Car Accident Lawyer in St Louis, Missouri & Kirkwood, Missouri
Experienced Attorneys to Help You After a Car Accident
Nearly all drivers are involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. With so many cars, trucks and motorcycles on the road, the chances of getting into some type of car accident continue to go up. Unfortunately, instead of being reasonably careful, too many inattentive and negligent drivers are making our roadways less safe for everyone. If you’ve been involved in a car wreck, contact the Kirkwood and St Louis car accident lawyer at Walton Telken about your injury or wrongful death claim.
The St Louis and Kirkwood metro regions is a major traffic hub for vehicles driving on I-255, I-70, I-55, I-64, I-44, I-40 and Missouri Highway 21. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, you will be facing insurance adjusters that do everything they can to pay as little as possible on your claim. That’s their job. Victims of car accidents know they need to stand up and fight in order to recover the full extent of your losses, but often don’t know where to turn?
Walton Telken Foster Injury Attorneys provides responsive, compassionate and effective representation for people injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or school bus accident throughout the Metro-East (greater Madison County, St. Clair County, Monroe County), Southern Illinois, as well as throughout Eastern Missouri, including the metropolitan Kirkwood and St. Louis, MO areas. We are an energetic personal injury law firm comprised of experienced trial attorneys who have been helping clients for years recover full and fair money damages for injuries suffered in a car accident.
Free Consultation ▪ We Don’t Get Paid Until You Do
Contact us for a free consultation with car accident lawyer about your injury or wrongful death claim. We handle all auto accident injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid until you do.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in all personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car Accidents
- Drunk Driver Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- ATV, Boats and Recreational Vehicle Accidents
- Defective Products (tires, brakes, air bags, crashworthiness, etc)
Fatal Car Accidents
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, in 2015 there was a 23 percent increase in fatal car accidents in Missouri. The top three causes of deadly accidents were driver inattention, speeding and drunk driving.
Metro areas such as St Louis and Kirkwood see more accidents involving road rage and following too closely, while accidents in rural areas see more accidents happening when cars try to pass each other on highways. According to the report, seat belt usage is critical because 73 percent of people killed were not wearing seat belts. Your chance of surviving a car accident decreases significantly if you are not wearing a seat belt.
Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Severe car accidents frequently cause brain injuries, because when vehicles collide the brain can bounce around inside the skull. Injuries can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries. It is important to note that symptoms of brain injuries often do not show up immediately after a car accident. Experienced car accident attorneys advise you to seek medical care immediately after an accident, because if brain damage is present you can face expensive medical costs and treatment if your condition worsens and the injury is not diagnosed as soon as possible
Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back auto accident injuries are very common. The force of rapid stopping when two cars collide can cause whiplash and neck strain when your head bounces forward and backward. Back injuries usually result from the force of impact and twisting, causing damage to vertebrae, fractures and spinal injuries. Neck and back injuries can also take time to show up — what seems like minor pain and discomfort at first can quickly turn into something very serious.
Facial injuries from accidents such as cuts and lacerations are usually caused by broken glass and debris flying around inside cars. The force of an airbag deploying can also cause bruising or severe damage to the jaw, cheeks and teeth when it slams into your face.
Chest injuries can be caused by the force of a seat belt or by slamming into the steering wheel. In severe accidents where a person is thrown into the dashboard or ejected from the vehicle, broken bones and internal injuries are common.
The Settlement Process — Hire Our Car Accident Lawyer in St Louis & Kirkwood
In the settlement process it is to your advantage to hire an experienced car accident attorney who will fight for your rights with the insurance companies to compensate you for the pain and suffering you’ve gone through. It might be tempting to settle early or accept what you think is a reasonable offer so that you can put the issue behind you, but a good lawyer can explain why patience is in your best interest, and why a much higher settlement might be available if you avoid rushing through the process.
Even if your injuries have been treated and medial expenses paid for, allow plenty of time to heal completely. You might have future medical issues that will require additional treatment, surgery, visits to doctors, prescriptions, and compensation for lost wages. Your lawyer can advise you not to rush the process because doing so might rob you of compensation that is rightfully yours.
Professional Resources You Can Rely On
We have the professional resources to handle the most complex types of catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. To ensure your case is thoroughly investigated and presented clearly for trial, we work with a network of independent specialists, including medical experts, financial professionals and accident reconstruction specialists.
Contact us today at one of our Illinois or Missouri locations to schedule a free consultation with a qualified personal injury lawyer. We will discuss your options, including strategy for winning a car accident injury settlement.