Car Accident Lawyers St. Louis, MO
Being a safe driver is no longer enough. Aggressive drivers put us at risk. Dangerous and defective automobiles are on the roads. State and federal agencies are cutting roadway maintenance. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is common. Today, no matter how cautious we are, there are many situations that put us at risk for accidents that lead to injuries or death.
If You’re in an Auto Accident
The simplest car accidents require as many steps to be taken by an injury victim as the person responsible for it. If you or your family has been injured on the road or highway, your choice of an attorney will be one of the most important decisions you make.
While on the scene of a motor vehicle accident:
- Call 911 for help.
- Take photos of the vehicles involved and the scene of the accident.
- Gather the names and contact information of witnesses.
- Identify the driver of the other vehicle and gather insurance information.
- Speak with your lawyer before you talk with an insurance company.
- Seek medical attention and follow-up with medical care as needed.
In traffic accident cases, it’s essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident, and enable witnesses to come forward. Have a personal injury lawyer examine your traffic crash report. You can see online traffic crash reports in Missouri provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Making an Auto Accident Claim
To make a successful car accident claim, we must prove that another party was responsible for your accident and establish the amount of damages for which the other party is liable.
If the accident damaged your vehicle, a body shop can prepare a written quote detailing the necessary repairs. If you were injured, we will evaluate the amount of financial compensation that may be claimed. In addition to healthcare costs, the parties liable for causing the accident may have to compensate you for pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disabilities, loss of enjoyment, and other associated expenses.
If you have been hurt in a car accident and have other questions, contact The Farris Law Firm at 314-A-LAWYER (252-9937) today for a free consultation.
“I was missing work after being injured in an auto accident. I had heard the stories of insurance companies’ teams of attorneys fighting for them and I knew I needed an experienced attorney fighting for me. I picked Spencer Farris because of his experience. I’m thankful it’s all over now and that I picked the right lawyer.” – Randy
About the author, S.E. Farris
Spencer Farris is a personal injury lawyer at The S.E. Farris Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri. See his profile on Google+