A chain reaction car crash is a multi-vehicle crash that occurs when there is a car wreck in a high traffic area.  The wreck causes a traffic obstruction which causes additional crashes.  Numerous cars are involved. Missouri highway pile-ups can cause extensive property damage, serious injuries and fatalities.
How can Kansas City chain reaction car crashes be prevented? Our accident lawyers in Kansas City offer the following tips.
  • Avoid tailgating.
    The main reason that Missouri chain reaction accidents occur is that drivers do not leave enough following room and don't have time to react to an unexpected accident. Allowing one cars length for every ten miles per hour of speed leaves plenty of room for stopping in an emergency.
  • If you are involved in a Missouri car crash, try to get your car off of the road. If you can't get your car to a safe place, turn on your hazard lights and, if it is night, your cabin lights. The goal is to remain visible so other cars can see you and have time to react appropriately. Learn more about what to do immediately after a highway accident in our article, "Our Platte County, MO Auto Accident Lawyer Tells You How To Stay Safe If Your Car Breaks Down On The Road".
  • If it is hard to see, slow down. Missouri chain reaction crashes often occur when there is low visibility because of snow, rain or fog. Make sure you use your headlights (or fog lights) when the weather calls for it.

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