The Guirl Law Firm was founded in 1999 exclusively to represent victims of injuries in St. Louis and throughout the surrounding communities. With his more than 25 years of experience and commitment to justice, our lawyer maximizes your compensation from the negligent people or corporations that caused your car accident.
St. Louis is a major port city and commercial trucks constantly carry goods throughout this Midwest region along several busy arteries. These tractor-trailers are necessary in a thriving economy, but can also produce devastating damage when truck drivers and companies are careless. Our attorney holds drivers responsible for accidents resulting from distracted driving, fatigue, drug or alcohol use and recklessness. In addition, trucking corporations are liable for overloaded or improperly loaded trailers, mechanical disrepair and policies that encourage drivers to speed or forgo adequate sleep.
Insurance companies are businesses with the goal of increasing profits and cutting costs. For this reason, they may try to lowball you. Do not sign a settlement agreement without first consulting a lawyer. Once you waive your rights, you may forfeit the opportunity to recover the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Because the Guirl Law Firm offers you a no-obligation, free consultation, you risk nothing by allowing us to review your case.
In addition, insurance companies are often reluctant to engage in the extensive investigation required to maximize your compensation award. We determine whether third parties contributed to your crash — for example, a bartender who over-served the driver who injured you in a drunk driving accident. If your crash involved an uninsured or underinsured motorist, we aggressively pursue your claim directly from your insurance company under your uninsured motorist policy.
Controlling 5,000 lbs. of speeding steel requires concentration. Yet drivers commonly hold their phones to their ears, thumb messages on their smartphones, consume their meals and fiddle with GPS systems and MP3 players while they drive. These actions divert drivers’ attention and usually require hands or eyes to momentarily leave the road. According to the official U.S. government website Distraction.gov, 3,092 people were killed and approximately 416,000 people were injured in auto accidents involving distracted drivers in 2010 — which are the latest figures on record. Also, 18 percent of crashes resulting in injuries were reported as distracted driver-related. Surprisingly, despite these harrowing statistics, Missouri only bans texting by drivers who are under 21 years old and places no restrictions on cell phone use.
The driver can be cited for reckless driving, however, and you have a cause of action in the St. Louis courts for a car accident caused by a distracted motorist. Our accident lawyer diligently collects relevant evidence to prove that the driver was engaged in irresponsible activities at the time of the crash.
To learn more about recovering damages for injuries you sustained in a car or truck accident, call the Guirl Law Firm on our 24-hour toll-free hotline 314-399-8051 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.