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, slippery floors, or spalling 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: You should always speak with an 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 - 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 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. If you are attacked
in public when an animal escapes the control of its owners, 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, or both.
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