Q Do I need a Missouri car accident lawyer when it’s obvious that cell phone use distracted the driver who caused my injury?
“Need” is a strong word, but let’s look at the situation more closely. Here are a few questions you may want to consider concerning the accident:
Were you badly injured?
If the injuries you suffered in the crash were minor, then you may be able to get an adequate settlement with little effort on your own.
However, the more extensive your injuries are, the more expensive they will be to treat and the higher compensation you will need. This is more difficult to get from money-hungry insurance companies who care more about the bottom line than your complete recovery. If you’ve suffered big injury, it might be to your advantage to hire a lawyer who can help you get a better settlement.
Was a crime committed?
An insurance company may be more favorable toward a victim when the other driver purposefully chose to violate traffic laws and subsequently caused the crash.
Being so distracted by a cell phone that causes a St. Louis car accident is not safe driving. However, neither is it illegal. Missouri does not restrict cell phone use while driving. That makes getting a favorable settlement for victims of this type of accident more difficult.
Is there any dispute as to which driver caused the Missouri car accident?
An at-fault driver (or his insurance) may try to deny responsibility in order to avoid paying for your injuries. If this is the case, you should enlist the help of a St. Louis car accident lawyer who can help prove your case and obtain the compensation you deserve.
For more information call Alvin Wolff, Jr., and Associates at 877-241-1020. When you call, don’t forget to request your copy of our book, The Guide on How To Pick a Lawyer.