Missouri Car Accident Statistics – St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center, there were a total of 151,353 traffic accidents in 2010. Out of these a total of 54,875 persons were injured and a total of 821 persons died. That means that in 2010 a person was injured in a traffic accident every 9.6 minutes.
Some of the factors on the causes of these accidents were speed, drinking, texting, young driver involvement and older driver involvement. It is interesting to note that of all the accidents in 2010, 64.2% of the incidents involved a motor vehicle in transport striking another vehicle in transport. The percentages are, of course, higher in urban areas.
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. When a car accident is caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another, the law in both Missouri and Illinois holds the driver responsible for the personal injury and property damages that result.
There are other factors, however, that contribute to car accidents in Missouri. Some are the result not of careless driving but that of improper maintenance or poor condition of roadways, such as: confusing signs, defective roadway design and lack of traffic signals. In some of these cases a government entity such as a city, county or state may be the ones responsible.
Under the Missouri and Illinois law, auto accident victims may seek compensation for their past and future medical bills, the costs of long-term nursing care, wages lost, and the pain and suffering caused by the act of a careless person.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident seek immediate help! Contact the St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers at Zevan and Davidson by calling (314) 588-7200 or by scheduling a free consultation.
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