Types of Accidents
Do You Have Grounds to File a Personal Injury Claim in St. Louis?
In order to bring a personal injury claim and seek damages after an accident or injury, you must prove that another person or party failed to uphold the duty of care they owed to you. You must also prove causation, meaning you must show that it was because of this failure to uphold the duty of care that you were injured and, as a result, suffered damages. Generally speaking, this typically involves proving that someone was negligent and that this negligence caused an accident that left you injured.
Personal injury claims encompass a wide range of accidents, from motor vehicle accidents to slip and falls to anything in between. Any time you can prove that someone else was responsible for an accident and/or your injuries, you likely have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Continue reading to learn more, or contact our St. Louis personal injury lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Common Types of Accidents in Missouri Personal Injury Claims
As previously mentioned, just about any accident could be grounds for a personal injury claim if the injured party (or the surviving family members in wrongful death cases) can prove that someone else—be it another person, a product manufacturer, or even a government entity—was responsible.
Some common types of accidents that serve as grounds for personal injury claims include:
- Shooting accidents
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Carbon monoxide claims
- Cell phone accidents
- Trampoline accidents
At The Dixon Injury Firm, we can assist you with cases involving these and other accidents, including claims involving premises liability, product liability, and more. Our team has helped victims of all types of injuries, including catastrophic injuries, recover fair and rightful compensation for their medical bills, lost income, lost quality of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Proving an Accident Was Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence
Negligence is typically one of the most important elements of a personal injury claim. In order to have grounds to file a claim, you will likely need to show that another person or party’s negligence was the primary contributing factor to the accident that caused your injuries. In order to do this, you will first need to establish that the other person/party owed you a duty of care (in most cases).
A person or party owes you a duty of care if they have a responsibility to act in such a way (within reason) as to prevent you from coming to harm. For example, motorists who operate cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles on the road have a shared responsibility to prevent accidents whenever possible. This means following all traffic laws and rules of the road, paying attention to their surroundings, and exercising reasonable care behind the wheel. Motorists who fail to do these things could be considered negligent. When they cause accidents because they aren’t paying attention or following the law, they can be held liable by the injured/affected party.
How The Dixon Injury Firm Can Help
For years, our firm has proudly helped accident victims in an around the St. Louis area. We have successfully recovered more than $50 million for our clients, allowing them to get the medical treatment they needed and compensating them fairly for their losses while also holding negligent individuals and entities accountable for the harm they caused.
If you or someone you love was involved in any type of accident and you believe someone else was negligent or to blame for the accident, contact our St. Louis personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help you. Your initial consultation is completely free, and there are no attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case.
Get in touch with us today at (314) 208-2808 to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.