The personal injury attorneys at Sansone & Lauber Trial Lawyers represent people who have sustained all types of serious injuries—including head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burn injuries, fractures, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of vision. We represent individuals and families in Missouri and Illinois, not insurance companies or large corporations.
Our Missouri and Illinois injury lawyers are proud to offer clients years of personal injury litigation experience. We have a strong record of obtaining full and fair compensation for our clients, who have suffered serious injuries. We have the experience and know-how to assess the maximum value of personal injury claims and negotiate aggressively for full compensation. If your future depends on the outcome of your case, you should select a law firm that has a record of proven results. As our case results show, our skilled attorneys have obtained numerous substantial six-figure and multi-million dollar settlements for clients who were in difficult situations similar to yours.
Our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
We will investigate your personal accident in detail and identify all the parties who are potentially liable for your injuries. Our legal team understands the importance of moving quickly to secure evidence and document the scene of the accident. We know the type of questions to ask and how to find the evidence to support a personal injury claim.
Building a personal Injury case boils down to gathering evidence to address three primary factors:
- Did an individual or some company act carelessly or with disregard for safety? In a car accident, for example, did a driver drive too fast or fail to yield the right of way? Was the at-fault driver intoxicated by alcohol or drugs?
- Did your injuries result from the careless actions?
- What is the monetary value of the injuries caused by the accident?
Our attorneys will determine all the applicable insurance policies and the coverage limits. We will analyze whether the insurance coverage can be stacked to increase the compensation available to the accident victim.
Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers will gather your medical records and estimate your future medical costs and other expenses related to your injuries. We will calculate your lost wages caused by the accident and estimate your future lost wages if your injuries are likely to prevent you from returning to work or will limit the type of work you can do.
If you need additional medical care, we will assist you in getting the proper medical care for your injuries.
After gathering all evidence, we will prepare a personal injury claim and submit it to the insurance company representing the party or parties responsible for your injuries. We will negotiate aggressively for a full settlement that reflects the extent of your losses.
We believe in keeping clients well informed. We will update you on the progress of the negotiations and any settlement offers that we receive. We will give you our professional opinion about whether the offer represents a fair value based on the specific facts of your case and our experience handling numerous personal injury claims.
If the insurance company declines to agree to a just settlement, we will move forward with a personal injury lawsuit. Most personal injury cases are resolved before trial. But we are experienced trial lawyers. We are confident of our litigation skills when cases go to court.
Our personal injury attorneys at Sansone & Lauber will stand up for your interests throughout the process. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. You will not have any upfront costs and will not owe any legal fee or expenses unless we obtain compensation for you.
What Is My St. Louis Personal Injury Case Worth?
Establishing the value of a personal injury case is a complex task. It depends on many factors including the extent of your injuries, whether you contributed to your own injuries and the insurance coverage available to provide compensation. You should steer clear of any attorney who guarantees that your case is worth a certain amount of money.
Sansone & Lauber handles personal injury cases involving very serious injuries such as head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other severe injuries. Some accidents cause paralysis or permanent disabilities injuries that leave the victim unable to work again.
Among the factors we take into consideration in estimating the value of your case are:
- Your medical bills
- Future medical expenses resulting from the injury
- Lost wages as a result of injuries
- Loss of future earning capacity.
These are all losses that can be measured with reasonable certainty.
The second value component of personal injury cases is known as pain and suffering and is more subjective. The damages awarded for pain and suffering boil down to a jury’s reasoned assessment of what is fair and reasonable compensation given the facts of a specific case. A jury may take into account the severity of the injury, ongoing pain, future problems and whether an injury is temporary or permanent.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in St. Louis
Personal injury claims that we assist with include:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Pedestrian injuries
- Dog bites
- Boat accidents