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St. Louis accidents can be life-changing events with devastating consequences for the people involved. St. Louis accidents can involve cars, trucks and motorcycles. Victims who survive a St. Louis vehicle accident may face medical and rehabilitation bills and may suffer loss of current and future wages, in addition to years of pain and suffering.
Missouri accident victims may be eligible to file claims for past and future medical bills and medical care, compensation for damage to the vehicle, past and future wage loss, emotional distress, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement and/or funeral costs.
St. Louis Accidents
Accidents in St. Louis can be the result of improper road maintenance, defective automobile parts or negligence—including driving while distracted. St. Louis crashes include collisions with other vehicles, ejections from the vehicle, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding.
St. Louis Accidents Causes
Injuries suffered by St. Louis accident victims include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Treatment for people in accidents can be expensive. Some accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 906 total accidents in Missouri in 2008. That same year, there were 747 total fatalities in traffic accidents and 107 motorcyclist fatalities.
St. Louis Accident Statistics
Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence to determine liability and compensation in an accident. A person injured in an accident can recover damages for her injuries even if she was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In such situations the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by her responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 75 percent responsible for the accident, her award is reduced by 75 percent.
Missouri Negligence Laws
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