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Car Accidents

With more than $450,000,000 recovered on behalf of our clients and thousands of cases successfully resolved, we have the expertise needed to resolve even the most complex cases. 

St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys

Helping Accident Victims in Missouri Pursue Justice

Car accidents are responsible for an estimated 32,000 deaths and about 2 million injuries. But just because car accidents are common, doesn't mean they are easy to navigate. Individuals who suffer severe injuries in a motor vehicle accident may feel as though they have to deal with the fallout alone and that no one is looking out for their best interests

That's where Meyerkord & Kurth comes in. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash, you can count on our St. Louis car accident lawyers to help protect your rights and interests. Due to our firm's extensive resources and our more than 95 years of collective experience, we can handle a wide range of vehicle accident claims, including:

No matter the circumstances, our goal is to hold responsible parties accountable for your losses and injuries.

If you or a loved one sustained an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to team to learn what legal action you can take.

We Have a Track Record for Results

Meyerkord & Kurth has a proven track record of success in fighting for accident victims and have recovered more than $450 million for our clients. Our St. Louis car accident attorneys are prepared to stand by your side throughout the entire legal process, gathering the necessary evidence and negotiating with insurance company representatives over the value of your claim.

Some of our top case results include:

  • $2,000,000 for a trucking accident
  • $731,000 for an auto accident
  • $447,500 for an auto accident
  • $441,645 for an auto accident

Proving Fault & Liability for Your Accident Claim

Building a strong car accident case requires evidence that is often only discovered through an in-depth investigation. In the state of Missouri, auto insurance runs on a traditional “at-fault system.” Under the at-fault system, the person responsible for the accident and their insurance company must pay for any harm that occurred during the collision. In addition to physical injuries, they may be on the hook for any lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering, among other damages experienced by the injured party.

There are four primary factors when it comes to proving liability in a car accident:

  1. The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff on the road;
  2. The defendant performed an act considered negligent and, in turn, breached that duty of care;
  3. The defendant’s negligence was the direct cause of a collision with the plaintiff; and
  4. The defendant colliding with the plaintiff was the direct cause of the injuries sustained by the plaintiff.

Our skilled legal team will do all we can to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions and maximize your compensation.

Maximizing Compensation for Qualifying Injuries

Even seemingly "minor" auto accidents can result in serious injuries that will impact your life for months or years down the road. We aggressively pursue damages on your behalf, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, time missed from work and/or school, lost wages, psychological distress, a reduced quality of life, and more.

Meyerkord & Kurth's car accident lawyers have pursued damages for the following types of injuries:

Whatever your situation may be, you can feel confident that we will fight to protect your rights, and when insurers refuse to offer a fair settlement, we are not afraid to take them to court.

Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company?

When a car accident occurs, insurance companies will attempt to obtain as much information about the incident as possible, particularly statements from all parties involved. Being helpful to the insurance company may expedite a settlement, however, this statement may also be used against you. The insurance company may use this statement to diminish the value of your case or even deny liability altogether either in negotiations or during trial.

As such it is not ideal to give a witness statement to the other party’s insurance company until you have spoken to an attorney. The opposing party’s insurance company usually does not have the right to hear your side of the story until a lawsuit has been filed. This information is generally disclosed during a deposition.

When Should I Receive Medical Treatment?

If you have been injured in a car accident or you have been injured due to another’s negligence, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. Frequently insurance adjusters will deny medical treatment association with a car accident, if the time period between treatment and the accident is too distant.

Commonly individuals who feel sore or suffer from moderate pain from a car accident will wait a couple of weeks before seeking medical treatment. The reason being either they get caught up with the demands of life or hope that the pain will eventually go away with time. Although this can be a sensible reason for waiting to seek treatment. Generally these types of arguments will be unsuccessful in trying to influence the adjuster. Please call the attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth if you have questions regarding your personal injury claim.

    Work with Award-Winning Lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth

    Establishing liability can be difficult, but the process can be greatly expedited with the help of a skilled St. Louis car accident lawyer. They can assist you in uncovering evidence and compiling it into a strong claim. Thus, while it is possible to represent yourself in court, it is highly advisable to have an acclaimed legal professional in your corner.

    Meyerkord & Kurth is home to attorneys renowned by Super Lawyers®, the American Association for Justice, Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell®, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and others.

    Reach out to a St. Louis car accident attorney at (800) 391-4318 today.

    Getting Our Clients The Justice They Deserve

    Featured Case Results

    • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000
    • Personal Injury $2,500,000
    • Trucking Accident $2,000,000
    • Medical Malpractice $2,000,000
    • Medical Malpractice $2,000,000
    • Medical Malpractice $2,000,000
    • Medical Malpractice $1,900,000
    • Medical Malpractice $1,800,000
    • Medical Malpractice $1,700,000
    • Medical Malpractice $1,700,000
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    Reasons to Work With Our Firm
    • 95+ Years of Legal Experience
    • We'll Handle Even The Most Complex Legal Matters
    • We've Recovered More Than $450 Million For Our Clients
    • We Provide Free Consultations

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