What is Personal Injury Law?

“Personal Injury Law” is an umbrella term that encompasses a body of law aimed at compensating individuals for harm suffered because of another’s negligent actions or inactions. Typical personal injury cases include, but are not limited to, auto accidents, truck/18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death cases, animal attacks, railroad/train accidents, injuries sustained from defective or dangerous products, and/or injuries occurring because of the dangerous condition in which property is kept or maintained such as slip-n-fall accidents. In the event of serious injury or death, the negligence of other individuals or business entities can have severe personal and financial ramifications for both you and your loved ones. Experienced and aggressive legal representation is imperative when you find yourself or your loved ones faced with debilitating injuries or death caused by other individuals or businesses.

Retaining an aggressive and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible is the most important step in protecting your rights and receiving maximum compensation for your injuries because there is a time limit in which to file a claim or lawsuit. While there are some exceptions, in Texas the statute of limitations for all personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of any accident, injury, or wrongful death. In Missouri the statute of limitations in most personal injury matters is five years from the date of any accident or injury. However, in Missouri wrongful death lawsuits have a three year statute of limitations, medical malpractice lawsuits have a two years statute of limitations, and uninsured/under-insured motorists claims have ten year statutes of limitations. If a governmental entity is involved, there may be as little as a six month time limit to file notice of a claim. Other strict time limitations may also apply therefore, an experienced attorney’s overview is crucially important. Our attorneys and staff have over 60 years of combined legal and insurance claims experience. In addition to our full-time staff we have an expansive network of doctors, additional lawyers, chiropractors, private investigators, pharmacists and other expert professionals to assist our clients.

Contact us as soon as possible after the injury or accident for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will quickly gather and evaluate all available evidence and determine what else may be needed to ensure justice is obtained. Any delay in contacting us could be harmful because many times valuable evidence tends to be more difficult to obtain as time passes. We will also contact the negligent party’s insurance company and begin the complex process of ensuring your legal rights are protected. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Roderick C. White are ready, willing, and able to assist you and your loved ones through such difficult times.

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