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At Geoff Meyerkord Law Firm, LC our Missouri and Illinois trial attorneys will take your case to trial if the insurance company sells your case short. Geoff Meyerkord has handled 20 trials as lead attorney, including both jury and non-jury cases. We have a winning record in trial. We are proud to report that our trial wins beat the insurance company’s top settlement offers made to our clients.
St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys
Trial-Ready Lawyers Fighting for You
When your life is disrupted by an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve the best help there is. Recovering fair compensation is essential to receiving the treatment you need so you can return to your normal life. Our St. Louis lawyers want to help you maximize your claim and fight back against insurers who don’t want to pay what your injuries are worth.
Some attorneys promise to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We promise to fight for you. Persuading an insurer to agree on a fair payout might be an ideal outcome, but it’s far from assured. As qualified trial lawyers, we have leverage against bad settlement offers.
When we determine litigation is necessary to help you get the results you’re after, we show up prepared. There’s a reason we’ve won a majority of the trials we’ve fought. Call our attorneys today to get started on your strategy for recovery.
Car Crash 7 Injured
2 deaths and multiple fractures caused in car accident. Earning a $2 million settlement.
Employee Gets Drunk At Company Party and Causes Horrendous Crash
A drunk driver slams into the back of an SUV at almost 100 miles per hour. The drunk was under age but had been given free alcohol at a company party that evening. Geoff took over after the original lawyer settled the “dramshop” part of the case. A dramshop case is made against a bar that wrongfully serves alcohol to a customer. Geoff then aimed the case against the company which threw the party and settled the case right before trial for $2,000,000.00.
Lake of the Ozarks Boat Crash Settlement
Our firm stood up for two boat passengers after an intoxicated driver wrecked a boat and tried to blame the passengers. Both of the passengers were thrown from their seats when the boat hit a floating concrete wave barrier called a “wave break” at night. The insurance company for the boat driver offered zero dollars until Geoff and his team prepared the case for trial. Just a few weeks before the trial the insurance company changed its mind and paid a total settlement of $1,800,000.00.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) After Fall Recovery
Geoff Meyerkord recovered compensation for a woman who fell down steps while visiting her daughter. Our client fell after stepping through a doorway exiting a church gym which was missing a handrail. When our client stepped out of the gymnasium door, her foot hit the door stopper and she lost her balance. This case required a lawsuit when the church tried to cover-up it’s knowledge of the missing handrail and was settled for $1,300,000.00.
Joy-Ride Turns Fatal
Geoff was hired to represent a 15-year-old girl who was riding in the back seat of a car driven by a 16-year-old friend. The boy who was driving borrowed his grandparent’s car and took his friends for a joy-ride on a country road near his grandparent’s farm. The driver went too fast over a hill, causing a terrible crash. Geoff was able to recover every penny of the $1,000,000.00 insurance policy at a mediation session for his client.
Major Car Accident Recovery Involving Family
Geoff was honored to represent a father and two sons who suffered terrible leg injuries when a pick-up truck swerved into their lane and hit their Jeep. We discovered three separate insurance policies covering the claim and convinced each insurance company to pay every penny of each policy. Geoff’s team produced a compelling video to tell the story of the case, with interviews and animation and clips from the 911 calls.
Motorcycle Passenger Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) When Driver Loses Control
After spending the afternoon in the wine country, a motorcycle driver offers to take a female friend for a ride on his bike. The driver says he is sober and our client got on the back of the motorcycle and put on his extra helmet. Soon after, our client was thrown from the bike when the driver misses a curve. The rider develops post-concussion syndrome, a terrible condition that effects 15-20% of brain injury victims. We were able to recover every penny of all insurance policies.
Hit & Run Settlement - Underinsured Motorist
Three St. Louis County women were awarded a settlement totaling 450,000 after sustaining injuries in a hit and run. The key piece of evidence: a dash cam video submitted by a Good Samaritan and witness of the crash.
Jury Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
As the customer was exiting the movie theater. another customer exited using the door to the right which caught the door post and flung it forward into his head. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and developed a terrible condition called post-concussive syndrome (PCS). The movie theatre denied they knew of the loose door post and said their customer was lying about his brain injury. The jury who heard five days of testimony returned a verdict $312,000.
Hotel Fails to Fix Pool Problem
A grandpa takes his grandson, who is age five, to their hotel’s indoor pool. The hotel pool was built with pool tiles which are small and slick instead of tiles which are large and textured.The grandpa slips on the water and fractures his hip requiring surgery. Geoff argued that when the hotel company combined slick tiles with bad drainage the hotel guests are put at risk. After trying to settle the case out of court, Geoff had no choice but to sue the hotel company and settled the case for $300,000.00.
Tray of Dishes Dropped on Restaurant Customer’s Head – Concussion Settlement
A waitress had slipped on a puddle of liquid near the table and dropped a tray on the customer’s head. The customer never saw the tray coming but had told the restaurant about the liquid when they were seated. Rather than sue the waitress, Geoff sued the restaurant company because it had been warned that water was on the floor but did not remove it and the customer had suffered a brain injury from the incident. Months later $300,000 was paid as justice for our client’s concussion.
Dog Bite Jury Verdict – Highest Ever Under New 2009 Dog Bite Statute
A dog owner decides to take her distressed dog for a walk into the community on Halloween night after kids had been trick-or-treating at her house. The dog bites a three-year-old boy. The bite is to his cheek and face and leaves a noticeable scar. The dog owner blames the boy and his mom. We take the case to trial after a top settlement offer was made by State Farm for $150,000. After four days of trial, the jury allows a verdict of $250,000.00, finding the dog owner’s actions to be dangerous.
Our law firm represented a client injured as a passenger in a St. Louis car crash, which rendered him in need of hip fracture surgery.
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Don't Settle for Less
Often, injury victims will accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without talking to an attorney first. This is a good way to lose out on the cash you need to fund your recovery. Your expenses will likely go far beyond the medical bills you’re facing right now. With the help of an experienced legal team, you can determine what damages you may be eligible to receive and put together a strong claim to send an insurer.
If your negotiations with an insurer come to an impasse, our team is happy to step in to help. We know the techniques insurance adjusters use to try to underpay injury victims, and we won’t fall for them. If they won’t settle, we aren’t afraid to take them to court. When you work with Geoff Meyerkord Law Firm, you’ll have a team that will fight for you, no matter what.
We Take Cases to Trial
At Geoff Meyerkord Law Firm, we founded our practice around our passion for getting our clients the best possible outcome. To ensure this, we often take cases to trial and won't accept unfair offers from insurance companies.
Day or Night, We're Here for You
Attorney Geoff Meyerkord as well as many of our staff are available 24/7 and on weekends. We know injuries can happen at any time of day and we always get back to our clients as quickly as possible.
90% of Success is Preparation
We know that getting our clients the results they deserve requires an extensive amount of research, preparation, and critical thinking. Once we prepare our strategy, we focus group our cases to maximize results.
A Team of Legal ProfessionalsTaking Your Case to Trial to Get You Justice
Successful Trial Attorneys
While some personal injury firms brag about their skill in settling cases, we have the mettle you need on your side when the insurer you’re up against refuses to make a fair agreement. Settling only works when the other party is acting in good faith. If they simply don’t want to pay the compensation you deserve, you need someone who can bring a tougher approach.
Our attorneys have 24 years of experience and a winning record in court. Litigation might take more work than a settlement does, but we will put in the preparation, so you have the strongest case possible. When you’re facing a tough insurer, you need a tough team on your side as well.
As a small firm, we give each client individual attention and a personalized case plan. We can provide such quality services because we are selective about the cases we accept. Prevailing in a personal injury case requires a true partnership between an attorney and client. We get to know everyone who walks through our doors, so we know we’re accepting cases that are a good fit.When we choose to work with a client, they get our full dedication and resources. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions. If you are looking for a kind and empathetic team to take your side, reach out to Geoff Meyerkord Law Firm today. We want to know how we can help you.
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