On Tuesday afternoon, a truck accident occurred in Clayton due to a sinkhole in the roadway. The accident happened when a large truck was transporting 12 tons of dirt and rock along Central Avenue fell into a hole near Maryland Avenue. Officials with Clayton Public Works Department believe that the sinkhole was caused by a water main and sewer break that had occurred in the same area, weakening the road. Fortunately, the truck driver did not suffer any injuries but the truck had significant damage. Crews were working to repair the water and sewer lines, as well as the roadway.
Many people do not realize that a cause of auto accidents is dangerous roadways. Narrow curves, inadequate shoulders, lack of maintenance, and insufficient warning devices and signs are all examples of how a roadway can be dangerous resulting in an auto accident. Tragically, thousands of people lose their lives in traffic accidents that could have been prevented and the party responsible for the crash should be held accountable. Seeking the legal advice of an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney is imperative to determine your rights and grounds for recovering compensation. Many accident victims are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and mental anguish.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in compensation for our client’s damages. We have the experience, skill, and resources necessary to handle your case successfully. Our attorneys are focused on supporting you during the case and will offer personalized representation. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.