The Onder Law Firm
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Personal Injury Case in St. Louis?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury that is the result of the actions of another person, you have the right to file a claim or lawsuit against the liable party. In such cases, we advise you to contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer from our firm at once so that we evaluate your case. It is vital that your interests are protected from the beginning of the claims process. When you provide any medical records or answer questions from insurance adjusters, it can result in a reduced settlement, and we strongly advise against attempting to get these matters resolved on your own. Countless individuals and families have regretted their decision in not getting legal support when they discovered how brutally unfair these companies can be, even in serious injury cases with well-established liability.
Personal Injury: Claims, Lawsuits, Settlements
As a truly aggressive legal team, we are committed to serving St. Louis residents in all types of personal injury cases, including injury cases in motor vehicle accidents such as car accidents, truck accidents (jackknifing and tired driver accidents), bicycle accidents, boating accidents, bus accidents and motorcycle accidents (regardless of the type of injury suffered from something such as a drunk driving motorcycle accident). We can also help violent crime victims who have recently suffered from something such as being abducted and raped due to a dangerous, hazardous property. These cases require the skill of a proven legal team that takes on cases fully determined to demand full compensation for the injured client. Our legal team at the Onder Law Firm has outstanding qualifications and an impressive record of success in our pursuit of compensation for our injured clients. We offer a free evaluation to help you in determining what to expect in your case, and what the best plan of attack should be.
For cases of serious or catastrophic injury, having the skilled support of our legal team can allow the family to tend to their loved one while we relentlessly pursue the compensation so vital after life-threatening injuries. We know how expensive the medical costs are in such cases. This is only part of the necessary compensation when a client has suffered from burn injuries, brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. These cases must be addressed skillfully to ensure that the injured victim is compensated for all damages, including the losses in their future earning capacity, quality of life and the pain and suffering that is part these tragic injury cases.
Our legal system allows for lawsuits when companies have sent commercial products to market that are later exposed as dangerous or deadly. These cases require experience, as they involve extensive discovery, documentation, and the litigation process. Most corporations who are under litigation for a defective product (such as those involving DePuy hips or a defective auto product) will enlist top attorneys to try to avoid paying out huge claims. You need ensure that you have an equally aggressive lawyer from our firm to challenge all attempts to avoid paying a settlement that is measured against the tragic consequences suffered in such cases. We stand firm in our demands for compensation in injury cases of all types.
Aggressive Injury Lawyer for National Cases
At our firm, we have the size, strength and national reputation to battle the largest corporations in America, yet are small enough to give each client the time and personal attention they deserve. We care about each of our clients and commit ourselves to each case. Be it an injury from an automobile or truck collision, a work related injury such as a construction accident, or helping our clients through a traumatic life changing event involving PTSD, sexual assault trauma, amputation, or the loss of a loved one, we work closely with our clients, putting their minds at ease, knowing that they have chosen the right law firm to fight for them and advocate their cause.
Owing to strength and commitment, our firm has developed a national reputation for quality as acknowledged by our clients, legal colleagues and the Courts. We are AV rated, the highest peer review assessment of Martindale-Hubbell, a directory whereby lawyers evaluate the skills and accomplishments of other lawyers in their community. We have likewise been distinguished with the ASuper Lawyers@ designation, bestowed on the top five percent of all lawyers, and the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates” designation held by less than one percent of attorneys, recognizing our long history of success.
We have also distinguished ourselves in the field of pharmaceutical, medical products and class action litigation. Recently, thousands of cases were consolidated in the Southern District of Illinois involving the birth control medications, YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella. Of all of the law firms vying throughout the country to coordinate and run the litigation, we were chosen by the Court as one of three firms to act as national lead counsel to run the entire litigation. Similarly, we were chosen by the Eastern District of New York to sit on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee of a nationwide drug class action against Bayer Pharmaceutical.
Regardless of the nature of your claim, we welcome your inquiries. We are able to take cases across the nation and stand ready to help you in every way possible. If you have any questions, or if we can be of help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. Working together, we can obtain the recovery you and your family deserve, while at the same time affect a real change in our community and truly make a difference.
James G. Onder
Jim Onder is the senior member and founder of the law firm of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC. Since founding the firm in August of 2002, Jim has distinguished himself and compiled an impressive record of success, working with his partners to collect over 75 million dollars on behalf of those he's represented.
A 1985 graduate of Washington University School of Business Administration, Jim received his degree in accounting. A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and a recipient of the McWilliams Writing Award, Jim puts his business education and experience to work for those he represents.
Jim completed his education at St. Louis University School of Law in 1988 where he graduated with honors. He is member of the Order of the Woolsack, awarded to the top ten percent of the law school class. While at St. Louis University, Jim was on both St. Louis University's Law Journal and Public Law Review.
Jim travels throughout the country, handling primarily catastrophic injury and death claims involving automobile and trucking collisions, railroad crossing accidents and products liability claims involving fork lift injuries and death, rollovers, tire separations and explosions, tractor trailer under ride protection, crane accidents, auto products liability claims involving gas tank explosions and seat belt enhanced injury claims. Serious injuries and deaths caused by violations of the Overhead Power Line Safety Act are also an area of particular skill.
Jim is widely recognized as the National Advocate and authority on mini-blind and window covering safety. While licensed to practice is Missouri and Illinois, firms throughout the country seek out Jim’s particular expertise in the field of product liability. Jim has handled cases in both federal and state courts, including courts in Missouri, Illinois, Florida, California, Iowa, Arizona, Indiana, North Carolina, Utah, Maine, Texas, and Wisconsin. Jim has also lent his expertise to attorneys and families in the states of Alaska, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington. Throughout, Jim has developed a national reputation in the field of products liability.
Jim comes from a medical family with four physician family members. His close friends and relatives practice in the fields of orthopedics, neurology, radiology, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, immunology, pulmunology, orolarynology and internal medicine. Jim utilizes these resources daily in representing his clients on claims involving catastrophic injury and medical malpractice.
Regularly representing members of the Iron workers and Steel workers unions, Jim’s medical background and expertise in the field of workers’ compensation regularly produces excellent results for his clients.
Jim is on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and is involved in voluminous political and community activities.
Jim was born and raised in St. Louis where he lives with his wife and five children. Jim’s father in law is a retired Missouri state judge and his brother is a member of the Missouri legislature.
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