Personal Injury refers to the body of law for compensating individuals who have been physically and/or emotionally injured due to the wrongful act of another party. You may be entitled to, among other things, damages for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Punative damages may be awarded where there is a need for society to punish the wrongdoer to prevent the same further behavior.
Personal Injuries we handle:
- Car Crash;
- Trucking Injuries;
- Dog Bite;
- Hazardous premises;
- Defective Products;
- Wrongful Death.
We also handle Workers’ Compensation matters. Please refer to our workers’ compensation informational guide.
If you have been seriously injured, it can leave you in a difficult situation. You are faced with costly medical expenses and bills that can accumulate quickly. Your symptoms and problems from the injury may keep you from going back to work while you try to recover. The stress and worry of not being able to provide for your family or pay medical bills can be a difficult situation for anyone. We understand this. It is important for you to focus on the healing process while your attorney protects your legal rights.
If you need the help of a personal injury attorney, contact the personal injury lawyers at Edelman Law Office. Call us at 314-631-6777 to discuss your case and learn how we can help.
What is Personal Injury
Personal injury law covers a wide range of injuries ranging from car accidents, to slip and fall, to medical malpractice. If you are thinking of pursuing a personal injury cause of action, you need to determine first if your injuries are the result of another party’s actions or negligence. A personal injury claim is based on fault – therefore the focus is on the comparison of what level of fault can be associated between the parties. Just because you may be partially at fault does not mean you lose your case. Damages are apportioned based on fault.
One important thing to remember is to never give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize their company’s exposure and are representing their company’s interests. You should also have someone representing your best interests.
Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney
Our lawyers will help you understand and protect your legal rights while you focus on healing from your injuries. Some questions you should be thinking about are:
- What cause of action should I pursue?
- Are there multiple defendants at fault?
- What damages am I entitled to?
- Should I give a recorded statement to the adjuster?
- Do I have an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim?
- Can I stack multiple insurance policies?
- What is comparative fault?
Personal Injury Attorney in Missouri & Illinois
Many people refer to a personal injury as an “accident.” In personal injury there is no such thing as an “accident.” The term “accident” refers to something that occurred due to a misfortune from no apparent cause. A personal injury is due to a party’s fault or failure to abide by a standard of care. For instance, in motor vehicle collision and car crashes, there is a party at fault. Whether it is through their actions or negligence, the party at fault is responsible for your injury and you may have a right to compensation for your damages.
We have a combined legal experience of 48 years helping those injured due to the carelessness of another. Contact a personal injury attorney at Edelman Law Office today for a consultation and review of your case. In Missouri and Illinois, call us at 314-631-6777 to speak with a personal injury lawyer.