At The Gogel Law Firm, our car accident attorney in St. Louis knows the Autumn weather brings inherent dangers to our Missouri roadways. While the extreme cold and snow — that come with their own specific dangers — are not here yet, cooler weather brings its share of hazards for drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike.
The overnight chill and falling leaves make walkways and roads slicker, and the shorter days bring earlier sundown with each passing day, putting commuters in even more of a hurry while trying to get home after a long day at work.
Unfortunately, no matter what time of year it is, unforeseen hazards can lead to serious car accidents that no one can anticipate.
Aggressive, Speeding & Impaired Drivers Are Responsible for Thousands of Vehicle Accident Injuries and Deaths
After heavy snow, crashes increase across the state. While that is something we all see coming, it is nearly impossible to anticipate the actions of negligent drivers.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 52,100 traffic crash injuries and 1,016 vehicle accident fatalities throughout the state last year.
Unfortunately, most were caused by negligent drivers, which means they could have been prevented.
Last year that included:
- Aggressive drivers caused traffic accidents throughout Missouri that injured 34,415 people and killed 724 more.
- Speeding drivers caused traffic accidents throughout Missouri that injured 9,633 people and killed 378 more.
- Drug or alcohol-impaired drivers caused traffic accidents throughout Missouri that injured 3,963 people and killed 269 more.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our experienced car accident attorneys in St. Louis know that even when drivers are fully focused on the task of driving, they cannot anticipate the negligent actions of others. The reality is, it is nearly impossible to avoid an accident with an aggressive, speeding, or impaired driver until it is too late. Unfortunately, the damages that are sustained in these crashes may be overwhelming and impede your ability to move forward with confidence.
We want to help.
Contact Our Skilled Auto Accident Lawyers in St. Louis for a Free Consultation Today
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a crash with a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue the at-fault party for your full financial recovery. Contact us today to review your case by calling (314) 775-3864 or online to schedule a free consultation.