Personal Injury

 
Columbia Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury is a broad term that refers to injury or death caused to you or a loved one at the hands of someone else, either by their own intentional or negligent act.  Personal Injury encompasses cases for wrongful death, car and truck accidents, other injuries you may have suffered at the hands of someone else.  Many people have never suffered a serious loss or injury before and do not know what to do when it occurs.  We have the experience to assist you with understanding how an insurance claim works, identifying the responsible parties, preserving evidence, obtaining medical records, filing a claim, and recovering for your losses.

Time is of the Essence

There are certainly numerous emotions resulting from your injury. However, it is important to understand that the preservation of evidence is often paramount to a successful personal injury claim. Many times there are insurance companies representing the negligent party long before you consider filing a claim. Time is of the essence in many of these cases as evidence can be quickly lost or destroyed.

                                                                                           

Contact our offices immediately for a free consultation. We will move

swiftly to investigate the accident, analyze the merit of your case, and     put the necessary precautionary measures in place to preserve             evidence on your behalf.

Anyone who causes a serious injury to another person through carelessness or recklessness can be held accountable in a personal injury lawsuit

 

Common examples of personal injury cases that we handle include:

  • Wrongful death

  • Distracted driving accidents

  • Drunk driving accidents

  • Workplace accidents

  • Accidents involving commercial trucks

  • Traffic accidents caused by negligent drivers

  • Neglect/Abuse

  • Dog Bites

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Catastrophic Injury

 

 

Wrongful Death

Columbia Wrongful Death Attorney
 

 

 

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the biggest challenges you ever face, especially if the death was avoidable. If your family has lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. If you believe the death was caused by another party's negligence or wrongful act, you may have the right to pursue legal action and hold the wrongdoers accountable. We understand what a difficult time this must be for your family, and we are here to guide you through each step of the wrongful death claim process.

How is Compensation Calculated for Wrongful Death?

The value of a wrongful death claim depends on a multitude of factors. During your legal consultation, we will help you understand the specifics of  your case. Some of the factors that will contribute to the value of your claim are:

  • Income and life expectancy of the deceased

  • Medical bills incurred from the accident

  • Your financial dependency on the deceased

  • Expenses incurred for funeral & burial costs

Time is of the Essence

There are certainly numerous emotions resulting from the loss of your loved one.  However, it is important to understand that the preservation of evidence is often paramount to a successful wrongful death claim. Many times there are insurance companies representing the negligent party long before you consider filing a claim.  Time is of the essence in many of these cases as evidence can be quickly lost or destroyed.  Contact our offices immediately for a free consultation. We will move swiftly to investigate the accident, analyze the merit of your case, and put the necessary precautionary measures in place to preserve evidence on your behalf.

 

Auto & Truck Accident

 
Columbia Auto/Truck Accident Attorney

Being involved in a serious accident can be one of the most life-changing experiences a person can ever face. Even low-impact car collisions can result in serious injuries that require significant medical expenses to properly treat and rehabilitate. Wrongfully injured victims could suddenly find themselves facing exorbitant medical bills, insurance expenses, and repair costs.

 

Injured by a Commercial Truck?

Commercial truck drivers are held to a higher standard than normal   drivers and have a duty to take every possible precaution to avoid   causing accidents. In Missouri, the law strictly prohibits the use of       electronic devices while operating a commercial vehicle, yet each year more distracted driving cases involve commercial vehicles.

 

We Can Help You Preserve Evidence!

If your accident involves a commercial truck, evidence can be routinely destroyed or lost in 60 days or less. We are experienced in filing the necessary documents to properly preserve the evidence for your case. We are experienced in navigating the world of insurance and doctors and are committed to seeking a timely and fair compensation for your losses.

                  

Time is of the Essence!

 

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our offices immediately to set up a free consultation. Insurance companies do not want you to contact an attorney. They would prefer to deal with you directly and many times they will insist upon a phone interview where they try to back you in a corner and get you to admit to some form of liability, even if their insured is 100% at fault. When you have an attorney involved, the insurance company is required to communicate directly through us where we can protect you from their predatory practices.

 

We Only Get Paid When You Do

 

After a serious injury or death, you shouldn't have to worry about upfront legal fees. We will take your personal injury case on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid when you recover money for your case. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.

 

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