Highway 13 near New Athens, IL was closed for approximately an hour this morning while emergency workers extricated victims of a car crash. The accident occurred around 6:30 am when a driver of a pickup truck crossed the center lane and hit a car head-on. Both drivers and a passenger from the car were all taken to the hospital in serious condition.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 50,376 people were injured and 826 people were killed in Missouri car crashes in 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list vehicular accidents as the fifth leading cause of death in America. There are a number of factors that lead to crashes including dangerous roads and distracted drivers.
Enlisting an attorney to handle your claim is vital. Dealing with an insurance company, medical bills and loss of wages is stressful and confusing. The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation for our clients. We have recovered over $350 million and have a reputation for being available for our clients throughout the process of the claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, contact us for a free consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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