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No matter how diligent you are on the road or in the workplace, you may one day be in an accident and hurt yourself. If your Missouri accident is not your fault, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial and emotional damages.
First Get Medical Attention
Regardless of what type of accident you were in, you need to get immediate medical attention. Let a doctor decide if your injuries are minor. You can hinder your chances of getting a just settlement if delay treatment.
1 Hospital Dr.,
Columbia, MO 65201
Mercy Hospital Springfield
1235 E Cherokee St.,
Springfield, MO 65804
Kindred Hospital St. Louis
4930 Lindell Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63108
After you get medical attention, you can determine if your claims are severe enough to justify a civil accident claim. USAttorneys recommends you speak with an accident lawyer near you in Missouri to determine how to proceed with your claim.
Four Common Accidents in Missouri
Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the U.S. Statistics from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that 766 people were killed and 47,977 were injured in traffic accidents in 2014. If a careless motorist hurts you, you may be eligible to significant compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and other damages.
Dog Bite or Attack
Under Missouri’s Rev. Stat. 273.036, dog owners are “strictly liable” for any injuries their dog inflicts on a person without requiring a victim to prove negligence. The law also states, “If it is determined that the damaged party had a fault in the incident, any damages owed by the owner or possessor of the biting dog shall be reduced by the same percentage that the damaged party’s fault contributed to the incident.”
According to the Missouri Department of Labor, there were 28,000 serious workplace injuries that involved missed days at work, occupational restrictions or a job transfer in 2015. Most injuries incurred in a workplace accident are covered by Missouri’s worker’s compensation fund. However, in some instances, workman’s compensation settlements are not enough to cover a victim’s total expenses, lost productivity and pain and suffering, so the injured turn to an accident lawyer to help them recover additional compensation.
Slip and Fall or Premises Liability
A slip and fall accident can result in a severe injury such as a broken bone or traumatic brain injury. In some cases, the injured is solely responsible for their accident, but a business or property owner may be liable if their carelessness caused a fall. Slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability claims.
What Can an Accident Lawyer Do for Me?
If you hurt due to another person’s negligence, let USAttorneys connect you with an accident lawyer in Missouri. Our team of personal injury lawyers will make sure your claim is filed before Missouri’s five-year statute of limitations expires and ensure all claims documents are complete. Along with keeping up with filing requirements, an attorney will investigate, collect evidence and consult with experts.