A personal injury or catastrophic injury case occurs when a person has suffered some form of severe physical injury as a result of another person or company’s wrongful conduct. If the wrongful conduct causes a death, then the certain members of the family of the victim may have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible person or company.
When it comes to causing a personal injury, the wrongful conduct may be simple negligence or intentional, willful, wanton or reckless conduct. In some instances, a party may be strictly liable for injury to another without the injured person having to show any wrongdoing by the other party.
Krebs is an experienced personal injury attorney in Branson Missouri that has handled many personal injury cases where families have been helped with the following:
Each year in the United States there are more than six million motor vehicle crashes. This year, thousands of people will die in drunk-driving crashes – over 1 person every hour.
Each year, about thousands of riders sustain fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents and another 76,000 are injured. Around a dozen motorcycle riders are involved in fatal accidents each day with over 200 riders sustaining an injury on U.S. roadways daily.
On an annual basis, there are about 5,000 large truck-related fatal accidents in the United States.
In 2013 in the U.S., over 900 bicyclists were killed and an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits were recorded due to bicycle-related injuries. Data from 2010 show fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries to bicyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion.
Pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new drugs each year for both over the counter and prescription use. Each product is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it reaches the consumer, but every year over 200,000 people die from using these medicines and many more experience extreme drug side effects.
Spinal Cord and Paralysis Injuries
Every year, about 11,000 Americans experience spinal cord injuries, adding up to 200,000 people living with spinal cord injury disability in the United States.
Head and Brain Injuries
About 1,000,000 Americans experience major head and brain injuries each year.
Other Missouri personal injury cases we’ve helped clients with include attacks, boat and watercraft accidents, brain injuries, construction accidents, hazardous products, insurance bad faith cases, product liability, and wrongful death cases.
Don’t Delay in Consulting a Personal Injury Attorney
In many cases, if you have been a personal injury victim, a lawsuit must be filed by a lawyer in response to your injury or accident before a certain expiration date. This date is known as a statute of limitations and can vary by state laws or by the type of case. Failure to have a personal injury attorney file your injury claim by the applicable statute of limitation may forever void your claim. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation for your injury and related expenses. Remember, the initial meeting to discuss your personal injury case is free of charge.
Other Legal Options
Have your injuries kept you from working for at least a year? If so, you may have a Social Security Disability claim in addition to needing a personal injury attorney. We can help you with both and will explore all legal options to get you compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.