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Being involved in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence can be a very traumatizing experience and can dramatically change your life, especially if you experience serious and permanent injuries as a result.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident in Cape Girardeau, you may be entitled to compensation. Recovering the compensation you deserve will likely require the assistance of an experienced Cape Girardeau car accident lawyer.
Miller & Hine has the resources and legal expertise to help you deal with all aspects of recovering from a car accident in Cape Girardeau, MO and the surrounding area. Our skilled legal team has more than 50 years of combined experience aggressively fighting for clients’ rights and helping them obtain the just compensation they deserve.
Contact Miller & Hine online or at (573) 284-2792 to get started on your Cape Girardeau car accident claim today.
Negligence in a Cape Girardeau Car Accident Case
Many people think that if they were injured in a car accident, they automatically have a good case against the other driver. Unfortunately, things are not quite that simple.
Liability for a car accident is generally based upon negligence. In order to recover compensation for injuries and financial losses resulting from the accident, you must show that the other driver was somehow at fault.
In other words, you must show that the other driver was negligent because they did something or failed to do something that caused the accident (e.g. they were speeding, disobeying the rules of the road, driving recklessly, etc.). You cannot hold someone legally responsible for damages you suffered due to your own carelessness.
Comparative Fault in a Cape Girardeau Car Accident Case
When presenting a car accident case to a jury, the jury has to decide what percentage of fault falls on the plaintiff and what percentage of fault falls on the defendant. Often, a jury will find that both the defendant and the plaintiff are partially at fault for the accident. In Missouri, and many other states with comparative fault systems, a car accident victim can still recover damages even if they are found to be more than 50 percent at fault for the accident.
Recovering Compensation After a Cape Girardeau Car Accident
Insurance companies typically pay out as little as possible to car accident victims. As a result, the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider will likely offer you a lowball settlement offer that is nowhere near what would cover all of your damages. For this reason, you want to hire a Cape Girardeau car accident lawyer who to assist you with the intimidating legal process and show the insurance company that you mean business.
The Cape Girardeau car accident lawyers at Miller & Hine are familiar not only with the legal system in Cape Girardeau and throughout Missouri but with local laws governing motor vehicle accidents. We know what it takes to win car accident cases, and we will work hard to ensure you get every last penny to which you are entitled.
Miller & Hine | Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Cape Girardeau, MO
Call our law firm today for a free consultation, and let us help you through this difficult time. We handle car accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us no fee until we recover money on your behalf. Contact Miller & Hine at (573) 284-2792, or visit our contact page to arrange a free case evaluation.