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Cape Girardeau Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Like most communities, Cape Girardeau has seen its share of alcohol-related crashes. These accidents can leave victims and families struggling with emotional, physical, and financial pain. You may face medical bills and other costs while being unable to work. A skilled attorney can help you navigate these challenges and protect your rights. If you need a drunk driving accident lawyer who knows how to fight for maximum compensation, contact the team at NST Law. 

A drunk driver can change your life in a split second. Alcohol-related crashes cause significant injuries and property damage and can have life-long consequences. If a crash is fatal, families struggle with losing a family member from a senseless and avoidable accident, and many families have trouble making ends meet. 

For those harmed by a drunk driver, knowing what to do next can help alleviate some financial and emotional burdens. When you need an experienced legal team, reach out to NST Law. We know how to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. Contact a Cape Girardeau drunk driving accident lawyer at NST Law for a consultation regarding your case. 

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Why Choose NST Law for Your Cape Girardeau Drunk Driving Accident Case

When you need to consult with an alcohol-related crash attorney, NST Law is here to help. Our skilled intoxicated driver accident lawyers will help you explore your legal options and identify all potential compensation sources. With more than 32 years of experience, we have recovered over $2 billion on behalf of victims and their families.

At NST Law, client service is a top priority. We understand that each case is unique, so our attorneys and legal staff give every case personalized attention and care. We work closely with you to build the most effective legal strategy to pursue your claim. 

We take pride in the positive difference we make in our clients’ lives and the community. These testimonials from previous clients speak to the dedication and attention we give to every case:

NST is so professional in what they do. They will fight for you from the beginning to the end. – Audrey F.

I called NST Law because I wanted the best team on my side. Someone was always available to answer my questions. – Terrika

Legal Services Offered by NST Law in Drunk Driving Accident Cases

NST Law offers a wide range of drunk driving legal services to support accident victims in Cape Girardeau, including:

  • Case evaluation: We begin the legal process by thoroughly assessing your case. Our team looks at the facts and available evidence to determine your options and start building a solid legal strategy.
  • Investigation: One of our DUI collision lawyers and their team can thoroughly investigate the accident’s circumstances. They will collect and gather evidence to support your claim during the investigation.
  • Negotiation with insurance companies: We handle all negotiations with insurance companies. We know how to counter tactics for reducing or denying compensation and will protect your rights and best interests during negotiations. 

Legal advocacy: From applying the correct statutes and case law to consulting with medical professionals, we use our years of experience and knowledge to navigate the legal complexities of drunk driving accident cases.

What To Do if You’re Involved in a Drunk Driving Accident in Cape Girardeau

If you are involved in a drunk driving accident in Cape Girardeau, the following steps could make a difference in your claim. 

  • Get medical attention: After an accident, you will want to be examined by the on-scene paramedics or at a hospital. Sometimes, injuries will not show up after an accident. A thorough examination will help document any possible injuries. 
  • Contact law enforcement: All drunken driving incidents should be reported to local law enforcement. Police officers will conduct an investigation and create an accident report.
  • Gather evidence: If possible, collect information at the accident scene. This documentation may include photographs, witnesses’ contact details, and the at-fault driver’s information.
  • Never admit fault: While a drunk driver is usually at fault, you never want to discuss liability with the other party or their insurance company.
  • Contact NST Law: Contact NST Law as soon as possible to speak to a drunk driver liability lawyer. When you get legal counsel immediately, you can protect your rights and improve your chance of securing evidence before it’s lost. Whether you were another driver, a pedestrian on the street, or a family member with a wrongful death case, we are here to assist.

Navigating the Legal Drunk Driving Accident Process With NST Law

At NST Law, we take a structured approach to drunk driving cases. You can expect the following if you hire us for your case. 

  • Initial consultation: During this time, we gather information about your case and discuss your concerns.
  • Support throughout the process: Rest assured that our legal team will be with you from the initial consultation through the resolution of your case.
  • Work on a contingency fee basis: When we represent you, you only pay legal fees if we win your case. This fee structure means that you can pursue justice without financial barriers.

Understanding Drunk Driving Accidents in Cape Girardeau

Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents happen regularly. In the United States, about 37 people die in these crashes every day, which averages to one death every 39 minutes. Several busy roads in Cape Girardeau are hotspots for drunk driving accidents. William Street and Kingshighway Street are known for their heavy traffic and proximity to the city’s bars and taverns. Because these streets cut through the major part of town, there is an increased risk of alcohol-related car accidents

Many factors lead to drunk driving, including the following: 

  • Establishments over-serving alcohol 
  • Impaired reaction time
  • Poor judgment and coordination
  • Reduced concentration and focus
  • Drowsiness 
  • False sense of confidence in the driver

According to an independent survey, about 2.2 percent of Missourians have driven a vehicle after drinking. Recent data shows that, in 2019, Missouri saw 371 arrests for driving under the influence per 100,000 citizens.

While the responsibility to prevent drunk driving remains with the driver, communities also need to play an active role. Establishments that serve alcohol must limit the amount of alcohol served to their patrons, and if it turns out a bar overserved a patron who caused a drunk driving accident, the bar could be held liable in a dram shop action. Drivers also need to understand how dangerous even a slight delay in reaction time can be for themselves and others if they drive while under the influence. If a drunk driver injured you or a loved one, a DUI accident attorney at NST Law can help you seek justice.

Reach Out to Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today

At NST Law, we are committed to client service, personalized attention, and advocacy. As the “Champions for the Injured,” you can trust that our experienced DUI accident compensation lawyers know how to succeed at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. 

You don’t have to navigate this difficult journey alone. At NST Law, our experienced team is here to support you every step of the way. Schedule your consultation today by calling 573-367-5146 or completing our online form.

NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

Our Cape Girardeau Office

1440 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-381-0510
Fax: 573-803-1389

Testimonials
- Climas B.
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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
- Vicki L.
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
- Tasha S.
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."
Client Successes
$3,000,000.00
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
$2,200,000.00
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000.00
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.