An auto accident on Monday afternoon turned into a frightening scene when a trailer hung over the side of a highway viaduct. The accident occurred on Interstate 55 near the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. A pickup truck was pulling the trailer northbound when it overturned off the roadway. Fortunately, St. Louis firefighters were able to bring the trailer to the ground, and no injuries were sustained.
Tens of thousands of people are killed in fatal auto accidents each year, and the number of close calls is astonishing. Tragically, accidents are one of the leading causes of death, and a large portion of these crashes are preventable. When a form of negligence results in a crash, victims are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, loss of income, damage to property and mental anguish. Neglect occurs in various forms such as speeding, distracted driving, DUI, defective vehicles, and dangerous roadways.
Do you know what to do if you’ve been involved in an auto accident? First, it is important to seek medical treatment if necessary. Contacting the authorities is also crucial to ensure an investigation is conducted, and a report is completed. Once you and the others involved are safe, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys that comprise Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have the combined experience that accumulates to more than 100 years. Our law firm is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis providing us access to numerous resources. We have the experience and passion to obtain the justice and compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.