Were you severely injured in an accident that was not your fault? If someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or inattention caused you harm, you have the right to hold them accountable through a personal injury action. When this happens, don’t try to fight this battle alone. Turn to the team at OnderLaw for help.

Our personal injury attorneys and legal team take great pride in the relationships we’ve developed within our community and the reputation we’ve been able to build throughout the years we’ve been in business. We believe in providing our clients with superior customer service. When you need us, we will be there for you no matter what.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. This can be an overwhelming and stressful time in your life. You may be unable to work and worried about how you’re going to pay your medical bills. We will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

We not only strive to provide superior legal services to our clients, but we also strive to give back to our community in any way we can. We’re involved in multiple organizations and charities to help those in need. The Lupus Foundation of America, Toys for Tots, and St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness are just a few of the charities we support. We believe it’s important to always support our community to make it a better place. We hope our involvement in fundraising events makes our hometown a city where people feel safe and protected.

If you want to speak with a Columbia personal injury lawyer about your accident, call us, and we will schedule you for a free consultation.

Should I Hire a Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring an injury lawyer from OnderLaw is the best decision if you want to receive compensation for your injuries. A lot of people try to handle their cases on their own. If you’re inexperienced in dealing with insurance companies, you might not know what a fair settlement is. Insurance companies will try to find a reason to deny your claim or pay you compensation that is much lower than you deserve. We understand how the insurance claim process works. We’ll be able to review the negligent party’s insurance policy to find the information we need and calculate the amount of money that will cover your expenses.

We understand this is a difficult time in your life. When you’re injured and unable to enjoy your normal daily routine, the last thing you want to do is deal with an insurance company. We will take the burden off your shoulders and handle every step of your case for you. During this time, you should be focusing on your recovery and getting your life back on track. When you have a personal injury attorney by your side, you can feel confident knowing your case will be in good hands.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

We handle the following types of personal injury cases for our clients in Columbia, Missouri.

How Does the Insurance Claims Process Work?

Immediately after your accident, we will obtain a copy of the liable party’s insurance policy to determine the maximum settlement we can get for you. We’ll then put the insurance carrier on notice. This means sending them a letter that we’re representing you in your accident, and we intend to seek compensation because of their insured’s negligence. After notifying the insurance carrier, we’ll perform a thorough investigation of your accident and obtain as much evidence as possible. We’ll collect incident reports, photos of your injuries, any available video surveillance, and statements from anyone who witnessed what happened to you.

As we’re working on gathering all of the information and documentation we need, you should seek treatment from a medical professional. Medical records are a vital piece of evidence in any personal injury case. They can show what injuries you have and the treatment you sought to treat them. Being examined immediately after your accident is crucial, but it’s also important to follow your physician’s orders and show up for your regularly scheduled appointments. If there’s a gap in your treatment or you skip appointments, the insurance company might use that to deny your claim because you don’t seem to be injured.

When your doctor releases you from their care, we will submit a demand letter to the insurance company seeking a specific amount of compensation. The insurance adjuster will require all the evidence we’ve found, your medical records, and anything else they believe they need to determine how much they’re willing to offer you.

Negotiating with insurance companies can be tedious and time-consuming. If you’re seriously injured, it’s likely the insurance company will be willing to pay you the maximum limit of liability. However, if the insurance adjuster finds any discrepancies in your claim, we will have to negotiate with them until we come up with a number that everyone is happy with. If we’re unable to reach a settlement, you feel is acceptable, a skilled personal injury attorney in Columbia will then file a lawsuit against the insured company and possibly against the responsible individual or entity.

What Are Damages, and What Can My Settlement Cover?

When someone is negligent in ensuring your safety, and you’re injured as a result, you are entitled to receive benefits. Whether you were injured at a business, in an auto accident, or from a defective product, chances are there’s liability insurance coverage.

Every insurance policy has a minimum limit of liability. These liability limits will cover your damages if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. Damages are losses you incurred as a direct result of your injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical Expenses – Medical bills for hospital, ambulance, physical therapy, permanent disability, home health care, medical devices, and prescription medications.
  • Lost Wages – Past and future wages you were unable to earn because of your injury.
  • Pain and Suffering – This is defined as mental or physical distress, including significant pain, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of Consortium – Your immediate family member may be entitled to compensation if their relationship with you was affected because of your injury.
  • Wrongful Death – If an individual dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, their family members may be able to file a claim for damages.

Our seasoned

Columbia injury lawyers know what it takes to successfully negotiate with insurance companies and, if necessary, can file a lawsuit to bring your case to court. Our team has the legal skills and knowledge to build a solid case for you. When you hire us, we will immediately get to work on your case to ensure all the necessary evidence is obtained. We know how to evaluate a client’s claim to determine how much money should be paid out based on the severity of injuries and the amount of damages that were incurred.

Call a Columbia Personal Injury Attorney for Your Free Consultation

If you or your loved one sustained injuries due to the negligence of someone else, call us today. Whether you were the victim of a slip and fall, auto accident, product liability, or medical malpractice, we can help you. We offer free consultations, so there’s absolutely no risk in speaking with us. We will be ready to sit down with you and discuss your situation in detail.

We don’t want to add to the financial burden we know you already face. That’s why our Columbia personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. There are no surprise fees or costs. We don’t charge you every time you pick up the phone to call us. Our legal fees will come directly out of your settlement at the end of your case. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

OnderLaw has received recognition from legal organizations throughout the country for the results we’ve been able to achieve for our clients. We’ve received recognition from Million Dollar Advocates Forum, SuperLawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and The National Trial Lawyers, just to name a few. Our firm has also been featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, and on multiple news outlets for some of the high-profile cases we’ve won.

You can count on us to provide you with the legal services and emotional support you need. We will guide you through this difficult time in your life and help you get back on your feet. When you hire us, you and your case will be a priority to us. We care about our clients and will always treat you with compassion and professionalism. You can put your trust in us that we will get the job done. We’re ready to take your call. Call OnderLaw today.