St Louis Car Accident Lawyers

Written by Sarah Provost
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Car accidents are the primary cause of serious injury or death in the US. SUV rollovers, defective tires and airbags, negligent drivers, sleep-deprived truckers, highway construction, inclement weather and drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs are all elements that add to the danger on the road. When you take all these things into account, it should come as no surprise that there were more than six million automobile accidents last year. More than three million people were injured and approximately 40,000 people lost their lives.

If you are involved in an automobile accident that results in personal injury, it is important for you to consult an attorney. Remember that your insurance agent is not working for you, but for the insurance company. You need someone on your side.

What to Do in Case of an Accident

If you are involved in an automobile accident, the first thing you should do is call for help for any injuries. Do not move an injured person or either vehicle unless it is absolutely necessary. Call the police and make a full report of the facts, but other than that, do not discuss the accident with the other driver, and do not make any statement that might later be construed as admitting responsibility.

Make notes to help you remember details of how the accident happened. It is also important that you consult a doctor promptly. Even if you don't think you are injured, there might be problems that show up later.

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