Columbia Personal Injury Attorney
Pursuing Compensation for Columbia, MO Accidents
When injured in an accident due to someone's negligence, it is vital to obtain the legal assistance of a Columbia personal injury lawyer to help you through the claims process. Determining negligence and pursuing the compensation you deserve should be left to someone who is well-versed in personal injury law and who will ensure your rights are protected. At The Sumner Law Group, our legal team has successfully helped many clients with their claims, including those involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, drunk driving accidents, as well as injuries caused by dangerous drugs, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and slip & fall accidents. We also represent clients for their workers' compensation claims or in filing a wrongful death claim when a loved one has been lost due to another's negligence. Click on a link below to learn more about some of our areas of practice:
Grounds for Personal Injury Claims
If you were injured in an accident and are wondering if you have grounds to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, then it's imperative that you speak to an attorney from The Sumner Law Group, LLC. We can provide you with information regarding what it takes to prove negligence and whether or not you stand on solid ground to pursue compensation.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the state of Missouri, along with the rest of the nation. After your loved one has been involved in an auto accident, talk to an attorney to find out if the damages and injuries are compensable.
When a dentist provides a substandard level of care or when they fail to diagnose oral cancer or periodontal disease and the patient is injured as a result, it is considered dental malpractice. When a patient's injuries are severe or costly as a result of the improper care, they can file a malpractice suit against the dental provider's insurance carrier.
Hit & Run Accidents
When someone is injured in a hit & run accident where the at-fault driver fled the scene, they may not know who will pay for their property damage or medical bills, and they may think the situation is hopeless. The good news is that often times there are one or more ways that a hit & run victim can pursue compensation from someone other than that at-fault driver.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Unfortunately, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States and one of the leading causes of death in young children. An adult or child can drown in a swimming pool in the presence of lifeguards and they can be killed because of a faulty pool drain.
Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tractor trailers, otherwise known as 18 wheelers have the propensity to cause massive property damage and bodily injuries when these trucks are involved in an accident with a smaller car or truck. Unfortunately, the vast majority of victims in tractor trailer crashes are the occupants of the smaller vehicle, and the truck driver is unharmed.
Trucking accidents, or motor vehicle accidents involving a semi-truck, 18 wheeler or another type of commercial truck, are some of the most serious accidents a person can be involved in. With the large size of the truck, the damage and injuries sustained in the accident are almost always catastrophic.
Drunk Driving Accidents
A driver who is impaired by alcohol or has a blood alcohol content at or above .08% is legally unable to drive. If a person with a BAC over .08% causes a car accident, they will not only be penalized criminally, but they may be responsible for the damages caused to the other party in the accident.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, many people often blame the person who is riding the bike. Unfortunately, while many motorcycle accidents are in fact the fault of the motorcyclist, some are caused by another irresponsible driver on the road.
Catastrophic injuries and accidents are those that are categorized under "life-threatening." With a catastrophic injury, a person faces the possibility of losing their life or suffering a permanent disability due to the accident that they have just been involved in.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Suffering spinal cord injuries can be extremely painful and difficult. Not only will the recovery process be lengthy, but it will be expensive as well. When a person injures their spinal cord, they face the risk of paralysis, brain damage or even damage and lifelong pain to their back.
Traumatic Brain Injury
What is traumatic brain injury? Traumatic brain injury is a type of injury that involves serious damage to the brain. An injury such as this can occur after a car accident, motorcycle accident, at a construction site, due to medical malpractice or even after taking a dangerous prescription medication.
If your loved one has been injured at work or at home due to an excessive heat or electricity source, immediately talk to a personal injury attorney to understand your rights. When dealing with burn injuries in the first, second, and third degree, an irresponsible person may be held accountable for the accident.
Medical malpractice is defined as a doctor or physician's failure to comply with the standards of practice that they are expected to adhere to. Doctors sign an oath to provide a service to their clients, and when they fail to keep their promise, they may be held responsible for the damages.
Injuries sustained at birth, such as cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy are considered to be very serious, especially because they require lifelong care and treatment for the child. If a child developed cerebral palsy within their first few years of life, it could be due to a doctor's mistake.
Construction sites are known to be one of the most dangerous and deadly jobsite that a person can work at. Injuries can be sustained in a number of ways, including due to a falling object, scaffolding accident, or due to a negligent employer.
Even though a prescription or over-the-counter medication is available to patients and consumers, it still may have dangerous side effects or negative long term effects for users. If your loved one has used a medication and suffered serious injury, illness or death as a result, contact us today.
Defective products, such as children's toys, dangerous drugs, unsafe foods, faulty auto parts, or defective medical devices, are all dangerous to consumers who have used them. Many defective products are recalled for the safety of consumers, but this happens too late in some cases.
Nursing Home Abuse
Has your loved one been placed in a nursing home or an assisted living facility? Have they complained of abuse or behavior by the staff that is not considered normal? Your family member may be the victim of nursing home abuse, and you can help put an end to it!
Slip & Fall
A slip and fall accident is usually categorized as a premises liability claim when a person falls on another person's property as a result of the property owner's failure to maintain reasonable care of the property. If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident, call us today.
After a person sustains injuries at their place of employment, regardless of fault, they are entitled to file a claim for compensation through their employer's insurance company. If the employer threatens with demotion or termination, you may be able to take additional legal action.
Losing a loved one due to another person's negligent actions is frustrating; you will want to seek justice for the damages, yet you are caught in the grieving process as well. Some of the financial damages that are compensable in an accident that results in wrongful death include medical expenses and funeral costs.
Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia
Any accident or act of negligence can have a dramatic impact on your life if you suffer catastrophic injuries, such as burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, or a traumatic brain injury. For those who have had a baby born with birth injuries, the long term consequences of that traumatic event can devastate a family's finances. It is our goal as your legal advocate to examine all aspects of your claim in order to pursue the maximum compensation you may be entitled to. We work diligently on your behalf in seeking recovery of medical costs, future medical care, lost wages as well as for pain and suffering.
Coping with a sudden serious injury needs your full attention. You don't have time to work with an insurance company in documenting your claim or attempting to settle and negotiate a fair settlement. Having our firm take the aggressive approach needed to obtain all damages you are entitled to will allow you to concentrate on your recovery. Our extensive experience in guiding people through the claims process will assist you in obtaining peace of mind and more quickly returning to your normal life.
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