You cannot prevent other drivers on Missouri roads and highways from acting carelessly and causing accidents. But you can take charge of the situation after the accident by making the right decisions about hiring a skilled car accident lawyer. Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling car accidents. We will listen carefully to your concerns and offer trusted guidance.
After a serious car accident, a knowledgeable attorney will assess your injuries and property damage in order to prepare a claim and try to negotiate a fair settlement. The settlement of a car accident should reflect the extent of your financial losses and other damages.
Damages in a car accident include specific costs such as your medical bills, lost income and the costs of repairing or replacing a damaged automobile. Other damages include compensation for pain and suffering associated with injuries caused by a car accident. A car accident settlement includes an approximation of what a jury might determine for pain and suffering. More severe injuries—such as paralysis, fractures, brain trauma, scarring and disfigurement—are typically valued higher than less serious injuries such as whiplash and soft tissue strains and sprains.
An out-of-court settlement allows you to receive money more quickly after a car accident. A settlement may be reached at any time, even while a car accident case is being tried in court. Insurance companies will typically make a lowball offer if you try to reach a settlement without the help of a lawyer. Obtaining a just settlement typically requires aggressive negotiation by an experienced car accident lawyer.
Car Accidents Cases We Have Handled
The car accident lawyers at Sansone, Sumner & Lauber seek the maximum amount available for people who have been harmed though no fault of their own and need aggressive legal representation to get back on their feet.
Missouri Drunk Driving Accident.
Our firm represented a St. Louis area pedestrian who was dragged by a drunk driver who he was trying to assist and severely injured.
Drunk Driving Car Crash and Brain Injury.
Our car accident lawyers negotiated a substantial settlement for a client who sustained a brain injury in an Illinois car accident caused by a drunk driver in a pickup truck.
Rear-end Car Crash.
Car accident attorney Ben Sansone obtained a settlement for client who sustained spinal injuries when his vehicle was struck from behind by a driver who failed to stop.
Motorists are required to drive their cars safely at all times. Under Missouri law, automobile drivers are required to operate their cars on public roads with the highest degree of care—essentially what a careful or prudent driver would do under similar circumstances.
Drivers who fail to fulfill the legal duty to drive carefully are liable for injuries they cause in a car accident. A legal concept known as “proximate causation” comes into play. It essentially means an injury has to be reasonably foreseeable as a result of an accident. For example, physical and mental injuries that result from the trauma of a car collision caused by another driver are reasonably predictable. However, to prove that, you will want a car accident attorney who has experience handling those legal battles.