We thought that it would be a kind gesture for us to reduce our fee in its entirety for the family.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 06, 2015
Tragedy struck for the Miller family on July 25, 2014 when three-year-old Tyren Miller ran to meet his grandmother with his siblings, only to be struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by Craig Cox.
The family turned to Cantor & Burger, LLC to file a wrongful death claim and recover what they could of their losses. The settlement set to be approved on Monday, Dec. 22 will conclude the lawsuit (Case: 14SO-CV01934 Circuit Court of Scott County, Missouri, Division III), which Mark Cantor pursued pro bono, waiving all fees and expenses that the family would have owed.
“At Cantor & Burger, we believe in giving back to the community in which we live," said Cantor. "We know that it is important to help others with these types of tragic circumstances and to achieve justice for our clients.”
Cantor immediately investigated the claim and got a recorded statement from a witness to secure liability, but the defendant in the case maintained only minimum insurance coverage, meaning the family would likely not get the full amount they would have otherwise been awarded if the defendant had an adequate policy. Cantor met with partner and attorney Gary Burger, and they chose to waive any fees and expenses that would have been taken out of the defendant's liability policy.
“We thought that it would be a kind gesture for us to reduce our fee in its entirety for the family," said Cantor.
Cantor was also able to persuade the transportation company to completely waive the $27,410.27 bill that parents Thomas Miller and Falisha Winston owed for having their son airlifted by helicopter to the hospital. Since the minimum liability insurance coverage required in the state of Missouri is only $25,000, and the airlift alone was much more than that, Cantor was able to successfully negotiate to have the airlift fee dropped.
Cantor then settled for the minimum $25,000 that the defendant could pay without insurance.
"It was the least that I could do and I hope to never have to do it again for another family," Cantor said, "Not because we don’t like doing pro-bono work, but because the case was so emotional. As a father, I understand the weight of this sudden tragedy. To lose a child under these circumstances is horrific."
Cantor added that Cantor & Burger, LLC will perform pro-bono work under certain circumstances in order to give back to the community and make it a safer place.
About Cantor & Burger
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. It offers free consultations. To learn more, visit http://cantorburger.com.