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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 his practice exclusively on handling injury claims arising out of 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.

Excellent4.9 Based on 61 reviews from review us onPrivate Associate G. ★★★★★ 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!Chris H. ★★★★★ Recommend this attorney for auto accidents.Tana B. ★★★★★ Best St Louis lawyer for car accidents.Justin M. ★★★★★ Great Lawyer!!Sarah B ★★★★★ 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!James B. ★★★★★ If you have an auto accident and need an attorney in St Louis, I recommend Mr Hoffmann.Response from the ownerAppreciate this James and you did great as well. Car accident claims always start with a good client. Maxine ★★★★★ Great car accident lawyer. Did a very good job on my injury case. Thanks!Cole B. ★★★★★ Very accomplished accident attorney in Saint Louis. 5 stars for sure!Jack C. ★★★★★ A car accident lawyer I would recommend to anyone.Kate B. ★★★★★ Great car accident attorney!!Linda J. ★★★★★ 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 .Maddie J. ★★★★★ 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.Nick ★★★★★ Great people, helped me through a situation over the phone. His words and advice eventually helped me in my case.Dalton W. ★★★★★ 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 himHannah S. ★★★★★ 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 ownerThanks 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. K V. ★★★★★ 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 recommendedBARBARA W. ★★★★★ 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 ownerGreat cleints are the start to pursuing any legal case and you are the best! Thanks for the recommendation Barbara! Brandon ★★★★★ In Saint Louis this is the lawyer to hire for auto accident cases. Well respected. These attorneys know the law and the entire process. I was referred to these attorneys and was glad for the referral.Response from the ownerThanks Mr. Beal. Our lawyers work hard from the initial intake to make sure everthing on the car accident is being done whether the property damage or the injury claim. Investigating an auto accident early in the process is key as cars get repaired and evidence of impact goes "away." Witness information is also important as police often leave this out of a car accident report. Obviously, this is just the beginning to the entire process, but it establishes the foundation. Appreciate the review! Dirk S. ★★★★★ 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 ownerThank 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! Jack D. ★★★★★ 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 ownerThanks 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! Abby G. ★★★★★ Thanks for helping with my car accident case. These lawyers are best in St. Louis.Response from the ownerYou 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! js_loader
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. Have any release reviewed by your lawyer. 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: ex. Rear-ended at a stop sign; the car ran a red light and hit me; the car 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 Hire the Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.?

Our sole focus is helping motor vehicle accident victims receive total and fair compensation, even in injury accident cases involving uninsured or under-insured drivers. To increase chances for a positive outcome, our St. Louis car accident attorney prepares every case as if it will go to trial:

  • Investigating the car accident.
  • Interviewing witnesses.
  • Gathering evidence to prove the other driver was at fault.

We are fully prepared to handle the most complicated cases. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we never rush to settle your case for less than its total value. We do not hesitate to take matters to court when insurers refuse to treat you fairly.

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. Delay or failure to do so can jeopardize the chances of getting the full compensation 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.

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

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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