St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

Daniel Finney Jr.

St Louis Personal Injury Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s St Louis Personal Injury Local Legal Authority.

Daniel Finney Jr.

St Louis Personal Injury Attorney

St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

Daniel Finney Jr.

I have spent my entire career as a trial lawyer. I started right out of law school as an assistant Circuit Attorney prosecuting felony criminal cases. When I left the prosecutor’s office I went into practice as a solo. I did some criminal defense for a brief period but I was drawn to injury cases very early on. Criminal defense did not match up with what I eventually recognized was driving me. Prosecuting plaintiff injury cases did. I realized my original prosecutor roots are really where my passion lay. I am not a criminal prosecutor anymore but I am a civil prosecutor. There is not much different. Protecting the community, stopping bad behavior, changing things for the better. Helping my injured client get recognized and acknowledged by the community for what they suffered and providing them closure.

I don’t want to do anything else and would probably quit the law if I couldn’t do this.

I used to have listed in this profile all the different awards I had received. The number of completed trials. The noteworthy cases I successfully concluded. But those are past accomplishments. Past accomplishments rarely drive anyone. What drives me is the next challenge to the safety of the community. I adopted this mission as our firm motto: Protecting the Community One Case at a Time.

Frankly, I just have a hard time with letting the big guys, the corporations and the insurance companies, get away with it. Maybe it’s because I am Irish. But maybe it’s because it’s the right thing.

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What Is a St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney?

As you go about your daily routine, it’s likely you will come across scenarios where you could suffer an injury. Maybe you are grocery shopping, dining at your favorite restaurant, or driving in your car. A St. Louis personal injury attorney represents those who have been injured because of another party’s carelessness, negligence, or willful disregard of others. These wrongful acts are more formally referred to as torts. When you suffer harm as a result of another party, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden which often accompanies an injury because of medical expenses and lost wages. A licensed personal injury attorney in St. Louis can help you seek the compensation you deserve in civil court. Although personal injury attorneys deal with tort law, they often specialize in one or more areas. The following list is not exhaustive but includes three broad types of cases St. Louis personal injury lawyers handle on a day-to-day basis.

Traffic Accident Injury Cases

Each year, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates more than six million traffic collisions are reported to law enforcement, including more than 35,000 fatal crashes, and about 2.5 million injuries. A skilled St. Louis accident attorney can help investigate your accident and build a strong case against the defense to hold at-fault drivers accountable. Traffic accidents can include truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. When high speeds are involved, victims who are lucky enough to live through an accident, potentially face lifelong complications.

Premises Liability Injury Cases

In all 50 U.S. states, property owners have the legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for those who visit their business and home. Although exact laws vary from state to state, when a property owner fails to uphold his legal obligation and someone suffers an injury, courts often find the owner liable for damages in civil court. Premises liability accidents include a wide variety of accidents based on location and the type of injury. Victims might get injured at a swimming pool, a theme park, on an elevator, at a shopping mall, and many other locations. The most common type of premises liability accident is a slip-and-fall injury or a trip-and-fall injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, besides traffic accidents, is unintentional falls.

Product Liability Injury Cases

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) records and maintains millions of complaints of injuries caused by defective products each year. A defective product might have a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a marketing defect, which occurs when companies don’t warn consumers of dangerous products or provide proper instructions. When a known or unknown defect causes injury to a consumer, courts can hold any party in the product’s chain of distribution liable for damages. The CPSC is concerned with all types of household items, sports equipment, toxic and flammable chemicals, toys, and much more, but they do not serve as a watchdog for the automotive industry or the pharmaceutical. Defective airbags and defective tires have been a common cause of injury or death, as well as dangerous drugs.

Contact a St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney Right Away

With how many fatalities and injuries happen every year due to personal injury accidents, it is good to have a St. Louis personal injury attorney on dial in your time of need. Many accidents have a procedure to follow to guarantee you the best results in your case. Don’t trust your knowledge, schedule a free consultation today.

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Daniel Finney Jr.

Finney Law Office
Based on 42 reviews
Mr. Dan Finney represented my family in a legal matter and did an amazing job. He's courteous, honest, and works very hard to provide the best support in representing his clients. A++++ lawyer! Highly recommend.
james windle
james windle
18:47 10 Oct 19
Finney Law Office has for years provided us both personal and business law services. I have found Dan and his team to be highly competent and responsive in supporting a range of legal needs. I would recommend Finney Law for both individual and business legal representation.
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson
16:00 10 Oct 19
Chris is s top notch attorney and a nice guy to boot. Has an entire network of professionals to call on to add their own expertise to your case.
Stephen Musial
Stephen Musial
15:13 27 Jul 19
Chris is very helpful when it comes to personal injury. He helped me resolve my case!
Hector Rivera
Hector Rivera
19:09 16 Feb 19
I would highly recommend this exceptional firm. When you make the decision to execute a law firm it is scary—I stumbled upon Finney Law (Dan Finney & Amber Kempt) after interviewing others. This team used a tool called FOCUS GROUPS, it’s a way gain insight, and in the midst, every angle was looked into, evidence researched, & every detail investigated by this knowledgeable team. They truly care about each and every one of their clients; going outside the box and being exceptional was commonplace for them.
Brian S
Brian S
16:45 30 Aug 18

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