Car Accident Attorneys in Chesterfield
Skilled Litigation throughout Missouri
If you or someone in your family has been involved in a serious auto accident, contact an experienced trial lawyer at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. in St. Louis for dependable advice and prompt action on your damages claim.
With 35 years of experience as a trial attorney and a municipal court judge, founding partner Greg L. Roberts has a comprehensive understanding of the laws of negligence, car insurance claims procedures, and proof of damages in different kinds of accidents that is shared by the other lawyers in the firm. Our firm’s experience can mean the difference between a full recovery on your claims and an unsatisfactory result.
Our Chesterfield car accident attorneys are available to represent auto crash victims from the St. Louis metro area and throughout Missouri in such car accident cases as the following:
- Frontal impact, T-bone, or rear-end collisions
- Truck accidents and commercial vehicle collisions
- Accidents involving bicycles or pedestrians
- Collisions between cars and motorcycles
- Accidents in highway construction or maintenance zones
- Hit-and-run collisions and accidents involving drunk drivers
- SUV rollover and defective auto component cases
- Disputes about insurance coverage, especially in cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policies
Tenacious Counsel Supporting Your Rights
We devote just as much care to the evaluation and documentation of your damages claims as we do to the proof of liability against the defendant. Our lawyers make sure that every component of your damages demand is fully supported by credible and persuasive evidence. Because we treat every case as though it is headed for trial, our thorough approach to preparing the damages portions of your case actually helps promote settlement by eliminating questions as to the severity of your injuries, your future treatment needs, and your prognosis for a full recovery.
Things to Remember Following a Vehicle Accident
Things are often moving fast and there is often a lot of confusion following a vehicle accident. Below are a few key things that a victim of an accident can do to protect his or her rights following a car, truck or vehicle accident:
- Ensure the safety of others and determine if any passengers are injured. Call 911 or an ambulance as soon as possible to help in the aid of injury victims. Avoid moving injured passengers if at all possible to avoid more severe injuries.
- Contact the police to report the accident and allow for the filing of a police report. Even when an accident may initially appear minor, contact the police to document the accident. Some injuries do not manifest until days after the accident.
- Obtain as much information as possible following an accident while still at the scene. The information that you obtain should include the following: name, address, driver’s license number, phone number, registration, and insurance information of any and all drivers involved in the accident. Also be sure to obtain the name and address of the owner of any and all vehicles involved in the accident.
- Name, address and phone number of any and all witnesses to the accident or persons who later arrived at the accident scene.
- Name, badge number, department location, and business card of responding police officers who arrived at the accident scene.
- Document any traffic tickets issued by police at the scene of the accident.
- Note the make, model and license plate number of all cars involved in the accident.
- Make a diagram of the accident scene and write down a description of how the accident occurred. Note any skid marks made on the roadway following the accident.
- Note the weather and road conditions at the time of the accident.
- Note all injuries that you and your passengers experienced following the accident.
- Be sure to take photographs of the scene of the accident. Many cell phones now have cameras making it possible to visually document the angles and locations of the accident and visually replicate damage to vehicles and persons immediately following an accident. Be sure to photograph vehicle damage, injured drivers and passengers, skid marks on the roadway and the roadway or intersection where the accident occurred.
- Be sure to document any injuries that are incurred following an accident and the progression of those injuries. Be sure to make a detailed list of all injuries, location of pain and the types of pain that you are experiencing, even if it seems to be minor at the time.
- Make sure to not leave the scene of an accident, unless being transported to the emergency room by ambulance. Be sure all other drivers, witnesses, and police have left prior to leaving the accident scene.
- Seek necessary medical attention including possible emergency room and follow-up medical care immediately following the accident.
The Legal Care You Need to Begin the Healing Process
Our clients’ injuries range from extensive fractures to soft tissue injuries to severe brain trauma or spinal cord injury. While we are preparing your case for settlement or trial, we work closely with car accident victims and their families to make sure that you are receiving the specific treatment and rehabilitation resources you need.
We represent members of the general driving public as well as commercial drivers who have been injured in traffic or highway accidents in the St. Louis area and all areas in Missouri.
Call an experienced Chesterfield car accident lawyer at (636) 590-4864 today. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. is ready to provide you the guidance and support you need.