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Protecting the Rights of St. Louis Car Crash Victims

Car accidents bring many questions. How will you pay your medical bills? How will you make ends meet while you are unable to work? How will you get the funds you need to make things right for all you have been through as a result of their negligence?

At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we know that a car accident can change lives in the blink of an eye. Our founding attorney Amanda Hayden has witnessed this up close and understands the challenges facing injury victims and their loved ones. When you work with us, we will:

  • Talk one-on-one with you to learn every detail of your case
  • Locate key witnesses to support your claim
  • Retain police reports and any other pertinent information to the case
  • Help you get the quality medical care you need for your injuries and the coverage for those expenses
  • Utilize our vast network of resources and professionals built over the past decade
  • Implement compelling litigation tactics when negotiating with a negligent party’s insurance company
  • Make sure you understand everything going on with your case, from point A to point B

You can rely on us to protect your interest and make sure the insurance companies do not take advantage of you.

Causes of Car Accidents

At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we represent people who have been injured in collisions caused by:

  • Drunk driving
  • Defective roadways
  • Brake failure
  • Tire failure
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Bad weather

The insurance companies will do everything they can to deny fault and avoid providing you with the compensation you deserve. We will fight to hold them accountable or the negligence of their policyholders.

Common Car Crash Injuries

The human body was not made to be jostled around or struck by objects at a high speed. Auto safety has come a long way, but car crashes still result in serious injuries such as head injuries, lost limbs, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, scarring and disfigurement.  You should not have to bear the burden of these injuries; a personal injury claim is about making sure you have the resources you need to recover.

Are You Partially At Fault?

You may still be able to seek compensation for your injuries from the other party even if you are partially at fault. If, for example, a jury finds you 30 percent at fault, the court will reduce your total amount of damages by 30 percent. Don’t worry about determining fault or liability on your own; we will examine your case and determine whether you have a viable personal injury case.

Was Your Family Member Killed in a Car Wreck?

In order for a fatal car accident to be seen as a wrongful death case and for you to have a legitimate case to take legal action, there must be a person who loses their life because of the negligent actions of another. In a car accident death, it is whatever the other driver did wrong, such as speeding, texting and driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or breaking other traffic laws.

When a driver acts recklessly or irresponsibly, they are breaching their duty to keep their fellow drivers on the road safe, because their actions are putting the people around them in danger. When these actions can be shown to have caused the victim’s death, you may be eligible for a wrongful death action.

How Much is Your Claim Worth?

At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we will pursue the full compensation you deserve. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will be prepared to fight for your rights at trial to ensure you receive the compensation you need for damages such as:

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering, including mental or emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Rehabilitation and therapy expenses

The exact dollar amount will depend on the facts of your case and your specific losses.

Contact an Experienced St. Louis Car Crash Attorney

At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we pair big-firm expertise with small-firm personalized attention to meet your needs and concerns. We take on the insurance companies so you don’t have to, working to secure fair and just compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. We proudly serve clients in St. Louis, and throughout Missouri and Illinois.