Frequently Asked Questions
Highly Experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been involved in an accident caused by another's negligent
behavior, you will need a skilled
St. Louis personal injury lawyer to represent you. At Cantor Injury Law, we are highly compassionate towards
what you and your family are currently going through.
What are common causes of slip and fall accidents?
A: There are many different situations which can lead to a slip and fall
accident. Most commonly
slip and falls occur because of property which is not properly maintained. This may include
broken stairs, missing railings, and slippery floors or concrete. Property
owners have a responsibility to protect or warn their guests of dangerous
property conditions, and if they fail to do so, they can be held liable.
Should I accept a settlement offered by the other party's insurance company?
A: No, you should always speak with your attorney before you accept any
type of settlement offer. The insurance company will rarely have your
best interest in mind when making an offer. It is important that you have
a legal advisor advocating for you. Insurance companies hire lawyers to
advise them of their legal rights, and it is vital that you are given
the same protection. There are limited time periods in which lawsuits
may be brought following an
accident or injury, so it is especially important to consult with an attorney to
preserve your legal rights.
What types of injuries are classified as catastrophic?
A: Catastrophic injury typically refers to one which requires full-time
care and/or causes chronic pain, speech problems, comprehension problems,
restricts you from being able to work, or move voluntarily. Some
catastrophic injuries will heal after several years, but others will last a lifetime. When a
catastrophic injury is caused by another person's negligence - such as a
truck driver speeding on a highway or a doctor who fails to prescribe a vital medication
- he or she should be held fully responsible for all of the damages caused,
which may include lifelong medical care.
Can I file a lawsuit against another person for an animal attack?
A: If you were legally allowed to be on someone else's property and
their dog or animal was not properly trained or restrained and they
attacked you, you may have grounds for a personal injury suit. Depending on the
circumstances, a lawsuit can be brought against the owners of the animal
or the owner of the property on which the animal was kept.
How do I know if my injury was caused by medical malpractice?
A: Do you believe that your injury or illness was caused by a doctor,
nurse, or other healthcare practitioner who has behaved
negligently? In most states, this means that the doctor breached the standard of care
he or she owed to the patient, which translates to doing something a reasonable
doctor would not have done, or failing to do something a reasonable doctor
would do. Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers can help determine exactly
what occurred and whether they were at fault. However, you should know
that Mark Cantor is very selective in accepting medical malpractice cases
and only handles cases against doctors and hospitals if presented with
clear and convincing evidence that the standard of care was violated and
that it caused damages. This is a higher standard than the law requires
because we want to be careful and sue only those that deserve to be sued.
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