There are many different types of personal injury accidents. Our Smithville personal injury attorney represents people hurt in a wide variety of accidents, including but not limited to:
- Car crashes
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents from unsafe products or rental equipment
- Firework accidents
- Injuries from falling off horses
These accidents can result in many kinds of injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, and others. After an accident injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to recover damages.
Personal Injury Compensation
After an accident injury, your potential financial recovery should include compensation for past and future:
- Medical costs. This includes, but is not limited to, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, doctors’ appointments, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, assistive devices, and other medical needs.
- Lost income. This includes, but is not limited to, any wages, benefits, bonuses, or wages from unemployment that you cannot earn because of your injuries. This includes partial lost income if you can’t work the same job or the same hours that you did before your accident.
- Out-of-pocket expenses. Any extra costs you incur because of your injuries should be compensable.
- Pain and suffering. Your physical pain and emotional suffering are hard to quantify but may be your most significant injuries. You may recover financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
You can also recover any other damages that you can prove were caused by your accident.
If your loved one died in an accident, then you may recover wrongful death damages for your loved one’s losses, funeral costs, future lost income, and your family’s suffering.
What If You Also Caused the Accident?
Missouri is a comparative fault state. That means that even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you may still recover damages for your injuries. However, the damages that you can recover may be reduced by the percentage of fault that is attributed to you. For example, maybe you were in a car accident where the other driver was distracted and you were driving slightly over the speed limit. Your accident damages totaled $100,000. If the other driver was 70% responsible for the accident and you were 30% responsible for the crash, then you could recover $70,000 in damages. The other driver should not pay for the part of the crash you caused.
The percentage of fault attributable to each party is often contested. We will thoroughly investigate your case, analyze evidence, and fight for your full and fair recovery with the insurance company or the court.
We want to help you get the fair accident recovery that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your legal rights and possible recovery.