Areas of Practice
Car and motorcycle Crashes
Car and motorcycle crashes occur at an alarming rate, and almost all crashes occur because someone was careless. In law, we refer to this as negligence. Figuring out why the person was negligent -- whether it was because they were intoxicated, texting and driving, or otherwise distracted -- is an important step in correcting behavior, making the roads safer, and ensuring that our clients are fully compensated.
Product manufacturers, distributors and sellers are not supposed to put a defective product in the hands of consumers, period. Companies are held strictly liable for defective products, and they are liable for their negligence if they fail to warn about dangers that they knew or could have known about by using reasonable care.
General Personal Injury
Many of the case types listed on this page are specific types of personal injury cases. We handle those cases, and more. In general, we represent people whose injuries occur because a person or company was not reasonably careful (negligent). If you have been injured because of someone's negligence-- even if your injury does not fit within one of these specific case types -- please call us for help.
Workers' compensation is its own animal. It is a highly specialized area of law that was created to benefit workers, but is often abused by employers and their insurance companies. If you sustain a serious injury on the job, call us right away to protect your rights.
dangerous property (Premises Liability)
Businesses have a duty to ensure their property is safe for customers. From slip and falls to elevator injuries to chemical exposures, we have successfully litigated many of these cases -- commonly referred to as premises liability cases -- against landlords, tenants, property management companies, and third-party maintenance companies.
We represent surviving family members for the loss of their loved ones due to the negligence of other people or companies. These unfortunate cases often arise from motor vehicle crashes, dangerous products, negligent security of buildings, falls, and more. Wrongful death cases have a separate statute of limitations, damages are dictated by statute, and even settlements require court approval. Do not hesitate to contact us for help.
Tractor-trailer crashes are different than other crashes. Truck drivers are subject to federal regulations, and rightfully so, given the damage that often ensues when they drive over their permitted hours or do not properly maintain and inspect their equipment. We know these federal regulations and know how to preserve evidence to ensure that truck drivers are held accountable to these extra safety standards.
Some of the most horrific injuries occur from dog bites during dog attacks. These attacks may result in flesh wounds, infections, and scarring or other disfigurement. Thankfully, local laws permit us to pursue the dog owners -- often through their home owner's insurance -- to recover compensation for our clients' serious injuries.
fraud and misrepresentation
As a consumer, you have certain rights that are protected by the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, and other state and federal laws. If a business has misrepresented important information to you or otherwise defrauded you, and you have suffered harm because of it, we would like to hear from you.