If you are involved in a car crash in Missouri, you might be able to take advantage of Missouri’s rear end collision doctrine. We have handled car crash cases where we have used this doctrine to benefit our clients. In Missouri, the driver or passenger of a vehicle that is struck from behind by another vehicle can use the rear end collision doctrine.
In such a case, an injured driver or passenger of the vehicle that got rear-ended needs to prove three things to win at trial. First, the injured person needs to prove he or she was struck from behind by the other vehicle. Second, the injured person needs to prove that their own vehicle was in an appropriate spot; an injured person cannot use the doctrine if they were illegally parked or stopped in a lane of traffic, for example. Third, the injured person needs to prove that they were not operating their own vehicle in a careless manner at the time of the collision.
The key benefit of being able to use the rear end collision doctrine is that the injured person does not need to prove that the driver who rear-ended him or her is “at fault.” The fault of the rear-ending driver is presumed as a matter of law.
A Missouri lawyer familiar with the doctrine can use it to help make an auto crash case proceed quickly. Our Firm has that experience, and we would like to help educate you about your case. Our Firm has that experience, and we would like to help educate you about your case. Call us today at 314-394-0605. The choice of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.