The leading cause of death among Americans is that of auto accidents. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, traffic accidents are responsible for nearly 37,000 fatalities in the United States each year. The majority of all traffic accidents are preventable, and drivers can avoid a crash by operating their vehicles responsibly. Negligent driving is a major factor in many car crashes that inflict physical, financial, and emotional damages. In fact, the ASIRT indicate that every year there are 2.35 million individuals who are seriously injured in car accidents.
Traffic laws were established and enforced to maintain safe roadways and to prevent injuries and deaths from occurring in a car crash. To prevent an auto accident, a driver should devote full attention to operating their vehicle and their surroundings, never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and obey speed limits and other traffic laws. Unfortunately, the safest driver is still at-risk of being involved in an auto accident due to the negligent driving of others, dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, and vehicle design flaws. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto accident that was caused by another party’s neglect, it is imperative that you contact an experienced auto accident attorney.
The St. Louis car accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully educate you on your rights to obtain justice following an auto accident. Our personal injury attorneys have investigated thousands of accidents and will successfully handle your case. We work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and you do not pay us anything unless a settlement or verdict is obtained. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free consultation.