Car Accident Cases in St. Louis, Missouri
Traffic accidents are a major source of personal injury claims and lawsuits throughout the United States. Millions of individuals are hurt or killed every year in this country on the roads and highways they travel through negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Driver inattention is a leading cause in automobile wrecks. A moment's inattention, whether caused by cell phone distraction, drinking coffee, fatigue, personal grooming, or an argument with one's passenger, can lead to devastating results. Driver error, from failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal to following too closely can cause major accidents. Other negligence factors can include drunk or drug-impaired driving, speeding, faulty auto parts or defectively constructed vehicles, faulty road maintenance and design, and faulty signage.
Where negligence on the part of another driver or a business entity such as a manufacturer causes or contributes to your injuries, you may have a right to legal compensation for your losses and damages. Traffic accidents can cause devastating injuries which can disrupt your life for weeks or months, cause serious damage to limbs, organs, and body systems, and jeopardize your financial security due to spiraling medical expenses and loss of work. Those who are unfortunate enough to sustain catastrophic injuries may face a lifetime of needed medical care, rehabilitative care, nursing care, or personal assistance. Traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs, blindness, ruptured discs, multiple broken bones, neck and back injuries, and spinal cord damage leading to paralysis are some of the most grievous injuries one may endure.
Legal Representation in Personal Injury Law
In the aftermath of a serious injury, you may not have the time, attention, or ability to deal with the legal details of the auto accident. Ensuring that your personal injury claim is handled competently, that the accident is investigated and all necessary evidence is documented, and that you are treated fairly by the insurance company is vital. At such a difficult time in your life, it is in your best interests to retain a law firm that will work vigorously on your behalf while you concentrate on your physical recovery.
St. Louis personal injury attorney Matt O'Grady of the O'Grady Law Firm is an accomplished trial lawyer who has the knowledge, skills, and track record to help you obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries. Contact the firm to work with a lawyer who is committed to the pursuit of a just outcome for your case.
Legal Representation in Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law was enacted to protect those who are victimized in accidents and incidents caused by the carelessness, negligence, and misconduct of others. Where individuals are seriously injured due to the behavior of other individuals or business entities, they have the right to pursue legal compensation from the responsible party or parties. Generally speaking, a personal injury claim will be made against the liable party and / or his or her insurance company. When dealing with insurance companies in personal injury claims and lawsuits, it is always in your best interests to hire an attorney who knows how to deal with the tactics that these companies employ to discount, delay, or deny settlements which are commensurate with the full extent of your injuries and losses.
At O'Grady Law Firm, you will find a personal injury attorney with many years of experience in handling insurance company claims, disputes, and lawsuits. Because of his former initial practice working in insurance defense, Mr. O'Grady has a strong command of how insurance companies operate. Using this insight, he is extremely adept at advising and representing clients who have sustained personal injuries in all kinds of accidents, from car accidents to slip and fall accidents on unsafe private and public property.
Personal Injury Damages
When you have been injured due to negligence, you are entitled to recover for all of your harms and losses including all of your past and predicted future medical expenses and the past and predicted future loss of wages or earning capacity arising out of your injuries. You may also be entitled to damages based on pain, suffering, emotional trauma, permanent disability, financial anxiety or loss of enjoyment of life. Your damages will depend on the nature and extent of the injuries you have sustained. In cases where an individual has suffered a catastrophic injury, such as brain damage, loss of a limb, or spinal cord damage, permanent medical care or personal assistance may be required for life which involves enormous medical costs to the victim and his or her family.
Sustaining a personal injury can be a devastating experience for both you and your family, causing undue stress, worry, and financial loss. At such a difficult time in your life, you will want to obtain the most professional and skilled legal help you can find. Contact our firm for a free, initial case consultation and learn how we can help you after any type of accident, whether it involves an auto accident, trucking accident, premises liability, or medical malpractice incident.
Medical Negligence Leading to Personal Injury Claims
In trusting your health to a medical professional, you expect competent medical care, whether that care extends to a prescription, medical procedure, testing, diagnosis, or surgery. After all, you may be entrusting your very life into that person's hands. When that trust is betrayed, it can be a devastating blow, resulting in physical injury, compromised health, the need for further or corrective medical attention, or even permanent disability or death. When these results are caused by the negligence or error of the health care professional, the situation may be categorized as medical malpractice and justify an injury claim or lawsuit.
Medical malpractice cases can involve doctors, dentists, therapists, pharmacists, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, emergency technicians, and any other type of medical specialist or health care practitioner. These professionals are expected to perform their duties according to accepted standards of care and practice. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for the harm and damage caused to innocent patients. Medical error and negligence can result from failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical errors, hospital infections, birth injuries, and many other types of health care mistakes and problems.
St. Louis Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are often difficult and complex, involving technical, medical, and legal issues that only experts can explain or give a professional opinion on. These cases require an attorney who is familiar and skilled in this field and who is not afraid to take your case all the way to trial if necessary. Not all medical malpractice cases are justified and only an attorney who concentrates on them should be approached to give you the knowledgeable legal advice you need concerning the validity of your case and likelihood of a successful result.
At O'Grady Law Firm, St. Louis personal injury attorney Matt O'Grady has a successful track record in handling medical malpractice cases. If you have been injured or suffered adverse health damage at the hands of a health care professional, contact the firm to arrange for a consultation. Should the firm accept your case, you can be confident that everything that can be done on your behalf will be done to obtain a positive outcome.
Injury Attorney serving St. Louis
When you have been hurt in an accident, the last thing you may want to deal with is a fight with an insurance company. Unfortunately, sometimes that is what you need to do in order to pursue the financial support that you deserve either from your own insurance carrier or another party responsible for your harm. O'Grady Law Firm represents people who have been involved in accidents and have had their claims rejected, or been offered an unfair settlement. You deserve to have your rights defended.
Insurance companies are required to investigate all claims that their policyholders file and examine the evidence to determine whether an insured party has a claim. They are also required to quickly either defend or pay a defensible claim. Unfortunately, insurance companies have financial interests in avoiding paying, or defending, claims, and they will sometimes deny an insured person’s claim without a justifiable reason. More commonly, however, an insurance company will misinterpret a policy’s terms in order to avoid paying a legitimate claim. In these instances, insurance companies and their adjusters skillfully deny claims by asserting that the policy does not cover some claims, an injury is outside the scope of coverage, or a policy has lapsed, making it appear as if the claim was denied in good faith.
Insurance companies have a duty to act fairly with their customers, and when they breach that duty, they may be subject to legal action. If you believe you have been treated unfairly by your insurance company, O'Grady Law Firm can help.
Personal Injury Cases Stemming from Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents involving heavy commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, tankers, and others can be extremely destructive. These trucks can carry heavy cargo loads, weigh more than 80,000 pounds, and measure up to 75 feet in length. They demand a specialized driving skill and full attention to the road and other vehicles. When traveling at higher speeds, they are more difficult to stop and often have several blind spots which can obscure the sight of other vehicles. When colliding with smaller passenger cars, they can create enormous damage; the risk of injury or death for the drivers and passengers of these cars is much greater than that of the trucker.
Commercial truckers are subject to federal regulations which govern many facets of their operation from how long a trucker may drive during his shift to how trucks should be loaded and maintained. All of this information can be critical in any personal injury case involving a commercial truck. Commercial trucking companies may have their own on-site accident representatives who will converge at the location of a trucking accident to ensure that the trucking company's interests are looked after. Thus, it is crucial that you retain a personal injury attorney of your own who is solely interested in investigating and documenting the situation on your behalf as soon as possible. If you wait too long to hire an attorney, critical evidence may be lost or changed, leaving you at a disadvantage in proving your case.
Skilled Legal Representation in St. Louis, Missouri
O'Grady Law Firm concentrates on personal injury cases as one of its dedicated practice areas. St. Louis personal injury attorney Matt O'Grady is an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to investigate, document, and manage injury claims and courtroom litigation in these often-complicated cases. Many legal factors and issues may need to be discovered and handled in order to secure a fair and just settlement or trial verdict on your behalf.
If you have been seriously injured in any type of trucking accident in or around the St. Louis area, it is highly advised that you contact the firm to arrange for a consultation immediately. Get the competent and aggressive legal support and representation you need to fight for a positive case
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I hired Matt O'Grady to handle a lawsuit for my small business which later turned into an insurance coverage dispute. He handled it with a lot of skill and very professionally and achieved a settlement for me of nearly 2 Million dollars in March, 2012. He helped me and my small business recover and I was extremely happy with the outcome!
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Matt O'Grady handled my personal injury case very professionally and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who faces a situation like I had. I was in a serious motorcycle accident in October, 2011. I had thousands in medical bills piling up on me and missed months of work and lost wages. Once I completed my medical treatment, he quickly handled negotiations with the insurance company and obtained a $250,000.00 settlement on my behalf. He truly helped me get back on my feet after the accident. He was always available when I had questions or needed to talk to him and as I once told him in a text message after my settlement: best lawyer ever.
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