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Chillicothe Car Accident Attorney

At the Montee Law Firm, we take care of the victims of any type of car accident, no matter how difficult or complex the situation may be. With our more than 100 years of combined experience, our team has the knowledge you need to fight for compensation. Since our firm began in 1996, we have recovered more than $250 million in settlements. If you were in an accident due to another driver's negligence, then do not hesitate to get in touch with a Chillicothe car accident lawyer from our legal team. We always put your needs first!

Types of Car Accidents

In 2011, there were 142,966 reported car accidents. 716 of these car accidents had fatalities, with a casualty total of 786 people. While harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog, and sleet were to blame for about 7% of the accidents, the large majority of accidents were caused by negligent drivers. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22.5% of traffic collisions were the direct result of driver inattention. Drivers could be distracted by things such as a cellular device, the radio, eating, applying beauty products, or using a GPS. Out of the accidents caused by distracted driving, 168 involved fatalities. If you were a victim of an inattentive driver, then call the Montee Law Firm to learn about your rights.

Other types of negligent driver actions include speeding, which was responsible for about 17% of all accidents, and driving too fast for the weather conditions, which caused about 10% of collisions. Drivers also got into accidents because they ignored sign and signal violations, drove in the wrong lane, tailgated, and didn't yield to the right of way. These were the cause of about 40% of all accidents.

Another serious issue related to motor vehicle accidents is that of drunk driving. About 3,630 people were injured in an alcohol related accident in 2011. In the same year, DUI caused 4.38% of collisions, increasing to 6.5% in Missouri's rural areas. About 27% of fatal accidents involved alcohol. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, then our firm can help! Let us stand up for your rights today.

Chillicothe, Missouri

The city of Chillicothe is located in Livingston County, Missouri. In 1837, it was ordered by the State Legislature to be the county seat and remains so. The town was named after Chillicothe, Ohio, also the seat of its county. "Chillicothe" is a Shawnee word that means "big town". At the time the Civil War began, the town had about 2,000 people, having just completed a railroad which added to its growth. Unlike most other towns in the South, Chillicothe fared pretty well after the war was over, since the Federal army used it as a post. The town had a burst of fame in 1928 after the Chillicothe Baking Company began selling the first sliced bread, giving rise to the name "the Home of Sliced Bread".

Currently, there are about 10,000 people living in Chillicothe, about 2,146 of these are families. Demographically, the town is 93% White, 4% African American, 2% Latino, and a small percentage of other races, like Asian and Native American. The median income for Chillicothe is about $30,000, with 13.4% of the population living below the poverty line. The national poverty rate in America is about 15%.

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Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in Chillicothe, MO

If you have been in an accident in Missouri, then it is important that you ask a member of our legal team if they can help you get compensated. Though it can be difficult to determine who is liable for a car accident, the attorneys at the Montee Law Firm have over a century of experience between them. We have successfully represented victims of drunk driving accidents, hit and run, negligent driving accidents, and many others.

Our firm is committed to giving our clients individualized attention, whether it is from our office or a visit to your home. We know that many of our clients are injured and cannot travel, so we visit them wherever they are. During every step of the case, our team will be by your side, ready to advise you and guide you through the process. To ensure that our clients are not burdened by legal fees, we do not require payment until you've been compensated. Contact a Chillicothe car accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible!



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