Police Chase Results in 5-Car St. Louis Accident
A police chase that led to a 5-car accident injured 11 people Sunday night, including three children. St. Louis police officers were chasing a vehicle commandeered during an earlier carjacking. As officers attempted to pull over the stolen car near North Grand and Cass, the driver sped away, crashing a short time later.
A chain reaction auto accident occurred as four other vehicles tried to avoid the crash site. Nine of the 11 accident victims were transported to the hospital, one in critical condition and three in serious condition. The carjacker was taken into police custody.
When multiple vehicles are involved in St. Louis auto accidents, sorting out blame and financial responsibility for injuries and property damage can be a complicated and lengthy process. The involvement of multiple insurance companies can complicate settlement negotiations. Having an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney on your side to protect your rights can ensure that you receive full compensation for your loss and injuries.
When auto accidents occur, insurance companies are typically anxious to settle as quickly as possible. Settlement offers may be issued before accident victims realize the full extent of their injuries. Insurance company representatives anxious to close cases may pressure victims to accept settlements before their recovery is complete. Hoffman & Gelfman’s experienced auto accident attorneys provide a buffer against insurance company pressure, allowing you to concentrate on healing while we work to see that you receive full compensation for your injuries.