Practice Areas of a Personal Injury Attorney

June 04 19:54 2021
Practice Areas of a Personal Injury Attorney
Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers have itemized some of the many areas where a personal injury lawyer can help the victim of an accident that was someone else’s fault.

Richmond Heights, MO – Jun 4, 2021 – Many people believe that personal injury attorneys only handle car accidents. But Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers want the public to know that many other instances where St. Louis area residents may need to hire a personal injury lawyer.

Workers’ Compensation

Most people believe that if they are injured on the job, they have nothing to worry about because the employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. They think that the insurance policy will take care of everything. Unfortunately, the goal of the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance is to pay out the very least amount of money they can. They are in business to make money, not spend it. 

Also, Wolff & Wolff personal injury attorneys want people to know the Missouri laws that affect whether or not they can collect damages. In Missouri, the injured party must report the injury to the employer within 30 days. The employer can deny the claim if the worker waits past that time.  

The injured party must also fill out a worker’s compensation claim form and mail it to the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. There is a 2-year time limit on sending to the state. Unscrupulous employers may neglect to tell the injured party about this form, and then the insurance will not have to pay.  

Other kinds of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Most people know that personal injury lawyers handle car accidents. But there are many more ways that people can be injured in motor vehicle accidents.

As more and more people ride bicycles these days, there are many more bicycle accidents. Again, the car driver carries insurance, but the insurance company will fight to pay the very least amount they can. A bicyclist who was injured should contact a personal injury attorney right away. The attorney will help prove who was at fault and work to get the maximum award.

Injury attorneys also focus on helping victims of truck accidents. These often result in overwhelming injuries, long-term loss of wages, possible loss of future wages, enormous medical bills, and possible future medical bills.

Another focus area for personal injury attorneys is motorcycle accidents which can be very devastating. Many motorcycle accidents in Missouri result in severe injuries for the victim.

Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies because of the actions or negligence of another person, the family can file a wrongful death claim. In Missouri, claimants have three years from the time of a loved one’s death to file a wrongful death suit. Claimants can file a wrongful death suit seeking compensation for various types of damages. The most common damages include:

  • Wake, funeral, or burial expenses

  • Medical expenses related to the deceased’s injury

  • The estimated value of salary and benefits of the deceased that they would have likely earned

  • Loss of deceased’s companionship, comfort, or guidance

About Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers

Founded in 1979 by Alvin Wolff, Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers are experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys helping clients who have been injured through the fault of another receive the compensation they deserve. With over 8,000 cases resolved, the firm has won many high-dollar cases, including a $4.7 million wrongful death truck accident. Their awards include being selected Super Lawyers for ten years in a row and being voted by Expertise as one of the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in St. Louis.

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