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. Charles 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. Charles 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. Charles 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. Charles
Personal injury claims that we assist with include:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Pedestrian injuries
- Dog bites
- Boat accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Premises liability
- Workers compensation
- Wrongful death
- Burn Injuries
Your own Team of St. Charles MO Personal Injury Attorneys
The St. Charles personal injury attorneys at Sansone & Lauber have the skills and experience to build a strong personal injury case. We know how to uncover the relevant facts of an accident to prove the carelessness of others. We effectively assess the full monetary value of injuries. Because we know how to build strong legal cases, we negotiate from a position of strength and press for the maximum compensation for our clients’ claims.
Most personal injury cases are settled, sometimes soon after an accident, or while a lawsuit is pending. Some personal injury claims go to trial in civil courts of Missouri or Illinois. Our St. Charles car injury attorneys at Sansone & Lauber know how to establish a strong case through evidence.
Giving a jury the tools to calculate and justify a relatively large verdict amount is by far the most important part of a trial. It is critical that your lawyer instruct the jury on how to determine an appropriate verdict amount and what factors the jurors can take into consideration and what factors may be disregarded. Our trial attorneys equip the jury with the information and guidance it needs to value the injuries properly.
Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Charles
If you have suffered a personal injury caused by the carelessness of someone else, contact us online or call 314-863-0500 for a free initial consultation. We are here to help you assess your legal rights. NO FEE GUARANTEE: You will not owe any attorneys’ fees or costs until we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
FAQ’s for our St. Charles Personal Injury Attorney
St. Charles Personal Injury Attorney
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
The quickest way to find out whether you have a valid personal injury claim is to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney and schedule a courtesy consultation. Our attorneys will review the facts of your injury and discuss your legal options. Your injury must have been caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party to have a valid claim. For example, if a driver is speeding on Interstate 44 or I-270 and causes a serious accident, the at-fault driver may be held accountable for the injuries caused through a personal injury claim. A knowledgeable Arnold attorney can review the specific facts of your situation and explain your legal options. We are here to assist people who have been injured.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take?
The truth is that it is difficult to predict how long a case will take. It depends on the number of potentially responsible parties that are involved and the facts of the case. Many personal injury cases settle within a year. But the case may take much longer if it goes to trial. As a general rule of thumb, the more parties involved and the more complex the case, the longer it takes to resolve. Some complex cases that go to trial take several years to complete. However long it takes, the dedicated lawyers at Sansone & Lauber will see your case through to conclusion.
What if I cannot cover my medical bills after a serious injury?
It is not unusual to amass thousands of dollars of medical debt if you have been seriously injured and required ongoing medical treatment. Medical bills can create anxiety and stress, particularly you are unable to work or produce income. If the at-fault motorist’s insurance company accepts liability for your injuries, the insurer may pay your medical expenses up to the limits of the insurance policy. However, you may need an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf if the insurance company disputes your claim or offers an amount that does not cover your bills. You should not be saddled with medical bills for an injury caused by someone else. Our attorneys may contact your health care providers, notify them that you are working with lawyers to obtain compensation to pay your bills and make arrangements for the health care provider to receive payment after a settlement is reached.