Traffic Accident Lawyers St. Louis

The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis Traffic Accident Lawyers fight for the rights of traffic accident victims in Missouri and Illinois

Traffic Accident Lawyer St. Louis

Traffic Accident Lawyers in St. Louis. Hundreds of people are injured in traffic accidents in Missouri every year. There are many different ways that a traffic accident can occur, but the leading cause of truck accidents, car accidents, and other traffic accidents in St. Louis is distracted driving. According to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, between 2015-2017, more than 14% of crashes involved a distracted driver.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

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

The St. Louis traffic accident attorneys at the Dixon Injury Firm fight for the rights of Missouri traffic accident victims and have recovered financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages for countless traffic accident claims in St. Louis.

If you were in a traffic accident that was the other driver’s fault, Christopher Dixon can assess your situation, discuss the odds of recovering a Missouri traffic accident settlement and develop a personalized claim for your case that seeks maximum compensation. Connect with the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free case review and to explore the options available to your traffic accident claim in St. Louis.

St. Louis Traffic Accident Lawyers

Approximately 37,000 people are killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. every year, with 734 car/truck accident fatalities occurring in Missouri in the last year. In non-fatal traffic accidents, the outcome is severe, with the most common St. Louis traffic accident claims including injuries such as back injuries, neck injuries, and other car accident damages.

Christopher Dixon has earned a reputation as a compassionate and aggressive lawyer for car accidents in St. Louis because of his high success rate in winning car and motorcycle accident cases. The St. Louis traffic accident lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm are committed to maintaining an open line of communication with clients and will keep you updated on the status of your case during every step of the process.

Chris Dixon has your best interests at heart, and won’t give up until a high settlement is recovered for your traffic accident claim. For more information on what makes the Dixon Injury Firm a leading choice of Missouri residents looking for the best car accident lawyer to represent their St. Louis traffic accident claims, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free).

$50 Million Recovered

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 Traffic Accidents in St. Louis

If you suffered injuries in a traffic accident because of a drunk driver or have been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you could be eligible to recover damages because the accident was someone else’s fault. The majority of traffic accident claims in St. Louis involve one or more types of negligent driving behaviors and can include multiple at-fault parties in some cases.

To put things into further perspective, the most common causes of traffic accidents in St. Louis include:

  • Speeding – every year, there are more than 20,000 speed-related traffic accidents in Missouri
  • Driving Under the Influencedrunk driving accidents account for nearly 6,000 of Missouri’s total annual traffic accidents
  • Distracted Driving – 14% of traffic accidents in Missouri between 2015-2017 involved distracted driving
  • Driver Fatigue – drowsy driving, or driver fatigue, is the cause of roughly 72,000 traffic accidents in the U.S. per year

The most common mistake that people make after a traffic accident is not hiring a Missouri traffic accident lawyer to represent their case. After an accident, you should ask, “Where can I find an accident lawyer near me?” You should then start an active search of local lawyers for car accidents.

If your accident happened in St. Louis, then St. Louis lawyers will be familiar with the roads and local traffic conditions. Hiring an experienced attorney to represent your case ensures that your traffic accident claim has the best odds of recovering full compensation and offers access to resources during this challenging time.

Most Common Car Accident Injuries

The worst car accidents can cause fatalities or wrongful death. Other car injuries can range from mild injuries like scrapes, cuts, bruises, and ligament and tendon injuries to serious injuries like whiplash, broken bones, head injuries, herniated discs, internal bleeding, and knee trauma.

What to Do After an Auto Accident

If you or a loved one is involved in a motor vehicle accident, then there are a few specific things you should do if you are able to think clearly and move without pain.

First, of course, you should stop. You should not try to avoid facing the consequences of a car crash, even if the accident was a fender-bender.

The next thing you should do is to prevent more accidents from happening, especially if the accident occurred on a road with heavy traffic. You can do this by turning on your flashers, moving to the side of the or road, or setting up flares.

Other important things you can do after an auto accident include calling the police, exchanging information with the other driver(s), taking photographs with your smartphone, writing an accurate police report, and getting medical care to ensure your injuries are treated immediately.

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St. Louis Traffic Accident Settlements

Most traffic accident lawsuits in Missouri can recover compensation for past medical bills, future medical expenses, physical therapy fees, medication costs, lost income, personal property damage, pain, suffering, and other unexpected present and future expenses from a traffic accident. After a truck or car accident in St. Louis, to ensure the best results, it’s essential to gather evidence of the accident, proof of injuries, lost wages, and other damages, and consult a St. Louis traffic accident lawyer about the situation.

An experienced attorney can protect you from the other party’s insurance company and draw on their knowledge of Missouri’s traffic laws and past litigation experiences to recover the highest settlement for your traffic accident claim.

Missouri Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

The State of Missouri has a five-year statute of limitations for Missouri car accident lawsuits. So if you want to file a lawsuit to get legal remedy for an injury, you must do it within five years. The Missouri personal injury statute of limitations is stipulated in Missouri Code section 516.120.

The Types of Compensation You May Receive

After a car accident, car owners may have significant car damage and injury victims may need medical treatment. Consequently, a car accident claim includes compensation for a variety of things, such as medical costs, pain and suffering, income loss, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, disfigurement, and property loss. In a tragic car accident, damages may include filing a claim for wrongful death.

How Much Should I Expect From My Car Accident Settlement?

In personal injury cases, settlements depend on the harms and losses suffered. Since injuries and damages vary greatly, car accident settlements also vary a great deal. While some estimates state that the average car accident settlement is for $21,000, these numbers are extremely misleading.

It is important to understand there are many factors that can greatly increase the value of a car accident claim, such as permanent injuries, scarring, future medical treatment, lost wages, and the lawyer you choose. Settlements are also higher if the other person was found guilty of driving under the influence or other reckless behaviors.

Filing a Successful Auto Accident Claim

In many car accident cases, the success of a car accident claim depends on what the driver did after the accident.
Here are some things you should do after an accident to improve your chances of filing a successful auto accident claim:

  • Do not flee the scene.
  • Ensure your own safety and that of your passengers.
  • Call 911 and wait for the police to come.
  • Take preventative measures to keep the accident area safe. For instance, you used flares, turned on your flashers, moved your car off the road, and did not sit in your car or stand near it but moved away from it.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible, talking to witnesses, exchanging information with other drivers, taking photographs or video footage, noting down any relevant information, and writing out an accurate police report.
  • Stay calm. Don’t lose your temper and get into a heated exchange with the other drivers or start apologizing for the accident.
  • Seek medical treatment for your injuries.

Taking some or all of these actions will improve the success of filing your claim because your constructive behavior clearly demonstrated your sense of taking responsibility even if you were not at fault.

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​How Long Do Car Accidents Take to Settle?

After a St. Louis auto accident, a claim can settle in as quickly as two to six weeks if a fair settlement can be reached. However, this is an ideal scenario.

Sometimes medical treatment can take longer to complete or an insurance company must be held accountable to pay a fair amount of money. If this should happen, then settlement could take several months or more.

As a general rule, the more a case is worth, the harder you have to fight, because insurance companies are for-profit machines that dislike paying out substantial sums of money.

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

Under a contingent fee agreement, there is no cost for our car accident lawyers if we do not win the case. Unfortunately, many people delay seeking legal advice after an automobile accident because they feel they can’t afford the out-of-pocket expenses of hiring a lawyer.

The contingency fee structure allows an injured party to hire an experienced lawyer without payment upfront, in exchange for the attorney receiving a fee that can range from 25% to 40% of the funds recovered, depending on the type of accident case.

How a St. Louis Car Accident Attorney Can Help

After a St. Louis car crash, don’t ask, “Should I get an attorney for an auto accident?” Instead, ask where you can find an experienced personal injury attorney. Besides providing legal counsel, attorneys for accident cases can help you in many practical ways.

If, for instance, you’re too severely injured to manage your own affairs, they can help you find the right doctors, set up medical appointments, organize vehicle repairs, arrange car rentals, and get you all the compensation you deserve, including compensation for your loss of income.

Schedule a FREE Consultation with a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer Today

The Dixon Injury Law Firm is passionate about fighting for the rights of Missouri residents. If you suffered severe whiplash injuries in a car accident or traumatic brain injuries in a commercial truck accident, you could be entitled to damages, and need to speak with our St. Louis traffic accident attorneys right away. All case evaluations are free.

When you choose the Dixon Injury Firm to represent your traffic accident claim, you are selecting attorneys that care about your well-being and who will do everything in their power to recover the highest damage settlement. Because our St. Louis traffic accident lawyers know how challenging it is to deal with catastrophic injuries, we will assign our best car wreck attorney to handle your case to make the whole process as hassle-free as possible for you and your family.

If you are ready to discuss your Missouri traffic accident claim with our experienced attorneys, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free consultation by our Traffic Accident Lawyers in St. Louis.

Missouri Statute of Limitations
Missouri Coalition of Roadway Safety – Distracted Driving
Missouri State Highway Patrol – Missouri Crash Circumstances By Year
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Drowsy Driving

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Meet Christopher R. Dixon

Legal & Injury Representation St. Louis Deserves.

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.

Recent Successes

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    Missouri Truck Accident

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    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

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    Missouri Auto Accident

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    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    $65,000 Settlement

    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

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