St. Louis Speeding Accident Lawyers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is a factor in almost one-third of all motor vehicle accidents leading to fatalities. Although speeding typically refers to any time a driver’s speed exceeds the posted limit, it can also include times when a driver might be going the speed limit. For example, road or weather conditions, including rain, unlit roadways at night, or construction areas, might require slower speeds.
Speeding can be a conscious decision by the driver, or it can result from inattention to the roadway or vehicle, including texting and driving, driving drunk or under the influence of substances, or driving tired.
If you or a family member are the victims of a speeding car accident in St. Louis, contact our St. Louis car accident lawyers today for a free consultation to determine whether you have a valid compensation claim.
St. Louis Statistics on Speeding Car Accidents
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center in St. Louis, in 2019, reported there were 1,735 total car accidents where speeding was a cause of the accident. Of these 1,735 accidents, 27 included deaths, 636 resulted in personal injury to one party, and 1,072 caused property damages. These accidents resulted in 28 deaths and 1,117 injuries.
In St. Louis, speed-related traffic accidents made up almost 11% of the 15,818 total car accidents in 2019. In addition, that same year, fatalities caused by speed-related car accidents made up 45% of all car accident deaths, and speed-related injuries were almost 17% of all car accident injuries.
These motor vehicle accident statistics can be jarring, but car accident victims in St. Louis can receive compensation after a speeding car accident due to another driver’s negligence.
St. Louis Speeding Car Accident Cases
In early March 2021, a speeding driver caused a fatal car accident near the intersection of Page Avenue and Ferguson Avenue in Pagedale, MO, just before 10:00 a.m. The speeding driver side-swiped an oncoming vehicle, spun out, and hit another vehicle head-on, killing the innocent driver. Paramedics transported four other drivers to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from serious to critical. The driver is likely to face criminal charges for the accident.
The intersection of Page Avenue and Ferguson Avenue is home to a Save-A-Lot; a few churches; many restaurants, including Smokehouse BBQ and Crawling Crab; and residences. Surveillance video showed the driver had been operating their vehicle at a high rate of speed on Page Avenue. The high speed combined with the businesses and residences in the Page Avenue and Ferguson Avenue areas makes this intersection a bustling and dangerous hub for drivers and pedestrians. Speeding along these streets is even more dangerous than in regions that might be more secluded.
Above is a photo from the car accident at Page Avenue and Ferguson Avenue. The silver sports car pictured above is the car police believe to be responsible for the crash.
In late June 2021, a man died after speeding on a wet road, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle, drive off the road, and barrel roll. The man was thrown from his car and pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred around 11 p.m. in the 7300 block of Hall Street in the North Riverfront neighborhood. This area is home to the Waste Management of St. Louis, a City Service Towing, and many other businesses.
In May 2021, a driver speeding the wrong way down a narrow one-way street crashed into at least nine vehicles, some parked and some with people in them. At least two cars flipped over, trapping people inside their vehicles. As a result of the crash, one child and two adults needed in-hospital treatment.
This accident occurred in the 5900 block of Mimika Avenue in St. Louis’s North Pointe neighborhood. Although a residential area, this intersection is near the Paw Purfect Pet Grooming Salon; Herzog Elementary School; and a few restaurants, including John’s Chop Suey, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, and King Chop Suey. With the combination of business and one-way residential streets, there’s always a risk that one person will end up going the wrong way down the road, and speeding drivers create a greater risk of accidents with injuries in these residential areas.
In June 2021, a single-vehicle car accident killed a man speeding down South Vandeventer Avenue near Shaw Boulevard. The accident happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. when the speeding vehicle left the street and crashed into a retaining wall. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just south of Interstate 44, this intersection is near the Missouri Botanical Garden Library, HOLT Electrical Supply, and other businesses. The surrounding businesses and nearby Interstate create an increased traffic flow in the neighborhood, with some people coming off the highway speeding into a commercial area.
In early July 2021, a man charged with causing another driver’s death was speeding when the fatal car accident occurred in September 2020. The man had a blood alcohol content that was more than double the legal driving limit.
The accident happened in the 8000 block of Santa Bella Drive on Interstate 270 in Hazelwood, MO. The driver’s excessive speed and high blood alcohol content were both contributing factors to the accident but had the driver not been speeding, the injuries suffered by the passengers in the other vehicle, including the death of a passenger, likely could have been avoided or minimized.
Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping car accident injury victims recover their financial losses. You must contact a lawyer after a speeding car accident in Missouri to protect your legal rights.
Can I file a civil claim after a speeding car accident in St. Louis?
If you choose to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages for injuries caused by a speeding car accident, any potential settlement or compensation you can receive depends on the following factors:
- The nature of the accident
- The extent of your injuries
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or loss of future income
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
If your family member died in a speeding car accident, you might be able to file a civil lawsuit for wrongful death. Wrongful death settlements or damages received can vary based on medical expenses, loss of income, and other lost benefits of the relationship with the deceased.
Why choose NST Law for your St. Louis speeding car accident case?
Our experienced legal team at NST Law has over three decades of experience handling personal injury claims and has recovered over $1.5 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements for our injured clients and their loved ones.
Our car accident-related settlements and verdicts include:
- More than $6.3 million for a 65-year-old man killed in a multi-vehicle truck accident
- More than $1 million for a 14-year-old boy with injuries
- $1 million for a man involved in a motorcycle accident resulting in significant injuries
- More than $5 million for a car accident settlement involving a defective airbag
- $1.5 million for a woman who suffered numerous fractures and underwent multiple surgeries due to a car accident
- $1.3 million for wrongful death on behalf of a deceased fetus
Our clients share testimonies about our entire team’s excellent communication and transparency. We want to make every part of the process as simple as possible for you as you continue to recover from your harrowing ordeal. We can help gather evidence, determine the cause of your accident, assess liability, obtain witness statements, and use our resources to help you get the best possible outcome.
We handle our personal injury cases with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. We are committed to streamlining the process for you and ensuring you understand the progress of your case and what you can expect from us.
The NST Law team shows dedication to our clients throughout the entire legal action. We provide victims of speeding and other car accidents in the St. Louis area with the legal representation you need to hold the at-fault drivers responsible for your injuries and losses.