In Missouri and throughout the country, emergency rooms are constantly receiving patients who have suffered acute illness or injuries. Personal injury may occur as a result of a motor vehicle collision. However, that is not always the case. In many instances, one person’s negligence results in another person’s injury, either during a sporting event, on a commercial property or as a result of a crime, such as assault.
The severity of injury affects the ability to recover
If you fall down a flight of stairs and suffer a back injury or sprain your ankle, it can take weeks to fully recover. As a victim of a dog bite, you might need stitches or, perhaps, surgery if the bite wound is severe. Injuries resulting from collision or blunt force trauma of some sort may result in permanent disability, especially if it is a brain injury.
When another person’s negligence was a causal factor
If you’re driving along a Missouri highway and a drunk driver hits you, you shouldn’t have to bear the full financial responsibility of care and treatment associated with the injuries you suffered upon impact. In the case of a dog bite, the owner of a dog is responsible for keeping visitors to his or her property safe, as well as controlling the animal in public areas, such as a park. When another person’s negligence results in your personal injury through physical, emotional or economic damages, you’re entitled to seek restitution in a civil court.
Personal injury litigation can be complex and stressful
Having to re-live the events that resulted in your injuries by speaking about them in court can be emotionally upsetting. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone when filing a personal injury claim. Tarry Law Firm, L.L.C., in Missouri, is committed to providing strong legal support from start to finish for anyone seeking compensation for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. An experienced attorney will speak and act on your behalf in court, which can help make the experience less stressful.