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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 62 reviews from review us onJeremiah C. ★★★★★ Great lawyer if you are in an auto accident. I recommend this attorneys office.Paige T. ★★★★★ Very good car accident attorney. Did my and my relatives claims and paperwork. Highly recommend.Private 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! 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! Brenda G. ★★★★★ 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 ownerIt 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! Michael M. ★★★★★ 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 ownerOur 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! Marvetta M. ★★★★★ Glad I switched to this auto accident lawyer. These lawyers fight hard for their injury clients. I highly recommend these lawyers.Response from the ownerWe 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. Antonio W. ★★★★★ 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 ownerThank 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. Tyrone B. ★★★★★ ST.LOUIS AUTO ACCIDENT? I RECOMMEND THIS LAWYER FOR ANY ACCIDENT CASE INVOLVING INJURIES. VERY GOOD LAWYERS!Response from the ownerAppreciate 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! Vincent T. ★★★★★ 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 ownerSelecting 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! Tina Y. ★★★★★ 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 ownerHey 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! 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.Response from the ownerThanks 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. 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.Response from the ownerThanks 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. 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. Simply the best!Response from the ownerThe 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! Richard B. ★★★★★ 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 ownerEach 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! Anthony R. M. ★★★★★ 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 ownerBig 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! Curtis H. ★★★★★ 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 ownerThank 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! Anthony K. ★★★★★ 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 ownerOur 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! Jessica C. ★★★★★ If you are ever in need of a car accident lawyer in St.Louis, I highly recommend this law firm. 🙂Response from the ownerThanks 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. 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.Response from the ownerBad car accident! Glad we could help. Our St. Louis attorneys try our best to be helpful to victims of a car accident. Giving good advice initially about preserving evidence, medical treatment, the property damage claim and the later steps in finalizing the car accident, helps put the client at ease. We take calls everyday on car accident and many we advise without even ultimately representing them, but feel that they need a helping hand.Thanks for the compliment! 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.Response from the ownerWhether it is multiple cars and multiple people injured, the issues always becomes the adequacy of insurance coverage to handle all the claims. Glad we could help and found adequate coverage for the car accident claim. Call our lawyers if you ever need any help! Appreciate the review! 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.Response from the ownerAppreciate the compliment. For many people a car crashes is a first time experience, so guiding clients through the property damage and injury portion of the claim is all we do. If cases cannot get settled outside of court, then our car accident lawyers guide the client through the litigation process as well. It makes it a little easier knowing what is coming. Glad our attorneys won and appreciate the review. 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.Response from the ownerOur lawyers in St. Louis appreciate the compliment. Auto accident injury cases are getting tougher and tougher. Glad we could help and that you are happy with the injury settlement. If you ever need any help in the future, give our law firm a call. Thanks again for the nice review! 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.Response from the ownerThis story is more and more common for victims of a car accident. People are injured and attempt to work with the insurance company, but the insurance company pushes people around too much and is unfair forcing individuals to search for an auto accident attorney to handle their claim. Glad we could help! Insurance companies have no shame. 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.Response from the ownerThanks Angie! Glad we could help and appreciate you recommending our car accident attorneys. Donna H. ★★★★★ I recommend this auto accident lawyer in St. Louis if you are injured and filing a claim. Very good attorney.Response from the ownerOur lawyers thank you for the review Donna! We try hard to help car accident injury victims in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. Insurance companies are fighting these cases harder and harder. Insurance companies literally own most doctors, having a stable who testify none of the real treating doctors are correct and that no injury occurred from the accident. Juries are often confused and do not understanding that these insurance doctors lie in every case. We cross examine the insurance doctors that they reviewed 400 car accidents in 2015 and that they testified every doctor in every one of those cases (including the treating ER, Primary Care, Radiologist, Orthopedic Surgereon, and Pain Management) was wrong...and they actually say "yes."The worst is when your own insurance company does this on underinsured and uninsured motorist cases. You pay your premiums and they use the money to hire a doctor who will tell the jury not to pay you... Sad Reality! Wanda C. ★★★★★ I highly recommend The Hoffman Law Firm if you need to hire a car accident injury attorney in St Louis.Response from the ownerThanks you so much Wanda! Our attorneys appreciate the compliment and the recommendation.
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:
Estimate – Written estimate from a dealership or collision center (insurance estimates are not admissible in court)
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:
State that you were in a Motor Vehicle Accident and write when it occurred.
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.
List all body parts injured and any pain radiating from one body part to another.
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.
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
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!