If you have been involved in a car crash, car accident, trucking accident, or a vehicle collision, an injury lawyer from the Edelman Law Office can help you determine your legal rights. Being involved in a car crash or a trucking collision can be traumatic and stressful. It is important to have someone protecting your legal rights while you attempt to heal from your injuries.
Missouri law requires all drivers on public roadways to use the highest degree of care that a very careful person would use under the same or similar circumstances and to abide by all traffic laws. You also may have a claim if you were injured as a pedestrian or passenger due to the carelessness of another.
- The statistics – Every year the Missouri State Highway Patrol publishes statistics on the number of people injured in car crashes. In 2014 alone, there were 766 deaths and 47,977 reported injuries in Missouri from car crashes.
- Animals on the Roadway – Many car accidents happen because a person fails to properly enclose their animals and livestock from running at large on our roads and highways. Missouri law section 270.010 requires certain animals be enclosed and makes owners responsible for accidents caused by their failure to do so.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to receive include but are not limited to lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Each case is different and judged on its own merits. There may be other damages that you are entitled to.
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Call us today at 314-631-6777 to discuss your case with an injury lawyer and to learn more about the types of compensation you may be entitled to.