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Car Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Protecting your rights after you’re injured in a car crash

When you’re injured in an auto accident, you likely have a lot of questions. How am I going to pay my medical bills? How long will I be off work recovering? How do I hold the at-fault driver responsible? How do I get my car repaired? The Hayden Law Firm has the answers to all of these questions, and will help you negotiate the complex process of car accident claims.

Your life can change in the blink of an eye due to someone else’s negligence. Attorney and firm founder Amanda Hayden understands this and has seen the long-term impacts of injuries firsthand. We are client-centered in our approach to deliver exceptional results and just compensation for personal injury claims. Contact us today for a free and no-risk consultation. We serve St. Louis, MO and Illinois.

Quick Questions

What kinds of cases does a St. Louis car accident attorney handle?

At The Hayden Law Firm, it’s our mission to hold at-fault parties accountable so you can confidently move forward with your life and put this difficult time behind you. Some of the more common types of auto accident cases that our team has successfully taken on in the past include:

Regardless of the type of case, the cause of the accident, or the injury you experienced, we provide one-on-one, client-focused attention. When you work with The Hayden Law Firm, you get the security you need to focus on your recovery, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing that we are out there protecting your rights when you are injured.

What are common car crash injuries?

Car accident personal injury claims can range from minor injuries like scrapes, bruises, and cuts to catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death. Thousands of car accidents occur every day on the roads and highways of Missouri. No matter how safe of a driver you are, you cannot prevent the negligent or reckless actions of another.

Common and serious car wreck injuries include:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Bruising
  • Burn injuries
  • Concussions
  • Infections
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations

Not only is your physical health at stake after a car crash, but your financial health could be affected long into the future. An experienced car accident attorney can ensure you secure the fair and proper amount of compensation for your damages and losses.

What if I’m partially at fault in a Missouri car crash?

Even if you are partially at fault for the auto accident in which you were injured, you may still be able to seek compensation for your injuries from the other negligent driver or party. However, the amount of compensation you receive depends on who is more at fault, according to Missouri’s comparative fault laws.

Comparative fault is a legal rule in Missouri in which each defendant is only liable for their percentage of fault (out of 100%) in an accident, and that determines the amount of damages they are able to receive. This means if your own negligence contributed to the crash you were involved in, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if a jury finds you 30 percent at fault, the court will reduce your total amount of damages by 30 percent. The Hayden Law Firm works to ensure you receive the fairest compensation possible.

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Can I sue if a family member is killed in an auto accident?

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a lawsuit, known as a wrongful death suit, on your family member’s behalf.

In order for the car accident to be seen as a wrongful death case and for you to have a legitimate case to take legal action, there must be a person who loses their life because of the negligent actions of another. In a car accident death, it is whatever the other driver did wrong, such as speeding, texting and driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or breaking other traffic laws.

When a driver acts recklessly or irresponsibly, they are breaching their duty to keep their fellow drivers on the road safe, because their actions are putting the people around them in danger. When these actions can be shown to have caused the victim’s death, you may be eligible for a wrongful death action.

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How much is my St. Louis car accident claim worth?

If you suffered injuries in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for the following damages:

  • Lost wages, current and future
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, current and future
  • Mental or emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation and therapy expenses

Often, car accident claims are settled before they head to court, but we are not afraid to go to trial and recover fair compensation for your injuries. We offer compassionate yet tough legal representation when negotiating with insurance companies and their army of attorneys.

Is your car accident lawyer near me?

The Hayden Law Firm is located in St. Louis, but we serve all Missouri and Illinois.

Rest assured, however, that if you are critically injured and unable to come to St. Louis, we will travel to visit you in the hospital or rehabilitation center. We also offer virtual conferences and telephone consultations.

How can a St. Louis car accident attorney help with my case?

With over 15 years of combined experience in business and law, clients have come to rely on The Hayden Law Firm’s commitment to advocacy when it matters most. When you work with us, we will:

  • Talk one-on-one with you to learn every detail of your case
  • Locate key witnesses to support your claim
  • Retain police reports and any other pertinent information to the case
  • Help you get the quality medical care you need for your injuries and the coverage for those expenses
  • Utilize our vast network of resources and professionals built over the past decade
  • Implement compelling litigation tactics when negotiating with a negligent party’s insurance company
  • Make sure you understand everything going on with your case, from point A to point B

We get you the results you need when you need them most.

Experienced car crash attorney in St. Louis

At The Hayden Law Firm, we pair big-firm expertise with small-firm personalized attention to meet your needs and concerns. We take on the insurance companies so you don’t have to, working to secure fair and just compensation for your injuries. Please call our offices at 314-480-3100 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-risk consultation. We proudly serve clients in St. Louis, and throughout Missouri and Illinois.

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