Representing the Rights of Individuals Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents throughout Missouri and Illinois
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.
Examples of Negligence that can Lead to a Car Accident
Negligence is a complicated legal concept that is at the heart of any personal injury case. Generally speaking, it occurs when a person fails to use the degree of care that would ordinarily be used by a reasonable person in the same or similar circumstances. Some of the more common examples of negligence that can result in a serious car wreck include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Following too closely
- Impaired driving
- Defective vehicle repairs
- Defective vehicle design or manufacture
- Failure to yield
- Running stop signs or stop lights
- Failing to slow down in adverse weather
- Improper lane usage
Importantly, there are a number parties that could potentially be held liable for a car accident. While other drivers are usually the first thing that people think of when considering fault, the negligence of vehicle manufacturers, property owners, and even state agencies may be the reason behind a serious accident. When you meet with one of the attorneys at Kilo Flynn, we will thoroughly analyze your case and let you know whether and against whom you may be able to assert a claim.
Call Kilo Flynn Today to Speak with a St. Louis Auto Accident Lawyer
Auto accidents caused by the negligence of others can leave innocent victims with substantial economic and noneconomic losses. The St. Louis car accident attorneys of Kilo Flynn work with clients throughout Missouri and Illinois, including in the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Crawford, Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe.
We will not collect any legal fees from you unless we are able to obtain compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 314-647-8910 or contact us online.