Car Accidents

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and Compassionate
Attorneys Guide You

If you are injured in such a car collision, you want to win your case and not feel helpless! Why should you have to suffer and pay for the carelessness of another? At Cantor Injury Law, Mark Cantor and his law firm believe that you should never pay any money out of pocket to hire modern, aggressive and winning lawyers. Insurance companies and reckless drivers must accept responsibility for their conduct, and if they refuse to pay you what you are owed, Cantor will file a lawsuit and take the issue to a jury trial.

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 has a traditional fault-based tort system for car accidents. The driver who causes a crash is financially responsible for any damages caused to others. The show me state is not a “no-fault” system which requires injured parties to turn to their own insurance providers for coverage for medical bills after a crash, like they do in Florida and other states. (That system lets lawyers win no matter who is at fault, and has caused out of state lawyers with little experience in Missouri to advertise in Missouri.) In Missouri, drivers pursue compensation directly from the at-fault party’s insurance company or by filing a civil lawsuit against the driver themselves. Cantor is from Missouri, and knows how to win here.

Liability insurance coverage pays for medical bills and property damage of the not at fault driver, 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. Cantor can help you win if you call.

Cantor wins money from insurance and all Missouri drivers are required by law to purchase 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

If the person that hits you has no insurance, but you have insurance, Cantor can win from your uninsured motorist coverage up to:

$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

To win your car accident case, it must have been caused by another person’s error – in legal terms – negligence. In the state of Missouri, that is the failure to drive with the highest degree of care. A driver must drive with the highest degree of care in Missouri. That degree of care that a very careful person uses under the same or similar circumstance. Cantor will argue for you that the individual harmed you and is responsible for all of your damages, not just some of them.

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, Cantor is here for you. We are a modern, aggressive and winning Missouri and STL car accident law firm. Cantor Injury Law will handle the complicated legal matters and the stress of litigation while you focus on the most important thing: your health and well-being. It is our duty and privilege to protect the injured and their family while fighting for your right to a large financial recovery.

Cantor Injury Law will protect your interests and will do everything possible to win for you and your family. Cantor will fight with the insurance companies, oversee your medical care and records, and ultimately resolve your claim against the at-fault driver or liable 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.

DO NOT: post on social media, give a recorded statement, or sign anything!

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