At The Gogel Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers in St. Louis know that with nearly 3 million residents calling the metropolitan area home, negligence can find its way onto our roadways, public, private, and government properties, and into our medical care facilities without notice causing severe injuries to innocent victims throughout Missouri, and often leaving families left reeling from the death of a loved one.
Our St. Louis personal injury attorney and law firm founder, Jeremy A. Gogel, knows first-hand how challenging it can be to fully recover from these accidents with injuries, and how difficult it is to pursue compensation without an experienced attorney by your side.
Formerly an insurance defense lawyer, Jeremy realized his passion was helping individuals fight for the financial compensation they deserve from insurance companies in order to return to the quality of life they enjoyed before the accident.
With the intimate knowledge gained while representing insurance companies, Jeremy has created customized solutions for our injury clients to ensure they can pursue the negligent party’s insurance provider for the maximum amount of their claim.
Our personal injury attorneys in St. Louis will put our knowledge and passion for producing real-time results for each of our clients to work for you too, beginning with a free consultation.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis personal injury attorney know how quickly your life can change after being injured in an accident caused by negligence.
The surprise nature of these accidents can turn a normal day into a catastrophic event that leaves you more than injured but fighting to regain the quality of life you are accustomed to.
Next, medical bills lost wages from time away from work, and miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses will quickly begin to mount while you struggle to regain your physical and emotional wellness.
That is why our personal injury lawyers in St. Louis focus on customizing legal solutions that meet your financial compensation requirements, so you can focus on healing while we take on the insurance company.
Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured by the negligent actions or inactions of others during:
If you have been injured because of another person or party’s negligence, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in St. Louis today at 314-775-3864 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you hold the liable party accountable for your financial recovery needs.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, there were 880 car accident deaths throughout Missouri last year alone, and tens of thousands of injuries were attributed to several different negligent factors, including speeding and driving under the influence, which causes more than half our roadway fatalities annually.
Other common causes of car accidents in St. Louis include distracted driving, failing to obey traffic signs and signals, and reckless or aggressive driving.
In St. Louis, there are dangerous roadways where vehicle collisions and fatalities occur regularly, and hazardous stretches of streets, rural roads, and highways that lack proper signage and guardrails, or are simply poorly designed, where one-vehicle collisions can lead to severe injuries.
If you have been hurt in an accident on any of these dangerous roads, or elsewhere because of another driver’s negligence, contact our experienced car accident attorneys in St. Louis today at 314-775-3864 to learn more about your rights and legal options to pursue financial recovery.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys in St. Louis are carefully watching hour our new Missouri motorcycle helmet law affects the injury and fatality rates of our state’s riders over the next year.
In August 2020, our motorcycle helmet law changed from requiring all operators or riders to wear helmets to allowing motorcyclists ages 26 and over to choose not to wear a helmet, if they have both medical insurance and proof of financial responsibility that would cover the fallout from an accident.
National highway safety organizations urged the governor to veto the bill before it was signed, stating that universal helmet law saves lives and prevents life-long traumatic brain injuries.
Our commercial and semi-truck accident lawyers in St. Louis know that the size, weight, and forceful impact of an 80,000-pound truck colliding with a much smaller passenger vehicle is a recipe for disaster.
With major interstates, including I-44, I-70, and I-55 running through the state and our most populous cities, semi-truck traffic is incredibly common on our roadways.
If you have been injured in a collision with a commercial truck of any kind, contact our experienced semi-truck accident attorneys in St. Louis today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
While pedestrian and bicycle accidents in St. Louis are more common in the warmer Missouri months, throughout the day – each day – we are all pedestrians at some point. Whether it is the few minutes it takes to get out of your car and into work, or while grabbing lunch or during a break, walking is a huge part of all our lives.
Unfortunately, when negligence leads to collisions with pedestrians or bicyclists, their injuries are often severe, or even deadly.
Last year throughout Missouri, there were 109 pedestrians and 14 bicyclists killed in traffic accidents, and hundreds more injured by negligent drivers.
If you were hurt while on foot or riding your bike, contact our St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys today at 314-775-3864 to discuss the extent of your injuries, and exactly what type of financial compensation it will take to get your life back.
Premises liability cases are complex from the start, simply because different statutes apply, depending on where the negligence occurred.
In all slip and fall or other premises liability claims, we must prove the property owner was negligent in some way — which is to say they knew or could have known about the dangerous condition and that they did nothing about it before it caused a physical, mental, or financial injury to one of our residents.
Slip and fall injuries are common in shopping malls, grocery stores, and restaurants, or venues like trampoline parks, sporting events, or other public spaces.
The difference is, if you are hurt on private property, the statute of limitations to file a claim in Missouri is five years. If you are hurt on a city sidewalk, we must file our intent to bring a lawsuit against the specific entity within 90 days of the accident occurring.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, which may include a private residence, retail space, or state-owned property, contact our skilled premises liability attorneys in St. Louis today to learn how we can pursue the property owner for your damages without delay.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our medical malpractice lawyers in St. Louis firmly believe that no one should seek medical care only to become more injured than when they arrived.
Unfortunately, it happens more than most of our Missouri residents think.
It is estimated that more than 250,000 people lose their lives each year to medical malpractice in the United States and that more than one million people suffer injuries from medical negligence over the same time.
The most common types of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
If you have been hurt while under the care of a private physician, surgery staff, emergency room personnel, or even while visiting a clinic, contact our skilled medical malpractice attorneys in St. Louis today to review the circumstances of your case and learn about your legal options to move forward with a claim.
The lifetime costs of Traumatic Brain Injuries can reach millions of dollars for each injury victim, as every day after the accident that caused their life-altering condition requires a concentrated physical and emotional effort to heal.
Some of the most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBIs, include:
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact our personal injury lawyers in St. Louis today to learn how we can help you calculate your overall medical care needs, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and diminished quality of life, and overall pain and suffering.
According to the Missouri Department of Labor, all companies that employ five or more people must carry workers’ compensation insurance — unless it is a construction company, then they must carry workers’ compensation insurance if they employ even one person.
Workers’ Compensation coverage is designed to provide injured employees with medical benefits, temporary total disability benefits, and permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits, when applicable.
If you have been hurt at work and are receiving resistance from your employer’s insurance coverage, contact our St. Louis Workers’ Compensation attorneys today for help showing that your injuries are legitimate and happened while at work, which does not require proving fault to pursue the medical care and benefits you deserve for your work-related injuries.
When someone is killed in an accident directly caused by negligence, their surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the reckless person, party, or entity whose action or inaction led to their loved one’s death.
In Missouri, there are three classes of individuals who may file a wrongful death suit, including spouses, children, and parents; siblings; or a court-appointed person.
If you have lost a loved one to negligence of any type, contact our compassionate wrongful death lawyers in St. Louis today to discuss your eligibility to file a claim against the liable party.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys understand how difficult it is to overcome an injury when the insurance company is delaying, undervaluing, or outright denying your claim. Our experience as an insurance company defense attorney provided our team with the skill and knowledge to aggressively pursue your claim because we know exactly what the negligent party’s insurance company is going to say and do next. We will get ahead of each of their responses to pursue the outcome our clients are entitled from their injuries.
If you have been hurt in an accident or have lost a loved one to negligence, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in St. Louis, Missouri today to schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 775-3864 or contact us online to have one of our skilled lawyers call you.
What is the Statute of Limitations to File a Personal Injury Claim in Missouri?
If you would like to pursue a personal injury claim in Missouri, you must do so within five years from the date the injury occurred, unless you could not possibly have been unaware of the injury before that time, then the five-year period begins upon the discovery of the injury.
How Long Will My St. Louis Personal Injury Claim Take to Produce Results?
Personal injury claims are unique for each client, which can mean a different time frame for each case. The time it takes to produce results for each claim is typically dictated by the person’s injuries, how long it will take to heal — when they can fully heal — and whether the required settlement can be reached outside the courtroom. No matter your circumstances, we will keep you apprised of your unique timeline with each step, so you know what to expect as the case moves forward.
What is My St. Louis Personal Injury Claim Worth?
Like the time it takes to produce results, the value of your personal injury claim is unique to your injuries. For instance, a personal injury claim that includes broken bones that may fully heal with the proper medical care and treatment will require a lesser financial recovery than a traumatic brain injury. At the Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis personal injury lawyers will ensure each expense and financial requirement necessary for your claim is included in our demands, so you are not left paying medical bills or additional expenses out of pocket.
Can I Pursue a Personal Injury Claim Without an Attorney?
The short answer is, yes. You may pursue a personal injury claim without an attorney, but the results may be very different than if you had one. Insurance companies do not respond well to requests for payment when a personal injury lawyer is not involved. In fact, they will do their best to present you with a low offer while you are most vulnerable, hoping that you take it, and they can close the claim. Beware of dealing directly with the insurance company without an attorney, or you may end up settling for a recovery amount that does not include your complete expenses, leaving you paying out of pocket for injuries that were caused by another’s negligence.
Can I Afford to Hire a Personal Injury Claim Attorney in St. Louis Missouri?
At The Gogel Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys in St. Louis take eligible cases on a contingency basis, so you do not pay our fees if we do not win your case. Since an attorney is likely to pursue a much larger settlement than you could attempt on your own, it is worth the deferred legal costs to have an experienced lawyer by your side throughout the process, so you can focus on your overall recovery while we pursue the financial outcome you are entitled to for your complete injuries.
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