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Fighting for
St. Louis Injury Victims

Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers is a leading personal injury law firm in St. Louis. Founded in 2010, our firm is dedicated to serving injury victims and families in Missouri when they need legal representation most: after an accident. We want to help members of our community get the compensation they need to move forward after their injury.

If you’ve been injured in St. Louis, contact our law firm to schedule your free consultation with an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer. Call 4 Get More.

Fighting for St. Louis Injury Victims

Why Choose Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers To Fight For Your Injury Case in St. Louis?

At Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team has decades of legal experience. We’ve been successful over the years, recovering tens of millions for clients in Missouri.

Here are a few reasons you should hire our law office:

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law allows injured victims to hold at-fault parties liable for their losses. If a party harms another person, the victim can file a civil lawsuit to recover economic and non-economic damages caused by the incident.

These laws exist to make a victim “whole” again after someone injures them. They also allow accident victims to hold at-fault defendants responsible for their careless, reckless, or intentional actions. 

Personal injury cases can be based on negligent acts, intentional conduct, or strict liability. However, most personal injury cases involve negligence – or failing to use reasonable care and injuring another person. “Reasonable care” will depend on what an ordinarily prudent person would have done under similar circumstances. 

Negligence can result from an act or omission and consists of four elements: 

– The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, which can arise by law or the relationship between the parties (e.g., all motorists have a duty to follow traffic laws and drive cautiously; a doctor has a duty to provide a certain level of care to their patients);

– The defendant breached their duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances;

– The defendant’s breach directly caused harm to the plaintiff (causation); and 

– The plaintiff suffered damages as a result.

In a personal injury case, the plaintiff has the burden of proving these elements by a preponderance of the evidence. This simply means that the plaintiff must prove that there is a greater than 50% probability that their claims are valid. Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers will help gather the evidence and information needed to prove the elements of your case.

What is Personal Injury Law

Why Should I Hire a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer?

You put yourself on a level playing field.

You put yourself on a level playing field.

An insurance company will likely be involved in your injury claim. Insurance companies are large, wealthy organizations with power to fight your claim. They will invest all their resources — adjusters, investigators, and more — into denying or minimizing the value of your claim. When you hire an attorney, it puts you on a level playing field. You gain access to your own resources, including a lawyer, paralegals, legal assistants, and more. The insurance company won’t be able to throw their weight around when you have legal advocates on your side.

You get legal experience on your side.

You get legal experience on your side.

The legal requirements for injury/insurance claims are complicated. There are forms you have to file, evidence you have to submit, and deadlines with which you must comply. A lawyer can guide you through this technical process, help you prove your claim, and put you on the path to recovery.

You’ll be blamed.

You’ll be blamed.

You can count on insurers and other defendants to blame you for your accident. Why? In the state of Missouri, the law allows them to pay less if they are partly at fault. For every bit of blame they shift to you, they owe you less compensation. Not all allegations of comparative negligence are true. An injury lawyer can protect you from unfounded accusations of fault and make sure you get the money you deserve.

You need to rest.

You need to rest.

Pursuing an injury claim is a tiring, time-consuming process. Insurers will not cut you a break just because you’re injured. You need to rest and recover after your accident; you can’t heal from your injuries if you're working full-time on your claim. Your attorney can manage all aspects of your case, from filings and paperwork to negotiations and court appearances.

We Win Top Awards For Injury Victims in St. Louis

We Win Top Awards For Injury Victims in St. Louis

We’re Recognized Locally and Nationally

Here When You Need Us Most

Here When You Need Us Most

You Don't Have To Go Through This Alone.

An unexpected accident or injury can turn your world upside down. You may encounter medical bills you didn’t budget for; you might lose wages from missed work while you recover. And that’s on top of all your other financial responsibilities.

You don’t have to go through this alone. You deserve top-notch legal representation to help you get back on your feet.

Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers will listen to your story and walk you through your options. We’ll help you get the right medical treatment with the right specialists. Most importantly, we’ll make sure we help you get the most money possible from the insurance company or another at-fault party to help you move forward with success.

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We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in St. Louis

What are Missouri Statue of Limitations?

Missouri has a five-year statute of limitations that applies to most personal injury lawsuits.

However, there are some situations when a different statute of limitations will apply. For instance, if you’ve lost a family member in a fatal accident in St. Louis, you will have three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

On the other hand, you could have additional time to file a claim if you were a minor when you got hurt.

One thing is certain. You will lose the ability to file a claim and demand accountability from those responsible if the deadline comes and goes before you’ve filed your claim. Don’t leave well-deserved compensation on the table. Contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney for assistance as soon as you can after you are in an accident in the state of Missouri.

Hear From Our Satisfied Clients

Hear From Our Satisfied Clients

We have 520+ five-star reviews on Google.

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I could not be more impressed with this law firm in regards to their character! It turns out that my case may be better handled in another manner, but the lawyer took the time to advise me on how to move forward well after it was clear he wouldn’t be making any money on my case. I was on the phone with them for 45 minutes. I know how much a attorneys time is worth & I respect & admire that I was freely given good advice. I would highly recommend using this law firm if you are in need of consultation.

Rebecca

I truly appreciate the services of Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers. Josh Myers was very concerned about my injuries as well as my well being. He kept me posted via email and phone calls. He and his team made me feel like my case was of high importance and it never seemed that they were in it for the money. If I had to choose a lawyer/law firm again or recommend to others, Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers would be my first choice. God Bless!

Sheba B.

Everyone in the firm did an outstanding job. They always answered my calls in a timely manner. A very professional & courteous staff. Aaron worked hard on my case. I highly recommend them.

Debbie

I want to personally thank you for making my life a lot easier and dealing with the insurance company. It was hard enough just trying to recover from the crash, but dealing with the claims process was another nightmare. I appreciate your help and will tell everyone I know that you are the best. Thanks again!

D.M.

I never thought you would settle my case for what was actually fair. I cannot believe the difference between what was first offered to me before we hired you. The decision to retain your services was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time, despite the insurance representative telling me that I would be making a mistake by hiring a lawyer. I sincerely appreciate your time and efforts Stephen.

E.B.

Thank you for going above and beyond to try several ways to get the most out of the situation. I felt that you were very compassionate regarding my situation, not just the accident

Karla S.

What Compensation Is Available For a Personal Injury Claim?

If you got hurt because someone else was negligent or is strictly liable for your injuries, you should be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are awarded to offset the financial costs, expenses, and burdens that are related to your accident.

This can include money for:

– Present medical bills
– Future medical expenses
– Lost wages, income, and benefits
– Reduced earning capacity
– Disability
– Rehabilitation
– Nursing assistance
– Property damage
– Other out-of-pocket costs

On the other hand, non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for trauma that doesn’t have a standard financial value.

Examples include:

– Pain and suffering
– Mental anguish
– Reduced quality of life
– Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
– Disfigurement
– Loss of consortium
– Embarrassment

These types of injuries don’t come with her receipts. They’re incredibly personal and subjective.

Personal Injury FAQ

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Every personal injury case is incredibly different. Every accident is unique, and so is every victim. So, it makes sense that there's no average settlement for a personal injury claim or lawsuit. 

However, there are many factors that will be considered in every valuation discussion.

- What types of injuries did you suffer?
- Do doctors think you were going to make a full physical recovery?
- Are you able to continue working?
- Will your ability to earn a living and support yourself financially be affected long-term?
- How have you been impacted emotionally and psychologically by the trauma of your accident?
- Do you share responsibility for your accident and resulting injuries?
- How old were you when you got hurt in the accident?
- Did the accident aggravate any pre-existing medical conditions?
- What will it cost to replace damaged property?

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

It'll cost nothing upfront to hire a personal injury attorney after a serious accident in St. Louis. We know that you're already under an incredible financial burden as medical bills add up and you go through a sudden loss of income. That's why our services are offered on a contingency fee basis.

You pay nothing unless your attorney wins your case. Typically, personal injury attorneys recover between 33% and 40% of a financial settlement or jury award. However, the specific amount will be predetermined in your contract for legal services. 

Always speak with an attorney about their fee schedule and ask if the fee will be taken from your gross recovery or net award. It makes a difference and can have a huge impact on how much money you ultimately walk away with when your case is resolved.

Please contact our law office to set up a call to discuss our legal services and discover how we can help you get the compensation you deserve today.

Can I Still Get Money If I’m Being Blamed For an Accident?

Can I Still Get Money If I’m Being Blamed For an Accident?

Yes, but sharing blame will affect how much money you are able to get for your injuries.

Missouri operates under a pure comparative fault system. So if you're assigned any blame, your damages will be reduced to reflect that.

Let's say you're assigned 25% fault for a car accident in St. Louis. Your case is valued at $100,000. When you factor it in your proportionate responsibility, you'll be able to walk away with $75,000. 

Be prepared for other parties to blame you. The more fault you share, the less money they'll have to pay. It is important to have a St. Louis personal injury attorney on your side who can defend you against these tactics and help you protect your ability to maximize your financial award.

How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

A personal injury case can be resolved in a matter of weeks or take longer than a year or two. It ultimately depends on whether you decide to settle or push forward to trial.

The vast majority - over 95% - of civil lawsuits settle. How long it takes to settle depends on how quickly both sides can find common ground and agree on terms. Depending on how clear liability is and how eager each side is to resolve the matter, a settlement can be reached in a few weeks or a few months.

In cases that move forward to trial, the process takes longer. When courts are involved, things tend to move more slowly. Additionally, there are additional steps involved, like discovery and hearings before a judge. If your case does go to trial, you may be able to recover a higher financial award if you win, but it'll take longer to get there. You might expect to spend a year or two and litigation before your case is resolved.

Even after the case is over, there is the possibility of appeal, which can add time and delay payment.

Injury Attorneys in St. Louis You Can Trust

Our attorneys have earned the following awards and distinctions:

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Law Firms in America
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers in Missouri
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • Missouri’s Best Lawyers in Compensation Law
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Members
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • St. Louis Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Missouri”

Our attorneys at Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers go above and beyond for our clients. We’ve been recognized time and time again for our exceptional client service and case results.

While we are grateful for these awards, we are more proud of what they represent: our steadfast service care to our clients.

We’d be proud to offer you the same award-winning level of service and advocacy. You deserve nothing less when you’re facing financial struggles and pain and suffering after your accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Contact our St. Louis law office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our top-rated personal injury attorneys. We’re here to help. Call 4 to Get More.

Why Hire Our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers

You pay nothing unless we win.

You pay nothing unless we win.

You already have enough on your plate with your recovery from an accident or injury. Worrying about the affordability of legal services shouldn't be one of them. That's why our law firm is proud to offer contingency fee arrangements.

Under this structure, your fee is contingent upon us obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict in your case. If we don't win, you don't pay. This minimizes the financial risk of hiring an attorney when you're already vulnerable.

Insurance companies are not on your side.

Insurance companies are not on your side.

Insurance companies will fight your claim every step of the way to minimize their liability. They'll take advantage of your inexperience and use it to their advantage. Why? Because they want to pay you as little as possible.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys will take action and fight formidable insurance companies to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that covers all of your damages. We'll push back against claims of unfair blame and other tactics insurers use to limit the amount they pay to accident victims.

You need experience on your side.

You need experience on your side.

Having a skilled attorney on your side will level the playing field between you and the insurance company; it will help you get the compensation you deserve. We have the skill, knowledge, and resources to help you make the most of your claim.

We'll help you figure out what your case is worth.

We'll help you figure out what your case is worth.

Valuing certain damages in a personal injury claim can be challenging. Defendants will try to offer you a quick settlement because they expect you to accept the offer before you've fully valued your claim. Don't fall for this tactic.

We understand that the bills are piling up. But if you quickly accept an offer, you may be losing valuable compensation that can help you for years to come. We'll enlist the services of financial experts if necessary to accurately value all of your damages, including future losses you incurred due to the accident or your injuries.

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