St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer
The days following a car accident are full of pain, fear, and confusion. If you were recently injured in a car accident in Missouri or Illinois, you need a St. Louis car accident lawyer who handles all of the paperwork, insurance company negotiations, and the stress of filing a claim for you.
At Thompson Law, I am here to support you every step of the way. Since 2022, I have obtained over $5 million in settlements for my clients. Serving both Missouri and Illinois, I provide you with the emotional support, fair compensation, and justice you deserve.
Car Accidents I Handle in St. Louis
As a St. Louis car accident lawyer, I handle the following car accident injury claims:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back and neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
How Can a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer Help You?
After a car accident, you may be busy with doctor appointments, calls with the insurance adjuster, and missed time from work. You also need time to heal both mentally and physically. It’s important to file a claim so you can recover fair compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and other damages.
You deserve a St. Louis car accident lawyer you can trust. At Thompson Law, I handle all legal processes and paperwork, and offer objective advice and guidance. I provide you with peace of mind and emotional support, so you can begin your road to recovery.
The value of every car accident is unique. Every crash is different, as is every victim. The compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances of your accident.
Several factors impact the amount of compensation you receive:
- The type of injuries you suffered
- Whether you’re expected to make a full recovery
- How long you miss work and lose out on income
- If your injuries result in a permanent physical impairment or disability
- Whether you require assistance to perform daily tasks
- Your out-of-pocket costs
- Whether you took the proper steps to mitigate your injuries
- Whether you share responsibility
- Your age at the time of the accident
In Missouri, the statute of limitations for car accidents is five years. If the accident is fatal, you’ll only have three years to file a wrongful death action for damages. Missouri law requires drivers to report any accident involving injury, death, or more than $500 in property damage.
To report your accident, call 911. Law enforcement will respond to the call and complete an accident report with all the information.
Typically, you have 30 days to report an accident if the police do not respond. The quickest way to do this is by visiting the nearest police station and completing the report. You can also access Missouri’s accident report form online.
A variety of factors can lead to car accidents, including:
- Dangerous road conditions
- Distracted driving (texting and driving accidents or cell phone use)
- Speeding motorists
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired
- Driving aggressively
- Driving in bad weather
As a St. Louis car accident lawyer, I have also dealt with car accident claims resulting from vehicle defects, such as:
- Airbag or brake failure
- Gas tank explosion
- Seat belt failure
- Tire blowouts
If the other driver involved in the car accident does not have insurance, there are a few different options.
You may be able to recover compensation for your losses from your own insurance company, or you can file a personal injury claim against the driver instead of their insurance company.
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