St. Louis Pedestrian Deaths in Auto Accidents Lawyer

Our St. Louis Pedestrian Deaths in Auto Accidents Lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims in Missouri and Illinois.


St. Louis Pedestrian Deaths Auto Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian Deaths in St. Louis Auto Accidents. Pedestrian deaths in auto accidents are at a 30-year high, and according to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, cell phones and other types of distractions could be to blame.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for car accident victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

With more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities attributed to pedestrian death accidents, pedestrian fatalities in auto accidents have become a severe concern in Missouri. If you need to file a St. Louis pedestrian death auto accident claim, the Dixon Injury Firm specializes in wrongful death truck accidents, workers’ compensation lawsuits, and pedestrian accident claims in Missouri. Our experienced attorneys are passionate about getting justice for pedestrian victims’ wrongful death claims and will do everything in their power to recover the most compensation for your case. For more information on how our St. Louis Pedestrian Death Auto Accident Lawyers can help with your case, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free) today.

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Chris has recovered over $50 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Death Auto Accidents

Nearly 100 pedestrians were killed in Missouri auto accidents in 2016, and most were caused by the motor vehicle driver’s negligence. Passenger vehicle drivers are required to look out for pedestrians, especially when turning corners and driving at night. However, the most common causes of pedestrian deaths in auto accidents in Missouri include:

  • Distracted driving – cell phones, GPS, radio, etc.
  • Turning accidents and speeding
  • Backing up accidents
  • Failure to yield (pedestrian right of way)
  • Nighttime accidents

If you lost someone because of a driver’s negligence, and are struggling with the cost of the victim’s medical expenses or lost wages related to the person’s death, you need a Missouri Wrongful Death Accident Lawyer on your side.

Pedestrian Death Auto Accident Lawsuits

It can be challenging to determine if you are eligible to recover compensation for a loved one’s death, but hiring an experienced lawyer to represent your case can help. In Missouri, a deceased pedestrian’s spouse, children, parents, grandparents, or designated heirs have up to three years from the date of a loved one’s death to file a wrongful death accident claim. Failure to file a claim by this time could result in forfeiting all rights to compensation or accepting a reduced Missouri pedestrian death accident settlement for your loved ones’ damages.

If you are thinking about filing a pedestrian death auto accident lawsuit in Missouri, it’s essential to understand Missouri’s injury laws and determine your right to compensation before filing a claim. A St. Louis Pedestrian Death Auto Accident Lawyer can determine your right to compensation, build a claim against the driver responsible for your loved one’s death, and negotiate a high Missouri pedestrian death settlement for your claim.

Missouri Pedestrian Death Auto Accident Lawyers

If your close family member has been killed as a pedestrian in Missouri, it’s essential to act quickly in the wake of the accident and collect proof of their death (death certificate, autopsy), evidence from the accident (police report, photos or video, witness accounts), and determine your right to justice and compensation.

Most pedestrian death accident claims in St. Louis can recover compensation for a family member’s medical expenses incurred before their death, personal property damage from the accident, mental and emotional distress the victim experienced, and lost wages that the victim’s family member experienced, as well as funeral, burial, and other expenses.

Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Pedestrian Death Accident Lawyers are passionate about recovering the highest settlements for wrongful death claims in Missouri and Illinois and are committed to being by your side every step of the way. Whether you need access to resources to recover from the loss of your loved one or updates on the status of your St. Louis wrongful death claim, the Dixon Injury Firm can help. Chris Dixon’s efforts have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” and have recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for injury victims and their surviving family members.

For more information on how our St. Louis Pedestrian Death Auto Accident Lawyers can help with your case, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today for a free case review and consultation.


Missouri Injury Laws
Missouri’s Wrongful Death Statute
Nation Public Radio (NPR) – “Why Pedestrian Deaths are at a 30-Year High”
Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety – Missouri Pedestrian Fatalities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Pedestrian Safety

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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