Auto & Car Accident Lawyer | St. Louis

| Car Accident Lawyer Patrick O’Brien Can Make a Difference for You

At one time or another, we or our loved ones have all been involved in automobile accidents. Often, they can be minor, but these events sometimes cause catastrophic change in our lives. Proper steps must be taken to ensure that the negligent driver in an auto accident fully compensates the people he/she injures. Working with an experienced car accident lawyer like Patrick S. O’Brien can mean the difference between being fairly compensated for your injuries and being left with bills and expenses you don’t need or can’t pay.

Our office has over 37 years of experience handling these types of claims. As a young lawyer, Patrick O’Brien represented the insurance companies and knows all the tricks they use to deprive injured people just compensation. He uses his insider knowledge to work hard for clients who have been injured.

We give your case the individual attention it deserves with our team guiding you every step of the way. We are available to speak at any time and handle cases personally — you won’t get handed off to a paralegal. Patrick O’Brien handles all cases directly.

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Why Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney?

When you are in a car accident, whether you know it or not, you’re facing a team of adjusters and lawyers paid for by billion-dollar insurance companies. Their goal is to wrap up your case for the least amount of money [as] possible, and they’re good at what they do. They count on the fact that you probably don’t know all of your legal rights or what options you have.

Sure, it’s possible to face insurance companies alone, but without a personal injury attorney who understands the law and knows exactly how to negotiate and stand up for your rights, you’re facing a potentially losing battle.

Many people give up too quickly when they’re offered a settlement or if their claim is denied by an insurance company, but they are often entitled to more. In fact, insurance company representatives are exceptionally skilled at creating the illusion that they are somehow representing your interests. As we have seen all-too-often, that’s simply not the case. Insurance companies are simply not on your team.

The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien has decades of experience fighting for car accident victims throughout St. Louis. If you have been involved in a car accident, we can help. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us unless you win.

We won’t settle for less than you deserve, and neither should you.

St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer | Do’s and Don’ts of Automobile Accidents

If you are ever in a car accident, it is important to remember the steps you need to take to properly document the exact circumstances of the crash. Below are the main actions you must take, as well as what to avoid doing in the event you are involved in an auto accident.

| Do:

  1. Get a copy of the police report if an officer shows up at the scene
  2. Take photos of your damaged vehicle with your cell phone if you are not badly injured
  3. Provide the driver of the other vehicle your insurance information
  4. Get checked out by your doctor or at an ER as soon as possible and document your injuries
  5. Take your car to a repair facility of your choice for repairs

| Don’t:

  1. Talk to the other driver/admit fault other than exchanging information
  2. Move your vehicle from the scene of the impact until the police show up
  3. Sign a release for the other driver’s insurance company so they may obtain your medical records
  4. Give a recorded statement to a representative of the other driver’s insurance company
  5. Have your car repaired at a facility of the other driver’s insurance representative’s choice

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Many people brush off injuries after an automobile accident thinking that they suffered only “bumps and bruises” and they will be fine the next day. However, whiplash injuries to the neck and back may not manifest thoroughly for days or weeks after the collision, resulting in excess pain or suffering.

It is important to see a doctor and document the fact that you were in an automobile collision. If symptoms get worse over time and cause you to miss work or have continued pain, you have medical proof that the injuries were caused by the collision. Letting your quality of life diminish as a result of an injury without taking action is a serious mistake you can avoid if you contact an attorney and pursue just compensation.

An experienced car accident lawyer  in St. Louis, Patrick O’Brien is ready to go to battle for you, seeing your case through to the end. Our office works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us unless your personal injury case is successful. Don’t delay – contact our law firm today at 866-333-4504 to schedule a free consultation with Patrick O’Brien.

Why The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien?

Not all personal injury law firms are alike. The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien was founded upon the idea that our clients are more to us than just a source of income. We take great pride in building relationships, and in helping people to get the compensation they deserve.

Patrick O’Brien has dedicated 35 years of his career to representing clients from Missouri and Illinois in personal injury cases. He genuinely cares about his clients and the outcomes of their claims. He handles each case from start to finish with commitment and integrity, and works hard to make sure that each person who comes through the doors at The Law Offices of Patrick O’Brien feels heard and appreciated.

In addition, The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien is staffed with investigators and assistants who work hard for you. Our professional investigators understand the questions that need to be answered about your car accident case in order to get you the compensation you need.

If you are involved in an auto accident, the only thing more important than calling our office is getting proper medical care. We will take care of the stress and hassle so that you can focus on healing and on returning your life back to normal.

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| Awards and Accreditations

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 in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 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.

Avvo

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