A Lincoln County car crash claimed the life of a young St. Charles man. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Saturday night when a 22-year-old man was operating a Lincoln Continental LS on Highway J. As the man traveled north, he lost control of the car, veered off the roadway, and collided with a tree at Brooks Trail. Tragically, he was not wearing a seatbelt and emergency crews pronounced him dead at the scene of the crash. It is unknown if alcohol played a factor in the accident and the Patrol is conducting an investigation.
When a single-vehicle accident occurs, many individuals assume that the driver caused the crash. While negligent and reckless driving is the cause of a vast majority of auto accidents, there are other factors that can contribute to a crash such as dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, and mechanical defects. All car accidents should be fully investigated to properly determine the cause and party responsible for the accident. An injured driver could have grounds to file an auto accident case if liability lies with another party. In the event that you were injured in a single-vehicle accident as a passenger and the driver was liable, you may be entitled to compensation for compensation.
All individuals that suffer damages in any type of auto accident should contact the experienced auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and will provide you with the most professional representation possible. While we work on your case, we will support you during this difficult time. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.