Fatal Car Accidents in St. Louis 

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In 2022, 174 people were killed in traffic crashes in St. Louis City and County. If you tragically lost a loved one in a fatal accident, the compassionate wrongful death lawyers at Miller & Hine are here to help guide you through the legal process of seeking accountability and justice. We offer a free case consultation in which we can discuss your case in more detail. Call us at (314) 408-5708 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Fatal Car Accident Statistics in St. Louis

According to the 2022 St. Louis City and County Crash Report, 58 people were killed in the city of St. Louis in 2022. 76 people were killed in St. Louis County in 2022 in car accidents.

Speeding Is a Primary Factor in St. Louis Fatal Car Accidents

According to the crash report, 27 car accidents, or 36% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in the city of St. Louis, were speed-related. 62% of all driving-related accidents in St. Louis city involved speeds of over 35 mph.

Speeding is a dangerous behavior because:

Speeding is a risky behavior. If you lost a loved one in a crash caused by a careless speeder, contact our car accident lawyers today for a free case review.

Many Car Accidents Involved Traffic Violence

According to the data, 78 people died as a result of traffic violence in St. Louis City in 2022, which includes motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. This is the second-highest number of such fatalities in any year on record and more than double the rate of such fatalities in the city ten years ago.

Characteristics of Fatal Car Accidents in St. Louis

Other notable characteristics of fatal car accidents in St. Louis City and County in 2022 include:

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in St. Louis

In Missouri, certain family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim if their loved one is killed because of the negligence of others under the state’s wrongful death law, beginning with the victim’s spouse and children and continuing to their parents or siblings. The court can also appoint someone to handle this legal action. A wrongful death claim can provide the financial resources a family needs and deserves to put their life back on track after it has been derailed due to someone else’s careless actions.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Case

An experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer from Miller & Hine can discuss your legal rights and options with you during a free, no-obligation case consultation. We can review how the accident occurred and whether you have a right to file a wrongful death claim. Contact us online or call us at (314) 408-5708 to discuss your case with one of our St. Louis car accident lawyers. We are available 24/7.