Personal Injury Legal Services
St. Louis, Missouri
Legal services for those injured due to an accident or negligence
Under Missouri law, you are entitled to be compensated if you have been injured or your car has been damaged by a negligent motorist. After a collision, you will eventually be contacted by the other driver’s insurance company. The adjuster may offer you some money and even suggest that he is doing you a favor. However, without an attorney, without knowing your rights, how do you know the offer is fair?
Were you injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer? Have you lost a loved one because of the carelessness and negligence of a commercial truck driver? Truck accident cases are much different than car accident cases.
If you have been injured on the job, ask yourself a few important questions. Are you being treated fairly? Is your employer providing you with appropriate medical treatment? Do you trust your employer and its insurance company to pay you the compensation you deserve? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” please click the link below.
Nursing home neglect and abuse often goes unreported and unchallenged because the elderly and disabled often have difficulty voicing their complaints. However, if you suspect that a loved one has been victimized, an experienced lawyer knows how to thoroughly investigate your suspicions and fight for justice.
Under Missouri law, property owners and managers have a duty to keep their property safe for their visitors. Unfortunately, if you have been injured because of a dangerous condition on the property of another person or company, it’s highly unlikely that the insurance company will make you a fair offer.
If you or a loved one has been exposed mesothelioma cancer, it may have been caused from exposure to asbestos. We work to determine the cause your illness and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Money never compensates for the loss of life. However, when a life is cut short because of a drunk driver, a speeding tractor-trailer or any other act of recklessness, the wrongdoer must pay.
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed by dangerous and defective products in the United States. The companies who design, manufacture and distribute these dangerous and defective products are responsible for any harms those products may cause.
The Food and Drug Administration has recalled more than 1,700 prescription drugs since 2004. These prescription drugs were supposed to help people, but, unfortunately, injured or killed thousands.
Thousands of people are injured or killed by dogs every year. Many of the victims are children. And the majority of the most serious cases involve pit-bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Alaskan Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, Chows, Great Danes and St. Bernards.
Swimming pool accidents frequently cause brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or death. Alcohol, horseplay, absent warnings, inadequate supervision and inexperienced swimmers cause or contribute to cause many of these tragedies.
Have you been injured in a boating accident? Was your loved one killed in a boating accident? Boat operators may be held liable when their carelessness and negligence causes injury or death to innocent people.
Our mass transit systems are very safe. However, accidents involving airplanes, trains and buses do happen. And when they do happen, they are often deadly. So if you are reading this page because you lost a loved one, please accept our sincere condolences.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 12,500 spinal cord injuries occur in the United States every year. Lifetime medical treatment expenses for many spinal cord injury victims exceeds $4 million. And spinal cord injuries may have a direct impact on the victim’s life expectancy. Therefore, if you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, a truck crash, a work accident or any other occurrence caused by somebody else’s negligence, it is important that you hire an experienced spinal cord injury attorney.
Have you or a loved one sustained a brain injury or any other head injury in a car accident, a truck crash, a work accident or in any other occurrence caused by somebody else’s negligence? It is just as important to hire a lawyer with experience representing brain injury victims as it is to be treated by a physician who has experience treating brain injuries.
Survivors of fires and explosions are often physically and emotionally scarred. Winning fair compensation is often complicated by the fact that insurance companies under-value the pain and suffering of the victim, let alone the depression that often accompanies such devastating injuries.
McChesney & Ortwerth handles divorces and all family law matters, including child support and custody, spousal maintenance, paternity and orders of protection in St.Louis, Missouri, St Louis City, St. Louis County, Illinois and all of the surrounding areas.