Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield, MO
Back Your Claims with Award-Winning Legal Advocates
It does not matter how strong or how young you might be, suffering a personal
injury of any kind can be totally debilitating. It also does not matter
how financially stable or how much health insurance you might have, you
have the right to pursue fair compensation from any parties liable for
your injuries. At Worsham Law Firm, we have earned a reputation as being
trustworthy and tenacious legal advocates in all manners of issues, from
criminal defense to
family law, and so we are in personal injury matters as well.
If you have been hurt, consider our Springfield injury attorneys and their
- 20+ years of combined legal experience
- 10/10 “Superb” Avvo Rating
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ inclusion
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 selection
From Marshfield to Joplin, our team is ready to take on the greatest challenges
for our clients in southwestern Missouri. It all begins with an
initial case evaluation, which you can request right here online or by calling
Compensation for Your Personal Injuries
Your injury is clearly going to cause undue pain and suffering but what
does that mean in the court of law? How much financial compensation can
you seek from those liable for your injury? The amount depends on a variety
of factors, most notably the medical expenses required for your recovery.
We will want to pursue an amount that helps you pay for:
Depending on the situation that caused your injury, there may be two unique
types of damages you can also seek. Punitive damages can be used to further
penalize someone who was committing a crime that led to your accident
and injury, such as someone who was speeding and collided with your car.
Nominal damages can be used in particularly stressful injury situations
that are known to cause mental distress, such as amputations.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
Negligence and a general lack of sensibility can cause the people around
you to create unreasonably dangerous situations without warning. A teenager
texting and driving could cause a car accident. A retail employee taking
shortcuts could leave a spill unattended, leading to a slip and fall injury.
Even medical practitioners can ignore safety precautions and harm a patient,
triggering a medical malpractice lawsuit. All of these actions and more
can cause you to suffer a personal injury, and each one can be grounds
for a personal injury case.
We can handle all sorts of personal injury claims, such as:
- Burn injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Defective product cases
- Premises liability claims
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Gathering Proof to Build Your Case
As with all other forms of litigation, a personal injury case often boils
down to what can be proven in court through solid evidence. After your
injury or accident, you need to start immediately thinking about what
can be used to your advantage, and what could be used against you. The
truth is that anyone else involved in the accident is probably doing the
exact same thing.
Keep these steps in mind after an accident to help ensure you get the proof you need:
- Call for help when necessary.
- Take pictures of the scene, injuries, and damages.
- Talk to eyewitnesses.
- Get insurance information, if applicable.
- Do not apologize or accept blame.
- Retain an attorney.
Call Our Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Recovering from your injuries should be your priority but it might be understandably
difficult to determine where you should begin. At Worsham Law Firm, we
our dedicated to making legal battles into legal victories for our clients,
all with the professionalism and compassion required to make it as easy
on you as possible.
Contact us today and we will be happy to explain your legal options to you and help
you get pointed in the right direction during a