From Springfield Injury Lawyer David Ransin
Missouri’s beautiful natural landscapes, rivers and tourist attractions bring in much traffic in and around Springfield. Besides locals and visitors, many commercial and passenger vehicles regularly use our highways to travel through the state. Even when drivers are cautious and obey all traffic and speed laws, auto accidents occur on a regular basis, particularly on and near Highway 44. Springfield injury attorney David W. Ransin immediately begins an accident investigation and represents individuals who have suffered serious personal injury due to other’s negligence on roadways throughout Missouri.
Missouri Car Accident Statistics
Ransin Injury Law is dedicated to finding justice for victims suffering catastrophic injuries due to car accidents in Missouri. According to the latest statistics published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol last year:
- 142,966 car wrecks occurred;
- 786 people died from car crashes, or one person every 11 hours;
- 51,060 people were injured in car accidents or one person every 10 minutes.
Causes of Missouri Auto Accidents
Speeding is the number one cause of car accidents in Missouri, accounting for 17.3 percent of the total number of auto accidents and 38.2 percent of the total number of fatal car accidents.
Drunk driving is another significant contributor to fatal car accidents. Although drinking and driving only caused 4.4 percent of accidents, drunk driving caused 26.8 percent of fatal car crashes.
Although motorcycles are involved in only 1.8 percent of automobile accidents, 80 percent of those accidents involved personal injury or death. One motorcyclist is injured or killed on Missouri roads every 3.9 hours. Although pedestrian car accidents account for a very small number of total auto accidents, pedestrians suffer personal injury or wrongful death in 91.2 percent of cases.
Contact Ransin Injury Law When You Need Results
If you have been involved in a car accident, know that the insurance companies do not represent your interests and will actively work against you to minimize your claims. For that reason, victims of car wrecks throughout Missouri need an experienced Springfield car accident lawyer to receive the full amount of financial compensation they deserve. David W. Ransin has been working for over 30 years to help injured motorists find justice. Contact our Springfield car accident attorney when you need results to schedule a free, no obligation attorney consultation.