Late Thursday night, an off-duty police officer was killed in a car accident. The accident occurred in North Carolina when the 23-year-old officer was operating his personal vehicle on Interstate 77 southbound near the city of Dobson. According to investigators, the vehicle veered off the roadway, collided with a guardrail and overturned several times. The officer was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and authorities are investigating the accident to determine the cause.
The estimated number of auto accident fatalities is 37,000 each year in the United States alone. The number is staggering and quite alarming when considering nearly all auto accidents are preventable. Reckless driving, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and dangerous roadways all contribute to thousands of car accidents annually. Victims of traffic accidents should seek the advice of a legal professional to determine if compensation is owed for their damages. Physical injuries and financial damages are often incurred during an auto accident, as well as emotional damages due to it being a traumatic event.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth will support you with compassion following your accident. Our attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience and have handled thousands of accident cases successfully. We will thoroughly analyze your accident to determine if you have grounds to file a case. Recovering the maximum compensation for your damages is our job in obtaining the justice you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.