Negligent Driver Accident Lawyer St. Louis
Negligent Driver Accidents Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Negligent Driver Accidents Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent driver accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a negligent driver accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Negligent Driver Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your negligent driver accident case and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert negligent driver accident legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in negligent driver accident and needs a negligent driver accident attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a negligent driver accident case you will be taken care of.
Negligent Driver Accidents
If you have been injured by the driver of a motor vehicle, you may be able to receive monetary damages if the other driver was at fault. In some cases, the insurance company representing the driver will simply pay for the damages without a fight. That happens far too infrequently, though, because the job of a big corporate insurance company is to limit payouts. Instead, they may claim that they are not at fault.
In most car crashes, the driver at fault was not intentionally trying to hurt another driver. Instead, the injured party is trying to prove the driver was “negligent.” Depending on how you break it up, there are generally four elements to proving a negligent driver accident case. First, you must prove there was some duty owed to the injured person. In a car crash, it is usually taken as fairly obvious that a driver has a duty to the people around her to drive safely. Second, the injured party must prove the duty was breached. Third, the person who was injured must show that the driver caused harm that he is legally responsible for. Finally, the injured party must show that he suffered actual damages.
In a car crash case, all of this usually boils down to a question of whether the driver acted like a reasonable person would under the circumstances. The Restatement of Torts, which is a good source of the law in this area, says in Section 283 that for any adult, “the standard of conduct to which [a person] must conform to avoid being negligent is that of a reasonable man under the circumstances.” Juries, which are made up of a group of people from a community, will be usually asked to look at the facts of the case and determine if the driver met this “standard of conduct.” For example, was the driver going too fast on a foggy day? Or was the driver unsafely distracted by trying to change the radio station?
Is it Negligence Per Se?
There is also a concept in the law that someone violating a criminal law is indisputably acting negligently. This is called negligence per se. This rule is laid out very clearly by the Missouri appellate courts in a car crash case called King v. Morgan. That was an incredibly disturbing case where a surveyor was working on the side of a road and a when a truck came by with a bulldozer on the back positioned so that its blade stuck out almost three feet. That blade hit the surveyor causing severe injuries to his head, left shoulder, and left arm.
The injured surveyor argued that the truck driver was negligent per se, because he violated Missouri’s law in Statute Section 304.170 that limits the width of a vehicle. For that to be negligence per se, the court needed to find that: (1) the law was violated, (2) the injured person was the type intended to be protected by the law, (3) the injury was the type intended to be prevented by the law, and (4) breaking the law caused the injury. The court said that the definition of negligence per se was met, and the jury should be allowed to decide if driving the truck in violation of the law caused the injuries to the surveyor. This decision shows why a good lawyer will always look for traffic violations that make it easier to prove negligence.
How can the St. Louis Negligent Driver Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your negligent driver accident claim?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of negligent driver wrecks. During a negligent driver wreck claim, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the negligent driver accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the Missouri Negligent Driver Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Negligent Driver Wreck Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a negligent driver accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable negligent driver accident attorney can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the St. Louis Negligent Driver Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a negligent driver accident lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of negligent driver accidents.
Chris Dixon – “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”
Chris Dixon has looked at hundreds of negligent driver accidents, and he knows the ins and outs of the traffic laws in the St. Louis, Missouri area. More importantly, he knows how these laws fit into the negligence determination that will determine if an injured person will be compensated by the driver that caused his or her injuries.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a negligent driver accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need negligent driver accident legal guidance, or want to know what a negligent driver crash lawyer can do for you, call or contact the Negligent Driver Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your negligent driver accident claim today.