At Griggs Injury Law, our experienced legal team has helped many clients throughout Missouri and Kansas obtain compensation for their personal injury accidents. The world can be a dangerous place, and there are a few broad categories of personal injuries common in the United States. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries from any of the following types of personal injury accidents, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Missouri and Kansas both put time limits on how long the plaintiff has to bring a personal injury lawsuit before losing the right to do so.
1. Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere, and they are particularly prevalent during the cold winter months. Most slip and fall accidents occur on staircases, steps, and sidewalks. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including at another person’s home, at the mall, at the grocery store, or in a business setting.
The most important aspect of recovering compensation for a slip and fall accident is to prove that the property owners’ recklessness or negligence resulted in your injuries. For example, suppose a store owner knew that gasoline had seeped onto the floor and failed to put up any warning sign or clean the leak, and you became injured. In that case, you would have the right to bring a lawsuit.
2. Car Accidents
Car accidents are also extremely common and may be caused by a variety of factors. Drivers are increasingly driving more distracted with the use of cell phones and other technology while others are reckless and speed or drive aggressively. Sometimes, the cause is unexpected, such as when a trucking company fails to properly secure their load. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, your lawyer will be able to help you investigate your case and prove the other driver’s negligence.
3. Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death claims can be caused by automobile accidents, slip and falls or due to another person’s negligence resulting in the tragic death of a family member. In Missouri and Kansas there are statutes of limitations that cap the time to file a claim for the loss of your loved one. In Missouri you have 3 years from the date of death but in Kansas you only have 2 years from the date of death to file a claim and preserve the statute of limitations.
4. Product Liability
There are several different types of product liability lawsuits. One type consists of a failure to warn customers of the dangers of using products for their intended purposes. A different kind of product liability case involves a manufacturing defect, when something goes wrong during production, resulting in an unsafe product hitting the market. Finally, plaintiffs can hold manufacturers liable for products with a design defect that makes them unreasonably dangerous.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Regardless of how you incur your injury, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Submitting a personal injury lawsuit takes time. Your Law Firm will need to conduct a thorough investigation and gather evidence in support of your case. The sooner you speak with an experienced lawyer, the better. Contact today to schedule your free initial consultation.