According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, approximately one person is killed in a traffic accident/car crash every nine hours, and one person is injured every nine-and-a-half hours. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury and wrongful death in America. In addition, every year thousands of auto accident victims do not receive the compensation they deserve.
If you’ve been rear-ended, sideswiped, or injured by a negligent or careless driver, you have rights and are entitled to compensation for injuries obtained from the auto accident.
Here are just some of the major causes of motor vehicle accidents:
As a victim, you can seek damages to compensate for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and property damage.
Research suggests auto accident victims with an accident attorney on their side are compensated up to three times more than those who do not have legal representation.
Although Missouri requires drivers to carry insurance, the amount may not be enough to cover the expenses associated with serious auto accidents or the injuries they cause. Even if the driver at fault has a substantial insurance policy, it is in the insurance carrier’s interest to fight your claim. The carrier will have claims adjusters and attorneys looking for ways to defeat your claim or reduce the amount you are entitled to as a result of their client’s negligence or carelessness.
Don’t make the mistake of settling for unjust compensation as dictated by insurance companies. Hire the experienced team at Bruntrager & Billings who will work diligently to keep insurance companies accountable.