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Have you or a loved one experienced extensive harm after someone’s reckless or negligent actions?

If so, contact the Floyd Law Firm. Our Maryland Heights personal injury attorneys have been representing clients in the Missouri area for over five decades and have won millions in jury verdicts and out-of-court settlements.

We’ve covered cases such as motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, police brutality, workers’ compensation, and catastrophic injuries. No matter the case, our trial-proven lawyers Walter and Mark Floyd will try to set things right.

Get to work with the legal team you can count on. Call our Maryland Heights personal injury attorneys at (314) 863-4114 or book your free, no-obligation case review online today.

What Makes My Situation Eligible For Compensation?

People are hurt every day, so what makes an injurious circumstance eligible for bringing suit against a third party? The key is negligence.

The core distinction between personal injury cases and a random act of God is that a third party was negligent in their actions or treatment of you. For example, there is a legal difference between you breaking your arm escaping a burning building versus a drunk driver t-boning you.

Whenever a third party (such as an individual or an organization) engages in activities such as driving, medical treatment, managing property, or producing products, those activities require a specific duty of care. That means they owe everyone who interacts with them, whether directly or indirectly, their caution or conscientiousness.

For most personal injury cases, a rule of thumb for determining negligence is that an individual is owed a specific duty of care, and that care was breached, which caused damages and harm to you. If you experience this, your case is potentially eligible to receive financial compensation.

What Types Of Damages Could I Receive As A Result Of My Missouri Personal Injury Case?

In Missouri, there are three types of damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive.

  • Economic damages cover tangible costs like lost wages and medical expenses.
  • Non-economic damages encompass intangible costs such as pain and suffering, anxiety, and loss of companionship.
  • Punitive damages aim to punish the perpetrator for reckless or excessively negligent actions. The purpose of punitive damages is to deter individuals from engaging in similar actions in the future.

The goal of these damages is to provide compensation for various consequences of negligence in Missouri.

Are There Caps On Personal Injury Damages In Missouri?

There are some caps on damages in Missouri under specific circumstances. For economic damages, the only damage cap is when the defendant is a governmental entity.

There are almost no caps on non-economic damages, save for two domains – medical malpractice and government-related negligence claims. Medical malpractice damage caps increase by 1.7% every year, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance and

Missouri Revised Statutes Title 35 Section 538.210.

As of 2005, there is no longer a cap on punitive damages due to a Missouri Supreme Court case.

The Floyd Law Firm Is Fighting On Your Side in Maryland Heights

When you’re lost, scared, and injured after the negligent action or inaction of a third party, turn to  The Floyd Law Firm for legal guidance.

Get in touch with the Maryland Heights personal injury attorneys for a free personal injury case review and consultation by calling (314) 863-4114 or booking your appointment online today.