St. Louis Injury Lawyer
In 2008, over 55,000 people were injured in Missouri car crashes. This is what most people think of as personal injury. But, the reality is that every day, individuals are injured or killed in numerous types of accidents that could have been avoided if others had exercised reasonable care. While motor vehicle accident injuries represent a large percentage of all personal injury cases, they can happen in diverse situations, such as the following:
- Slipping and falling on a wet grocery store floor
- Receiving a dog bite in the park
- Sustaining injuries or disability due to improper medical care
- Being injured while using a defective or poorly designed power tool or other product
When one or more parties are responsible for your injuries, you have a right to compensation. The St. Louis injury lawyers at Cervantes & Associates have been representing injury victims for over three decades. We have the skills to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury law is complicated
In Missouri, the comparative negligence law reduces the amount you can collect if you shared responsibility for the accident that caused injury. But, the law follows joint and several liability rules as well. If more than one party caused the accident and you were not responsible to any degree, each responsible party can be responsible for paying the entire expenses associated with your injury, leaving that party responsible for obtaining reimbursement from other responsible parties.
Personal injury claims in Missouri can quickly become complex. You need to determine all negligent parties and determine the best method for seeking compensation—whether you just need to file an insurance claim, you can settle out of court, or you need a full jury trial. These decisions require a detailed knowledge of local laws and processes.
Each St. Louis personal injury lawyer at Cervantes & Associates has the detailed understanding of Missouri law that is critical to the best possible results for your case. After carefully assessing your situation, our personal injury lawyers advise you of the best approach to take—and guide you through the entire process to ensure you get the best possible results.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Louis
If you have been injured due to the carelessness of someone else, the personal injury lawyers at Cervantes & Associates in St. Louis can make a dramatic difference to the success of your case. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri office by calling (314) 621-6558 for a free initial consultation.