The Richardson Law Firm, LLC represents injury victims and their families in Missouri and other states and work tirelessly to get money for their clients equal to the harms and losses suffered.
If you have recently been injured in one of the following areas contact Timothy Richardson, at 417-890-1900 today!
Auto, truck and motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence, which are often the result of driver inattention, or other failure to comply with the rules of the road. This may leave you or a loved one with both personal injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident that occurred as a result of another’s negligent conduct, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
Uninsured and Under Insured Cases
Missouri law requires that a driver carry insurance. Unfortunately, the other driver who caused the accident may carry very little or no insurance and as a result you may have a claim against your own carrier.
• An uninsured driver is a driver who does not have any automobile insurance, or who whose insurance did not comply with the state’s minimum liability requirements.
• An underinsured driver is a driver who has the minimum insurance required by law; however, the amount is insufficient to pay for the damages he or she caused to you and/or your vehicle.
Railroad Grade Crossing Accidents
When a car, truck, or motorcycle is struck by a train, the risk of death or serious personal injury is very high. In Missouri, the laws requires that the railroad and their crews comply with specific state regulations at railroad grade crossing and failure to do so creates liability on their part. Attorney Timothy Richardson has been involved with grade crossing accident litigation since 1978.
Accidents with 18 wheel semi-trucks can be devastating and serious injury and death are common. 18-wheelers driving on the road next to you generally weigh over 80,000 pounds and may be carrying very dangerous or toxic materials. Federal studies have found that a tractor trailer / 18-wheeler commercial truck driver is 10 times more likely to be the cause of a fatal commercial truck accident than bad weather, road conditions, or any other cause of the accident. Commercial truck drivers have a duty to drive safely and to obey the rules of the road. If a driver of an 18-wheeler or other large truck drives negligently and causes an accident, they should be held accountable for their actions.
In Missouri, if you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to all of your medical expenses, a percentage of your average weekly wage up to a maximum amount for time off, and a lump sum disability payment due to your partial or total disability.
Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA)
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted in 1908 to protect railroad employees in their line of work. This act creates a duty on your railroad employer, requiring the railroad to provide workers with reasonably safe work conditions, no matter where an employee is working within the rail yard and what position he or she works in. Any railroad worker who is injured on the job is entitled to compensation for all damages and injuries that were caused by the negligent conduct by the railroad. Railroad workers are also protected under other federal railroad statutes such as the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), Locomotive Inspection Act and more. Attorney Timothy Richardson has handled FELA claims since 1978.
Tragically, sometimes accidents result in death. In Missouri, wrongful death cases are governed by statutes which set out the type of damages that are recoverable and by whom. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others, the Richardson Law Firm wants to help you.
Defective or Dangerous Products
Sometimes a person may use a product in the way it was intended, but unfortunately, the product was unreasonably dangerous for its reasonably foreseeable or anticipated use. If you were injured while using a defective or dangerous product, you may seek compensation for damages.
If you have been injured and need a lawyer, then contact the Richardson Law Firm, LLC today or call 417-890-1900 for a free initial consultation about your case.