St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

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St. Louis personal injury lawyer Patrick O’Brien has tried cases throughout the United States relating to railroad injuries, including toxic exposure illness claims and occupational injury. His steadfast approach and tenacity have led to numerous, substantial verdicts against various railroad companies. He also provides representation and guidance with the goal of full and fair compensation for many types of personal injuries.

Personal injury law includes those who claim to have been physically or psychologically injured due to the negligence, recklessness, carelessness, or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.

| Cases Our St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

Auto Accidents

If you or a loved one sustained injury in a car accident and experienced serious injuries and recoveries, you need an attorney who can obtain compensation for you. As a highly trusted St. Louis car accident lawyer, Patrick O’Brien has extensive experience dealing with cases in which injured persons face a long road to recovery and will fight for you every step of the way.

Trucking Accidents

A collision with a semi-truck or another big rig can devastate a family, causing physical and emotional damage. Trucking accidents often involve multiple liable parties and insurance companies advocating for the trucking companies. Working with a devoted St. Louis personal injury attorney, such as Patrick O’Brien, can help you pursue the case in court. Patrick O’Brien isn’t afraid to take your case to trial if necessary and will not settle for less than you deserve.

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Occupational Injuries

If you have been hurt on the job, workers’ compensation may offer some recompense for your injuries. However, some injuries and exposure to harmful environments and chemicals require the skill and experience of a personal injury attorney because they impact your quality of life and the lives of your family members. Specific chemicals and injuries include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Asbestos
  • Solvents
  • Toxic fume exposure

Slip and Fall Accidents

Businesses must warn patrons and employees of slippery floors or hazardous conditions present on their properties. If you have slipped and had a bad fall causing a serious injury, we can help recover damages for your case.

Product Liability

Faulty and defective products cause severe injuries and may even result in death. The liable party can range from the manufacturer who developed the defective product to the retailer who distributed the products but may have damaged them during the inventory process. If you or a loved one were injured due to a product that malfunctioned upon proper usage, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys can help.

Premise Liability

Outside of slippery or hazardous floors that might cause a slip-and-fall accident, premise liability can reference other structural problems with a building or property. Suppose handrails or improper maintenance of elevators cause an injury or death. In that case, a premise liability lawsuit is an outcome the property’s management team may face from an injured person or their family.

Wrongful Death

If an injury is severe enough to cause the death of a loved one, the family can file a suit against the negligent parties relating to that loss of life. Any type of accident that results in a loss of life, from car accidents to negligent care by a medical professional, may result in this type of suit. Attorney Patrick O’Brien is a compassionate, experienced attorney who has recovered damages for families who have tragically lost a loved one due to another party’s neglect or misconduct.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists face numerous dangers on the road. Protective equipment such as helmets and elbow pads aren’t enough to protect individuals from a severe injury in an accident. Although bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles, drivers don’t respect their safety.

When an accident occurs, the bicyclist probably sustains a critical injury. You must seek legal counsel if you or a loved one is a victim of a bicyclist accident. The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Patrick O’Brien will fight for you and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Hit-and-Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents are complicated. If you fell victim to a hit-and-run and experienced injury, you may wonder how you can recover damages. Hiring the Law Offices of Patrick O’Brien for your hit-and-run accident case grants you a team of investigators, assistants, and lawyers working for you.

We have extensive knowledge and experience regarding hit-and-run accident cases. We will gather evidence, provide legal counsel, and help you recover damages for the physical and emotional suffering you’ve endured.

Motorcycle Accidents

When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, their body absorbs most of the impact since the bike offers little protection. If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained serious injuries, you must immediately consult a St. Louis personal injury lawyer.

When a driver injures a motorcyclist due to negligence, they must be held accountable for their actions. Your motorcycle accident case will likely involve complicated legal, insurance, and damage issues only an experienced lawyer can handle. Our firm is dedicated to fighting for your rights and pursuing total compensation.

Types of Injuries

Personal injury cases can cover a wide variety of injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Herniated discs in the back
  • Neck injuries (whiplash, repetitive strain, disc injury, etc.)
  • Injuries caused by negligent security
  • Head trauma and spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia following a traumatic accident
  • Chemical and electrical burns and injuries
  • Injuries resulting from liquid gas and propane explosions

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| Damages for Personal Injury Claims

The damages an injured party or, in the case of a wrongful death suit, their family can pursue in personal injury cases include several possible claims, such as the following:

  • Loss of Income – This type of compensation considers the income the injured party has already lost and the projected income loss following their injuries. Some injuries from accidents or negligence may make the injured party unable to work at all, so their income projections may include an amount that factors in what they would have earned over their lifetime had the injury not occurred at all.
  • Property Damage – Compensation for property damage might cover vehicular damage or other property harmed due to the incident.
  • Loss of Enjoyment – Following the accident/injury, the injured party may lose the ability to do things they enjoy, such as various hobbies, exercise, or sports. Compensation for the loss of this aspect of an injured person’s life that impacted their quality of life can be included in damages in a personal injury case.
  • Loss of Companionship – As with loss of enjoyment, compensation for loss of companionship may tie to activities a spouse or partner enjoyed with the injured party. It may also connect to the death of a loved one following a wrongful death incident.
  • Mental Anguish – Anxiety, fear, and other types of emotional distress and psychological impact fall under the umbrella of mental anguish damages in a personal injury case.
  • Pain and Suffering – Compensation for pain and suffering describes the physical aches and discomfort the injured party might experience following a personal injury.

In cases in which the negligence or recklessness of the other party was especially egregious, the court may choose to award additional damages beyond those meant to compensate you for your injuries. These are commonly referred to as punitive damages.

| Contact an Experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien work on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay us unless your injury case is successful. We receive a percentage of your settlement, award, or verdict. That percentage is determined by the state where the personal injury case has been or could be filed.

Please remember that you must file your case within the state-required time to be eligible to receive compensation. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence, recklessness, carelessness, or wrongdoing of another, please contact our St. Louis personal injury lawyers for your free consultation.

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| Awards and Accreditations

Best Personal Injury Attorneys

Patrick S. O’Brien has been recognized by Best Lawyers® as a Best Personal Injury Attorney 2000-2023

5 Star Rated

He has consistently received a 5.0 out of 5, the highest possible rating for professional ethics and legal ability awarded by the organization's peer review rating system.

AV® Preeminent™

Patrick S. O’Brien has been designated an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell annually since 1995.

Best Lawyer & Best Law Firm

He is also proud to have been selected a “Best Lawyer” in America for Railroad Law 2013-2023. His Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien, LLC has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” in America in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Patrick is proud to have attained a 10.0 (superb) rating from