Have You Been Injured in the Springfield Missouri Area?

The Stevens Law Firm has been helping victims of car accidents, truck accidents, slips-and-falls, work injuries, and nursing home neglect for over 25 years. If you are considering finding a personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys, you may wonder whether your case is worth taking to court. The Stevens Law Firm can help you determine the amount of "damages" you have suffered as a result of someone else's negligence, irresponsibility or wrongful/illegal conduct. Damages are determined based on the losses you have incurred as a result of your accident. These losses could be due to missed time on the job, medical bills, rehabilitative care you may need, and psychological trauma you and your loved ones may have suffered as a result of the accident. Damages are recovered either outside of court in a settlement or damages may be awarded by a judge or jury through a court trial. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the maximum damages you are owed and can then fight for them outside of court, or, if necessary, in court, to ensure that responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

                 Seek Justice for Your Injuries Today

Contacting a personal injury lawyer or attorney as soon as possible after your accident is very important. The law requires those who have suffered injuries to show due diligence to get back on their feet after an injury. The Stevens Law Firm can help you to understand your rights and responsibilities after an accident to ensure that you receive fair compensation under the law. Failure to seek necessary treatment may lead to a reduced recovery. The law also places limits on the amount of time a person can seek damages. Contact an The Stevens Law Firm in Springfield, MO today to protect your rights and ensure that justice is properly served in your case.

Most of the time, damages sought in a personal injury case are compensatory in nature. The law protects individuals from losses incurred due to an accident that was the result of a person or company's neglect or failure to act responsibly under the law. The Stevens Law Firm will listen to your situation with compassion and care and will evaluate the consequences of your accident to determine a monetary figure for your injuries. While damages relating to reimbursement for medical bills, rehabilitative care, or damaged property are easy to quantify, damages for pain and suffering as a result of a change in lifestyle are more difficult to determine. The Stevens Law Firm in Springfield Missouri will determine your losses by looking at the following areas:

Cost of medical treatment
Lost wages or lost earning capacity
Property damage or loss
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress: PTSD, anxiety, sleep loss
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of consortium (injuries paid on behalf of damages to spousal relationship or relationship to children as a result of the accident)

Sometimes a person or company is egregiously or extremely careless. Unlike compensatory damages which are designed to restore an individual's former financial and emotional well-being, punitive damages serve the function of punishing an individual or corporation for their actions.

Because of the complexity of the law, it is important to find an experienced accident lawyer in Springfield, MO who can help you determine the full extent of your damages and ensure that you receive the maximum allowable compensation for your pain and suffering.

Kinds of Personal Injury Cases Handled by the Stevens Law Firm

The Stevens Law Firm handles many kinds of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Workplace injuries
  • Slips-and-falls

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, over 50,000 individuals are injured in car accidents each year. Furthermore, every year workers are injured on the job and don't receive the benefits under Worker's Compensation that they deserve. According to the Official State of Missouri website, if you have been injured at work and have not received the medical care or compensation you deserve, you or your attorney can file a Claim for Compensation to receive assistance in getting benefits. Don't become one of the silent sufferers. Finding an accident lawyer is an important first step in making sure you receive fair restitution for your injuries.

Punitive Damages

Compensatory Damages