Helping injured people get the justice they deserve in Missouri, the Metro East, Illinois, and nationwide.
Personal Injury Claims Cases
Our Illinois and Missouri personal injury attorneys will help you through the accident claims process and deal with the insurance companies to secure the best possible recovery of damages associated with:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Death of a loved one
- Residual damage
An automobile collision can turn your life upside down in an instant. And to make matters worse, while you’re concentrating on getting medical help and returning to work, the insurance company is trying to pay you as little as possible for your losses.
If you have been injured in an auto collision in Illinois or Missouri, the auto accident attorneys at the Gavin Law Firm can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you are compensated for the harm caused by the negligence of others.
A truck collision involving an eighteen-wheeler or freight carrying vehicle can result in serious injuries or worse. The sheer weight of a large, loaded truck poses dangerous and deadly risks in the event of a truck accident. And a truck carrying hazardous or flammable materials may cause further injury in a truck accident.
When you have sustained an injury in a truck accident anywhere in Illinois or Missouri Gavin Law Firm can help ensure that your rights are protected and that a trucking company or its insurance company is held accountable. Our truck accident lawyers serve clients throughout Illinois and Missouri.
Since their size can create visibility problems, motorcycles are involved in a large number of traffic accidents. If you have sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, Gavin Law Firm motorcycle accident attorneys can help ensure that your rights are protected and that an automobile insurance company does not take advantage of you.
Gavin Law Firm successfully represented a motorcyclist who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident collision with a truck at an intersection. Using accident reconstruction expert testimony, the motorcycle accident attorneys at the Gavin Law Firm recovered the full proceeds of the other driver’s insurance policy for compensation of its client.
Construction site accidents cause personal injury and death to thousands of workers each year. A construction site is one of the most dangerous places to work for these reasons:
- Tripping hazards
- Falling hazards
- Lifting hazards
- Electrical hazards
The careless use of fireworks can result in serious eye and facial injuries, and children are often the victims of these injuries because they do not yet understand the risks involved.
Most fireworks for personal use are manufactured in China, and when a firework malfunctions and causes injury, these companies are almost always beyond the reach of American justice. The burden then falls on the person who used the firework unless the local seller can be identified.
If you or a loved one is injured in a fireworks incident it is vitally important that:
The injured person seek medical attention as soon as possible;
The remnants of the firework be carefully preserved without alteration; and
Evidence of where the firework was purchased is preserved
Companies that specialize in large, commercial fireworks frequently hire temporary workers to assist in the work, and the displays are sometimes shot from bodies of water such as a navigable river. In one such case, Gavin Law Firm represented the family of a man killed aboard a barge in the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois as he and several others (who were not properly trained or protected by their employer) attempted to perform a fireworks display.
Chemical Exposure Claims
People are sometimes injured when they are exposed to chemicals in the workplace, home, or as a result of some accident that releases the chemicals into the environment. Often these chemicals are chlorine, benzene, dioxins, and mixtures of complex organic or inorganic compounds.
William Gavin is an experienced chemical exposure lawyer who will aggressively pursue damages against the companies responsible for the exposure.
Dust Exposure Claims
Inhaled dust can be toxic, particularly if it contains asbestos or silica. This type of dust inhalation may cause:
- Lung Cancer and Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Silicosis and Other Lung Conditions
Silicosis is lung disease caused by inhalation of silica dust. When a worker inhales crystalline silica, the lung tissue becomes inflame, scar tissue is formed and oxygen flow is impaired.