Auto Accident Attorneys

for Missouri (including St. Louis and Clayton) and southern Illinois (including East St. Louis and Belleville)

Auto Accidents:
An Overview


Most people spend a lot of time in a car. An adult driver can drive hundreds of thousands of miles, or for decades, without ever being in a car crash. But if it happens to you, it may change your life forever.

Cars may be getting safer, but drivers aren’t: cell phones, texting, drinking, drugs, inattention, sleeplessness and carelessness can all contribute to accidents. If you have been in an accident, you know that, at minimum, it temporarily disrupts your life. You may need help.

At Heller, Gallagher & Finley, L.L.P., we can’t find replacement cars, nor can we heal an injury. We do help alleviate the stress that you are going through by dealing with the insurance companies and working toward a fair outcome for you.

Our clients are not trying to get rich from an auto accident. They just want to be treated fairly and get their lives back to normal.

Auto Accidents: Rights and Representation in St. Louis and Southern Illinois

In Missouri and Illinois, injured people can recover for their injuries sustained in automobile accidents even if they were partially at fault for the accident.

Heller, Gallagher & Finley, L.L.P. has extensive experience successfully advocating for people injured in auto accidents in St. Louis and southern Illinois. Our cases include or have involved:

  • automobile accidents
  • bicycle accidents
  • fuel tank explosions
  • head injuries
  • highway defects
  • motorcycle accidents
  • paraplegia
  • pedestrian accidents
  • quadriplegia
  • spinal injuries
  • SUV rollovers
  • transit liability
  • trucking accidents
  • wrongful death

We have the knowledge and skill to negotiate with both insurance companies and the at-fault driver; determine other potentially responsible parties; challenge insurance-company attempts to downplay the extent or cause of injuries; communicate with insurance adjustors and investigators; make sure all deadlines are met; and help ensure full compensation for the injured person.

Even in cases where the at-fault driver was uninsured or the injured person is the victim of a hit-and-run, we can help our clients recover under their uninsured motorist coverage.

Legal Support in Auto Accidents: Contact Us

Most people don’t want to go to trial. At the same time, insurance companies and lawyers for the other side know which law firms are willing to try auto-accident cases and which firms only settle them. Attorneys who are willing to take a case to trial can often negotiate a fair settlement; lawyers who only want to settle cannot guarantee a fair trial or a fair settlement.

We have taken on some of the country’s biggest auto-insurance companies:

  • AAA
  • Allied
  • Allstate
  • American Family
  • Country Companies
  • Farm Bureau
  • Farmers
  • GEICO
  • Nationwide
  • Progressive
  • Safeco
  • State Auto
  • State Farm
  • USAA

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an auto accident, we will evaluate your situation. If you have a strong case, we will take it to trial and fight for what’s fair. Contact us at (314) 725-1780 to begin your consultation.