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Practice Areas

From our offices in St. Louis and Webster Groves, Missouri, the experienced attorneys at Goldson Hoekel, LLC represent injured clients in all types of St. Louis personal injury and St. Louis workers’ compensation cases.  Our practice areas include the following:

Car Accidents

Although car accidents are very common, they rarely have a simple resolution.  Car accidents may involve many complex issues, including which parties were at fault and how much they each contributed to the accident, whether the negligent driver has enough insurance to cover the damages, and whether the insurance policy will cover all of your damages.  No matter what issues you may face, our experienced attorneys can help.  Not only do we understand the complex laws involved in auto accidents, we are also adept at dealing with insurance companies.  Our successful litigators have backgrounds in insurance defense, giving us an in-depth understanding of the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying your claims.  We use this knowledge in both negotiations and trials to help obtain the best possible result for you.

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Construction Site Accidents

Construction work claims the highest number of lives of any industry in the U.S.  Because of this, both federal and Missouri laws require employers to provide substantial safeguards at construction sites.  Despite these rules, accidents still regularly occur and when they do, they can cause significant injuries, including burns, broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries.  If you have been injured while working at a construction site, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  If you were injured at a construction site but are not an employee, or if your employer does not have the required workers’ compensation insurance, or if you were injured as a result of the negligence or intentional act of a third party, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim.

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Products Liability & Pharmacy Drug Injuries

Manufacturers and others in the chain of manufacture have a duty to ensure that all products released into use in the marketplace are safe for consumers.  Manufacturers may be liable for injuries to consumers who use their products if the product has a design defect, manufacturing defect, or inadequate warnings.  If you have been injured by a defective product, you do not have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent or reckless, but only that the product caused your harm.  Products liability covers all dangerous and defective products, including car parts such as tires, fireworks, machinery, work equipment, toys, household items, and even pharmacy drugs.

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Burns & Explosions

Burns can be caused by all types of explosions and accidents, including car accidents, construction site accidents, workplace accidents, gas station explosions, natural gas explosions, accidents caused by defective products like fireworks or kerosene, and electrocutions.  Burn injuries range in severity from mild surface skin burns (third degree) to life-threatening fourth degree burns that damage the ligaments and muscle.  If you have suffered a burn injury, it is important to seek an attorney who understands the long term effects and knows to argue for damages you have suffered now, as well as all foreseeable damages your injuries may cause you in the future.

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Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent, reckless, or wrongful acts of another person, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit.  Family members, such as spouses, parents, children, and siblings, may recover for the damages they suffer themselves, as well as for the damages the deceased suffered between the time of injury and death and could have obtained in a personal injury action had he or she survived.  These damages include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity
  • Deceased’s pain and suffering and emotional distress
  • Funeral expenses
  • Reasonable value of the services, consortium, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, and support of which the plaintiffs have been deprived

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St. Louis Personal Injury & St. Louis Wrongful Death Representation

At Goldson Hoekel, LLC, we understand the pain and emotional trauma injured victims and surviving family members both suffer.  Our sensitive St. Louis personal injury attorneys are dedicated to utilizing their significant expertise and years of experience to help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve.  If you have suffered a St. Louis injury at work or in a St. Louis accident, contact our offices to learn about your options.  We offer complimentary consultations and can travel to clients who cannot come to us.