Crossing the Center Line-Missouri Crossover Accident Attorneys
Crossing over the center line accidents might possibly be the most terrifying of all auto accidents. The impact can be critical because of the combined speed of the two colliding vehicles. The force and impact of these tragic accidents often leave families grieving a wrongful death, or victims coping with life-changing injuries.
A Positive Note for Missouri
The state of Missouri has taken initiative to lower the rates of serious centerline crossing accidents. MoDOT has implemented a state-wide push to add rumble strips to help drivers see and feel where the edge of the road is during poor weather conditions or at night, and to warn them when they have ventured across the center line. A before and after study on the pilot project that implemented centerline rumble strips found a 60 percent reduction in all crossover centerline crashes and an 84 percent reduction in severe crossover centerline crashes.
Although these strips have been instrumental in reducing center line crossing accidents, unfortunately, cross-over collisions still occur far too often due to the negligence and recklessness of inattentive, tired or intoxicated drivers.
Liability In Cross Over Collisions
Cross over collisions frequently occur when both drivers claim that the other driver crossed the center line and there are no eye witnesses to resolve the issue. In most occurrences, vehicle fluid leakage and the majority of the debris can be found at the point of impact. The amount of damage done to the roadway can also be a determining factor. The force of the impact can cause the metal from the vehicles to dig downward into the ground and create large gauge marks in the pavement. These factors all play a pivotal role in determining which driver is liable for the crash.
In crossover collision cases, it is essential that pictures of the vehicles and the roadway are taken as soon as possible after the collision. Take pictures with your cell phone if possible and contact the attorneys at Holder Susan Slusher, LLC immediately to conduct an investigation.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
Our Missouri crossover accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your crash, methodically assess all possibilities for you to recover damages, and use our experience and dedication to represent your best interests. We have the knowledge and the resources to ensure that qualified professionals are available to help build and present the strongest case possible for you. Call (573) 710-4716 or contact us online for your free consultation and case review.