St. Louis Elderly Driver Accidents

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St. Louis Elderly Driver Accident Attorneys

Accidents Involving Elderly Drivers in St. Louis. As a person ages, their cognitive, visual, and physical senses and capabilities tend to decrease, and reflex abilities begin to decline. According to a study by the RAND Corporation, elderly drivers ages 65+ are 16% more likely than adults between the ages of 25-64 to cause a car accident.

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If you have injured in an accident involving an elderly driver in St. Louis, the Dixon Injury Firm understands how challenging it is to decide whether to pursue a claim against an older driver. But, with our St. Louis Elderly Driver Accident Attorneys on your side, you can rest assured knowing that our attorneys are committed to recovering the highest settlements with the utmost levels of professionalism and compassion. For more information on filing an elderly driver accident claim in St. Louis, feel free to call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free) to discuss the options available to your case.

St. Louis Elderly Driver Accident Attorneys

The top two age groups that are most likely to cause a car accident in Missouri are teen drivers and older adults 65+. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in 2014 alone, there were 42,747 crashes involving older drivers. If you were involved in an accident with an elderly driver in St. Louis and need help determining whether you can recover damages, Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm can assess your case, develop a personalized claim, and ensure that your rights are protected during this time. Our attorneys handle every step of pursuing a car accident claim, from gathering evidence and filing a claim, to negotiating the highest settlement. If you are thinking about filing a claim for a car accident in St. Louis involving an elderly driver, contact the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free case review or consultation.

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Common Types of Elderly Driver Accidents in St. Louis

As the human body ages, visual, physical, and cognitive functions decline, making it challenging for older drivers to pay attention to the road and other drivers. According to a study on elderly drivers and motor vehicle accidents, older drivers are more likely than any other age group of drivers to cause an accident. In addition to a decrease in cognitive, physical, and visual abilities, many older adults take medication that causes drowsiness, making it difficult to drive at night and on busy interstates. The most common types of car accidents involving elderly drivers include:

  • Multi-vehicle crashes on busy roadways, such as intersections or highways
  • Intersection accidents caused by failure to yield and distracted driving – often, older drivers misjudge how far away other cars are or how fast another vehicle is travelling
  • Sideswipe accidents when merging or changing lanes
  • Failure to yield accidents when judging who has the right-of-way

If you suffered injuries because of an elderly driver, you could recover compensation by filing a lawsuit. Elderly driver claims in St. Louis should include evidence that displays that the driver caused the accident, is dangerous to other drivers, and unfit to drive.

Elderly Driver Lawsuits | St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there are more older drivers on the road than ever before. In the past ten years, the rate of elderly driver fatalities has risen significantly, with 18% of all traffic fatalities attributed to older driver accidents, an estimated 6,784 fatalities.

Elderly driver accidents are preventable, with the majority of crashes occurring at night, due to an inability to control the vehicle (caused by arthritis, weakened muscles, decreased flexibility), and improper driving technique. Some states have mandated that drivers 65+ must retake the drivers’ test to renew their license, restrictions on when specific drivers can drive, and insurance companies offer incentives for elderly drivers that enroll in driving classes designed for older adults. Yet, in 2016, there were approximately 7,400 older adults killed and more than 290,000 injured in car accidents.

If you suffered catastrophic injuries in a car accident involving an elderly driver, such as a head injury, concussion, or back pain, you could be entitled to compensation. Filing an elderly driver accident lawsuit requires evidence of the other driver’s carelessness, proof of your injuries, and representation from a Car Accident Lawyer in St. Louis. An experienced attorney has the resources needed to collect information about the elderly driver, such as their driving record and information about past accidents that they caused or contributed to, which is compelling evidence for a claim.

Speak with a Missouri Elderly Driver Accident Attorney Today

As people age, the fear of having their independence taken away can creep in. Our Missouri Elderly Driver Accident Attorneys’ goal isn’t to limit older adults’ capabilities but to keep people safe from preventable harm and losses. Christopher Dixon cares about making sure that claims are settled as seamlessly as possible, and always keeps the best interests of clients at the focus of everything.

The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers have won over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for car crash, truck accident, and injury victims in Missouri, making Chris Dixon the leading choice of residents for legal representation. Christopher Dixon has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” and a Lifetime Membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

When you choose the St. Louis Elderly Driver Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm to represent your case, you can be confident that your car accident claim is in good hands For a free case review or consultation, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today.

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