OUR FIRM SPECIALIZES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF LAW:$35 SPEEDING & TRAFFIC TICKETS IN ST LOUIS AREA $35
$150 ARREST WARRANTS IN ST LOUIS AREA $150
$185 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKETS IN ST LOUIS AREA $185
$675 ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7 $675
$300 UPFRONT FEES ST LOUIS CHAPTER 13 $300
$375 MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ST LOUIS $375
FELONY CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR AS LOW AS $700
ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY Trying to deal with a mountain of debt can be enormously stressful. As the credit card statements and medical bills pile up, things can look bleak. And if your creditors sue you in court (and end up garnishing your wages, or levying your bank account, or placing a lien against your property ), your already tight budget gets more strained. This is nothing to say of the harassing phone calls, rude letters, and threats of lawsuits that you creditors can flood you with. But life does not have to continue like this. There is a chance to receive a fresh start / clean slate. The St. Louis bankruptcy lawyers at Brinkman & Alter will help you get your life back on track.
ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7: A Chapter 7 is described as a discharge of your unsecured debts (such as credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, etc.). The court literally knocks out your debts forever. Only $675 attorney fees for a Chapter 7!!
ST LOUIS CHAPTER 13: A Chapter 13 is described as a repayment plan over the course of three to five years during which certain debts are paid back. This gives you a chance to repay those debts in a much more manageable way. Upfront fees for a St. Louis Chapter 13 are $300. Call us today to learn more!!
ST LOUIS CRIMINAL DEFENSE When you are faced with criminal charges in St. Louis, the world can seem like it is collapsing in on you. It is constantly on your mind. And you can certainly feel as if you are on your own. But what if the police officer who issued the criminal citation violated your Constitutional rights? What if the charges leveled against you are grossly inaccurate? In most cases, the simple act of hiring a St. Louis criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between jail time and getting the charges thrown out altogether. At Brinkman & Alter, we want to make sure your rights are protected, but we also want to make sure that you do not end up paying outrageous fees in order to get the job done. Give us a call today, and speak to one of our experienced St Louis criminal defense attorneys today!!
ST LOUIS MISDEMEANORS: Whether it is marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, trespassing, shoplifting, minor in possession, or disturbing the peace, prostitution, we will look closely at your case to determine the best course of action. Most misdemeanor level cases are only $375.
ST LOUIS FELONIES: If you have been charged with a felony in the St Louis area, then the best thing you can do is contact an attorney immediately (whether it is burglary, robbery, theft, drug possession, or weapons possession). You have certain rights and defenses that can be asserted. But unless you have someone experienced advocating for you, then you are fighting an uphill battle. Low level felonies start at only $750.
ST LOUIS TRAFFIC TICKETS AND WARRANTS At one point or another in your life, there is a very good chance that you will receive a St. Louis traffic ticket. Some of the more common examples would of course be speeding, stop sign violations, lane change violations, driving while suspended, and failure to show proof of insurance. Traffic citations are certainly a nuisance. But unless you hire a St. Louis speeding ticket attorney to get it fixed, then the state of Missouri will assess points to your permanent driving record. This in turn will increase your automobile insurance (and could even lead to a suspension of your driving privileges). And if nothing at all is done with the ticket, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. But at Brinkman & Alter, we want to handle all your traffic tickets properly and get them reduced to a non-moving violation (so that your car insurance is not affected and your driver’s license is kept safe). And if your St. Louis traffic ticket has gone to warrant, we can request that the judge recall it. Fees for most tickets are $35. Fees for a warrant are $150.
ST LOUIS DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKET This kind of traffic infraction occurs when you are caught operating a vehicle while your driving privileges are currently suspended. As a result, the state of Missouri handles a DWS in a very serious manner. If do not get this type of ticket resolved, then you receive twelve (12) additional points to your record (and you will likely have to endure yet another year of a suspended license). But we can help you get back to an active status, resolve the DWS ticket, and get you back out on the road driving legally!! Fees for most St. Louis Driving While Suspended tickets are $185. Please do give us a call today to find out more!!
FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (FDCPA) Collection agencies are notorious for their aggressive tactics. Endless phone calls, rude comments, harassing threats. It is not uncommon for third-party collectors to engage in unlawful behavior. This is especially true when it comes to the provisions of the FDCPA. This is the federal consumer law that tightly regulates what a collector can and cannot do when it attempts to collect on a debt. At Brinkman & Alter, we take a very close look at all collection activity that has occurred (whether it is a letter, or a voicemail, or a phone call to your place of work). There is absolutely no cost to you for any work that we may do on a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case (you do not pay us a dime). And if in fact the collector has violated your rights under this law, they have to pay you up to $1,000. If you are dealing with third-party collectors, please do get in touch with us right away!!
WRONGFUL DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY
ST LOUIS WRONGFUL DEATH: When you lose someone close to you (like a loved family member), that loss is tremendous and very difficult to deal with. But if that loved one died wrongfully as a result of someone (or something) else’s negligence, the impact on your family can be devastating. This wrongful death could have been the result of a motor vehicle accident, a defective product, medical malpractice, or some other form of personal injury. The most pressing concern is of course the grieving and emotional distress. However, there will also be a number of expenses that you and your family will have to deal with (like medical bills and funeral costs). And then of course there is the lost wages and earnings that this family member would have made during his or her lifetime (not to mention the sudden loss of companionship and love they gave to your family every day). At Brinkman & Alter, our St. Louis wrongful death lawyers want to make sure that your family gets the justice it deserves. We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. Please do contact us today to learn more about your potential case!!
ST LOUIS PERSONAL INJURY : The number of injuries that occur each year in the state of Missouri (and the St. Louis region in particular) is well within the tens of thousands range. Unfortunately, many of those personal injuries are never reported. But very frequently, those injuries are incurred through no fault of your own. In fact, a great number of those injuries are the result of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident that you did not cause, a defective product that did not work how it was supposed to, a dangerous conditions that existed on someone else’s property, or at the hands of a doctor who performed his or her duties in a negligent fashion. If any of these things have happened to you, then you may very well have a St. Louis personal injury case. At Brinkman & Alter, our goal is to ensure that the wrongdoing committed by someone else does not go unpunished. We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. Please do contact us today to learn more!!
ST LOUIS MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY Car accidents happen so frequently in this country that is rather difficult to keep accurate statistics. Some are considered minor, and a great many are considered devastating. But if the St. Louis motor vehicle accident resulted in significant injury to you (or a family member), then the cost of repair or medical attention can be significant. The St. Louis car accident lawyers at Brinkman & Alter will take a very close look at the facts of your case and determine what sort of liability exists. For instance, we will examine whether or not the other party was at fault for the accident (because of things like speeding, texting, or driving while intoxicated), if the manufactured components of your vehicle contributed to your injury (like the airbag or seatbelts), and the full extent of the suffering you have endured (not just the physical damage caused by the negligence of the other driver, but also your emotional, mental, and economic injuries you may have sustained as well). We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. Please do contact us today to learn more about your potential St. Louis car accident case!!
MISSOURI MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Most physicians in the state of Missouri are respected member of our community who perform invaluable services. But even the greatest of all professionals can perform their duties in a grossly negligent manner. And when this happens, the patient becomes the victim. But the St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers at Brinkman & Alter want to make sure that the bodily injury you sustain at the hands of a doctor, nurse, medical professional, or even nursing home specialist, is not overlooked. Whether this negligence is in the form of a surgical error, emergency room error, birth injury or defects, failure to diagnose, or nursing home abuse, our team of lawyers will carefully examine all the relevant facts of your case. We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. Contact us right away to learn more!!
ST LOUIS PREMISES LIABILITY AND DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS When you enter onto the property owned by someone else, you have an expectation that you will not be injured. The law of Missouri states that property owners must maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. This would include ensuring that you are kept safe from potential hazards that could cause you harm (with simple things like a warning sign, or making small repairs to reduce dangerous conditions). But very frequently, property owners do not take these necessary steps and as a result of their negligence, you (or a family member) get hurt. At Brinkman & Alter, our St. Louis premises liability attorneys want to make sure that the person(s) who caused your injury are held accountable. Whether it is a slip-and-fall accident, if you fell inside a retail store or grocery mart, if you tripped in a parking lot, or if you were bit by a dog, our team is ready to help. We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. So give us a call so that we can start to review your case!!
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) If you are an hourly wage earner (i.e. paid by the hour), you may from time to time work more than forty (40) hours in any given week. When that happens, your employer is supposed to pay you an increased rate per hour worked (ex. time-and-a-half). But what if your employer fails to compensate you appropriately? What if your employer withholds wages that are rightfully yours? This is the basic idea behind the FLSA. It is a federal law (enacted in 1938) that protects wage earners against the wrongdoing of an employer. Our team of lawyers will examine your job history (including all records of your income over the previous year), and make sure that your federal rights are upheld. There are no fees required from you. Any work that we might do on this type of case is free of charge. If in fact your employer violated your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is your employer who will have to pay our fees. In addition, the law states that you may recover wages that should have been paid to you. But as a form of punishment, the employer will have to double those lost earnings. If you believe that your federal wage rights have been violated, please do get in touch with us as soon as possible!!
RAILROAD INJURY (FEDERAL EMPLOYERS LIABILITY ACT (FELA)) Railroads have been around for a long time. At one point in our nation’s history, the railway system was the primary means of transporting goods all across the country. But as a result of all that activity, many railroad workers sustained horrible injuries. In recognition of the dangerous conditions under which railroaders worked, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908. Since that time, FELA has given countless individuals an opportunity to seek a legal remedy for railroad workers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. This federal act has also proven to be significant because railroad workers are not eligible for state worker’s compensation benefits. If you are a railroad employee, and you have been injured on the job, then our St. Louis FELA lawyers want to speak with you about the facts of your case. We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. Contact us today to learn more!!
MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM DEFENSE (EMPLOYER DEFENSE) If you are business owner, chances are you have a number of employees working for you. In the normal course of business, you pay their wages, perhaps a portion of their health insurance, and maybe even a retirement match. This relationship is what keeps the American economy moving. But what if an employee quits (without any good or viable reason), and then demands that you pay him or her St. Louis unemployment benefits? Or what if an employee is fired for serious misconduct (like stealing from the cash register), but still wants you to provide them with unemployment benefits? These are examples of employees using the state welfare system in bad faith. And the law of Missouri states very clearly that these workers should not be eligible for unemployment insurance. But what most employers do not realize is that there is a fairly convoluted process (with several different levels of administrative hearings) before you can prove that the employee should be denied unemployment. At Brinkman & Alter, we want to make sure that your business is not paying out on a claim that has no merit. We will investigate the facts closely, and fight hard to make sure that your former employees do not abuse the system. Give us a call today to learn more!!
WRONGFUL DENIAL OF INSURANCE CLAIM When you purchase insurance coverage, you have an expectation that the insurance company will be there for you when something happens. This is why we invest in a policy in the first place. But what if something bad happens in your life (like an emergency situation or unexpected event), and the claim you submit is wrongfully denied? If coverage is rightfully owed to you, then you may very well have a claim against the insurance company for wrongful denial. At Brinkman & Alter, our team of St. Louis wrongfully denied insurance claim attorneys want to make sure that the insurance industry does not operate on a bad faith basis in regards to your situation. Whether it involves life, health, car, homeowners’, or inclement weather claims, we want to fully understand your particular set of facts and see to it that the insurance company plays by the rules. We do not require any upfront fees, nor do we receive any payment unless you win your case. Get in touch with us today to learn more about what you can do to enforce your rights!!