Mark Cantor of Cantor & Burger, LLC Celebrates Second Jury Trial in 2015

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Mark Cantor of Cantor & Burger, LLC wins jury verdict for retired marine

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He added that other law firms frequently send the law firm of Cantor & Burger similar cases because of their willingness to go to trial.

Though many law firms avoid going to trial, Cantor & Burger, LLC has already tried three cases in 2015. The most recent auto accident case was decided at trial on Jan. 27, 2015.

Robert Mitchell vs. Lucy Vaught (case 13SL-CC03130 heard in circuit court of St Louis County before Judge Robert Cohen, 21st judicial court in state of MO, Division 1) was settled in favor of partner and attorney Mark Cantor's client, Robert Mitchell.

According to court documents, Mitchell, a 64-year-old former marine from the St. Louis area, was struck by 81-year-old Lucy Vaught in May of 2012.

According to court documents, the defendant, Vaught, claimed that she heard an ambulance siren, which caused her to look around to see where it was coming from and the distraction caused her to rear-end Mitchell's vehicle. However, the defense argued that she was not negligent because the ambulance caused the collision.

According to court documents, the accident ended up costing Mitchell $6,000 in chiropractic care, which the defendant refused to pay before the trial.

According to court documents, when the case went to trial, the defendant argued that the medical bills were incurred by old age and arthritis rather than the collision. Vaught's insurance company also argued that the ambulance was to blame, and that Vaught wasn't able to react in time to prevent the collision.

According to court documents, ultimately, the jury ruled in favor of Mitchell and awarded him $35,000.

Mark Cantor attributes the firm's great reputation as personal injury attorneys to their willingness to go to trial. “Not every case is a big case, but they’re all important cases. As a trial lawyer, you have to be prepared to try the small and the big cases,” he said. “To really do what we do, you must be willing to take the case to a jury trial. Trial attorneys need to take cases to jury trials.”

He added that other law firms frequently send the law firm of Cantor & Burger similar cases because of their willingness to go to trial.

Cantor added that, given the circumstances, Mitchell's case was relatively quick, and the settlement was well-received.

“I think Robert Mitchell is very pleased with us," said Cantor. "He’s a tough retired marine who felt wronged and wanted to take his case to trial. He had high compliments and was very satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude to us.”

About Cantor & Burger, LLC

Cantor & Burger, LLC is a St. Louis-based personal injury law firm. Its dedicated and experienced team helps clients receive fair compensation for losses, injuries and harms. The law firm offers free consultations. To learn more, visit http://cantorburger.com.

*Reference: Robert Mitchell vs. Lucy Vaught (case 13SL-CC03130 heard in circuit court of St Louis County before Judge Robert Cohen, 21st judicial court in state of MO, Division 1)

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