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St. Louis Car Accident

St. Louis auto accidents can happen at any time and can have devastating consequences. Each year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in Missouri accidents. These car accidents can result in serious, permanent injury and even death for people involved. People who survive their St. Louis car crash may face years of rehabilitation and therapy, not to mention lengthy hospital stays and surgery. Even people who survive a St. Louis car accident may find their quality of life is greatly affected by their injuries.

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St. Louis Car Accidents

Saint Louis Car AccidentCar accidents in St. Louis involve many circumstances. St. Louis car crashes include rear-end collisions, collisions with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding. Car accidents can be the result of negligence on one driver's part, improper road maintenance or defective automobile parts.

Injuries suffered by victims of St. Louis car accidents include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Treatment for people in car accidents can be long, painful and expensive. Some car accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation. Some never fully recover from their injuries.

Missouri Car Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, 47.8 percent of automobile accidents on Missouri highways in 2008 involved passenger cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 960 total fatalities in Missouri car accidents in 2008. Of those, 402 fatal crashes involved passenger cars on Missouri highways resulting in 467 fatalities.

Missouri Negligence Laws

St Louis NegligenceMissouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining liability in a car accident. This means that a person injured in a car accident can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by the victim's responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 50 percent responsible for the accident, his award will be reduced by 50 percent.

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Published on Jul-14-10

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