Skilled Representation for Victims of Car and Truck Accidents in St. Louis Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents cause serious injuries and fatalities to countless motorists and passengers each year. Sadly, most of these accidents are the result of negligence or recklessness on the part of one (or more) parties that could have been avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car or truck accident, you may have the right to compensation. Before making any agreements with the insurance company, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer so you understand your rights and options.
At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, we have in-depth experience representing victims of car and truck accidents in St Louis, St Charles, and communities throughout Missouri and Illinois. Regardless of whether the accident was a catastrophic collision or a relatively minor collision/fender-bender, our auto accident attorneys are here to help you and provide answers and direction 24/7.
Noel Sevastianos, partner at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, heads an award winning legal team that holds negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable for the full measure of the harms and losses you suffer. That is how our system of justice is designed to work, and we make it work for you.
We understand the major physical, emotional, and financial toll auto accidents take on you and your family. When someone who hurt you refuses to pay for all your harms and losses, we file a lawsuit and we do not relent until full payment is made or the issues are presented in a jury trial.
Our car and truck accident attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving a wide range of injuries resulting from accidents, including:
- Herniated discs
- Neck injuries
- Head trauma and spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Chemical and electrical burn injuries
- Injuries resulting from gas explosions
- Injuries resulting from liquid gas propane explosions
Contact our Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or fatality from a motor vehicle accident, you need skilled legal counsel in your corner aggressively advocating for your best interests. At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, we know what it takes to prevail against the large insurance companies and their armies of well-funded attorneys. We offer free initial consultations, and we keep extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience. For a personalized consultation with one of our experienced car and truck accident lawyers, contact us today at 314-354-8484.
Car Accidents Are On the Rise
Motorists are more distracted today than ever before. In recent years, there has been a vast increase in cell phone-related accidents. Talking on a cell phone while trying to concentrate on the road is bad enough; when you add texting to the mix, the results are too often tragic. The use of cellphones is a major contributor to car and truck accidents, so much so that one out of four drivers were using a cell phone within a minute before a car crash, according to a recent study.
Distracted driving is not the only reason car accidents occur. Some other common causes include:
- Careless or Reckless Driving
- Driving in Poor Weather
- Motor Vehicle Defects
Truck Accidents Can Be Especially Lethal
Thousands of truckers cross Missouri and Illinois roadways each day. Unfortunately, many face arduous pressure to deliver their loads on time. This can lead to taking short cuts that put the lives of themselves and others on the road in jeopardy. For instance, when an 18-wheeler crashes into other vehicles, the chances of serious injuries and fatalities increase exponentially.
Some common reasons truck accidents occur include:
- Tire Delaminations & Tire Explosions
- Driver Fatigue/Exhaustion
- Overloaded/Improperly Loaded Trucks
- Poorly Maintained Trucks
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Distracted Driving
Truck accident cases are far more complex than car accidents. They often involve multiple potentially responsible parties, such as the driver, freight broker, trucking company, or one of several parts manufacturers. We understand the complexities involved with truck accidents, and we put our experience to work to promptly and thoroughly assess the case and preserve all important pieces of evidence. This ensures that our clients have the strongest case and most effective path toward a favorable outcome.
We Will Fight for You in:
Head On Collisions
According to the U.S Census Bureau, head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and deadly of all motor vehicle accidents. The injuries that result from these accidents can often result in lasting disability or death for their victims. Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP attorneys will immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident and build a strong foundation for your car accident case.
When a driver operates a car or truck with deliberate disregard for safety of others, and with full knowledge that their driving may cause an accident, the law calls his behavior “reckless”. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as: speeding, improper or excessive lane changing, failing to signal intent, improper passing.
High Speed Collisions
Like inattentive driving, speed plays a role in the greatest number of auto collisions and truck crashes in Missouri and Illinois. High-speed collisions also play a role in approximately 30% of all fatal crashes, according to a study by NHTSA. For the innocent survivors of a high-speed car accident, the physical and emotional recovery process can be horribly painful and unbelievably expensive.
Texting While Driving
When a driver becomes distracted, his auto or truck become an unguided missile that threatens all of us on the roadway. Despite the fact that the dangers of texting are both well known and widespread, texting while driving has become a daily danger, with accidents on the rise.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving is no accident. Driving while intoxicated – whether by liquor or by drugs – begins with a choice. Yet, tragically, drunk driving and intoxicated remains one of the leading causes of injuries and death on our roadways. When a driver chooses to break the law and operate a vehicle after drinking, they also choose to gamble with their life and the innocent lives of all of us on the roadway.
Drunk driving car accidents often result when a driver speeds, drives too slowly, makes an improper turn in front of oncoming traffic, fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, drives on the wrong side of the road or rear-ends another vehicle. In some cases, the supplier of the alcohol may be found negligent as well.
The victim of a drunk driving accident is often left with overwhelming emotional trauma as well as expensive and sometimes debilitating personal injuries. Death and paralysis are common results in drunk driving crashes.
Drunk Driving Statistics: Unfortunately Headed in the Wrong Direction
Noel Sevastianos, and his team of personal injury attorneys at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, understand the emotional turmoil a drunk driving accident can have on an innocent victim and their family.
Statistics are the best way to show you proof on just how serious it is when you choose to drink and drive:
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that U.S. traffic deaths increased 7.2% in 2015 compared to the previous year.
- Last year, 35,092 people lost their lives on America’s roadways. NHTSA noted the year-over-year increase is the largest in nearly 50 years.
- Alcohol-impaired crashes (where a driver had a BAC of 0.08 or higher) played a significant role in the overall increase in traffic fatalities, jumping sharply in 2015 to 10,265.
- Fatal crashes involving passenger cars increased 5%.
- Alarming, in Missouri, alcohol related fatalities increased nearly 10% between 2014 and 2015.
Statistics for each state can be seen on the most recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview
Historically, drunk driving deaths resulted in 32% of all car accident deaths, and over one thousand (1,000) children die each year in car accidents caused by drunk drivers.
This is a growing concern and could affect you or a loved one someday. If you have been injured by a drunk driver call us at 314-354-8484, or contact us online.