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The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.
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Several lawyers said to call this lawyer because he is the best. You will appreciate this law firm. Helped with the injury and property claims. Attentive and knowledgeable. Great reputation in St Louis.
Would use this accident law firm. Best in Saint Louis. Highly rated and it shows. After one phone call, you just know this attorney is better. 5 Stars!!
Great law firm thanks Leah for the referral
Car accident lawyers on tv are not good . Get this attorney ! He is a pro !!
A+ attorney. Smart. Helpful. Great for automobile accident cases. Located in saint louis, missouri. Use him!
Response from the owner: Thanks. Car accident cases are difficult without the right attorney and great clients. Much appreciated.
Quality lawyer. Best law firm for a car accident. Advice was way better than other lawyers I called in St. Louis. Helped with property and injury.
Response from the owner: Thanks. The TV lawyer advertisers are just car accident settlement mills. As soon as people call a real attorney, they always tell us how much better and more helpful we were. Appreciate this.
Get this lawyer if you have an automobile accident. Simply the best!
Response from the owner: Thanks Lizzy. Recommendations from other is the best way to find a car accident attorney.
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.”
Response from the owner: Very nice of you to say. Our lawyers work hard on auto accident cases.
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!
Response from the owner: Taking calls, going over the car accident injury and property process is important. Clients that call always say we are the only lawyers that explained everything. Much appreciated.
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.
Response from the owner: Car accident lawyers on TV do not litigate cases. It is mass production. They have quotas. Local attorneys are best on auto accidents.
Very very good at injury claims for car wrecks. Use this St Louis attorney. Two thumbs up!
Response from the owner: Thanks for the review! All we do is accidents. When you specialize, your knowledge base and practice skills grow. Thanks!
Used this attorney for an auto accident. Highly recommend this lawyer in St. Louis. Communicates well.
Response from the owner: Communicating with clients is essential. Taking the client though the car accident claims process is important otherwise major mistakes can occur. It is an effort that we make. Thanks!
Best for car accidents in St Louis. Use this attorney.
Response from the owner: Thanks. Great clients make for great cases!
This lawyer is great for car accident injury claims. Did an uninsured motorist case. Very good attorney.
Response from the owner: Car accidents can be insured or uninsured. The claims are much different. Thanks for the review.
Great lawyer if you are in an auto accident. I recommend this attorneys office.
Response from the owner: Thanks J. Glad we got your auto accident case completed and that for telling others about our lawyers.
Very good car accident attorney. Did my and my relatives claims and paperwork. Highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our law firm on car accident cases.
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!
Response from the owner: Thank you!
Recommend this attorney for auto accidents.
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our attorneys for an automobile accident.
Best St Louis lawyer for car accidents.
Response from the owner: Thanks Tana. Appreciate this!
Great Lawyer!!
Response from the owner: Thank you
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!
Response from the owner: Each step is important in a car accident. Thanks for recommending us for car accidents injury claims.
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!
Response from the owner: Thanks. Appreciate the compliment. All we do is car accident litigation.
Very accomplished accident attorney in Saint Louis. 5 stars for sure!
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A car accident lawyer I would recommend to anyone.
Response from the owner: Thanks. That is great of you to say about our lawyers.
Great car accident attorney!!
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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 .
Response from the owner: Thank you
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.
Response from the owner: Thanks Maddie. Our law firm brings experience to the table on car accident cases.
Great people, helped me through a situation over the phone. His words and advice eventually helped me in my case.
Response from the owner: Glad to hear!
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
Response from the owner: Anytime!
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
Response from the owner: Happy to help.
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!

St. Louis Car Accident Attorney

If you’re searching for a dedicated St. Louis car accident lawyer after a vehicle incident, it’s crucial to have experienced legal representation to navigate your claim and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Christopher Hoffmann, an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney, has been protecting the rights of accident victims for over 25 years with unparalleled dedication and knowledge of the law.

Why You Need a St. Louis Car Accident Attorney

Accidents can be life-altering, and navigating the aftermath without professional help can be overwhelming. Here’s why having Christopher Hoffmann by your side is essential:

  • Experienced Navigation of Legal Processes: The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. understands the complexities of Missouri’s legal system and will manage all aspects of your case from start to finish.
  • Dedicated Representation: With a focus on personal injury cases in St. Louis, Christopher Hoffmann brings targeted expertise to your case, ensuring that each client receives personalized and effective representation.
  • Maximizing Your Compensation: Whether negotiating settlements or advocating in court, Christopher relentlessly pursues the maximum compensation for injuries and losses.

Navigating the Aftermath of a St. Louis Auto Accident

Being involved in an auto accident can be one of the most disorienting and challenging experiences. After ensuring your immediate medical needs are addressed, the next crucial step is to consult a trusted legal professional. St. Louis accident injury attorney Christopher Hoffmann is recognized for his reliability, trustworthiness, and exceptional legal skills. With over 25 years of focused experience in personal injury law, he is well-equipped to handle a wide spectrum of accident cases, ensuring you receive guidance through this complex process.

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.

Types of Accident Cases We Handle

Christopher Hoffmann has a proven track record of success across various accident types, each presenting unique challenges and requiring specialized knowledge:

  • St. Louis Car Accidents: From minor fender-benders to severe multi-car collisions, understanding Missouri’s traffic laws and insurance policies is vital for effective legal representation.
  • Bike Accidents: Cyclists often suffer serious injuries due to their vulnerability. We are adept at proving negligence in these cases, ensuring cyclists receive fair compensation.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: These cases can involve criminal charges and require an attorney who can navigate both the criminal and civil aspects effectively.
  • Bus Accidents: Handling bus accident claims involves negotiating with large transportation companies and understanding the nuances of public liability and insurance.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: We address the unique biases motorcyclists face and aggressively counteract them in court.
  • Construction Zone Accidents: These accidents can involve multiple liable parties, including construction companies and governmental entities.
  • Distracted Driving: As technology usage increases, so do accidents caused by distractions. We are skilled at proving such negligence to ensure justice for victims.
  • Rideshare Accidents (Uber and Lyft): Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become integral to modern transportation, but accidents involving these vehicles bring unique challenges, particularly regarding insurance and liability. Our firm is skilled in navigating these complexities, ensuring that whether you are a passenger, driver, or third party injured in a rideshare accident, you receive the compensation you deserve.

Comprehensive Injury Representation

The consequences of an accident extend beyond the immediate impact, often resulting in long-term or permanent disabilities. We are committed to obtaining full compensation for all accident-related injuries, including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): TBI can have devastating, lifelong effects. We understand the medical complexities and pursue claims that cover extensive medical care and lost quality of life.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can lead to partial or full paralysis, demanding significant compensation for long-term care.
  • Broken Bones: Even seemingly simple fractures can lead to major complications and necessitate thorough medical treatment.
  • Soft Tissue Damage: Such injuries often require long recovery periods and can be challenging to prove; our firm has the expertise to handle these subtle yet painful injuries.
  • Emotional Distress: We recognize the psychological impacts of accidents and work to secure compensation for mental anguish and suffering.
  • Herniated Discs: These injuries can be debilitating and often require surgeries and ongoing physical therapy.
  • Whiplash Injuries: Common in rear-end collisions, whiplash can result in chronic pain and suffering, impacting daily activities and work.

A Word on Insurance Companies

Engaging with insurance companies without experienced legal representation can jeopardize your claim. Insurers often aim to minimize payouts, even when significant injuries have occurred. Christopher Hoffmann’s strategic approach ensures that your rights are vigorously defended against such tactics, advocating for a settlement reflecting the gravity of your suffering and loss.

Aggressive and Compassionate Legal Representation

Do not face insurance companies alone. They are often more concerned with protecting their profits than providing the compensation you need for recovery. Christopher Hoffmann’s aggressive approach protects your rights against tactics that may undervalue your claim.

Contact an Experienced St. Louis Car Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident in St. Louis, it’s crucial to have a dedicated legal advocate on your side. The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. is committed to providing top-tier legal representation to those affected by car accidents. Our firm offers a free, no-obligation consultation where we will review your case and outline the steps necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About St. Louis Car Accidents

What should I do immediately after a car accident in St. Louis?

If you are involved in a car accident in St. Louis, prioritize your safety by moving to a safe location if possible. Then, call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed. It’s important to exchange information with the other driver, including names, contact details, insurance information, and vehicle descriptions. Take photos of the accident scene, any damages, and injuries. Lastly, avoid discussing fault at the scene and contact a St. Louis car accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights.

What are my legal rights after a car accident that was not my fault in St. Louis?

In Missouri, if you are involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you have the right to seek compensation for damages and injuries. This includes medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Missouri follows a pure comparative fault rule, which means your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault in the accident. Consulting with a St. Louis car accident lawyer can help you navigate these legal complexities and ensure your rights are fully protected.

What are the statute of limitations for car accident claims in Missouri?

In Missouri, you generally have five years from the date of the car accident to file a lawsuit for personal injury or property damage. This time limit, known as the statute of limitations, is crucial because if you fail to file a claim within this period, you may be barred from seeking compensation for your injuries and damages later. It is important to contact a St. Louis car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that all legal actions are taken within the required timelines.

How do I prove fault in a car accident in St. Louis?

Proving fault in a car accident in St. Louis involves collecting and presenting evidence that demonstrates the other party’s negligence. Key pieces of evidence can include police accident reports, witness statements, photos of the accident scene, surveillance footage, and records of weather and road conditions at the time of the accident. An experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer can help gather this evidence and utilize legal knowledge and experience experience to establish fault effectively. This process is crucial, as Missouri’s comparative fault laws can affect the amount of compensation you may receive based on your level of responsibility in the accident.

How can a St. Louis car accident lawyer help maximize my compensation?

A St. Louis car accident lawyer can significantly impact the compensation you receive by handling all legal aspects of your claim. This includes gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if necessary, representing you in court. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws and can effectively argue your case, ensuring that you receive full compensation for your losses. They can also help in identifying additional compensatory avenues, such as future medical costs or emotional distress.