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Let the experienced accident lawyers at The Bruning Law Firm take the burdens of dealing with an accident off of you. We have years of experience representing people who were injured due to someone else’s negligence, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our deserving clients. Our membership in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum are testaments to the work we do and our dedication to outstanding service.

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Erika Duggan
Erika Duggan

14:15 30 Jul 18
The Ryan Bruning Law Firm was very nice to work with. The paralegal Anissa was approachable and was always there to answer questions over the phone. If I left a voicemail my call was quickly answered the next day. Ryan was able to negotiate a fair settlement and he was able to explain the process in terms I could understand. I would suggest them to anyone that needs legal help. Great people to work with.

mark lester
mark lester

22:55 05 Oct 18
AJ and staff were extremely informative through the entire process. Integrity, respect, performance, and accountability is what this law firm represents. They were always readily available to answer questions and make you feel at ease. If you’re looking for the best, that’s what you’ll find with “The Bringing Law Firm”. Thank you for everything!

Jody Yarbor
Jody Yarbor

20:50 09 Oct 18
Ryan and Anissa have been awesome since day 1. They got me treatment. They got me the best settlement. Thank you so much. You are the absolute best law firm. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Jroc Ent
Jroc Ent

20:53 23 Aug 18
The Bruning Law Firm 2 thumbs up, Anissa was really great, helpful, kept me updated,very polite and nice. I would recommend this law firm again. I will definitely use them again if needed. Anissa gets 5 stars from me…Great Job!!!!! From Jennifer Jefferson

Arizona Hall
Arizona Hall

20:19 07 Aug 18
The Bruning Law Firm as a whole is great, but the best part of the firm is Anissa Williamson. She took every one of my calls. She answered my every question. When she didn’t know the answer, she did her best to get it for me. I recommend them to any and all in need of legal advise.

Anthony Sagittarius
Anthony Sagittarius

21:35 25 Jan 19
Very precessional and outstanding at what they do. Ryan and Anissa were great at communicating with me of any updates or changes with my case and are a all around great firm. Thank you so much for all you done for me.

Dhruv Patel
Dhruv Patel

17:20 23 Jan 19
Bruning Law Firm is good for their specialities. The attorney AJ Bruning and Anissa are very friendly and approachable. They will fight for your case and will make sure you are being fairly compensated. The 5.0 rating is true, and hard to come across for law firms! You will be happy with the professional law firm.

Jimsbrat4725
Jimsbrat4725

00:51 30 Jan 19
Anissa, and Ryan, are always there to help you with whatever question you have. They’re the best. 100 stars if I could.

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If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may have already been contacted by an insurance company.  They may try to talk you into taking a settlement that won’t come close to covering your needs. You may also be wondering whether you can negotiate this on your own, without getting a lawyer involved.

The answer is: No, you shouldn’t go it alone. Particularly if you have been seriously hurt, the insurance companies’ attorneys will do everything they can to keep your payout as low as possible. Remember, they negotiate claims every day. So it is extremely important that you also have a skilled car accident attorney in your corner to fight for:

  • Payment of past and future medical bills.
  • Lost wages and decreased earning potential.
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering.
  • Damages to your vehicle.
  • Punitive damages meant to punish the at-fault party.

Let Our Car Accident Attorneys Take the Burden Off You

At The Bruning Law Firm, our car accident attorneys are committed to providing a superior level of client service to crash victims throughout Missouri and Illinois. Our legal team will investigate your accident thoroughly, plan for possible obstacles in your case, and think “outside the box” to pursue the compensation you need.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation, and let our team take the stress off you so you can focus on healing.

Semi Truck Accident Case Tips

Truck accident cases are much more complex because so many parties are responsible for different aspects of a tractor-trailer’s journey on the road. Our seasoned attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine exactly what caused the crash and who should be held liable. This may include:

  • Hidden Defects or MalfunctionsTruck owners and trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that the vehicle meets all of the safety regulations for large trucks. Regular maintenance, repair, and equipment checks are essential. When an owner or company fails to keep up with a reasonable safety schedule, a crash can easily result. Also, if a hidden defect exists in any of the truck’s parts or equipment, the item may fail at a crucial moment. This can cause a crash or make a crash worse. In this case, the manufacturer or distributor of the defective part may be held responsible.
  • Trucking Company NegligenceTrucking companies have a long list of obligations. They include screening and testing drivers, tracking the hours drivers work every day and week to ensure drivers do not work too much, keeping equipment in good working order, and ensuring that loads are properly contained and secured for the trip. On any given truck, these tasks might each be performed by a different company – making it even more complicated to determine who is liable for the harm caused.
  • Negligently Maintained RoadwaysNot all U.S. roads are appropriate for trucks. On the state and federal highways, truck routes must be carefully marked so that drivers do not become lost or stuck. The weight limits on bridges and the height of overpasses must be clearly labeled, and drivers must be aware of the height and weight of their own trucks in order to prevent an accident. Other hazards ─such as potholes, blind curves, inadequate signs at intersections, or construction site barriers set too narrowly ─ can also cause a truck crash.
  • Negligent Truck DriversMany truck drivers take safety seriously and work hard to drive safely in all conditions. Not all truck drivers are this careful, though. Just a few moments of carelessness, sleepiness, distraction, inexperience, or intoxication can cause a crash.
  • Other Careless DriversMany passenger car drivers don’t receive adequate education on how to drive safely around large tractor-trailers. When the driver of another car on the road does something dangerous, a nearby truck driver may be forced to take defensive maneuvers. Unfortunately, the very actions that are designed to prevent an accident can also cause one.

Whenever a truck accident happens, the natural first reaction is to blame the driver. However, a driver is not the only person responsible for truck safety on the road.

Semi Truck Accident Cases & Injuries

Each truck accident case we handle is unique, and each client has suffered different injuries and requires a personalized estimate for the amount of compensation that is needed. In most truck accident injury claims, we will pursue:

  • Payment for medical bills after a truck accident.This includes costs such as emergency services, hospital stays, surgery, doctor’s visits, medical devices and medications, X-rays, CT scans, therapy and rehabilitation appointments, and the mileage you accrue while driving to and from these appointments.
  • Lost wages following a truck wreck.If you must take time off work to recover, we will fight for compensation for the wages or other pay you would have received if you had been able to work. If you are so severely injured that you cannot work again (or must take a lighter-duty job), you may also be able to pursue compensation for the wages you would have earned in the future.
  • Property damage from a truck accident.This includes the costs to repair or replace your vehicle and any other property lost or damaged in the truck accident.
  • Pain and suffering from injuries after a truck accident in Springfield, MO.Truck accident injuries can cause considerable pain, and the events of the crash and the time that follows cause both physical and mental anguish. Compensation for “pain and suffering” is meant to address these hardships.
  • Punitive damages following a Springfield, MO truck accident.In severe cases of misconduct, we may pursue these damages, which are meant to punish the at-fault party.

Our experienced truck accident lawyers will take a detailed inventory of the ways your injuries have impacted your life. Understanding this impact is extremely important to determine the full and fair compensation amount that we will fight for in your truck accident claim.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation, and let our team take the stress off you so you can focus on healing.

What To Do After You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your claim for compensation. Here’s where to start:

  1. Keep all your doctor’s appointments.

See a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. Keep all your appointments, including any visits to specialists or for testing such as X-rays. If you were prescribed medication or medical devices, read the instructions and follow them. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about the instructions. Most importantly, if your symptoms change or get worse, contact your doctor’s office immediately.

  1. Store your paperwork in a safe place.

Choose a single safe place to keep copies of all the paperwork related to your accident. Paperwork such as medical bills and reports, accident reports, information from insurance companies, and repair or replacement bills for your motorcycle and other property should go in this location. This paperwork will help support your case for compensation.

  1. Notify your insurance company about the accident.

Contact your insurance company about your motorcycle crash as soon as possible. If you miss your insurance policy’s deadline for filing your claim, insurance will not cover it. Whenever you talk to your insurance company, stick to the facts: what happened, where and when it happened, and who was involved. Don’t say the accident was your fault.Instead, say that you’re waiting to see what the investigation reveals.

  1. Talk to a Motorcycle attorney.

A lawyer with experience handling motorcycle accident claims can help you negotiate with insurance companies, build a case for the compensation you need, and go to court to demand that the at-fault party be held accountable for the damage you have suffered.

Let Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Take the Burden Off You

At The Bruning Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to providing a superior level of client service to crash victims throughout Missouri and Illinois. Our legal team will investigate your accident thoroughly, plan for possible obstacles in your case, and think “outside the box” to pursue the compensation you need.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation, and let our team take the stress off you so you can focus on healing.