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St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) October 30, 2011
A large amount of data regarding traffic accidents in the state of Missouri reveals a number of important and disturbing trends. In particular, the statistics reveal stunning disparities in the number of accidents on different days of the week and different times of day. The St. Louis car accident lawyers of the Finney Law Office have reviewed the data and are prepared to help individuals who have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
According to official Missouri Department of Transportation statistics, the three days on which the highest number of fatal car accidents occur are:
- Saturday – 106 fatal crashes during 2009, the most recent year for which data is available
- Friday – 89 fatal crashes during 2009
- Tuesday – 81 fatal crashes during 2009
The state also tracks accident rates at different times of the day. In 2009, the most dangerous times of day tended to coincide with periods of heavy traffic. The top three hours for injury accidents were:
- 3:00-3:59 PM
- 5:00-5:59 PM
- 4:00-4:59 PM
Late night and early morning hours were also especially likely to produce accidents. The most dangerous of these in terms of fatality crashes were:
- 11:00-11:59 PM
- 1:00-1:59 AM
No hour of the day, and no day of the week, was fully free of car accidents, injuries, or fatalities. Drivers must remain aware at all times if they are to reach their destinations without incident.
About the Firm
The Finney Law Office provides legal representation for residents of the St. Louis metro area who have been injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of others. The firm's St. Louis car accident attorneys are prepared to help individuals in St. Louis and the surrounding area recover the compensation they need for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. For more information, visit the website at http://www.finneylawoffice.com.
The Finney Law Office
1735 South Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
Tel: (314) 646-0300
Fax: (314) 646-0303