St. Louis, Missouri Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, & Criminal Law Firm
The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch8050 Watson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63119
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Michelle M. Funkenbusch is a St. Louis trial law firm providing a broad range of legal services to clients in Missouri. Our firm is centrally located at Watson and Laclede Station Roads in suburban St. Louis County, Missouri making it easy and safe for clients to visit.
The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch, LLC is dedicated to offering high-quality counsel and representation in a flexible and responsive atmosphere. We believe in one on one contact with our clients and will never push you off to deal solely with a paralegal. We operate a full-service firm committed to meeting the diverse needs of individuals and businesses.
Michelle M. Funkenbusch is a trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic personal injury, automobile accidents, bicycle law, workerís compensation, criminal law, discrimination, and business disputes since 1999.
Because of our community/neighborhood based practice, we handle a number of other areas of law for our long standing clients. For example, we often assist our clients in general law practice areas such as DUIs, wills, traffic, and business formations.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Farm Accidents; Taxi Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Intersectional Collisions; Rear-End Collisions; Bulldozer Accidents; Bypass-Starting Accidents; Chemical Exposure; Chemical Products Liability; Combine Accidents; Dangerous Products; Equipment Design Defects; Farm Animal Accidents; Farming Equipment Injuries; Grain Bin Injuries; Grain Silo Explosions; Pesticide Litigation; Propane Products Liability; Road-Grader or Scraper Accidents; Well Accidents; Auto Defects or Unsafe Design; Uninsured-Underinsured Motorists; Medical Payment Coverage; Phantom Vehicles; Misdemeanors.
Areas of Law Description
The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch, LLC offers legal services to clients in the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
The experience of a St. Louise personal injury attorney with The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch, LLC may help you seek recovery for pain and suffering from your injuries if you have had an accident or become disabled, or if you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death. Michelle M. Funkenbusch has successfully represented injured plaintiffs throughout Missouri. She has experience in all areas of injury cases.
- Bicycle Accidents
In addition to representing cyclists who have been injured in collisions, Funkenbuschís goal over the next decade is to educate the public at large and especially new drivers regarding sharing the road safely with the ever expanding number of cyclists. Through attending city council meetings and blogging during the months that St. Charles, Missouri proposed a ban on cyclists, Funkenbusch realized the publicís complete lack of education on the laws in effect and the need for attorneys who actively advocate on these issues. Sharing the road and showing respect for both cars and bikes is imperative. Hopefully with education, the road rage against cyclists and the frustrated bad attitudes of some cyclists against motor vehicles will decline.
- Workerís Compensation
Injured workers (or dependents) that have not been properly compensated should talk to Michelle Funkenbusch to file a Claim for Compensation with the Division of Workersí Compensation. Injured workers have the responsibility to ensure that their injuries have been reported to their employers in a timely manner. As soon as you are injured, you should talk to an attorney to make sure you are complying with the law in Missouri. Michelle can also file your claim which begins a contested case proceeding where an administrative law judge has the authority to decide the issues in dispute.
- Farm Accidents
Workers on private or corporate farms and construction sites face a constant risk of injury from heavy machinery, grain bins, tractor rollovers, defective equipment, hazardous chemicals and dangerous places like grain silos and rooftops. Serious farm injuries also result from failure to comply with OSHA safety regulations and failure to supply appropriate protective gear. When farm workers are put in harmís way because of inadequate safety measures, the injured agricultural worker may have a right to compensation for oneís injuries. Our experienced Missouri farm accident attorneys may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against these other parties to obtain additional compensation for your injuries.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) in 2009, there were 786 reported fatal crashes in Missouri with 878 fatalities. Of those fatal crashes 83 involved large trucks, 451 involved light trucks, 495 involved passenger cars, and 85 involved motorcycles.
* Boating Accidents
The causes of boating accidents vary greatly. The most common type of accident involving motorboats is collision with another vessel, followed by accidents involving skier mishaps, and falls overboard. The most common types of watercraft to be involved in a boating accident include powerboats, cruisers, jet skis, and even sailboats. If youíve been in a boating accident at any of Missouriís lakes or rivers, you need the proven skill and knowledge of the boating accident attorney at The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch, with years of experience representing victims of accidents caused by anotherís negligence.
* Bus and Taxi Accidents
Thousands of St. Louisians use the public transportation system each day. Most do so with the fair expectation that busses, taxis, subways, trains and other modes of public transportation are safe to use. When a bus accident or taxi accident occurs, many turn to The Funkenbusch Law Firm for successful resolution of their claim. Whether you were injured as a motorist by a negligent or drunk driver or injured as a passenger on a bus or in a taxi, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our firm has the resources and the knowledge that is necessary to understand liability factors, identify responsible transportation or city entities and to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
* Motorcycle Accidents
There are many ways in which an individual can become involved in Missouri in a motorcycle accident. Some examples include riding a motorcycle and being sideswiped by a car, colliding with another motorcycle, or crashing due to poor road and weather conditions. One thing is certain; no two motorcycle accidents are alike. Moreover, statistics show that most of the time it is a combination of factors that result in motorcycle accidents. Are you suffering from a motorcycle accident related injury? Talk to our St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers today at The Funkenbusch Law Firm for help recovering compensation for your injuries.
* Pedestrian Accidents
The threat of serious injury to pedestrians increases more and more each day. With more cars, trucks and motorcycles on the road than ever before, pedestrians are literally sitting ducks to any kind of automobile. Accidents are far more likely to occur, especially when the driver of a vehicle is momentarily distracted or inebriated. Other kinds of accidents that may befall pedestrians include dropped objects near a construction site. A pedestrian can be walking on a sidewalk adjacent to a construction site and have a hammer or other tool hit him or her on the head causing the pedestrian brain damage. If you have been involved in a St. Louis pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation for loss of wages and pain and suffering.
* Railroad and Train Accidents
Railroad law is a highly complex area due to the need for knowledge about how the railroad operates. Unfortunately, accidents on and around trains continue to injure thousands of Americans each year in the United States. Often recovery for injuries depends upon the relationship of the injured person to the railroad that hurt him or her, upon the applicable law and upon the individual circumstances. A railroad-accident attorney, like Michelle Funkenbusch, can fully assess your claim and pursue all available sources of recovery.
* Tractor Trailer Accidents
A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, can have disastrous consequences. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of the sheer size of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. If a truck carrying hazardous chemicals or flammable materials is involved in an accident, the resulting injuries may be even more severe. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. An experienced attorney can help determine whether you have a claim.
* Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents can result in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries. All too often, they result in death. In a drunk driving accident case, it is possible to recover not only compensatory damages (compensation for medical bills, wage loss and other losses) but punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are intended to punish the drunk driver and deter others from drunk driving. They can also substantially increase the awards to the injured and family members who have lost loved ones in drunk driving accidents. We understand the complex legal issues at play, including dram shop liability. We are experienced trial lawyers and will stand up for your rights, seeking justice and full compensation for the losses you have suffered.
- Product Failure
There are three different theories on which a products liability action may be based: negligence, breach of warranty and strict liability. A negligence theory looks to the reasonableness of the defendantís conduct. A manufacturer must exercise reasonable care in designing, manufacturing, inspecting and testing its products. Manufacturers and sellers must also exercise reasonable care to warn of dangerous conditions. If a consumer is injured by the failure of a manufacturer or seller to exercise reasonable care in discharging the above responsibilities, they may be held liable under a negligence theory.
- Business Litigation
Funkenbusch is experienced in addressing a range of needs that arise in business representation. She regularly assists clients in establishing a new business, preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and other legal and operational challenges that may arise as their business grows. Whether it is the drafting of a promissory note, a dispute between contractors, a real estate deal gone bad, or a new business that needs help to organize, she can assist you.
- Family Law
We know family matters are vitally important. People want and need to put divorces and custody disputes behind them and get on with their lives. We want to provide our clients with all available means to avoid the emotional and financial costs of unnecessary and potentially lengthy litigation. If you are not sure what to do and can't afford the $10,000.00 retainer fees that some Clayton firms charge, talk to Michelle. She has a network of lawyers to assist you in your everyday family law matters.
- DUI-Driving Under the Influence
Not just any lawyer should represent you in your DUI. You need an experienced DUI lawyer who is aware if the changes in the law. For example, House Bill 1695, effective August 28, 2010, changed the laws regarding repeat alcohol offenders and drivers with high blood-alcohol levels, including the laws that affect a person's driving privilege. If you have received a DUI, talk to Michelle immediately to protect your rights. Waiting even a few days can cause you to lose the right to appeal a suspension.
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
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Criminal Law, General Practice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
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