Common Accidents That Can Lead to Personal Injury Claims
Under Missouri and Illinois Law, people are entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses if the accident is caused by the negligence of others. While negligence can cause serious, injury-causing accidents in virtually any context, some kinds of accidents tend to be more common than others. Here are some of the most common types of accidents we regularly see in our personal injury practice; to learn more or to discuss a particular incident with a St. Louis personal injury attorney, contact our office today.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
In the St. Louis area, many of us drive every day. Drivers and non-drivers alike are regularly around cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, and other motor vehicles capable of causing severe injuries and damage to property when they are involved in accidents. In many cases, the negligence of one of the drivers involved is the direct cause of the accident, meaning that victims are entitled to compensation. Some examples of driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Traffic violations
Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are consistently among the most common causes of accidental injury throughout the United States. You may think of a fall as a relatively low-risk event. The reality is that slips, trips, and falls often leave victims with severe injuries. These injuries may include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, severe lacerations, sprains and strains, and even spinal cord injuries. Just as with any other type of accident, to recover compensation, your slip and fall must have been someone else’s fault. Some common causes of slip and fall incidents that typically entitle victims to compensation include:
- Exposed wires or cables
- Torn carpet
- Wet or slippery floors
- Inadequate lighting
- Debris in walkways
- Cracked pavement
- Loose or missing handrails
Accidents Involving Consumer Products
We all use consumer products every day, often without giving them a second thought. From your toothbrush to your vehicle, you use these products assuming that they have been made in a way that they will not cause injury provided that they are used as they are intended. Unfortunately, design, manufacturing, and marketing defects can result in consumer products that are capable of causing extremely serious injuries to innocent victims. If you are injured by a consumer product, be sure to save it, the packaging in which it came, and seek medical attention. Doing so will increase your chances of recovering any compensation to which you are entitled.
Injuries never occur at a good time. But a good lawyer can make sure that you are justly compensated for your injuries. Bruntrager & Billings has been fighting for clients for more than 50 years to get you the best possible outcome.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis
If you have been hurt in an accident that you suspect was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Bruntrager & Billings, our team of experienced St. Louis injury lawyers know how to get victims the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, call our office today at 314-646-0066 or contact us online.