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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 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 2019-2024 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

When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, it can leave victims grappling with many legal concerns, such as finding the responsible party and determining how they will pay for their medical bills and property damage. The issues that arise with these kinds of accidents can take a long time to resolve. For that reason, you need a hit and run accident lawyer on your side. At NST Law, our personal injury attorneys in Cape Girardeau will protect your rights during this difficult process. 

In an accident, you usually have an idea who was responsible for your injuries and property damages. However, that is not the case with a hit and run. It can take time for law enforcement to find the party responsible for the accident, and you may feel overwhelmed or confused about how to proceed with your claim during that time. In these situations, an experienced hit and run accident lawyer in Cape Girardeau can help. 

At NST Law, our skilled attorneys understand that time is vital in these cases. Call the Champs of NST Law today to secure hit and run legal representation, hold the negligent driver responsible, and seek compensation. 

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The Importance of Legal Representation in Hit and Run Cases

After experiencing trauma from a hit and run accident, many victims and their families do not know where to turn for legal help. Often, these accidents leave victims with substantial injuries and damages. In the most severe cases, fleeing drivers have killed an innocent victim. An experienced attorney can address your legal questions and concerns and seek compensation for this act of wrongdoing. 

You need a car accident lawyer to ensure your hit and run compensation claims process is smooth. Our personal injury lawyers in Cape Girardeau will make sure to collect all the relevant evidence. Witness statements, video surveillance, and scene photos can help establish the fault of the responsible driver, which can assist you in getting compensation and justice for your case. 

Many victims struggle with insurance company negotiators. These insurance adjusters and their legal teams will try to shift responsibility away from their clients and toward the victims. For example, they may blame you for not paying attention to the road or sidewalk. Sometimes, they deny that their client was even involved in the accident. 

Additionally, insurance companies often try to settle for less than each claim is worth. They do so by countering settlement demands with offers that are drastically less than the real value of the injuries and losses sustained by the victim. Our experienced hit and run lawyers understand these tactics and know how to overcome these challenges.  

Since it can take time to find the responsible party, you may believe you have an unlimited amount of time to file a claim. However, in Missouri, you normally have five years from the date of the incident to bring a claim to court. Our skilled attorneys will make sure that you comply with the filing deadline so you do not miss out on your chance to seek justice and compensation for your accident. 

NST Law: Your Cape Girardeau Hit and Run Accident Lawyers

NST Law is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that has successfully helped hit and run accident victims reach a fair resolution to their cases. Our attorneys understand the changes many victims and their families face, including the fear that they might never get restitution. We will help you explore your legal options and identify potential sources of compensation. 

At NST Law, our approach involves thorough investigation and evidence gathering to prove liability. We know the importance of timely legal intervention in these cases. We are also committed to providing clients with regular communication, compassion, and care throughout the legal process to secure justice.

Services Offered by NST Law in Hit and Run Cases

At NST Law, we provide a range of legal services to victims, starting with a free consultation with one of our hit and run victim lawyers. During this session, we will evaluate your case and discuss the legal options available to you. We make it a point to provide personalized and compassionate legal representation.

We work with law enforcement, witnesses, and experts to gather all necessary evidence. Our team uses police reports, surveillance footage, witness statements, and other relevant information to identify the party at fault and establish liability. For cases involving alcohol, our DUI hit and run attorney will obtain all relevant documents and tests related to those accidents. 

Additionally, we are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and understand the tactics they use to minimize their liability. We can help you reach a fair settlement with our litigation support and representation. We will strive to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.

We are the champions for the injured in Cape Girardeau. Our pedestrian hit and run lawyers will work to achieve a favorable outcome in your legal dispute, whether through settlement negotiations or a trial. We are your partner in this process by:

  • Representing you in all court proceedings
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Providing you with advice and guidance throughout the litigation process

Steps To Take After a Hit and Run Accident in Cape Girardeau

These steps can help you protect your safety and document the incident: 

  • Check for any injuries to yourself and any passengers. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.
  • Report the accident to the police and provide them with information about the other vehicle and driver.
  • When it is safe, take pictures of the accident scene, your vehicle, and any injuries you sustained. Any photos, videos, or even handwritten notes can be used as evidence in the case. 
  • If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Many times, they can provide additional information about the incident.
  • Even if you don’t feel injured, get a medical evaluation. Sometimes injuries from an accident may not be immediately apparent.

After you’ve taken care of your immediate needs, contact NST Law as soon as possible. You can reach us at our Cape Girardeau office at (573) 367-5585.

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Compensation in Cape Girardeau Hit and Run Cases

When it comes to hit and run incidents, you need to identify the responsible party for insurance purposes. If the at-fault driver cannot be identified, policyholders may face difficulties in the claims process, with insurance companies refusing to pay for damages. 

When tackling this challenge, it is helpful when drivers have uninsured motorist coverage as part of their insurance policy. This coverage is designed to protect individuals who are involved in accidents with drivers who either lack insurance or, in the case of hit and run incidents, cannot be identified.

Even if you don’t have this coverage, our firm can assist with the case. Insurance companies often use tricky tactics to minimize liability, leading to claim denials, delays, and lowball settlement offers. At NST Law, we will negotiate with insurance companies and argue for a fair settlement that accounts for all damages caused by the accident, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Wrongful death

Our team works to document all expenses and collaborate with medical professionals to quantify these damages. In addition, it may be possible to seek punitive damages from the courts. 

Understanding Drunk Driving Accidents in Cape Girardeau

NST Law has successfully recovered over $2 billion for victims and their families. Our client’s testimonials speak for themselves, and we consider their satisfaction to be a measure of our success. 

“They really did fight for me. They were on my side at all times. NST Law is the best firm ever! Guaranteed!”

“After the accident, I was scared and confused, but when I called NST, they didn’t miss a beat.”

At NST Law, we are guided by six pillars that underscore our dedication to justice, fair compensation, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients. The six pillars are compassionate care, accessibility, resourcefulness, trust and transparency, personalized service, and maximized pursuit. Each success story is a testament to the dedication of our hit and run settlement attorneys who work tirelessly to protect your rights.

Beyond recovering full and fair compensation, our focus is on the individual victories and milestones achieved for our clients. We understand that legal battles are about compensation, restoring lives, and ensuring justice prevails. Our commitment goes beyond the courtroom. We make sure our clients receive meaningful compensation in the pursuit of justice.

Our client-centric approach is embedded in our firm’s culture. As you navigate a hit and run accident claim, our attorneys stand by you, ensuring you not only get the compensation you deserve but also the support you need.

Contact a Hit and Run Attorney Today

The hit and run claims process can seem challenging, but a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. At NST Law, our attorneys will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. When you need legal advice after a hit and run, contact NST Law at (573) 367-5585 or by filling out our online contact form. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. 

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

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Client Successes
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.