Van Accidents Lawyers St. Louis
Van Accidents Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Van Accidents Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a van accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a van accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Van Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your van accident claim and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the van accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert van accident legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in van accident and needs a van accident attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a van accident case you will be taken care of.
When an individual is driving along and gets into a crash on his or her own time, that driver is usually going to be responsible for his or her own actions. Similarly, when a taxi driver crashes on the job the taxi company is usually going to be liable. Liability for van accidents can often be much more complicated, though.
Vans are frequently used to drive around youth groups. Consider a recent van accident on Interstate 55 New Madrid County, Missouri. According to news reports, a van carrying a group of young people in a church group crashed injuring 12 of the 15 passengers. Eight children aged 11 to 18 were injured, and each of these children was not wearing a seatbelt. Two of them were flown to a nearby hospital. Or consider an even worse scenario, the case of a van accident near Goodman, Missouri where a van full of very young children hit a train, killing one five-year-old child. When a van full of children gets in an accident the results can be especially tragic.
Van Safety Risks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has done an extensive study of the safety of these vehicles and found a lot of issues. The review found that over a 12-year period 1,576 15-passenger vans were involved in fatal accidents that resulted in 1,111 fatalities to occupants. 657 of these accidents were single-vehicle crashes, and 349 of those were rollovers. Only 14% of the fatally-injured occupants were wearing their seat belts and 61% of the fatalities were ejected from the van. The flip side of that is 92% of those wearing seat belts survived a fatal crash. The study found a particular problem with rollovers. Full vans are more than twice as likely to roll over than those that are half full and five times more likely to roll over than vans with only the driver on board. Also, most of the rollovers occur on high-speed roads. In short, anyone in a van should wear a seatbelt and the drivers need to be especially careful driving fast when full.
Responsibility Can Be Complicated
Because of the way vans are used, the driver’s role at the time of an accident can be in question. For example, if a group of teens are going out to volunteer with a church group it is not always clear if the church is responsible for the damages from the accident. If the driver was an employee of the church, that will usually make the church liable. If the driver was volunteering and only loosely affiliated with the church, then the driver may be responsible for his or her own actions. The same would be true for a day care. If day-care employees take children out in a van, then the day care is probably going to be liable. If a parent organizes an activity outside of day-care hours, then the parent might be liable.
In van accidents the liability can be incredibly high because there are so many people that could potentially be injured. That just creates even more incentive for insurance companies representing various potentially-liable groups to all point the fingers at each other. The insurance company for a school, sports club, and a driver could all try to push liability off onto the other parties and leave the victims needing a champion to fight for them.
How can the St. Louis Van Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your van accident claim?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of van crash victims. During a van crash case the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the van crash. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the Van Crash Lawyers of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri Van Crash Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a van crash injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable van crash lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the St. Louis Van Accident Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a van accident lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of van accidents.
Chris Dixon – “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.”
Chris Dixon has a young son, Elliott, and when he sees a terrible van accident he thinks about how he would react if his son was wrongfully injured during some type of youth activity. He would not rest until the responsible party had done everything possible to compensate for an injury to his family, and brings that same zeal to work for his clients.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a van accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need van accident lawyer legal guidance, or want to know what a van crash attoreny can do for you, call or contact the Van Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your van accident claim today.