Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

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The state of Missouri allows you to sue a person or group which is responsible for any injury or damage which you have suffered. You must be able to prove they caused your injury as a result of their negligence. Missouri also requires that you prove the person, group or company involved neglected the duty owed in particular situations. These are just some of the standards you must meet in order to sue for personal injury.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body, juxtaposed to an injury to a piece of property. It usually is referred to a lawsuit that involves a plaintiff has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including tripping accidents, assault claims, dog bites, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury is not only accidental in nature, but it may be an industrial disease case, as well. These include occupational stress, contact dermititis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, vibration white fingers, and repetitive strain injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident, while on the job, or as a result of any negligence on the part of another person, a group or a company, you will want to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your case. A personal injury lawyer in Missouri can inform you of all the criteria you must meet in a personal injury case. These attorneys tend to specialize in areas of personal injury law, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, toxic substances and libel or slander cases. Some represent multiple types of cases. Naturally, you will want to engage the services of an attorney who has a solid record of success in negotiating and litigating cases that are similar to yours.

You want to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Avoid speaking to the insurance company or letting them tape a statement over the phone. You need the guidance of a professional, so you do not take any steps that may hurt your case. Your attorney will help you wade through the system and figure out all your losses. Even if you are partially responsible for the accident or injury, you may still have a case. Your award would be reduced to reflect any responsibility you may share.

In a recent Missouri personal injury case, the family of young man who was killed in a tractor trailer accident had filed a wrongful death lawsuit. A driver tried passing another car in a no passing zone and hit the now deceased man's car, causing a collision with the vehicles. The family of the victim filed a suit against the driver for negligence, as well as against Enterprise Leasing Company because they leased the vehicle to a reckless driver.

You can also hire a personal injury lawyer if you were injured by a defective product. Manufacturers have a duty to the public to make safe products and warn us if there is a risk of injury. Having done so, however, does not always exempt them from responsibility. If you have any doubt as to the liability in your personal injury case, consult with a qualified attorney to find out if the circumstances in your situation are actionable.

The law is complicated, and you really need a personal injury lawyer to review your specific case. Don't worry if you cannot afford to hire an attorney as most personal injury lawyers will take your case on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing unless you win your case.


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