Commercial and Contract

Dixon Injury Firm provides commercial and contract legal services to St. Louis clients.


Just as people can be physically injured, they can also be damaged by commercial and contract failures. In fact, a lot of times the stress of something like a contractual business deal falling through can actually cause health problems. The Dixon Injury Firm is happy to put our expertise to work securing compensation for wronged clients even when they suffered no physical injury.

Dixon provides a variety of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis commercial and contract lawyers bring professional legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more info and a free consultation.

St. Louis Commercial and Contract Lawyers

When you open a commercial or contract claim in St. Louis, it’s important to secure legal counsel with experience. Our workers comp and liability lawyers ensure clients have the resources they need to win a settlement. Here are a few questions to ask St. Louis commercial and contract lawyers:

How much will legal services cost clients? This depends on the commercial and contract case among other factors. Dixon utilize a contingency system, which means our services are free.

How much could I win? Again, this also depends on the case. Dixon’s St. Louis commercial and contract lawyers try to win clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other compensation.

What do I do now? The first step is to contact us for more info and consultation.

Contracts can get incredibly complicated, but if you boil it down they are fairly simple. A contract is a mutual exchange of promises that the government will enforce. Many people think a contract is a signed document, but it does not have to be. Instead, a written contract is simply a way to confirm that two parties have mutually exchanged promises. For example, if Jack promises to sell his car to Jill, and then Jill promises to give Jack money for the car, they probably have an enforceable contract. If Jack later refuses to hand over the car, Jill might be able to sue to get compensated for her losses.

Of course, the world is not always so simple. Missouri has what is called a Statute of Frauds for goods in Statutes Section 400.2-201. It requires that pretty much any contract for a sale of goods (meaning a product of some sort) must be in writing if the goods are worth $500. So unless Jack has a really junky car, Jill needs to get their contract in writing. This $500 rule is common throughout most of the country, as is a similar rule for selling land that is found in Missouri Statutes 432.010.

It is also important to know that the law generally does not force people to follow through on their contracts. That is called “specific performance,” and it is generally not granted except for sales of land and other unique circumstances. Instead, the courts generally use money to try and put the damaged party in the position they would have been in if the contract was performed.

So to get back to the example, if Jill sued Jack for not giving her the car the courts would probably not force Jack to sell her the car, unless it was some kind of rare collector’s item. Instead, the court would try to give Jill the “benefit of her bargain.” If she could easily go buy a similar car for the same price, she might not be able to collect any damages. On the other hand, if Jack promised her a good deal and she would have to pay much more to get a similar car, then Jack might be liable for the difference in price. These are called expectation damages. She may also have lost money trying to buy the car, and Jack may have to pay her back for that. For example, she may have paid for a mechanic to inspect the car and she will have lost the value of that inspection if Jack refuses to give her the car. This is called restitution damages.

More About Commercial and Contract Lawyers in St. Louis

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm specialize in commercial and contract claims and additional personal and workplace accidents. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult these types of cases are for victims. To help alleviate financial stress, Dixon’s trial lawyers make things easier by providing a contingency payment system. This allows clients to pay fees only if damages are awarded. Dixon’s legal services are free.

Here at the Dixon Injury Firm, our focus is representing people that have been physically injured. Sometimes, we may see a commercial and contract situation where one person was obligated to keep another person safe. If that agreement leads to an injury, we may sue for both the breach of contract and negligence in causing the injury. We may also simply take on the breach of contract claim even if there are no injuries that could be compensated. The action is very similar and our expertise in litigation makes us an ideal fit to help someone recover from a breached contract. If you think you might need this type of help just call us at (314) 409-7060 for a free consultation.

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Meet Christopher R. Dixon

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

Recent Successes

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    Missouri Truck Accident

    $30,000.00 Settlement

    Missouri Car Crash With Minor Property Damage

  • $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

    $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

  • $45,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

    $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Auto Accident

  • $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    $65,000 Settlement

    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

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