St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney
Liability in a St. Louis Personal Injury Claim
Insurance companies pay a staggering amount of money to personal injury victims each year. Unfortunately, the majority of those accidents were preventable. An individual can take comfort in knowing that an injury caused by the negligent, careless or reckless act of another can allow the individual to receive monetary compensation for the injuries suffered. A person responsible for a personal injury may be liable to the injured victim for monetary and punitive compensatory damages.
A lawyer with experience in the laws regarding personal injuries and liability issues can assist an injured victim toward receiving the deserved compensation for the accident injuries. A personal injury victim should contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney regarding a personal injury claim and establishing liability. The recognized firm of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC has extensive experience in the area of liability in personal injury claims and has helped many clients receive compensation for their personal injuries.
Legal Assistance in Establishing Liability
An essential part of a personal injury claim is determining the cause of the accident and identifying the responsible party. Liability in an accident can be due to negligence, strict liability or intentional wrongdoing of another that resulted in an injury or death. The liable party in an accident may be obvious as in the case of a drunk driver causing a
car crash resulting in injury or death. On the other hand, a
product liability case may be more complex involving investigation and expert witnesses. A strict liability case may not resolve without competent legal counsel.
Insurance companies typically try to settle quickly, paying as small an amount as possible. Many injured victims do not realize the possibility of compensation beyond a settlement offer from an insurance company. Due to a liability issue, a party responsible for a personal injury may be liable to the injured victim for loss of wages, medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering and loss of companionship.
It is best to seek legal advice and speak to an attorney from the Onder Law Firm before settling an insurance claim. A settlement may forfeit rights to pursue further compensation. The goal of our firm is ensuring clients receive the maximum available monetary compensation they deserve. Make an appointment today for a consultation regarding the liability in your personal injury claim.
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