If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury caused by another party’s negligence, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Goldblatt + Singer is a highly respected law firm in Missouri. Our Arnold personal injury lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (314) 888-1000 or request your free consultation online today.
A severe injury can mean months of recovery, causing bills and lost income to pile up. Battling an insurance company for the compensation you desperately need can be overwhelming on your own. By hiring an Arnold personal injury lawyer, every aspect of your case will be handled for you. Their extensive court experience combined with their resources and knowledge of personal injury and insurance laws will be invaluable. An attorney will be able to conduct a thorough investigation to collect evidence that supports your claim and will not back down against the insurer until you recover the fair amount of compensation you deserve.
Personal injury victims are entitled to recover damages, which is compensation to reimburse them for their losses. The following types of compensation may be available in a personal injury claim:
Missouri has a statute of limitations limiting personal injury victims’ time to file a claim in Arnold. In most cases, you have five years from the date the incident which caused your injury occurred. Filing beyond this deadline will result in your case being dismissed, and you will be unable to recover compensation. For cases involving medical malpractice, victims often only have two years.
The justice system in Missouri uses the rule of pure comparative negligence when determining liability in a personal injury case. Under this law, each party is assigned a percentage of fault that reduces their compensation accordingly. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but found 30% at fault for your injury accident, you will receive 70% of your award or $70,000.