Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

The attorneys at Wasinger Parham have extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of personal injury litigation. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, you need skilled and experienced attorneys to advise you and help you reach the best possible result.

We have, for over forty years, handled cases in the following areas:

  • Wrongful death
  • Car, motorcycle, boating, truck and semi/tractor trailer accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Nursing home liability
  • Products liability

We are skilled in both state and federal jury trials as well as resolution of cases prior to trial including mediation and arbitration. We regularly receive referrals from other attorneys to handle both personal injury and wrongful death cases.

We will listen to your concerns, fully discuss your legal options, and help develop the strategy to best resolve your case. We work with doctors, engineers and law enforcement on a case-by-case basis to help us most effectively understand and advance your case.

These cases are handled on a contingent fee basis.


General Civil Trial Practice

Our attorneys represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil disputes and have litigated, arbitrated and mediated cases in both State and Federal Courts. Our attorneys have successfully tried and/or settled cases in virtually every area of litigation. Our first hand litigation practice has involved personal injuries; construction litigation; real estate litigation; business and commercial litigation; probate litigation; negligence and malpractice litigation; premises liability; products liability and family law disputes.

Our attorneys will provide the individual attention necessary to each client to develop a specific litigation strategy that best fits each clients’ needs and objectives.


Business Law

At Wasinger Parham, L.C. we offer a variety of services and representation for commercial and business clients including the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships as well as analysis of business documents, contracts, and asset purchase, nondisclosure and employment agreements. Our attorneys will provide practical advice and services to business owners, big and small, in these areas and others to help avoid litigation.


Family Law

At Wasinger Parham our attorneys are well versed in representing clients in divorce, paternity, child custody and visitation cases. Other and often related aspects of a family law practice include domestic violence, grandparent visitation, annulment, adoption, termination of parental rights, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Many financial aspects of family law are highly complex. And our attorneys have proficiency in other areas of law that impact these financial issues and a roster of outside experts to assist them when necessary. Our familiarity with accounting principles, financial statements and balance sheets, retirement plans, asset (including business) valuation, health insurance following divorce, the effect of bankruptcy, wills and trusts and real estate is also important.


Appellate Law

Our attorneys have argued cases before the Eastern, Western and Southern District Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court of Missouri as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court. We are uniquely qualified to identify the evidence, legal arguments and issues that translate into the greatest likelihood of success after trial.


Banking Law

At Wasinger Parham, L.C., we represent a diverse group of clients encountering banking law and creditor and debtor rights. Our attorneys have the legal expertise necessary to handle commercial and residential foreclosures and evictions; commercial and consumer collections; issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); secured transaction and replevin actions.

Our attorneys also represent creditors in all Chapters under Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Under 11 USC 528 we are a debt relief agency. We help people file bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


Bankruptcy

At Wasinger Parham, L.C., we represent a diverse group of clients encountering banking law and creditor and debtor rights. Our attorneys have the legal expertise necessary to handle commercial and residential foreclosures and evictions; commercial and consumer collections; issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); secured transaction and replevin actions.

Our attorneys also represent creditors in all Chapters under Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Under 11 USC 528 we are a debt relief agency. We help people file bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


Corporation

At Wasinger Parham, L.C. we offer a variety of services and representation for commercial and business clients including the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships as well as analysis of business documents, contracts, and asset purchase, nondisclosure and employment agreements. Our attorneys will provide practical advice and services to business owners, big and small, in these areas and others to help avoid litigation.


Creditor/Debtor Rights

At Wasinger Parham, L.C., we represent a diverse group of clients encountering banking law and creditor and debtor rights. Our attorneys have the legal expertise necessary to handle commercial and residential foreclosures and evictions; commercial and consumer collections; issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); secured transaction and replevin actions.

Our attorneys also represent creditors in all Chapters under Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Under 11 USC 528 we are a debt relief agency. We help people file bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


Criminal Law

Being accused or charged with a crime can ruin your reputation, cost you a lot time and money, or result in a conviction that sends you to jail. Criminal charges are serious. The attorneys at Wasinger Parham help you understand the charges against you and explore your options. You need experienced and capable trial attorneys to help you. We have extensive experience in representing people in all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. Whether your issue is a simple traffic infraction, driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), boating while intoxicated, or more serious offense we have attorneys well versed in criminal law and procedure who can assist you with your problem.


Estate Litigation

When an estate goes into probate Wasinger Parham can help by providing legal representation for decedent’s estates, guardianships and conservatorships as well as litigation for will contests, trusts and related matters.


Estate Planning and Probate Law

Anyone with children, a business, who owns a home or investment property, or is getting ready to retire has a real need to consider an estate plan to protect themselves and their loved ones. A thorough plan may minimize or eliminate estate taxes, ease the passing of assets, and allow for the management of assets in the event of incompetency or other disability.

At Wasinger Parham we provide a range of services from the most basic to the most sophisticated to deal with these sensitive issues. From wills and trusts to durable powers of attorney (for health and financial purposes) and advance directives our lawyers can advise you on achieving your goals.

In those instances where a probate estate is necessary we can assist in all areas of administration of an estate. We are also well versed in the areas of guardianship and conservatorship for minors, the elderly and those suffering from a disability where the protection of a guardian or conservator is needed.


Professional Liability

Wasinger Parham regularly handles professional liability cases ranging from malpractice to licensure issues. The firm has a clear understanding of the depth and importance of all that is at stake when a suit is brought against practicing professionals. Not only is a specialized knowledge of the law required in this area, so is knowledge of the particular profession involved. Wasinger Parham recognizes the unique problems which professional liability claims present, and our lawyers use a team approach in representing clients in these matters.


Real Estate Law/Litigation

Whether it’s the preparation of documents for the purchase of property or representation in disputes over real estate, our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in the area of real estate law. From condemnation, trespass, boundary disputes and questions of title to drafting deeds, notes and title documents our attorneys can assist you in all your real estate needs.


Workers Compensation

For those injured on the job there are very specific and sometimes difficult to obtain benefits that a worker is entitled to. Wages, medical attention and disability benefits all factor into a workers compensation claim and require advocacy to obtain a desired result. We practice before the Division of Workers Compensation in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Columbia, Kirksville, Hannibal and Moberly regularly.