The Gogel Law Firm

The Gogel Law Firm

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Firm Overview

At The Gogel Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri, we are dedicated to ensuring you and your loved ones can rest easy knowing that we are here to help. Injury and malpractice victims have many choices when it comes to hiring an attorney. Our St Louis attorneys has the knowledge, experience, resources, and technology needed to successfully represent clients in a variety of cases.

We are dedicated to helping people after:
they or a loved one was hurt or killed in an accident whether they were in a car, on the job, or on someone's property;
becoming a victim of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, or accounting malpractice; becoming a victim of unfair consumer practices, or unlawful debt collection practices;
or receiving a ticket for a traffic violation or being cited for DUI/DWI.

When people are injured due to no fault of their own, whether they are the victim of a job-related accident, permanently damaged due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse, or harmed after a car or truck accident, they need a strong workers compensation, medical malpractice, or car accident lawyer to represent them.

At The Gogel Law Firm, we believe in giving each client the personal attention he or she deserves. We will walk you through every step of the process, from filing a claim for workers compensation or a lawsuit, to evaluating settlements.

We take nearly all cases on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay us any legal fees, nor do you owe us anything for the expenses we incur, unless and until we win. Because of how we are compensated, we make sure that we fight as hard as we can to recover as much as we can for you. Additionally, we are confident that you will find that our fees are as good or better than those charged by other St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys and Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyers.

Finally, we never charge for an initial legal consultation. We do not believe you should have to pay to have someone listen to your legal issues, and are confident enough in our abilities to believe that we will be compensated when we recover what you deserve.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisement. Every case is different and should be judged upon its own merits. Past case results provide no guarantee of future results. The information you obtain on this site is not, nor is it intended to be legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting The Gogel Law Firm or Jeremy A. Gogel does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

The Gogel Law Firm handles cases throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Jeremy A. Gogel is admitted to practice law before all Courts in the State of Missouri, and represents clients in all counties and cities in Missouri, including: St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Charles, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Lincoln County, Boone County, Jackson County, Greene County, Affton, Ballwin, Bella Villa, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bellerive, Bel-Nor, Bel-Ridge, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Black Jack, Breckenridge Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Charlack, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Concord, Cool Valley, Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Dellwood, Des Peres, Edmundson, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Ferguson, Flordell Hills, Florissant, Frontenac, Glendale, Hanley Hills, Hazelwood, Hillsdale, Jennings, Kinloch, Kirkwood, Ladue, Manchester, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, Mehlville, Moline Acres, Normandy, Northwoods, Norwood Court, Oakland, Olivette, Overland, Pagedale, Pine Lawn, Richmond Heights, Riverview, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Spanish Lake, St. Ann, St. John, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, University City, Uplands Park, Valley Park, Velda City, Velda Village Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, Warson Woods, Webster Groves, Wellston, Wildwood, and Woodson Terrace.

Jeremy A. Gogel is admitted to practice law before all Courts in the State of Illinois, and represents clients in all counties and cities, including: Madison County, St. Clair County, Bond County, Sangamon County, Washington County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Williamson County, Jackson County, Collinsville, Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Belleville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Waterloo, Cahokia, Dupo, Highland, Maryville, Mascoutah, Lebanon, Carlyle, Springfield, Litchfield, Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Carbondale, Centralia, Nashville, and Pinckneyville.
Main Office
Main Office
4542 West Pine Boulevard
Saint Louis  MO  63108
  • (314) 775-3864
Auto Accident
Most people call them "accidents." However, the only time you will hear us use the term "accident" is on this page.
The terms that we believe more accurately describe
these "accidents" are crashes or collisions. The reason that we don't believe in using the term "accident," is because an accident implies that there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the injuries sustained by the plaintiff. In our experience, this is far from the truth. In reality, such an "accident" usually involves one or more "at-fault" drivers. These individuals made a conscious decision the disobey the law by
either failing to keep a careful lookout while operating their vehicle, following too closely,failing to operate their vehicle at a safe speed, or performing some activity that should never
occur while operating a potentially deadly object like a motor vehicle. A St. Louis Car Accident Attorney can file a claim against the negligent driver's insurance company. If the claim is not settled, a lawsuit must be filed against the driver.The driver's the insurance company will then hire a Car
Crash Lawyer to defend its insured.

Car crashes are an everyday fact of life. We are often confronted with serious injuries and wrongful death in the context of automobile accidents. Typically, any car wreck of significance involves serious personal and bodily injuries to the occupants. The more serious the accident the more serious the injuries. Regrettably, many times the injuries are fatal. Every jurisdiction in the United States, including the States of Missouri and Illinois, have certain uniform rules of the road which all drivers are required to obey.

Everyday, however, negligent or careless drivers run stop signs or red lights, cross center lines, speed, lose control of their vehicles, follow other vehicles too closely and otherwise cause accidents. When these accidents are serious, the innocent third party victims of such negligence face a multitude of personal and economic hardships. When this happens, they need an aggressive and experienced St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer to help.

A St. Louis Car Accident Attorney seeks to establish in every case the liability - or, negligence - of a third party. Once the
St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer establishes this negligence through
proper investigation, it is then necessary to document the nature and extent of the client's damages. If a serious injury is involved, it is necessary that medical records be obtained so as to establish the nature and extent of such injuries.

The more documentation that a St. Louis Automobile Accident
Attorney can produce by way of photographs, medical bills and medical records, the more compelling is the evidence which oftentimes leads to a settlement of such claims assuming the at fault driver has adequate insurance coverage to provide compensation for the innocent third party victim. If a settlement can not be achieved, the same information is used in front of a jury in order to demonstrate that the innocent third party victim is entitled to full compensation from the defendant by way of a substantial jury verdict.

If you were the victim of an accident, you need to call a St. Louis Automobile Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.

Truck Accidents

Semi trucks play an important role in transporting a wide range of goods across the country. However, these types of vehicles can pose a great danger when on the road without proper maintenance or while in operation by drivers who are fatigued, inadequately trained, or negligent, which may contribute to accidents. A significant number of semi truck accidents, which may also be called 18 wheeler accidents, or tractor trailer accidents involve fatalities.

Most people believe that truck accidents are the same as automobile accidents, but in a larger scale. It is important to understand that laws for automobile accidents are different than those for truck accidents. Commercial truck accident laws and regulations are designed to protect motorists from the negligence of trucking companies. It is crucial to be familiar with the details of commercial motor vehicle law to prove a successful large truck or tractor-trailer related injury case. Our St. Louis Truck Accident Attorney is quite familiar with these applicable laws, and will put this knowledge to work to help you.

Trucking companies usually send a claims representative to a truck crash scene on the same day that a collision takes place. It is the job of the claims agent to protect the trucking company's interests by attempting to deny liability, avoid liability, or mitigate the company's responsibilities for injuring anyone or damaging any property. Our St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer urges you not to speak with any claims representative until you retain the services of a St. Louis Truck Accident Attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.
Workers Compensation
The workers compensation process can be very complicated, and even a minor error can result in the rejection of your application and potential loss of benefits. Call to speak to a professional who understands the law and will fight for your rights.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney
has been protecting the interests of workplace injury victims throughout Missouri and Illinois since our inception. Our Workers Compensation Lawyer works diligently to help our clients to obtain the benefits they need. We have a complete understanding of Missouri and Illinois workers compensation laws and we are committed to helping you reach the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

When a Missouri or Illinois Workers Compensation claim is delayed, denied, or disputed by an employer, an experienced
Workers Compensation Attorney in St. Louis can help resolve these disputes and get you the benefits you deserve. Our St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney will inform you of the status of your claim and advise you of the appropriate legal action. While most claims can be resolved through a negotiated settlement, arbitration or trial may become necessary in some situations.

At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyer is prepared to take the necessary steps so clients throughout Missouri and Illinois can receive the benefits they deserve under the law. Workers compensation laws exists to compensate employees for medical treatment and lost wages occurring as a result of an injury that is sustained through an accident in the
workplace, a job-related disease or a disability acquired over time that is caused by working conditions. While your employer may seem eager to help, it is important to understand that these companies want to restrict benefits and preserve their bottom lines. One benefit that is often overlooked is the
lump sum payment that many work accident victims are entitled to.
We are committed to seeing that our clients get all compensation, including these lump sum work disability payments.

In some cases, injured workers may be entitled to more than just workers' compensation. A third-party personal injury claim may be filed if the accident was caused by a party that was not the victim's employer or co-worker. Given our experience, our St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney can not only seek work comp benefits, on your behalf, but also file and pursue a personal injury lawsuit, too. An overwhelming majority of workers' compensation cases settle before a hearing or arbitration, which is essentially just a trial based on the evidence.

Our St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney will advise you regarding the risks and benefits of settlement versus the risks and benefits of a hearing. Your attorney will consider many factors in this evaluation, including the medical
and factual evidence, the cost of further litigation, and the possible outcomes of a hearing.
Medical Malpractice
Even though most medical care providers are highly qualified and competent, medical errors kill or permanently disable roughly 98,000 Americans every year.
When you go to an emergency room, visit a doctor's office, or have surgery, you expect the best of care from medical professionals
and medical facilities. Sadly, sometimes that is not the case. If you are injured because of poor or negligent care, you may need a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney to make sure you get the care and compensation you are entitled to.

Medical and healthcare providers can be sued for injuries caused by their negligence under the theory of medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when treatment falls below the standard of care generally accepted and established by the appropriate medical community. More information about the elements of a successful medical malpractice case can be found on our blog.

In a medical malpractice case, our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer helps prove that the medical provider did not meet the applicable standard of care in your or your loved one's particular case in order to recover monetary damages. Doctors,
dentists and other medical specialists, including hospitals and surgical physicians, have an obligation to conduct themselves professionally and not harm their patients. When they make mistakes, patients in their care can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, such errors are often avoidable and result from medical professionals who are inadequately trained or who are just too busy to be thorough. If this is the case, you
need an aggressive and experienced St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney to help you.

The Gogel Law Firm's Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Louis focuses solely on protecting the rights of injured people. Our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer, experts, and staff are focused on helping injured people obtain the medical and financial compensation that will help them get back to a normal life.

Medical errors happen in a number of ways and in all phases of patient care. For example:

*Emergency room errors can occur when doctors and staff fail to properly diagnose injuries or diseases.
*Nurses or pharmacists may inadvertently provide incorrect medication or fail to provide the proper dosage.
*Surgeons may make errors that cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries.
*Doctors sometimes fail to provide the proper care for a patient's condition, even though they have properly diagnosed the condition.

A bad or undesired result doesn't automatically mean that there was medical malpractice. An experienced St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney can let you know if a doctor or hospital can be liable for medical malpractice. In order to analyze the case
properly, a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer needs to determine whether something was done which should not have been done, whether a procedure was performed improperly, or whether something that was medically necessary was not done. Common
instances of medical malpractice include wrong-site surgery, objects left inside patients, medication errors, and failure to diagnose a time sensitive illness before it is too late.

Moreover, medical malpractice that causes a death may actually be a Wrongful Death case, which could extend the statute of limitations. We have provided information about the difference between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death on our blog.

If you believe you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, contact The Gogel Law Firm immediately. Waiting too long can result in going over the applicable time limitations, and may prevent you from bringing your case. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in St. Louis can help.

Unlike many firms, our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney does not charge for an initial consultation.

Jeremy Gogel

Primary Practice Areas:
Car and Truck Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Legal Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Workplace Injuries

Prior Experience:

Previously worked at medium sized and small law firms primarily practicing in the areas of professional liability defense of attorneys and other fiduciaries, accountants, appraisers, and medical professionals, insurance coverage and bad faith analysis and litigation, commercial law, and other complex litigation.

Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois - Conducted legal research and drafted orders and opinions of the Court in civil and criminal cases. Reviewed submissions, performed case management functions, and attended in-court proceedings.

Selected Publications:

"Shifting Risk to the Dumbest Guy in the Room" - Derivatives Regulation After the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 11 J. Bus. & Sec. L. 1 - The purpose of this article is to provide insight into the changing world of derivatives regulation.

Remedies (And Lack Thereof) for Victims of Abusive Debt Collection Practices, 66 J. Mo. B. 330 - An overview of penalties available under federal and Missouri law for abusive collection techniques.

Remedies for Abusive Debt Collection: An Illinois Lawyer's Guide, 99 Ill. B. J. 358 - Many in-house and third-party debt recovery companies use extreme techniques, including threatening to garnish a debtor's wages, using harassing language, or even threatening to file suit in an effort to recover any money they can. This article gives a thumbnail sketch of the protections such as they are, starting with federal Fair Debt Collection Practice Act and moving to Illinois-specific statutes.

Preventing Inadvertent Disclosures Of Privileged Materials With Clawback Agreements, 21 IDC Q. 26 - On September 19, 2008, Federal Rule of Evidence 502 was enacted to specifically address waiver of the attorney client and work-product privileges. By limiting the consequences of inadvertent production, Fed. R. Evid. 502 was meant to reduce the parties' burden to conduct expensive pre-production privilege reviews.

Selected Presentations:

Basics of Representing Clients in FINRA Arbitration (March 2012).

Accounting Basics for Attorneys (September 2012).

Federal Courts 101 (November 2012).

Next Step Series: Corporate Governance (March 2013).

Federal Courts 101 (April 2014).

The Next Step Series: Debtors' Rights (August 2014).


University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law - JD.

University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Business - MBA.

University of Missouri-Columbia BSBA, Finance & Banking, Economics.

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