Olivette, Missouri is a suburb of the inner-ring of St. Louis County and was incorporated in 1930. The city was originally settled in the mid-1800s as a farming town as well as a place for travelers to rest and restock their supplies. The intersection of Price Road and Olive Boulevard is the halfway point between the Port of St. Louis, on the Mississippi River, and Howell’s Landing, on the Missouri River.
The current population of Olivette, MO, according to the most recent US Census, is 7,737, a 4% increase in the past decade. Of the total population, 49% commutes to St. Louis, Earth City, and Clayton, Missouri daily for work and most of those commuters use Olive Boulevard, I-170, and I-270. Predictably, these roadways are where most motor vehicle accidents happen in Olivette, Missouri. On a typical workday, Olive Boulevard and I-270 are heavily congested during the morning and evening rush hours.
Because of the large amount of traffic in the Olivette, MO area, car and trucking accidents are common. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 174 accidents in 2009 and 22% resulted in injuries. In 2010, the number of accidents, as well as, the instances of personal injury increased considerably. However, Olivette, MO has remained fatality free since 2007. Some major contributors to Olivette, Missouri car accidents are speeding (21%), drivers under the age of 21 (20%), and large commercial vehicles (8%).
If your Olivette, Missouri personal injury claim cannot be settled with the responsible party or their insurance carrier, your lawsuit would be filed with the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, located at 7900 Carondelet Avenue in Clayton, Missouri.
Our Olivette, Missouri injury lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you decide to hire us, we earn no attorneys’ fee unless we are successful on your case. Call 314-400-0000 today for a free legal consultation with one of our lawyers about your rights. As always, if your personal injuries prevent you from traveling, we will make arrangements to visit with you at your home or hospital room.