In 2015, the number of fatalities caused by auto accidents in Missouri increased by 11.4 percent from the prior year. The Missouri Department of Transportation reported that 853 fatalities occurred in traffic crashes, which is the largest number in three years. Speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence were common causes of these traffic-related deaths. The Missouri Highway Patrol is focusing on educating individuals to prevent auto accidents.
Thousands of families experience losing a loved one in auto accidents every year. Tragically, the vast majority of all auto accident fatalities are preventable. There are a variety of types of auto accidents as well as causes, that are often grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death case. Head-on collisions, truck accidents, DUI accidents, motorcycle crashes, and SUV rollovers accidents are just a few of the various types of auto accidents that claim lives annually. Many of these accidents are caused by dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, design flaws, and driver negligence. While compensation is typically the last concern for the victim’s family, financial damages are often incurred in the form of funeral costs, medical expenses, and loss of economic support. Contacting an experienced auto accident attorney is imperative to obtain justice and compensation for your loved one's death.
The St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience and skill necessary to successfully handle your case. We will support you with compassion during this difficult time and work to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.