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. Sometimes a car crash can end a life – or change a life forever.

At Gallagher Davis, LLP, we can’t find replacement cars, nor can we heal an injury. We do help alleviate the stress that our clients go through by dealing with the insurance companies and working toward a fair outcome.

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. We help them do that. Whether that means settling a small case with an insurance company- or trying a case for a paralyzed client all the way through a jury verdict- we have helped people get excellent results for their injury claims.

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

Gallagher Davis, LLP 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- we know that – but so do the insurance companies and their lawyers. But what the insurance companies and their big law firms also know is that Tim Gallagher and Matt Davis are willing to try auto-accident cases. Tim and Matt have found that regular people who serve on juries can be more fair and understanding about how their clients have suffered then the insurance companies and their lawyers. Attorneys like those at Gallagher Davis, LLP who are willing to take a case to trial can 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. Contact us at (314) 725-1780 to begin your consultation.

Auto Accident Attorneys

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