Preeminent St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney for Catastrophic Injury
Skilled attorneys managing the most challenging cases
Personal injury claims arise when a responsible party acts in a negligent or reckless manner resulting in harm to another party. Though many such cases are clear cut, it is often complicated to prove all of the necessary elements: duty, breach of that duty, legal causation and actual harm. The Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. has extensive experience handling cases of catastrophic injury with hard-to-prove causation, including:
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to another person’s negligence, you want an attorney well versed in your kind of case and has a strong support staff backing him. You want an attorney who has earned the respect of legal opponents, so when he brings a case, he is prepared to win. For more than 25 years, the Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. has faced off against large insurance companies, defending their insureds to protect their bottom line. Our reputation for high-level professionalism, ethical practice and consistently positive results makes us the right choice against determined opposition.
St. Louis personal injury firm pursues justice for traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Any injury to the central nervous system is serious, but damage to the brain itself can be devastating. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an object impacts the head or pierces the skull or when the head is shaken so violently that brain tissue is torn. Mild or moderate TBI or concussions can be life-altering injuries causing headaches, memory loss, visual disturbances and decreased motor skills and thought-processing abilities. Some TBI patients need surgery to remove or repair damaged brain tissue, remove blood clots or bone, or drain blood and fluid buildup which puts pressure on the brain. TBI can impair all aspects of brain function, from thinking to sensory processing to personality. Severe TBI can result in coma or persistent vegetative state (PVS) and death. Depending on severity, TBI patients may need extensive therapy or lifelong care.
TBI is the type of expensive case that insurance defense firms litigate most strenuously. At the Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C., we match the skills and resources of the largest insurance defense firms to help TBI patients and their families recover all appropriate damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost income projected over their lifetime, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses, in the event TBI leads to wrongful death.
A compassionate advocate in cases of wrongful death
Few things in life are more heart-breaking than the unnecessary death of a loved one. When that death is the result of someone’s deliberate act or negligence, you have recourse under the law. While no amount of money can fully compensate you for the loss of a family member, you may be able to recover damages to alleviate the financial strain the death has caused, including:
- Lost income — can be extended over the projected lifetime of the victim
- Worth of the victim’s contribution of services to the household — especially in the case of a homemaker
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Medical expenses and other damages sustained by the deceased prior to death
- Funeral expenses
Missouri law permits juries to consider aggravating circumstances in wrongful death cases and award additional damages in light of the specifics of the case. In Illinois, survivors may be eligible to obtain punitive damages in cases of willful, wanton or outrageous conduct.
Contact a results-oriented personal injury law firm for Missouri and Illinois
If you have been harmed by the negligence of another party, consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate the merits of your case. The Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. never charges a client upfront — you pay no attorney fees until we win compensation for your injury through negotiated settlement or court award. Call us today at 1.877.241.1020 or contact our St. Louis office online to schedule a free consultation.