Cape Girardeau, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers
Cape Girardeau, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
Inheriting his father’s brain and his mother’s heart, Travis was determined to utilize his education to help those who ordinarily would not have access to outstanding professionals. He began his career...
Ms. Altman has a passion for helping the downtrodden. After law school, she primarily focused her legal practice on criminal defense,...
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Suite One, Blattner Bldg.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
England, Air University, University of Virginia School of Law, Naval War College, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Naval War College
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St. Louis, MO 63119
Washington University School of Law and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is a professional organization, recognized by the American Bar Association and in opinions by the United States Supreme Court for their rigorous certification procedures.
Spencer is a member of The Justice Roundtable, a prestigious and exclusive invitation-only group limited to 100 of the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. Each...
Mike is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law and Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, a member of the American...
Before founding Ponder Zimmermann LLC, Doug spent years as a civil defense lawyer representing hospitals and insurance companies in complex medical malpractice and personal injury cases. He handled a wide...
He is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Missouri and Illinois Bar and the Missouri and Illinois Federal Courts. Outside of family and work Geoff trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Cape Girardeau Personal Injury Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Cape Girardeau, MO
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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