INJURIES/ACCIDENTS: People who drive cars and
companies who have employees in trucks and other vehicles
have a responsibility to ensure vehicles are driven
responsibly and to carry proper insurance. And insurance
companies have an obligation to pay when their insured
customers cause accidents or injuries. If you've been
involved in a serious vehicle accident that caused you
critical injury, Goldson & Hoekel is the first
place you should call…before you speak with any
insurance company or their attorneys.
Highway Patrol keeps exhaustive statistics on car
accidents involving injury on Missouri's
highway's and roads. It is obvious from those statistics
that the most dangerous drivers on Missouri roads are
those under 21 years of age or over 55 years of age,
drivers traveling at excessive speed and those who have
been drinking alcohol.
are, however, other factors which are significantly
related to personal injury. It is dangerous to be in a
motorcycle accident if you happen to be the person on the
motorcycle. While about 25% of car accidents resulted in
personal injury in Missouri in 2008 full 80% of those on
motorcycles were injured in accidents. In fact, someone
was injured on a motorcycle in Missouri every 3.7 hours in
2008. 107 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2008
on Missouri's highways.
more dangerous than riding a motorcycle on Missouri
roadways is piloting a bicycle. In 2008 of the bicyclists
involved in traffic crashes fully 83.2% were killed or
injured. In 2008, one bicyclist was killed and 527 were
injured in crashes on Missouri's roadways and highways.
most dangerous condition of all is to be a pedestrian hit
by a motor vehicle in Missouri. In 2008, 91% of pedestrian
involved in traffic accidents on Missouri's roads were
injured. In 2008, 66 pedestrians were killed and 1,464
were injured when involved in a traffic accident on a
Missouri road or highway.