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If you are injured in such a car collision, you may be feeling helpless and angered; why should you have to suffer and pay for the carelessness of another? At Cantor Injury Law, Mark Cantor and his entire law firm believe that you should not suffer because of the negligence of another driver. Insurance companies and reckless drivers must accept responsibility for their conduct, and if they refuse to pay you what you are owed, or we will file a lawsuit and take the issue to a jury trial.

If you are injured on the roadway and it
was not your fault, we will fight for you.

Here are some accident categories
we routinely win for our clients:

See also: truck accidents and other injuries.

Not seeing your injury type here? We handle all types of car accident cases, contact us today to learn more about how we can represent you.

Missouri is an “At-Fault” State for Car Accidents

Missouri operates under a traditional fault-based tort system in regards to car accidents, meaning that the driver or drivers who cause a crash will be financially responsible for any damages they cause to others. While some other states operate under a “no-fault” system which requires injured parties to turn to their own insurance providers for coverage for medical bills after a crash, in Missouri, drivers may pursue compensation directly from the at-fault party’s insurance company or by filing a civil lawsuit against the driver themselves.

Liability coverage pays others for their medical bills and property damage if you should be found at fault for a collision, while uninsured motorist coverage is used to pay you and your passengers for your injuries in the event that you are hit by a driver without insurance. Unfortunately, these minimums are often inadequate to cover all of your losses in the event of a serious collision, requiring you to either pay the rest out-of-pocket or take legal action against the responsible driver in pursuit of additional compensation. An attorney can help you understand your options and pursue the most appropriate course of action.

Missouri drivers are required by law to purchase and maintain the following minimum liability coverage:

$25,000 for bodily injury per person
$50,000 for bodily injury per accident
$25,000 for property damage per accident

In addition, Missouri drivers purchase and maintain the following minimum uninsured motorist coverage:

$25,000 for bodily injury per person
$50,000 for bodily injury per accident

A situation that requires a car accident attorney in St. Louis, MO

Common Causes of
Auto Accidents

For your car accident case to be viable, it must have been caused by negligent behavior. Simply put, this means that the individual responsible was acting in a manner that was both preventable and unreasonably safe. For example, in Missouri, a driver must use that degree of care that a very careful person uses under the same or similar circumstance.

Common instances of negligence that cause auto accidents include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Distracted driving
  • Following vehicles too closely
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while tired or fatigued
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Mechanical defects / failure to maintain
  • Negligence or negligent entrustment
If any of these or more were involved with the cause of your accident, please share the details with our firm during a free case evaluation. Our St. Louis & Columbia car accident attorneys can identify all your options and help you move forward in a way that suits you best.

Don’t Go Through
This Alone

If you are involved in a collision, let our St. Louis & Columbia car accident lawyers handle the complicated legal matters and the stress of litigation while you focus on the most important thing: your health and well-being. We consider it our duty and privilege to protect the injured and their family while fighting for the right to financial recovery.

Car collisions are dangerous and frightening for everyone involved. Handling the insurance claim can be equally treacherous and there are many pitfalls around which an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney can help you navigate. This includes battling with the insurance companies, overseeing your medical care and records, and ultimately resolving your claim against the at-fault driver or your own insurance company.

How to Protect Yourself
After a Car Collision

Prevent further injury to yourself and others by moving your vehicle off of the roadway, and assisting others who have been hurt.Call for emergency medical care for any persons injured in the collision.

Call the police and make a police report when they arrive. Even if the collision was caused by you or your driver, calling the police is an important step to make sure that evidence is preserved and all collision details are gathered.

Gather information from the other party, including their name, address, phone number as well as any available insurance information. Collect contact information for any witnesses as well.

Preserve evidence and take photos of the vehicles. Take pictures at the scene if you are able to do so safely.

If you or a loved one is injured, contact an attorney that has experience in handling auto collision cases.

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Call (314) 485-4005 and Mark Cantor of Cantor Injury Law will personally meet with you.