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Missouri and Illinois Car Accident Attorneys

Car AccidentEvery licensed driver has the duty to exercise the highest degree of care while operating a motor vehicle. The failure to do so is called negligence. Unfortunately, millions of people in the United States are injured or killed every year in automobile accidents caused by the negligence of another.  The main causes of car accidents are:

  1. Speed – driving too fast for road conditions
  2. Impairment – driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  3. Distraction – diverting attention away from the primary task of driving
  4. Road Conditions – due to inclement weather
  5. Drowsy Drivers – driving when extremely tired

 

We Can Help You Navigate the Aftermath of a Car Accident.

Most car accident personal injury cases, even minor ones, become very complex when you factor in the number of individuals involved, multiple insurance companies and multiple attorneys.  We are highly skilled trial lawyers who have decades of experience handling automobile cases.  We will sort through a complex accident, do the necessary investigations, complete and file the required paperwork and aggressively pursue the liable parties to get you the compensation you deserve.

The aftermath of a serious car accident is devastating. The victims or their loved ones are hurting due to:

  • Physical injuries
  • Emotional scars
  • Anxiety over medical bills, time off work and lost wages
  • Despair because you don’t know where to turn or who to trust

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for things, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Surgeries
  • Ongoing therapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral expenses

You can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve.

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident.

What you say and do in the days and weeks following a car crash can greatly impact your ability to recover compensation.  We highly recommend you follow these steps:

  • Call the police and report the accident.
  • Seek medical treatment immediately – even if you think your injuries are minor.
  • Get names, contact info and insurance information for all drivers involved.
  • Get names and contact info for any witnesses and take pictures of scene.
  • Contact your insurance company right away.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Do not sign any forms from the other driver or their insurance company.
  • Do not accept a quick settlement from the other drivers’ insurance company.
  • Don’t talk about the crash to family, friends or on social media platforms.
  • Write down everything you remember about the crash while it is fresh in your mind.
  • If you have ongoing medical needs, continue with the treatment and pay any bills.
  • Keep a journal with detailed records of all hospital, doctor and therapy visits, injuries, pain levels, treatment progress, missed work, receipts and medical records.
  • Seek help from an attorney with experience litigating personal injury car accident claims.
  • Avoid these 5 common mistakes after an accident.

 

Personal Injury.  Personal Service.

The Casey & Devoti difference is – you won’t be treated like just another case number.

Your personal injury claim is our first priority.

We know you have many questions.  Our highly accessible attorneys have the answers.

Partners Matt Casey and Matt Devoti will meet with you for a free, no-obligation consultation in order to review the circumstances of your injury.

Call (314) 421-0763 or info@caseydevoti.com

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