St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

After you have suffered a personal injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and scared. It is often extraordinarily difficult to cope with the physical and emotional consequences of an accident.

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The last thing you should have to worry about is how you’ll afford your medical bills and other financial losses you’ve incurred. As a victim of a personal injury, you deserve to have a fierce advocate on your side who is ready to fight for you and your right to seek compensation. 

The personal injury lawyers at Langdon & Emison are ready to support you through this difficult time and seek justice on your behalf. 

When it matters, we’ll be there.

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At Langdon & Emison, we have over 30 years of dedicated experience in advocating for victims and helping them heal following a severe personal injury. We use a straightforward principle to guide our work: we put the needs of our clients first. 

All of our clients deserve the best class of representation, and we are proud to exceed the standard. As one of the nation’s most highly recognized personal injury law firms, Langdon & Emison is known for serving injured clients with determination, compassion, and perseverance. 

We’re not afraid to hold large corporations and other negligent parties accountable for their harmful actions. When clients need us to fight for them, Langdon & Emison is there every step of the way. 

Over $750 Million in Verdicts and Settlements Recovered

Over the past 30 years, Langdon & Emison has won more than $750 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. Our lawyers are never afraid to step up to the plate, and, unlike many personal injury firms, we will take a case all the way to trial if necessary to seek maximum recovery for our clients. 

To get started on your personal injury case and learn how much you may be able to recover in damages, contact our St. Louis firm today at (314) 638-1500

Our Case Results

Our firm has been at the forefront of several notable and newsworthy cases over the years. We present these case results as examples of what our firm can do on behalf of our personal injury clients in St. Louis and elsewhere.

  • $59 million Kumar v. Toyota—Defective Vehicles
  • $43.1 million Heco v. Midstate Dodge LLC et al.—Defective Vehicles
  • $26.4 million Wasilik v. Ford—Defective Vehicles
  • $7 million Reagan v. Dunaway Timber—Trucking Accidents
  • $6 million Mason v. Wal-Mart—Defective Products
  • $2 million Case against a confidential water heater manufacturer and HVAC service company—Gas Explosions

“I honestly cannot say enough good about this firm. They basically took me by the hand and guided me through the whole process. I was provided with updates and explanations so I not only knew but also understood exactly what was going on. Their support continues to this day well after my case has been settled. I’m forever grateful.”

Heather N. 

Our client testimonials demonstrate the commitment and dedication of our St. Louis personal injury lawyers. When you work with us, you’re guaranteed to have a capable, experienced representative for your St. Louis personal injury claim. 

Our St. Louis, MO Personal Injury Practice Areas

Personal injury law is a vast field that covers several different kinds of cases. However, at the heart of all personal injury cases lies one shared fact: someone was wrongly injured or killed in an accident that could have been prevented.

In our 30 years of practice, nearly every case we’ve taken on has involved a defective product or some type of negligence that caused harm to innocent victims. 

Our lawyers have extensive experience in a wide range of personal injury practice areas and represent victims of the following personal injuries: 

  • Auto defects
  • Consumer product defects
  • Commercial trucking accidents
  • Passenger vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Roadway defects and signage hazards
  • Railroad accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Premises liability
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Spinal cord and brain injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Gas explosions
  • Medical device defects
  • Airbag defects
  • Driver fatigue accidents
  • Defective workplace products
  • Child car seat defects

Types of Personal Injury Damages

As the victim of a personal injury, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other kinds of losses. The kinds of compensation you may be able to recover are called “damages.” 

There are two main types of personal injury damages: compensatory and punitive. Oftentimes, personal injury victims recover compensatory damages, which usually fall under general or special damages. 

Special Damages

Special damages, also known as economic damages, aim to make injury victims whole for the expenses they’ve incurred due to the accident that caused their injuries. Special damages cover specific expenses such as:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Reduction of future earning capacity
  • Hospital bills
  • Prescription medication costs 
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Household expenses
  • Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other recovery bills
  • Property damage 

Think of special damages as the out-of-pocket expenses that come following an accident that causes you injury. Even if two victims suffer from the same type of accident, their special damages may look drastically different from one another depending on the extent of their injuries and the treatment needed to recover. 

General Damages

General damages, also known as non-economic damages, compensate injury victims for non-monetary damages resulting from their injury. Without the use of bills or invoices, general damages can be more difficult to evaluate which is where a personal injury lawyer can be of service.

General damages include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Emotional trauma 
  • Physical pain and suffering 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium or companionship

After you’ve sustained an injury, a personal injury lawyer at Langdon & Emison can evaluate the damages you may be entitled to recover. To schedule your free case consultation, call (314) 638-1500

What Makes Langdon & Emison different from other firms?

Our award-winning firm has been recognized nationally for its passion for advocacy and commitment to justice. Additionally, our attorneys have been honored as Lawyer of the Year and Top Lawyer in their respective personal injury practice areas. 

Not all personal injury lawyers are built the same. When you’re seeking an experienced personal injury lawyer for a St. Louis accident, it’s critical that you find one who is not only well-versed in your specific case’s practice area, but also has extensive trial experience in the event that your case goes to court. 

You can place your confidence in Langdon & Emison’s personal injury lawyers, who have proved themselves time and time again by: 

  • Serving as lead counsel in nationally important personal injury cases
  • Winning trials at every level—including the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Obtaining million-dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients 

You deserve a lawyer who will fight for you and your loved ones. 

What We Bring to the Table

We are relentless in their pursuit of justice. In addition to the security of knowing that our lawyers are doing everything they can for you, we can bring the following to the table:

Results

Our firm has secured over $750 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. With our legal expertise, litigation experience, and aggressive tactics, you can rest assured that we will seek maximum recovery for our clients. 

Perseverance

We’re not afraid to hold the world’s largest corporations accountable for their actions—actions that have caused innocent people to face unnecessary pain, suffering, and injuries. We’re also ready to go up against large insurance companies and will handle the negotiations to ensure you’re receiving a fair settlement. If an insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, our lawyers will be ready to take them to trial.  

Courage

With an extensive network of resources at our disposal, we will explore every possible avenue and tactic to ensure our clients’ needs are met and that they receive the compensation they need to recover and move on from their injuries. 

Our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Help

Personal injuries, regardless of their severity, have the ability to impact a person’s life. In the best-case scenarios, victims can walk away from an accident and will need to seek medical treatment for their injuries. However, at worst, victims may face permanent disabilities, long-term pain and suffering, and even death. 

Work with our firm to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions in civil court. We can investigate the cause of your accident, gather evidence, and establish the elements of negligence to show that your injury could have been prevented. 

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation Today

If you have suffered injuries at the hands of another’s negligence, you may have the right to recover compensation for your damages. We are ready to help you get started on the road to recovery. 

Contact us today to schedule your risk-free case evaluation. We’ll learn more about you and your case, assess the impact of your injuries, and outline your options to seek justice. Call us at 866.931.2115 to schedule your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is it time to hire a St. Louis personal injury lawyer?

It’s never too soon to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to another party’s negligence, contact Langdon & Emison. Under Missouri Code §516.120, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is five years. 

However, we advise our clients to contact us quickly after an accident so we can file the claim on their behalf as soon as possible. If you fail to file your lawsuit outside of the five years, it’s unlikely that the court will hear your case at all and you will lose your chance to recover damages needed to cover your injury-related losses. 

What does a personal injury lawyer do?

Think of your personal injury lawyer as your guide, advocate, and supporter—all in one person. When you work with a personal injury lawyer at Langdon & Emison, we will:

  • Listen to you to gain a complete understanding of your injury, what caused it, and how it has impacted your life.
  • Walk you through your different options and help you weigh the pros and cons of each potential solution.
  • Always be available to speak with and be there for you.
  • Conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident and gather evidence to build your case. 
  • Negotiate on your behalf to reach a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses.
  • Take your case to trial if it’s clear that the other party will not negotiate in good faith. 

Lastly, a personal injury lawyer should pledge to put your interests above their own. At Langdon & Emison, we pride ourselves on our principled approach of putting clients first, always. 

How much does it cost to hire a St. Louis personal injury lawyer?

Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay a dime in legal fees. We only get paid if your case has reached a successful conclusion, either through settlement or a trial. 

When you work with us on a contingency fee basis, you can breathe easier knowing you can focus on recovery and healing rather than worrying about how you’ll afford your legal fees. 

What are Missouri’s personal injury damage caps?

Damage caps can limit the amount an injury victim can collect in a personal injury lawsuit. Damage caps vary by state, so it’s critical that you have a lawyer who is well-versed in your state’s damage cap statutes. 

In 2015, Missouri placed a damage cap of $400,000 on noneconomic damages that can be recovered in medical malpractice claims or $700,000 for catastrophic injuries or death from a malpractice claim (Senate Bill 239). The bill included a 1.7% increase on the damage cap each year. 

To maximize your compensation for your losses, speak with the lawyers at Langdon & Emison. We’ll fight for maximum recovery on your behalf. 

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