Missouri law requires all drivers operating a motor vehicle on the roadways of Missouri to exercise the “highest degree of care.” This phrase has been defined as "that degree of care that a very careful person would use under the same or similar circumstances." If a driver is not operating their vehicle with the highest degree of care, then this driver is negligent and is liable for all resulting harm. This can include such things as medical expenses, loss of wages due to the injuries, and payment for pain and suffering.
Frequently opposing parties point at the other side, both claiming it was the other party at fault. For to this reason, it is important if you have been in a motor vehicle accident, to gather information outside of the police report. If you find yourself in a car accident you should document everything. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the position of the vehicles after the accident, and take pictures of the resulting injuries. Also, identify individuals who may have witnessed the accident. By gathering this additionally evidence will help indicate the party at fault and bolster your possible claim.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accident and helping clients from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a non-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.