AUTOMOBILE COLLISIONS (CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE)
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle crash, the experienced lawyers at Groves | Powers LLC can help. An automobile accident can leave you with severe and sometimes permanent injuries, as well as long-term financial burdens. If the accident was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of a driver or unsafe conditions of the roadway, the law in Missouri and Illinois holds the at-fault party responsible for the injuries and financial damages that result. Under Missouri and Illinois law, the victim of an auto accident can seek recovery for:
- past and future cost of
medical care and treatment;
- wage loss; and
- pain and suffering caused by the
careless or reckless actions of another
If you or a family member has been the victim of an automobile crash, an experienced attorney can thoroughly investigate your case and get you the full and fair compensation allowed under the law.
Automobile accidents occur every day, but not every case is the same. Although car accidents are often caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another driver, sometimes the cause or causes of an accident are not obvious. For example, unsafe conditions of the roadway due to improper maintenance, defective roadway design, or inadequate or confusing signs can cause or contribute to cause an accident. In multi-vehicle collisions, there is often more than one driver that caused or contributed to cause the crash. Sometimes, at-fault drivers do not have insurance or have inadequate insurance to provide coverage for your damages; in such cases uninsured or underinsured motorist claims need to be pursued.
Trucking crashes, which are often caused by driver fatigue, driving under the influence, improper maintenance, or load shifting, must be thoroughly and quickly investigated to determine whether the truck driver and/or trucking company violated federal trucking regulations including “hours-of-service” rules, inspection and maintenance rules, and alcohol and drug testing requirements.
The lawyers at Groves | Powers LLC have the experience to thoroughly investigate your case and get you the compensation you are entitled to under the law. Once we agree to handle your case, we will get to work immediately to ensure your rights are protected.
We understand the difficulties you will encounter as you recover from your injuries and will do everything possible to fight for your rights to compensation. Our detailed investigation and preparation will most often result in the insurance company offering fair compensation for your case. In cases where the insurance company is unwilling to offer you a fair settlement, we will be ready and able to fight for you in the courtroom.
In automobile claims, like all injury claims, you have a limited time to file your case in court. Waiting too long to contact an attorney may jeopardize your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.
We would be pleased to speak with you to discuss how we can help. Please call us at 314-696-2300 to arrange your free consultation.
For your convenience, we offer evening and Saturday appointments, as well as home and hospital visits.