St. Louis Drivers Negligence Attorney Lawyer
Drivers Negligence | Tractor Trailer Negligence | Car Negligence | Personal Injury
All drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of their motor vehicle. This duty makes drivers accountable for acts which they knew would likely result in injury to person or property and for acts which they should have known would likely result in injury to person or property. A finding of negligence will create liability for any injuries sustained as a result of that negligence. Courts will look to various factors in determining a driver´s negligence. Some examples of these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Speed: A driver may be liable for an accident caused in whole or in part by driving too fast or too slow.
- Sobriety: A driver may be liable for an accident caused by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving practices: A driver may be liable for an accident caused by their failure to signal while turning or their failure to use headlights when appropriate.
- Exercising caution: A driver may be liable for an accident caused by the driver’s disregard of weather or traffic conditions.
- Observing traffic ordinances: A driver may be liable for an accident occurring after they disobeyed traffic signs or signals or failed to drive on the right side of the road.
- Conduct: A driver may be liable for an accident caused in whole or in part by intentional or reckless conduct. A driver who is reckless is one who drives unsafely, with willful and wanton disregard for the probability that the driving may cause an accident.
To ultimately determine the amount an injured person may recover, the courts may consider the negligence of all parties involved in the accident. In some states, the injured party may not have a claim where his own negligence was partially to blame for the accident. In other states, such negligence will only reduce the total amount which can be recovered. In all cases, it´s important to have a knowledgeable attorney who will explain all possible avenues for recovery.
An insurance company will often offer a low and quick settlement to a person who has suffered a serious injury as a result of the negligence of another driver. When calculating the value of a claim for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, our attorneys may call on medical and economic experts to see that your loss is fully recognized. It is the insurance company’s goal to pay as little as possible. Our goal is to help recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
Tell the insurance company you mean business. Call The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann at 314.729.0803 for a free consultation. Do not delay, contact us today!
Types of Driver Negligence in Serious Tractor-Trailer Accidents
No matter the cause of the accident, you want just compensation for your losses. In a trucking accident or auto / car accident case, liability comes down to proving fault. In a personal injury case, proving fault and damages is crucial to your recovery. Some common types of driver negligence cases involve:
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In order to protect evidence, and preserve your lawsuit, it is critical to begin investigating your case immediately. Evidence and witnesses can disappear. It is important to document the important information in your case soon after your accident. You should not delay in contacting one of our attorneys at 314.729.0803. We will begin investigating your case immediately.
For more information about your case, and getting the money you deserve after an auto, car or trucking accident, Contact Us at The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann.