Tag: Car Accident Injuries

What to Know and Do After a Bicycle/Car Accident

With everyone becoming more conscious of the environment, a lot of people are choosing to ride bicycles rather than driving their cars. But the reality is that while it does make a difference, cyclists are certainly not making themselves safer. In fact, there are a lot of bicycle accidents in Missouri. But strangely enough, there […]

Written by on September 24, 2019

Motorist Killed by Falling Bridge Barrier from Overpass

There are tens of thousands of wrongful death cases that occur each year. A recent article documenting such a case details how a motorist’s life was taken by a falling non-fixed bridge barrier. The bridge barrier had fallen after another driver had run into the barrier while traveling on an overpass. When tragedies like these […]

Written by on December 6, 2018

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

After you’ve been in a car accident, your mind is usually racing. You’re not sure what to do, and while you may know you need to talk with a lawyer, you aren’t sure how to choose the best one for your situation. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer you some advice on what […]

Written by on October 2, 2018

Why You Need a Lawyer on Your Side After a Car Accident

In a perfect world, if you’re in a car accident in St. Louis, the other driver’s insurance will do everything they can to make it right. They’ll cover all your medical expenses, pay for any damages, and even offer money for pain and suffering. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. The fact is […]

Written by on June 26, 2018

Your Car Accident Settlement – What to Expect Part Two

Statute of LimitationsThe statute of limitations during which St. Louis personal injury attorneys can file civil suits for auto accident claims in Missouri is 5 years. However if the suit is for wrongful death, it is limited to 3 years. Settlement AwardsSettlements vary based on accident severity, typically including: – Vehicle Damage: “Reasonable” costs of […]

Written by on April 12, 2018

Your Car Accident Settlement – What to Expect Part One

Medical bills, lost wages, and the emotional toll of an auto accident can be overwhelming, and the accident settlement process even more so. Fortunately, the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman and Gelfman have you covered, with a short guide on what to expect through the process. After the AccidentTo ensure a successful outcome, […]

Written by on April 10, 2018

Missouri is a High Risk State for Deer-Auto Collisions

Here in St. Louis, the colder months are traditionally the months when we have to watch out for deer. These animals are cute to look at, but not so much when they’re standing in the middle of the road you’re traveling down. Unfortunately for us, Missouri is considered a state that is at high risk […]

Written by on January 16, 2018

Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise – Don’t Be a Statistic

From munching fries to tuning the radio, talking on the phone and texting while driving, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of the continued rise in vehicle accidents nationwide. The St. Louis car accident lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman know these seemingly short lapses in focus can too often lead to life-changing accidents, […]

Written by on October 31, 2017

You’ve Been In a Car Accident – Should You Go to a Doctor?

The St. Louis car accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman often consult with clients who postpone treatment following an automobile accident, preferring a ‘wait and see if it’s bad enough’ approach to care. Unfortunately, such delays in treatment tend to result in extended recovery times and the worsening of injuries. If You Are Injured In […]

Written by on September 21, 2017

Car Injures Bike Rider in Local Accident

St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman know too well the dangers that cyclists encounter on area roadways. And yet another rider has fallen victim. 25-year-old Fenton Cyclist Angelina N. Drago Injured by Careless DriverDrago, 25, was riding her bicycle south on Main Drive at Valley Lane in High Ridge at 9:15 p.m. […]

Written by on September 19, 2017