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Our St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys have earned our credentials through successful negotiations and vigorous courtroom trial representation. With 25 years of experience and thousands of successful cases, auto accident & injury attorney Christopher Hoffmann focuses exclusively on handling injury claims from car accidents in St. Louis, MO. When you hire our firm, you can be confident that everything will be done to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.

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Get this lawyer if you have an automobile accident. Simply the best!
This lawyer is big time. Smooth. The other lawyers on the other side were not nearly as good as this attorney. I recommend friends in St Louis to him for accident injuries and they all say the same thing…”that lawyer is great.”
Family used this car accident attorney after a crash. Located in St Louis. This lawyer answers the phone and will walk you through the process. Knows his stuff!
Tried the lawyers on TV. They were not good. Hired this car accident lawyer instead because he had great reviews. The reviews are correct. This attorney is as good as they get. He does big injury cases that need to be litigated.
Very very good at injury claims for car wrecks. Use this St Louis attorney. Two thumbs up!
Used this attorney for an auto accident. Highly recommend this lawyer in St. Louis. Communicates well.
Best for car accidents in St Louis. Use this attorney.
This lawyer is great for car accident injury claims. Did an uninsured motorist case. Very good attorney.
Great lawyer if you are in an auto accident. I recommend this attorneys office.
Very good car accident attorney. Did my and my relatives claims and paperwork. Highly recommend.
Fantastic law firm, I would recommend! Received free consultation related to an auto accident when my parked car was damaged by a baseball. Very supportive advice, these guys are good!
Recommend this attorney for auto accidents.
Best St Louis lawyer for car accidents.
Great Lawyer!!
I was in a car accident in St.Louis and hired Chris as my lawyer. He was amazing!!! He helped me every step of the way and was able to get me a great settlement!!!Highly, highly, highly recommend him!
If you have an auto accident and need an attorney in St Louis, I recommend Mr Hoffmann.
Response from the owner: Appreciate this James and you did great as well. Car accident claims always start with a good client.
Great car accident lawyer. Did a very good job on my injury case. Thanks!
Very accomplished accident attorney in Saint Louis. 5 stars for sure!
A car accident lawyer I would recommend to anyone.
Great car accident attorney!!
When I had my accident he was very professional, honest and caring to me and my family it wasn't about the money it was about the care, he made sure me and my kids were took care of and I really appreciate it this is a gexcellant law firm also his secretary is the best,so I would like to say thank you chris for everything melinda .
Great car accident lawyer in St. Louis. This is a very good car accident lawyer in St. Lious. Takes phone calls. Listens. Experienced in injury litigation.
Great people, helped me through a situation over the phone. His words and advice eventually helped me in my case.
Although Mr. Hoffman did not represent me in my case he was willing to take the time to get me in touch with someone who specializes in the type of incident I needed legal representation with. Attorney's such as Mr. Hoffman are difficult to find. He took personal time to keep in touch with me and give me sound legal advice and guidance. I highly recommend speaking with Mr. Hoffman if you require his services. I truly believe he is the type of person who cares and will make sure the job gets done RIGHT. Do not hesitate to contact him
In an auto accident in St. Louis, the other car pulled out and hit us. The collision was very bad. We were all injured and used this attorney. He is very experienced in handling injury claims and got a great settlement after filing a lawsuit for us. 5 Stars!
Response from the owner: Thanks Ms. Santoni. Side impact car accidents are some of the worst our lawyers see. We have to file lawsuits on nearly every case because insurance companies deny almost every claim, but I am glad we got yours resolved. I appreciate you recommending our lawyers and giving us a 5 Star rating.
My daughter and I were in an car accident. We for both injured badly. After I finally got out of the hospital, I started looking for lawyers in Saint Louis and found this attorney who does accident and injury claims. It said their attorney would answer 24 hours a day. I called their law firm at 10 p.m. and a injury lawyer answered. He was polite, knowledgeable, and advised me of what needed to be done for myself and my daughter regarding the car accident. I hired them to do or auto accident case. They kept me well informed during the car accident case in Saint Louis County Court. I was well prepared for depositions. He help with everything. I got a good settlement as did my daughter for our injuries. Although the car accident was scary, it was bearable having a good helpful attorney on our side. I highly recommend this Saint Louis car accident law firm. Their attorneys and lawyers are great. Highly recommended
The Chris Hoffman law firm takesgreat care of all my legal needs. They are caring and personal and will fight for what you need. I highly recommend them. You will be very satisfied and know he got you the best deal available.
Response from the owner: Great cleints are the start to pursuing any legal case and you are the best! Thanks for the recommendation Barbara!
A true professional in terms of car accident cases. I definitely recommend this lawyer for any injury after a St. Louis accident. Very good at what these attorneys do!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for such a great review. Our attorneys work hard at providing great service. Car accident cases are fought by insurance companies from the property damage through the personal injury claim. This forces people to get local lawyers to do their claims. Missouri and Saint Louis, in particular, is known for accident claim denial even against your own insurance carrier. Thanks again!
You will not find better attorneys for a car accident in St. Louis. Very experienced. These attorneys know all the facets of an accident case and have great advice when problems come up during the injury claim.
Response from the owner: Thanks Jack. Our attorneys appreciate a great review like this. It helps car accident victims know who are the real lawyers in St. Louis who do this work versus the mere advertisers who refer victims to lawyers they have never met for a kickback. Much appreciated!
Thanks for helping with my car accident case. These lawyers are best in St. Louis.
Response from the owner: You are welcome and thanks for the review! A lot of car accident victims read these and find it helpful in choosing a lawyer for their case. Great cases always start with great clients!
great lawyer for auto accident cases . I thought this law firm did great work .Very happy with their services. I would recommend them to others.
Response from the owner: It was very nice of you to leave a review. Thanks Brenda! A good case always starts with a great client. We appreciated the recommendation. It is good to hear back from clients and have them refer us to other injury victims after a car accident. Wish you well!
This is the best choice for a car accident attorney. These lawyers get great settlements.I was recommended to them from some people I know and was happy to get a great recommendation.
Response from the owner: Our attorneys appreciate the compliment! It is great to hear we are doing well. It means a lot when you recommend our lawyers to other car accident victims. Thanks again!
Glad I switched to this auto accident lawyer. These lawyers fight hard for their injury clients. I highly recommend these lawyers.
Response from the owner: We are happy you switched as well. Good clients are the basis for a good case. Fighting to protect your rights after an accidental injury is our sole focus. Your recommendation means a lot. Thanks again for the review.
If you are injured in a car accident you should hire this attorney. This is the best legal representation. These attorneys are very professional.
Response from the owner: Thank you for reviewing our law firm and recommending our lawyers. Attorneys appreciate feedback on whether they are doing well on cases and reviews are one of the best means for this.
Response from the owner: Appreciate the Good Words! SInce our law firm started focusing exclusively on car and auto accidents, the focus had increased our knowledge and the learning curve has greatly benefited out settlement results. Specializing is key for any lawyers! All benefit from this. Thanks again for the review!
Selecting a lawyer is tough. I would rate this firm as top car accident lawyers in the St. Louis Area. Easy to work with attorneys who I would definitely recommend to friends and family. This lawyer really took his time to help us out.
Response from the owner: Selecting a lawyer would be tough. Going local and going with smaller law firms is always smart. Never use the TV lawyers. I cannot imaging getting inundated with TV ads all day and then attempting to decide on a lawyer. TV advertisers get a well earned reputation as settlement mills because they have too many clients and give their employees quotas, hence they take low settlements and earn the nickname "settlement mills." I always tell people to hire someone local and never someone on television. Jurors hate TV advertisers as well, hence not good for your case value. Thanks for the review! Glad we did well!
I was recommended to this car crash attorney. This is a very good law firm. I rate them 5 stars because they are very professional, communicate well, and get good case results. You should definitely hire these lawyers!
Response from the owner: Hey Tina! Thanks for posting this review of our law firm. Good to hear our attorneys are doing good work on car accident claims. If you ever need any help in the future, please give us a call. Thanks again!
Very experienced auto accident attorney if you are injured in a wreck . From the 1st phone call through the end of the process, this lawyer took the time to explain each step. I would recommend these lawyers if you have an accident or injury claim.
Response from the owner: Thanks Ruby! It is good to hear we kept you informed from start to finish on the steps of the car accident case. Glad our lawyers could help in this regard and appreciate you recommending our law firm to others who have been hurt as a result of another drivers negligence.
Glad I switched to this car accident lawyer. Very professional attorney. He really spent alot of time explaining the process and had solutions for every problem. Hiring this law firm is the smart choice.
Response from the owner: Thanks for the review Michael. Our attorneys appreciate getting a good review. Keeping clients informed during both the the car accident injury claim and litigation process is paramount. The importance of having answers to the problems that arise after an auto accident cannot be understated. Thanks against for recommending our St. Louis law firm.
Car Accident lawyer in St. Louis. When you need an attorney, look no further after a car accident. Great legal representation for your case. This attorney explains the process, takes on car insurance companies and will litigate if they are not being fair on your claim. Simply the best!
Response from the owner: The car accident claims process takes time. Although the property damage can get resolved quickly, the injury claim takes the majority of time and is commonly the issue that is denied by almost every insurance company. In St. Louis and throughout Missouri, car insurance companies deny claim after claim after claim...or they offer 10 cents on the dollar for medical bills as settlement in full. It is a sad reality for car accident injury victims. This is the same whether filing a claim against the at fault parties' insurance or filing a claim against your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. 99 out of 100 claims are denied. We fight this abuse and litigate those 99 claims. Thanks for the review!
Professional Attorney for accident cases. Car accident injuries are difficult to handle on your own, this lawyer is very good at handling claims. This attorney communicates well. He is friendly and easy to work with.
Response from the owner: Each year it is tougher and tougher to fight insurance companies on car accident cases. No matter how injured a person is the insurance company will only offer victims less than the medical bills to settle, hence we have to file a lawsuit on almost all cases. It is a sad reality for lawyers and their injury clients. Thanks for the review!
Great auto accident attorney. If you are in an accident in St. Louis you need to get this lawyer to do your claim. He is very good, you will not be disappointed.
Response from the owner: Big thanks from our attorneys. Appreciate you recommending us as auto accident lawyers in the St. Louis area. We try to do our best for accident and injury victims after a car crash. From our intial consultation, the investigation starts. Collecting and preserving evidence is key in determining which driver is at fault. Photos give the jury a better idea of impact and injury as well as the medical records which provide the final diagnosis and indiciation of permanency. If cases do not get resolved, we litigate. Given that insurance companies deny nearly 100% of claims, we litigate alot! Thanks again!
Awesome attorney, I would recommend for car accident in the St. Louis metropolitan area. After reviewing many commercials of other attorney he has shown the trustworthy and determination to have. I would recommend him to anyone who has had an car accident and is looking for an attorney in the St. Louis area.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the compliment. Our attorneys work hard on car accident cases with the goal of obtaining the best settlement possible. Accident cases vary in terms of fault and the extent of injuries, hence case evaluation is difficult for a lawyer. Thanks again!
I highly recommend this St. Louis car accident lawyer. He is a very good attorney, and you should use him to get an injury settlement.
Response from the owner: Our lawyers work hard to be professional in handling every car accident case. I appreciate the 5 Star Review and the compliment. Getting recommended by a client is always our best source of referrals. You are a great client and a great person. Thanks again!
If you are ever in need of a car accident lawyer in St.Louis, I highly recommend this law firm. 🙂
Response from the owner: Thanks Jessica. I appreciate the review and am happy to see you recommended our lawyers to other victims of car accidents. Our attorneys fight hard for injury victims.

property damage and injury checklist

What to do After a Car Accident?

  • Get immediate medical treatment for the injuries sustained in the car accident.
  • Report the accident to the police and fully cooperate with the authorities.
  • Do not discuss the fault with other parties, including the driver and the insurance company.
  • Maintain records of all medical bills and other expenses related to the car accident.

Documenting Property Damage Claims

If you have a property damage claim, you need the following three things for your St. Louis car accident lawyer to make a claim:

  1. Estimate – Written estimate from a dealership or collision center (insurance estimates are not admissible in court)
  2. Fair Market Value – Printout of the Kelly Blue Book Value and NADA Value – Do this today! Print this immediately. If you wait six months, the car will be worth less.
  • Photos – Get photos of the damage, the rest of the outside of the car, and the interior. Clean out the inside of the vehicle before taking pictures. Remove floor mats if they look bad. When photographing the damage, make sure to get tough to photograph areas, including damage extending into the engine, trunk, frame rails, and suspension. Here are some examples:
    • Rear-End Collisions: Take photos from behind the vehicle, looking at the damage for rear-end collisions. Make sure to take pictures from angles looking across the bumper, not just at it, to show how far it is smashed in. Open the trunk and pull back the rug to photograph any crumping of the trunk floor and damage in the spare tire area. Take photos of this and the broken suspension if the car sits low or dips to one side.
    • Head-on Collisions: For head-on collisions, take photos looking at the front bumper and across the bumper to show the depth of damage. Open the hood and photograph any damage extending into the engine compartment, including the radiator, air-conditioning, or engine. Take photos of the broken suspension if the car sits low or dips to one side.
    • Side-Impact Collisions: With sideswipe accidents, take photos looking down the side of the car. Open the doors and take pictures of the door frame or foot-well damage.

WARNING: Do not sign a “Release of Claims” for property damage. Has your lawyer reviewed any releases? Most releases include language that releases “any and all claims whatsoever”; hence, you would mistakenly be releasing your injury claim and any other claim as well as property.

Documenting Your Injuries in Medical Records

Documenting your injury in your medical records is a must! When going to the ER, Primary Care Doctor, MRI, Specialists, Physical Therapy, or any other provider, make sure to write the following on the medical records whether there is a spot for it or not: 

  1. State that you were in a Motor Vehicle Accident and write when it occurred.
  2.  Write the Cause of the accident: for example, I was rear-ended at a stop sign, the car ran a red light and hit me, ran a stop sign, pulled across traffic, came into oncoming traffic, etc.
  3.  List all body parts injured and any pain radiating from one body part to another.
  4.  Mark all body parts on the pain diagram and draw arrows or lines regarding radiating pain – for example, neck pain radiating into the shoulder and down arms or low back pain radiating into the buttocks and legs.

REMEMBER: If records are completed electronically, ask the provider to see the documents to ensure everything is listed correctly.

Why Choose Us as Your Car Crash Attorney in St. Louis?

At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we dedicate ourselves exclusively to representing individuals who have suffered injuries in car crashes in the St. Louis area. With over 25 years of legal expertise, our firm’s principal, Christopher Hoffmann, specializes in managing car accident claims. This deep experience has equipped our firm with the strategic insight to handle challenging cases effectively. Our track record is robust, marked by the recovery of millions of dollars for injured clients.

Our commitment is centered on ensuring that victims of motor vehicle accidents secure full and just compensation. This commitment extends even to cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists. To enhance the likelihood of a favorable outcome, our car crash attorney St. Louis, meticulously prepares every case as though it will proceed to trial, involving:

  • A thorough investigation of the accident scene.
  • Interviews with witnesses.
  • Collection of robust evidence to establish the fault of the opposing driver.

We are adept at managing even the most complex cases. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we are relentless in our pursuit to obtain the complete value of your claim, never settling for less. We stand ready to bring your case to court when insurance companies fail to offer a fair settlement.

In-Depth Knowledge of St. Louis for Your Car Accident Needs

Our firm is deeply rooted in St. Louis, giving us a comprehensive understanding of the unique aspects of car accidents in this area. Whether your incident occurred in the bustling streets near Busch Stadium or the quieter residential areas of Kirkwood, we’re familiar with the specifics of navigating car accident cases in these different locales.

Understanding St. Louis Roads and Traffic Patterns

St. Louis’s diverse roadways, from the interstates to local streets, present various challenges for drivers. We have seen many accidents on these roads and understand how different traffic patterns and road conditions can contribute to accidents. This insight is crucial in building a strong case for you.

Tailored Approach for Every St. Louis Neighborhood

Each neighborhood in St. Louis has its character and traffic quirks. Our approach is tailored to consider these nuances, ensuring that your case reflects the specific circumstances of your accident. Whether dealing with accidents near the University City’s bustling university campus or the industrial areas in North St. Louis, our approach is always personalized.

St. Louis Laws and Regulations

Missouri’s laws and regulations can be complex, especially regarding car accidents. We are well-versed in these laws as they apply specifically in St. Louis. Our familiarity with local legal processes, from filing claims to negotiating with local insurers, ensures that your case is handled with a keen awareness of local legal nuances.

Our team is here to provide support and guidance for residents of St. Louis looking for legal assistance after a car accident. We understand the physical and emotional toll an accident can take and are committed to offering compassionate and effective legal assistance to our St. Louis community.

What Types of Compensation May I Receive?

  • Cost of medical treatment, including hospitalization, prescription drugs, doctor visits, ambulance fees, and physical therapy
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of income
  • Repair or replacement of the vehicle
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral costs in case of wrongful death
  • Rental car fees
  • Punitive damages

How Do I Receive Full Compensation?

It usually takes work to determine the right compensation amount that someone in an auto accident deserves. Only an experienced St. Louis Car Accident Attorney can consider all factors and help get the maximum possible compensation for the losses suffered in the car accident. It’s crucial to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in St. Louis soon after an accident. Delays or failures to do so can jeopardize the chances of getting the full compensation to which you may be entitled.

Only give a recorded statement or sign a settlement after consulting an experienced attorney. It is essential to determine the actual value of the case before an agreement is approved, and only a competent St. Louis car accident attorney can do so.

Helping You Recover Maximum Compensation

Our legal team works hard to help you recover the maximum compensation for lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, disability, and reduced quality of life. Because of our strong focus on motor vehicle accident claims, the chances are excellent that we have handled a claim similar to yours.

From intersection collisions resulting in broken bones to high-speed highway crashes resulting in a brain or spinal cord injury, our experience, legal knowledge, and investigative resources can be immediately put to work in determining the exact cause of your car accident. We have experience with all types of car accidents, including:

We have also helped clients secure financial recovery after drunk drivers, uninsured or underinsured motorists, or in a construction zone injured them.

Whether you suffered a herniated disk from a rear-end accident on an exit ramp or your family is suffering from the premature death of a loved one hit by a drunk driver, you need compensation and justice.

We know how to deal with insurance companies that try to minimize claims. We understand their tactics and work diligently to overcome them. We aim to secure full and fair compensation for our clients to have the resources they need to move forward.

Determining Fault in a St. Louis Car Accident

Determining who is at fault in a car accident is a matter of deciding who the negligent driver is. Determining this can be a complicated process. To increase the chances of a positive outcome, our firm prepares every case as if it will go to trial: investigating the car accident, interviewing witnesses, and gathering evidence to prove the other driver was at fault. We are fully prepared to handle the most complicated cases.

A negligent driver behaves thoughtlessly or carelessly, causing harm or injury to another person. Examples of negligent driving include:

Our law firm has the resources and experience to recreate the accident and show how the negligent driver led to the seriousness of your injuries.

What Other Parties May Be Held Liable in an Accident?

  • Bar or restaurant in cases of car accidents caused by drunk drivers
  • Trucking companies that have flouted regulations
  • Mechanics who failed to repair a vehicle properly
  • Government authorities who failed to maintain proper roadway conditions
  • Manufacturers for creating defective vehicles or parts

When you come to the St. Louis car accident law firm, we will investigate your case thoroughly, using experts such as accident reconstructionists to help us show how the accident happened. By gathering evidence and building strong arguments, we maximize our ability to recover full compensation for our client’s car accident injuries.

Types of St. Louis Car Accident Injuries

Each car accident is unique, resulting in a wide range of injuries. Severe injuries may require extensive and costly medical care, often taking weeks, months, or even years to recover. Some injuries are catastrophic, and the victim may never fully recover. Depending on the type of injury and severity will determine what sort of financial compensation you need.

Some of the more common types of car accident injuries include:

No matter what type of car accident you were involved in, you should seek medical attention to determine the extent of the damage done to your body. We can help you contact the right doctors and begin building your case for recovery immediately.

Free Consultation with a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

Don’t talk to an insurance claims adjuster before speaking with The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. We can help you avoid making statements that may affect the outcome of your case. The consultation is free; you don’t pay unless we get you money!

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