There are multiple dangers on the road in Saint Peters and throughout Missouri, but one of the most unpredictable is related to the weather. It could be snow, ice, rain or other natural hazards. All can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and become involved in motor vehicle accidents. These crashes can lead to injuries and fatalities. When there is any kind of car crash – whether it is weather-related or because of some other factor such as intoxication or distracted driving – those who are affected must know their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.
A car accident led to the death of a 22-year-old man. The accident happened around 7:20 a.m. when a 56-year-old woman’s vehicle slid over the center line and hit the left side of the man’s vehicle as it was heading in the opposite direction. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead. The other driver had moderate injuries and was also hospitalized. Investigators believe snow was a factor in the accident.
In the aftermath of a car accident, the victim and their family will have a great deal to consider. Medical expenses, long-term care and lost wages will all come into the picture. Families can face emotional and personal turmoil along with the financial problems because of the car crash. If there is a fatality, it magnifies the problems. The loss of a loved one, especially when the loved one is young, can be traumatic in numerous ways. A lawsuit is frequently the only strategy to maximize what the family can get in terms of compensation.
Insurers will generally try to offer as little as possible to avoid litigation. A legal professional can help victims file a lawsuit to receive sufficient compensation after they have suffered injuries in a car accident.
Source: stltoday.com, “1 dead, 1 hurt in snow-related crash in St. Charles County,” Denise Hollinshed, Feb. 17, 2018