Car Accident Attorney In St. Louis
Car 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 accident, you may have the right to compensation.
Regardless of whether the accident was a catastrophic collision or a relatively minor collision/fender bender, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer before making any agreements with the insurance company.
At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante LLP, we have in-depth experience representing victims of car accidents in St Louis, St Charles, and communities throughout Missouri and Illinois. Firm partner Noel Sevastianos 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.
When someone who hurt you refuses to pay for all your harms and losses, we file a lawsuit and we do not relent until the full payment is made or the issues are presented in a jury trial. Contact Rogers Sevastianos & Bante LLP now for a free consultation. Call us today at 314-884-8991 or reach out online.
Catastrophic Car Accident Injuries
We understand the major physical, emotional and financial toll auto accidents take on you and your family. Even for a relatively minor fender bender, the short-term and long-term health consequences could be quite severe.
Our car accident attorneys are experienced in handling a wide range of injury cases including:
- Herniated disks
- 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
Some of the injuries listed above will be obvious from the start while others might not be. For example, if you suffer blunt force trauma or a blow to the head, you may not know you have been injured for days or even weeks afterward. This can cause you to delay medical treatment, which is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
Back problems can take even longer to manifest, and the ongoing pain can destroy your quality of life and your ability to make a living. If you did not take immediate action to protect your rights, you may not be able to recover for your monetary damages, let alone the pain and suffering you are going through, and you may continue to suffer for the rest of your life.
Don’t delay! Get checked out by a doctor and contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Car Accidents Are On The Rise
Motorists are more distracted today than ever before. In recent years, there has been a vast increase in cellphone-related accidents. Talking on a cellphone while trying to concentrate on the road is bad enough; when you add texting to the mix, the results are often tragic. The use of cellphones is a major contributor to car accidents, so much so that one out of every four drivers were using a cellphone 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
Our Car Accident Attorneys Will Fight For You In:
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‘s 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 with deliberate disregard for the 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 and improper passing.
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 automobile becomes 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 intoxication remain 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 of 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 by 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 by 5%.
- Alarming, in Missouri, alcohol-related fatalities increased nearly by 10% between 2014 and 2015.
Statistics for each state can be seen on a 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 314-884-8991, or contact us online.
Contact Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers In St. Louis
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or fatality from a motor vehicle accident, you need skilled legal counsel in your corner that is 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.
Whether the other driver was eating, drinking, texting or just not paying attention, you need to seek immediate legal representation. Seeking legal representation may not undo the accident or repair the damage to your car, but acting quickly is the best way to protect and preserve your rights.
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 accident lawyers, contact us today at 314-884-8991.