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St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney
Your Rights to Compensation When Injured
When someone is injured as a result of the negligence, wrongdoing or intentional injury caused by another person or entity, then the injured person is legally entitled to file a personal injury claim. This special area of law is known as tort law, which includes matters involving civil wrongs, as well as collecting economic and non-economic damages for the losses incurred by the victim. At The Sumner Law Group, our St. Louis personal injury attorney is well-versed in all aspects of personal law and is fully prepared to pursue maximum financial recovery on your behalf. Our firm is glad to accept cases that fall under tort law and these include the following:
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Dog bites
- Slip & fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous & defective products
- Drowning accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Workers' compensation
- Wrongful death claims
Catastrophic Injuries & Personal Injury Claims
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of a personal injury case is that the "accident" was entirely preventable and had the legally liable party been exercising a higher level of care, the accident could have been avoided all together. Injurious accidents often cause serious, if not life-threatening injuries upon the accident victim, any of which may include: broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (leading to temporary or permanent paralysis), amputation injuries, internal injuries, lacerations, permanent facial disfigurement (auto accidents, dog bites), blindness, and in worst cases such injuries can lead to the wrongful death of the accident victim.
Why hire an attorney?
Why should you hire a St. Louis personal injury attorney when you can handle it alone? First of all, handling complex legal matters and accurately assessing the true value of your losses should never be done from a hospital bed or when you're at home on heavy painkillers or nursing your injuries. Most accident victims are not in the state of mind to handle such matters, nor are they qualified to assess their economic and non-economic losses over the course of their injury and rehabilitation. Insurance companies know full well that you're in a vulnerable state and they will use your situation to their greatest advantage at all times.
Insurance companies are for-profit companies and the only way they maximize their profits is by paying out as little as possible in their claims. When you choose to represent yourself, in effect you could lose tens of thousands of much needed dollars, which can ultimately cause you to shoulder the costs and associated damages of your injury, and this is not a desirable position to be in. At The Sumner Law Group, as seasoned personal injury attorneys, we do NOT play these games with insurance companies. Instead, we will painstakingly evaluate all of your economic and non-economic damages and from there pursue a highly favorable settlement on your behalf.
While the vast majority of personal injury cases in Missouri are settled outside of court, should the insurance company refuse to pay you fair compensation, we are not afraid to go to trial when necessary. Please keep in mind that under Missouri's statute of limitations, you have just 5 years to file a personal injury claim and just 3 years for wrongful death claims. This means that time is of the essence, so you don't want to lose valuable time or compensation. If you or someone you love was recently injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, please contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney from The Sumner Law Group today!