According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recent annual statistics, there were more than 103,000 people injured in traffic accidents. In many of these cases, victims were injured through no fault of their own and sustained significant losses as a result of their accident. People who are hurt in car crashes often lose income, experience pain, have a wrecked vehicle, and incur several thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
Fortunately, under Missouri and Illinois law, people who are hurt by the negligence of others can often recover for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. For this reason, if you have been hurt in a traffic accident, it is critically important for you to retain legal counsel as soon as you can.