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St. Louis Personal Injury Claims

St. Louis Personal Injury

Personal injuries can take many forms. Whether in St. Louis or elsewhere, if you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, is in your best interest to hire an attorney as soon as possible so that an independent investigation can be performed on your behalf.

If you have been injured on the job, on the highway, or in someone's home, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Stephen Schultz and his experienced personal injury lawyers from Schultz Legal Group in St. Louis understand your needs and can guide you through the complex and often complicated legal system.

With years of experience representing personal injury cases similar to yours, Stephen Schultz has the knowledge to advise you when to settle and when to go to trial. If you're in need of a personal injury attorney in Missouri, contact our St. Louis legal office at (314) 732-1401 for a consultation.

The most common types of St. Louis personal injury claims include:

Auto Accidents
Without the help of a legal attorney it can be almost impossible to determine how much your auto injury claim is actually worth. This has led to many injured victims not receiving the full compensation owed to them. Read more about auto accidents

Knee Injury
Knee injuries can happen in just about any type of accident. The resulting trauma can lead to knee surgery and other future concerns of instability in the joint later on in life. Read more about knee injuries from accidents...

Broken Bones
Bone fractures can be extremely painful. Depending on the type of bone fracture caused by an accident, medical expenses can become quite burdensome.

Puncture Wounds
Puncture wounds caused by a dog bite can require plastic surgery for scar revision. These injuries can also result from bad accidents. Read more about puncture wounds...

Claim for Whiplash
Neck whiplash can be caused in any car accident, even those at low speeds. Insurance adjusters never settle whiplash claims for a fair amount unless you have an experienced whiplash lawyer. Read more about whiplash injuries...

Spine Disc Injury
Accidents cause spine injury, including herniated discs, bulging discs, and ruptured discs. Injury to the spine can result in a lifetime of medical treatment. Read more about spine disc injury...

Internal Organ Damage
Internal organs can be damaged by the blunt trauma caused by an accident. Punctured lungs and shattered spleen are just a couple examples of what can happen to our organs in a crash. Read more about internal organ damage...

Cuts & Abrasions
Deep cuts and abrasions can require surgery to repair after an accident. It is important to get medical treatment for these injuries at the hospital. Read more about cuts and abrasions...

Joint Injury
When you injure a joint, medical treatment can get expensive with physical therapy, pain management, and joint surgery. To learn what steps to take after being involved in an accident like this, read more about joint injury claims...

Limb Amputation
Traumatic limb amputation is one the most life-changing injuries that can be caused to an innocent victim. Things will never be perfectly normal again. Read more about limb amputation...

Soft Tissue Injury
A soft tissue injury is caused when the muscles, tendons, and joints are strained and sprained. A soft tissue injury requires aggressive legal representation in order to be fairly compensated. Read more about soft tissue injury...

Shoulder Injury
Your shoulder is involved in just about every movement of your arms. When your shoulder is injured in an accident, it can interfere with all aspects of your life. Read more about shoulder injury...

Scar and Disfigurement
Scars caused by accidents and dog bites can result in physical and emotional injury lasting many years. Future scar revision surgery may be necessary to minimize the impact of the scar. Read more about scar and disfigurement injury...

Burn Injury
Burn injuries typically require extensive hospitalization and future medical care. Selecting the best physician and burn injury lawyer are key to recovering physically and economically from this type of injury. Read more about burn injury...

Bus Accident
Bus passengers must entrust their safety and wellbeing into the hands of the operator of the bus they have boarded. While many bus rides end safely, those that don't often create catastrophic results and serious injuries.

Brain Injuries
Injuries to the brain are almost always categorized as traumatic because they usually result in a lifetime of medical complications. Read more about brain injuries

Unfair Debt Collection
Debt collectors and collection agencies are required to follow the law when they call you on the phone or write you nasty letters. Most of these companies don't follow those laws. Read more about unfair debt collection claims...

Wage and Hour Claims
When you work more than 40 hours in a workweek, your employer must pay your for that overtime, even if you are a salaried employee. Read more about wage and hour claims...

Social Security Disability
When you become disabled and unable to return to work, you are entitled to Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Most of claims for social security disbility are denied. Read more about social security disability...

Construction Accidents
Construction sites are naturally dangerous and include many hazardous materials. Therefore, accidents and injuries frequently occur at construction sites. Read more about construction accidents

Railroad Accidents
Missouri railroad accidents can result in serious injury and death. It is important to secure evidence immediately in these types of cases. Read more about railroad accidents...

Nursing Home Abuse
The elderly have an absolute right to be treated with dignity and respect by nursing home centers and their staff. When that falls short, permament injury and death can result. Read more about nursing home abuse...

Birth Defects
Birth defect and birth injury cases are by far the sadest cases we handle. The vulnerability of an infant child requires experienced legal representation. Read more about birth defects...

Dog Bites
Animals and pets are prone to attacking or biting when they feel threatened. Unfortunately, animals are sometimes provoked and made to attack even when the situation does not call for it. Children are often the victims of these brutal bites and/or attacks and the physical and emotional damages incurred can last a lifetime. Read more about dog bites

Dram Shop claims
Businesses that have a liquor license can be held legally responsible if they over serve a customer who has already had too much to drink. Providing an intoxicated individual with even more alcohol can lead to personal injury of the drunk person as well as anyone who crosses their path. Read more about dram shop claims

Drug Recalls
Injury claims that involve defective drugs require that your lawyer be familiar with several areas of law, including product liability, failure to warn, negligence, defective design and defective manufacture. Read more about drug recalls

Electrocution and Burn
Burn injuries usually require reconstructive surgeries that are extremely extensive. These surgeries do not even guarantee that an individual will be returned to their previous physical appearance. Read more about electrocution and burn

Head Injuries
Adverse changes in behavior, emotion and memory can result from an injury to the head. These make filing claims and seeking compensation more complex. Read more about head injuries

Insurance Claims
Filing an insurance claim after you have been injured is no easy task, especially considering the fact that most insurance companies try to take advantage of individuals who are unfamiliar with the system. Read more about insurance claims

Jones Act
Injured seamen can refer to Jones Act to learn more about the rights and protection owed to them when harmed. These matters are often complicated and should be handled only with the help of a legal professional. Read more about the Jones Act

Medical Malpractice
Doctors, surgeons, nurses and dentists are all expected to treat their patients with the utmost care and attention. Failure to do so could lead to serious injuries, enhanced ailments and even death. Read more about medical malpractice

Mesothelioma can result from even a one-time exposure to the most minimal amount of asbestos. Furthermore, the signs of mesothelioma could take up to 40 years to appear. Read more about mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Diagnosis
After you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to hire an attorney who can help ensure that your case is positioned in a way that aids ample financial recovery. Read more about mesothelioma diagnosis

Motorcycle Accidents
Injuries incurred from a motorcycle accident are usually very serious because motorcyclists have much less protection than the full-sized vehicles and trucks involved in their accident. Read more about motorcycle accidents

Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are too often the unsuspecting victims of car accidents in which the pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle. With no protection and inadequate strength against the comparably larger vehicle, pedestrians are often seriously injured if not killed as a result. Read more about pedestrian accidents

Slip & Fall
Premise liability laws require that business owners and store managers clearly indicate to customers, visitors etc… any area that may be slippery or unsafe to passersby. Failure to do so could result in a slip and fall. Read more about slip and falls

Spine Injuries
Spine injuries will vary depending on the impact felt at the time of the accident, but generally the damage is enough to be life changing. Read more about spine injuries

Trucking Accidents
The large size and heavy weight of trucks make these vehicles dangerous whenever they are on the road. When they are involved in accidents, the danger becomes more amplified and often results in catastrophic injuries. Read more about trucking accidents

Product Liability
Consumers that unsuspectingly purchase a defective product stand to be severely hurt. The defective product should never have made it to the shelves in the first place and the matter should definitely be legally pursued. Read more about product liability

Unfair Insurance Adjusters
Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to reduce the monies owned to personal injury victims. Protect yourself against this type of wrongdoing by hiring a personal injury attorney to represent your claims case. Read more about unfair insurance adjusters

Wrongful Death
Reckless behaviors or negligent inaction can result in fatality. This type of death is not considered to be purely accidental. In fact, it is considered wrongful death because inappropriate actions – or inaction – have led to someone else's demise. Read more about wrongful death

Accident Injury Resources
No matter why type of accident or injury you suffer from, you will need stellar resources on your side to recover. For this reason, we have aligned ourselves with the best resources available in Missouri to help ease your recovery period. Read more about accident injury resources

A Missouri personal injury claim for compensation is filed in a civil court. If the claim is worth more than $25,000, the lawsuit can be filed in a Circuit Court. If the lawsuit is against persons of separate states, a Complaint can be filed in Federal Court. Personal injury happens each and every day. Just because you are injured does not necessarily entitle the victim to compensation. Many factors are considered when determining whether an injury claim is compensiable. If a St. Louis personal injury lawyer determines that someone else is legally liable for your personal injuries, compensation will be aggressively sought against any and all responsible parties.

St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of another person, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. The road to recovery is hard enough as it is. Injury victims will find themselves on uneven turf if a St. Louis personal injury lawyer is not retained to negotiate with the insurance companies and defense lawyers. Personal injury victims rarely obtain fair compensation for their injuries until an aggressive personal injury lawyer is hired.

All personal injury claims in Missouri are subject to a statute of limitations. Missouri statutory law requires a personal injury lawsuit to be filed in the appropriate jurisdiction in a limited time period. If the lawsuit is not timely filed, the injury victim is barred from ever recovering compensation for his or her injuries. The typical Missouri statute of limitations for personal injury claims are as follows:

  • 10 years - Most insurance contract disputes (unless language of the contract says otherwise)
  • 5 years - car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.
  • 3 years - wrongful death
  • 2 years - medical malpractice

There are several exceptions to Missouri's personal injury lawsuit time limitations. Contact a St. Louis accident injury lawyer immediately following any accident and find out what the applicable statute of limitation for your case will be.

If you have been injured in an accident, don't despair. St. Louis personal injury lawyer Stephen Schultz is dedicated to protecting the rights of the helpless. Once a serious injury victim himself, Mr. Schultz knows what its like to be injured and up against a powerful insurance company.

Contact a Missouri personal injury lawyer by calling the toll-free hot line at (866) 840-3636, or locally at (314) 732-1401.

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