St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

 -  - Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

Experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys For You

If you have been injured because of the actions (or inactions) of someone else, you may have a personal injury case on your hands. Taking some time to understand more about what makes a personal injury case (negligence) and how we can help you regardless of what type of injury you have sustained is a great place to start.

What Falls Under The Definition Of A Personal Injury Claim?

In the state of Missouri, a personal injury claim is a legal action brought by an individual who has suffered physical or emotional harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. The injured party, known as the plaintiff, must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care, breached that duty, and that their breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries. If successful, the plaintiff can recover damages to compensate for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

What Is Negligence in A Personal Injury Case?

Negligence, the basis of personal injury cases, can come in various forms at the hands of various parties. Essentially, negligence is defined as failing to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would have applied in the same situation.

When negligence causes harm, the targets or victims of that harm may be able to sue the negligent parties to recover compensation for their injuries and damages such as (but not limited to) medical bills incurred.

Some common examples of negligence include:

  • In auto accidents – drunk driving and distracted driving
  • In premises liability accidents – failing to maintain safe walkways
  • In catastrophic injury cases – failing to warn people of the risks or hazards associated with certain products or premises

Types Of Personal Injury Cases

There are many types of personal injury cases that we have helped our clients with over the years. If you believe you have been injured due to the negligence of others, we are here to fight for you. The following types of cases are listed to give you an idea of what types of cases we handle; however, even if you have a different type of injury not listed below, we are happy to represent you throughout your case.

Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer In St. Louis?

One of the strongest reasons to hire a lawyer is for their expertise in navigating the law around your claim. Personal injury attorneys have extensive knowledge of Missouri personal injury law and can help you understand your legal options and rights. They are also familiar with the complexities of personal injury cases and as skilled legal professionals can navigate Missouri’s legal system more effectively.

Hiring a St Louis injury attorney can be a valuable step if you have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Here are some additional reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney:

  1. Negotiation Skills: Insurance companies often try to settle personal injury claims for as little as possible. An experienced attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. They are skilled at understanding insurance company tactics and can advocate for your best interests.

  2. Case Preparation and Management: Personal injury cases can be complex and time-consuming. Having an attorney means having a team will handle all the legal aspects of your case, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, preparing documents, and communicating with the insurance company and the court. This allows you to focus on your recovery and healing from physical and emotional distress.

  3. Trial Experience: If your case cannot be settled, an attorney can represent you in court. They have the experience and skills to present your case effectively to a jury and argue for the maximum compensation possible.

  4. No Consultation Fees: Our personal injury attorneys work through free consultations. This means you have nothing to lose by consulting with an attorney to discuss your case.

Contact A Missouri Personal Injury Attorney Today.

If you or a loved one has experienced any type of personal injury, and you believe you may have a good legal case, please don’t hesitate to contact us through email or by calling 636-946-6886. We offer free consultations to all new clients, and we will be happy to discuss your situation and help determine what the best way to proceed will be.