St. Louis Car Accident Attorney

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Our St. Louis Car Accident Law Firm has earned our credentials through successful negotiations and vigorous courtroom trial representation. With 25 years of experience and thousands of successful cases, car accident lawyer Christopher Hoffmann focuses his practice exclusively on handling injury claims arising out of accidents in St. Louis, Missouri. When you hire our firm, you can be confident that everything will be done to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.

Excellent4.8 Based on 58 reviews from review us onJustin 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.Maxine ★★★★★ Great car accident lawyer. Did a very good job on my injury case. 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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!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. 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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!Ruby D. ★★★★★ 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.michael M. ★★★★★ 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.Big V. ★★★★★ 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. 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He is a very good attorney, and you should use him to get an injury settlement.Jessica C. ★★★★★ If you are ever in need of a car accident lawyer in St.Louis, I highly recommend this law firm. 🙂Christian B. ★★★★★ Accident on Highway 40 driving back into St. Louis. Impact was so hard the back window blew out. Everyone has to follow up with specialists after the emergency room. This attorney handled all of our injury cases and did a great job.Matthew S. ★★★★★ Car wreck on Manchester Road in St. Louis. There were 4 people in our car and everyone was injured. After the ER, we had to see specialists for treatment and testing. The Hoffmann Law Firm handled our injury claim and did a great job. I trust this lawyer very much.Chase B. ★★★★★ Attorney Hoffmann did my car crash case after an accident in St. Louis. He guided me through the property damage claim and later submitted my injury demand. Insurance companies never go easy so we took them on and won. This lawyer is a step above the rest.Anthony M. ★★★★★ High speed auto accident in St. Louis. Researched and called multiple attorneys. This lawyer took my call and really took his time with my injury case and gave me much better advice than the other lawyers. He did a great job and got me more than I expected in the settlement.Vail P. ★★★★★ 2014 Car accident in St Louis with bad injuries. Very happy using this attorney. Got the medical record and submitted the claim when I was done treating. Insurance company low balled us so the lawyer filed a lawsuit and got me a great injury statement. This attorney worked hard on my case and did great.Angie T. ★★★★★ This is a very good car crash lawyer in the St. Louis area. If you are filing an injury claim, I recommend you hire this attorney. He promptly returns phone calls, and keeps you informed during the whole process.Donna H. ★★★★★ I recommend this auto accident lawyer in St. Louis if you are injured and filing a claim. Very good attorney.Wanda C. ★★★★★ I highly recommend The Hoffman Law Firm if you need to hire a car accident injury attorney in St Louis.Abigail C. ★★★★★ Cannot find a better St. Louis auto accident lawyer. I got hit from behind and injured. I found this accident lawyer and he walked me through the process. He took all my calls and gave me solutions each time issues came up with the automobile claim and the injury. Great lawyer! Thanks for the help!Michael S. ★★★★★ If you need a St. Louis car accident attorney, I recommend attorney Hoffmann. This lawyer listens to the issues about the accident and injuries and also makes great recommendations. These lawyers walk you through the treatment and claims process. Great litigators as well. Top notch. Best lawyers in the business.Matt L. ★★★★★ This is a great car accident lawyer in St.Louis. I highly recommend this attorney for an auto injury.Joe W. ★★★★★ Need an auto accident lawyer in St. Louis, retain these attorneys. These lawyers are on top of the car accident claim from start to finish, including the injury and property damage cases. Top notch professionals! Thanks for all your help!Sophie H. ★★★★★ Very good St. Louis car wreck lawyer. This attorney knows the claims and litigation process. It doesn't get any better than this law firm. Reasonable fees compared to others, and limits his costs so the settlement stays focused toward the client.Seriah ★★★★★ Best rated St. Louis car accident lawyer. They worked hard on my injury claim. Not only are they great attorney, they're also great people. If you are ever injured in an accident, these are the people you should hire.Maeve B. ★★★★★ Searched for a St. Louis car accident lawyer and called this attorney after reading his reviews. They are correct. This is a great law firm. Extremely knowledgable and keeps you informed during the process. I was very happy with the settlement. 5 stars!Thanks Chris!Cindy C. ★★★★★ This is a great lawyer. If you are injured in a car accident in St. Louis, I recommend hiring this attorney. Very Good!Cassandra R. ★★★★★ The Hoffmann Law Firm was there for me after my car accident. They helped me get through all of the legalities in a frustrating experience. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a car crash attorney.Lily C. ★★★★★ Mr. Hoffmann is a very good lawyer. He is professional and great at his work. I highly recommend him if you are in a car accident.Lindsey M. ★★★★★ I was a passenger in a car that was rear ended on Highway 40. There was major damage to the car. Everyone went to the emergency room. My neck and back were in a lot of pain and I had to see a spinal sugeon. We looked around and, after reading some great reviews, hired this lawyer. He walked us through the medical treatment and lawsuit. Did a great job and got us a great settlement. Very likeable and smooth. Impressive! Our family thanks you!Taylor G. ★★★★★ In a car accident last year. We were hit from behind by another car at 50 miles per hour. I was diagnosed with a herniated disk in my neck and low back. Started with physical therapy and then had to get injections. Mr. Hoffmann was our lawyer. He filed a lawsuit for us and did a great job with our case. I sat in on the depositions and can say this attorney is really good!js_loader

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 firm 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 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 attorney can do so.

What Other Steps Should I Take After an Auto 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.
property damage and injury checklist

Documenting Property Damage Claims

If you have a property damage claim, you need the following three things for your 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.

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!