You've been in an accident?
In the space of only a few minutes, a car accident can completely rearrange our best-laid plans for life and leave us scrambling to cover the expenses of our recovery. It is often the case that we have to pay for immediate medical care, as well as ongoing medical care in order to deal with the long-term effects of our injuries. Motor-vehicle accidents are just the tip of the personal injury iceberg. They are among the most violent but that doesn’t mean that you can’t sustain injuries that are just as serious by slipping and falling. When you are injured due to another person’s negligence, the law is on your side to ensure that those responsible for your injuries are the ones that have to pay for it. But to make use of this law, you need to work with a dedicated law firm like The Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, LLC.
If you’ve been in a car accident, a truck accident, a motorbike accident, or any other kind of motor vehicle accident then the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. Doing so will ensure that any injuries you’ve suffered are dealt with by a medical professional so that they aren’t made worse by your own negligence. But doing so also provides you with a record of your injuries that will be important later on. Many people think the next step is to start the process of working on an outcome with their insurance company but they are mistaken. Insurance companies' primary goal is to make money and in doing so it benefits them to underpay their clients or to trick them into agreeing to unfavorable terms. An experienced attorney knows that dealing with a car accident means getting compensation from the negligent driver that caused the accident, as well as proving to their client’s insurance company that they are owed the largest possible payout.
Unfortunately, medical professionals are also prone to making bad decisions that could impact your health as well. In some cases, these decisions are justified because they are working to the best of their ability and knowledge and they just weren't a good option that they could have taken if they wanted to give you the best medical treatment they could. But, just as often, these decisions are the result of medical negligence and therefore they would be considered cases of medical malpractice. Missouri allows people to seek compensation for medical malpractice as long as they can show that a medical professional failed to act with the skill or knowledge that others in their field would have used. There are many ways in which a medical professional can act in a negligent manner and cases in this field can have unique challenges when it comes to convincing the court that medical malpractice was committed.
Another area where negligence can lead to injury is when somebody fails in their duty of care to uphold a reasonable level of safety on property open to the public. Everybody has suffered a slip and fall before and pretty much everybody has been able to laugh it off and go on with their lives with a little bit of soreness. However, slip and fall accidents can be quite serious or even deadly. It is possible to land wrong and break a bone or even to strike your head and cause neurological damage. Those that maintain a property for the public are expected to keep that property safe or to at least leave clear warnings about any unsafe conditions and a failure to do so could leave them liable for paying damages for injuries that are suffered by slipping and falling due to these unsafe conditions.
At the Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, LLC, we understand that our clients are people first and foremost. As such, they deserve a level of respect and professionalism that can’t be offered when a law firm is drowning in too many clients. In order to ensure that each of our clients gets the attention they deserve, we limit ourselves to taking on fewer cases each year than our competitors. This has given us the opportunity to grow into a highly rated personal injury law firm because our clients leave the experience feeling like they were truly heard and represented in a manner that reflected their own values. If you have suffered a personal injury due to another party’s negligence, reach out to The Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, LLC, at (636) 519-0085 and find out how we can help get you the compensation you deserve.
Law Offices of Kevin J Roach, LLC
400 Chesterfield Center #400,
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Kevin Roach is a native of St. Louisan and has been practicing law in Missouri and Illinois since 2001. He received his B.A. from Colorado State University and his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Bar Admissions include Missouri, Illinois, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.