured recover fair compensation, and to do that, we will determine the types of damages that apply to your case. [Read more…] about Types of Damages
In 2016, 475,000 collisions involving large trucks were reported to the police, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Among those crashes, 104,000 collisions resulted in injuries and 3,864 resulted in fatalities. According to data from the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, which was a three-year study of truck crashes, the FMCSA found that surveillance issues, which occur when truck drivers fail to check their blind spots, were the cause of collisions in 14 percent of cases. It is important for truck drivers and other motorists to understand blind spots for large trucks so that their risks might be mitigated. If you are the victim of a collision that occurs in a semi truck’s blind spot, contact the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave for assistance as you seek to recover compensation. [Read more…] about Understanding Blind Spots for Large Trucks
Determining who is at fault in a car accident is not always a straightforward or easy process, but it’s incredibly important. If you have been injured in a collision, proving the fault of the other driver is crucial to your ability to recover damages to pay for your losses. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave are experienced in the different methods used to prove liability and can help injured people recover compensation for the losses that they’ve incurred. [Read more…] about Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident?
Each year in the United States, thousands of people are killed and many more are injured in motor vehicle collisions. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37,461 people were killed in collisions in 2016, and 3,144,000 people were injured. In 2014, which is the year for which crash data is most recently available in Missouri, the Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 766 people were killed and 47,977 were injured in traffic crashes on the state’s roadways. Understanding the top causes of car accidents may help motorists avoid making mistakes that could lead to collisions. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car accident, the experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. [Read more…] about Top Causes of Car Accidents