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If you have been injured in a car accident, our Maryland Heights car accident attorneys at the Floyd Law Firm can help you get the legal assistance you need and the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
The Floyd Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that has been serving the people of Maryland Heights since 1959. In that time, we have developed a proven track record of success in helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve after a car accident.
We offer free, no-obligation car accident consultations to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Call Maryland Heights car accident attorneys at (314) 863-4114 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.
Why Car Accidents Are More Deadly Than Ever
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle traffic fatalities are still increasing, despite vehicles being built with more safety features in mind. NHTSA’s Administrator, Dr. Steven Cliff, reports that “the overall numbers are moving in the wrong direction.”
But why is the number of fatalities increasing? There are a few reasons that may contribute to the increase:
Speed Limit Increases
As speed limits have increased over the years, so have car accident severity and fatality rates, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Higher speeds result in reduced reaction times, longer stopping distances, and greater crash forces upon impact, making accidents more devastating and potentially fatal.
Degrading Road Conditions
The deterioration of road infrastructure, including potholes, crumbling pavements, and inadequate signage, contributes to an increased risk of accidents, according to the National Library of Medicine. These deteriorating conditions can catch drivers off guard, causing sudden maneuvers and potentially leading to collisions with tragic consequences.
The popularity of larger vehicles, such as SUVs and trucks, has introduced a new dynamic to car accidents. The sheer size and weight of these vehicles can cause greater damage upon impact, especially when colliding with smaller passenger cars, resulting in a higher likelihood of severe injuries or fatalities, according to the IIHS.
The pervasive use of phones and other distractions behind the wheel has become a major contributing factor to the increased fatality rate of car accidents. Drivers who divert their attention from the road, whether to text, make phone calls, or engage in other activities, significantly increase the risk of accidents, according to the NHTSA.
Statute Of Limitations In Maryland Car Accident Cases
In Missouri, most personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of five years, which begins from the time of the accident. This would include car accidents, as dictated by the Missouri Revised Statutes Section 516.120.
Let The Floyd Law Firm Handle Your Car Accident Claim
You have a right to seek justice after experiencing your car accident. The Floyd Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights and options and can help you take action.
With over 50 million in settlements and jury verdicts, we believe our track record speaks for itself. There’s no risk to working with us, from booking a free, no-obligation case review to selecting us as your Maryland Heights car accident attorney – you won’t have to pay unless we win your case.
Call us at (314) 863-4114 for your free, no-obligation case review, or book it online today.