An auto accident can have lingering repercussions for months, years or sometimes your whole life. The Guirl Law Firm knows that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we do all we can to ease the stress of your medical and legal recovery. Attorney James N. Guirl, II founded the firm to help victims of injury in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. With more than 25 years of experience and a commitment to treating you like a person, not a case number, we get results.
If you are involved in an auto wreck, your first priority should be getting yourself and any passengers to safety. Contact the police and seek medical treatment, whether you think you are injured or not. Always contact an experienced attorney like James Guirl before speaking to insurance company representatives. With a sole focus on personal injury, we are able to help you understand exactly what to do after a car accident.
Car accidents commonly cause injuries and death in Missouri. In 2013, nearly 50,000 people were injured and 757 were killed in auto accidents in our state.
Our car accident law firm has helped victims with injuries including broken bones, burns, head trauma, internal organ damage, and injuries to the back, neck and spine. These injuries result from high-speed crashes and low-speed collisions. They are caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, failure to obey traffic laws or traffic signals, and negligence. Speeding was a factor in nearly 22,000 crashes in Missouri in 2013, and alcohol was involved in over 5,600 motor vehicle accidents the same year.
Missouri state law requires drivers to carry liability insurance for injuries caused to others, as well as uninsured motorist coverage for your own injuries in case another driver does not have insurance. Both types of insurance must provide a minimum coverage of $25,000 for bodily injuries per person, up to $50,000 total bodily injury. Liability insurance must also cover damage to property.
Uninsured and underinsured motorists violate Missouri’s financial responsibility laws. They can also leave you with overwhelming medical and mechanics bills when they cause an auto accident. Our attorney fights for your full payment under your uninsured motorist policy. Through meticulous research, we often discover other individuals or businesses that are liable for your collision and file third party claims in the St. Louis courts against the negligent defendants.
Although we are able to settle most car and truck accident cases, we never accept less than you deserve for your injuries. Attorney James Guirl goes toe-to-toe with the insurance companies to maximize your compensation through negotiations, arbitration or trial. To get justice for your motor vehicle crash injuries, call the Guirl Law Firm on our 24-hour toll-free hotline at 314-399-8051 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.