Personal Injury Attorneys in St. Louis, Missouri
Cagle Law Firm211 North Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
(314) 276-1681 or(800) 685-3302
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONAt The Cagle Law Firm, you can rest assured that our Missouri injury attorneys will provide you with aggressive representation. Our mission is to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been in a Missouri car accident, truck accident, motorcycle wreck or suffered another personal injury, Missouri laws will block your legal claim after a certain date. That’s why it’s important to promptly seek a skilled personal injury lawyer. That’s especially true after any car accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi or 18-wheeler because trucking companies may discard old truck maintenance records and travel logs. The goal of St. Louis personal injury attorney Zane Cagle is to ensure you get full compensation for your injuries after a serious Missouri car or truck collision.
You can count on a St. Louis personal injury attorney from the Cagle Law Firm to go the extra mile for you. No matter how severe your injury, you need an experienced injury lawyer advocating on your behalf. Let the Cagle Law Firm help you build a better future. We’ll hold the at-fault driver or other party responsible and demand the full compensation that you deserve.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
The Cagle Law Firm provides legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
After one has sustained a personal injury, he or she has the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party in civil court. This person, the plaintiff, will allege that the defendant (the person who caused the accident/injury) acted in some way to cause injury to the plaintiff. The burden of proof will be on the plaintiff to prove that it is more than likely true that the defendant failed to provide a reasonable level of care and that this failure was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury.
- Car Accidents
If you or a loved one is injured severely in a car accident, only the best medical care will help you or your family member recover and get back on your feet. You shouldn’t be responsible for paying the medical bills and hospital bills for a preventable car accident caused by the negligence of another driver. Our attorney will work to ensure that you are not held liable for the mounting medical bills.
- Truck Accidents
Truck accidents may be caused by driver fatigue, speeding, aggressive driving, failure to yield, a trucker’s use of over-the-counter drugs, distracted driving and improper equipment or equipment failures. A trucking company may fail to maintain a truck in safe condition, causing an equipment failure such as a tire blowout. A trucking company may hire a reckless truck driver or retain a driver who has a history of driving violations, making the trucking company potentially liable for negligent hiring and retention.
- Motorcycle Accidents
The injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s careless behavior could require months to heal, or you could have to deal with them for the rest of your life. It is important to talk to a St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that you receive proper compensation for your medical injuries. Even if your injuries do not seem severe, they may worsen over time, especially injuries involving the neck, back or spine.
- Construction Accidents
The field of construction is a constantly changing area with many dangers. However, most construction accidents are avoidable with the proper foresight and education on the part of the developer, property owner and contractors, among others. Anyone involved in the work on a jobsite is potentially putting themselves in life-threatening situations daily if proper precautions are not taken. Workers expect that if they are injured in a construction accident, workers’ compensation will provide the money they need for medical expenses and other bills as they recover.
- Railroad and Train Accidents
A train can weigh tens of thousands of tons, depending on the load and the distance being traveled. With that much weight and force traveling at a high speed, the absolute devastation and wreckage that can occur when a train collides with a car, object, other train or object is almost unimaginable. If you have been injured in a train accident, you can receive compensation for your injuries and suffering.
- Premises Liability
Property owners in Missouri and Illinois are responsible for ensuring their property is free of known and foreseeable hazards. If a person is injured while on the property of another and the injury could have been prevented with proper upkeep, maintenance or warning, then the property owner or manager may be responsible for the injuries under the premises liability laws of Missouri and Illinois
- Wrongful Death
There are so many different circumstances that could precede a wrongful death, and it will be up to your legal counsel to sift through the information and prove that the other party was careless enough to cause the death of your loved one. It is important that you have the experience and know-how on your side to help you in your case – not only do the wrongful death attorneys at the firm have a deep understanding and empathy for your situation, they will also always be available to answer your every question about your case.
- Defective Products
Product liability cases in Missouri generally involve products with a dangerous design or manufacturing defect – or if the product did not have proper warnings regarding use and it causes injury, that can also be the basis for a suit. Defective products could be anything from faulty tires causing a car accident to a malfunctioning infant bed/crib.
- Workers’ Compensation
If you have been hurt at work, it is very important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. While many injuries are indeed covered by worker’s compensation insurance that your employer should have, it could occur that the insurance contests your claim or refuses to continue to pay your medical bills after a certain point. It is in your best interests to avoid the previous circumstances altogether by speaking with us. The more serious and disabling the injury is, the more necessity there is for aggressive legal representation.
- Catastrophic Injuries
Some personal injuries are so devastating that they are considered life-changing. Such catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputation injuries and burn injuries. They require ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation and adaptation to regain control of your life. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury through the negligence of another, you should talk to a skilled personal injury lawyer. You have legal rights to seek compensation for the harm you have suffered to help pay your medical bills and expenses.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
Head injuries are extremely dangerous and can call for years of treatment. The Missouri Head Injury Attorneys from our firm can help you fight for the compensation for your injuries that you get the best treatment possible for your specific traumatic brain injury. This is an unfortunate truth, and if you have suffered or sustained any type of traumatic brain injury in St. Louis or any of the surrounding areas, the attorneys from our firm can offer you the type of representation that you need to ease your troubles.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can occur in a wide range of accidents and can cause catastrophic and permanent damage. Depending upon the severity of the injury and the location of the injury, the victim of a spinal cord injury could suffer paralysis for the rest of his or her life. It is very important that if you or a loved one has incurred a spinal cord injury that you believe was the result of negligence that you speak with an experienced St. Louis spinal cord injury attorney from our firm.
- Burn Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in any type of accident caused by negligence, you could be legally entitled to receive monetary compensation for your injuries and other losses. Burn injuries can be devastating and can even cause death. If you have been seriously or severely burned, it is in your best interests to speak immediately with a St. Louis personal injury attorney to discuss the possibility of a case.
- Nursing Home Abuse
If the life enjoyment of your mother, your father, your relative or your loved one has been diminished in any way due to neglect, carelessness, cruelty, lack of knowledge or any other circumstance, you and your family member or loved one have legal rights to receive compensation for the suffering imposed upon you. It is a sorrowful truth that elder abuse is altogether too common. Sometimes abuse goes unnoticed or unreported for long periods of time.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is an unfortunate presence in Missouri hospitals, clinics, private practices, nursing homes and other health care institutions. Our lawyers are well-versed in the most effective steps to take in a case involving any type of medical negligence, and your case will benefit from this knowledge. Expert testimony is often used in these types of cases and you can rest assured that the lawyer representing you will have access to qualified physicians and other medical technicians who excel in their respective fields.
- Birth Injuries
One in every 33 babies born has a birth defect, and a percentage of those are actually injuries inflicted unwittingly during delivery due to medical caregiver incompetence or negligence. If your child has been injured due to a doctor’s negligent behavior, you have a legal right to seek damages for not only your infant’s medical bills, but also for the emotional pain and suffering caused by such an action. It is in your best interests to talk to a St. Louis personal injury attorney.
- Boating Accidents
Boating is a recreational sport enjoyed by many throughout the United States. Unfortunately, there is a great danger that is inherent in boating as a pastime: there were 5,191 boating accidents and 3,673 injuries due to such incidents in 2007 alone, according to the United States Coast Guard. If you have been injured in a boating accident, you should speak with a St. Louis personal injury attorney. When you set foot on another person’s boat, you expect the operator or owner to be well-versed in maritime safety.
- Maritime Law / Jones Act
The Merchant Marine Act, one of the three federal laws more commonly known as the Jones Act, was passed in 1920 to protect all types of maritime workers who have been injured on the job. The act allows seamen to file a suit against their employing company in order to recover damages from injuries they sustained while on the job. The act itself has to do with seamen’s rights, and also allows for sailors to receive compensation for injuries from the ship operator as well as fellow sailors.
- Bicycle Accidents
Cycling has risen in popularity throughout the years not only as a form of exercise or leisure activity, but also as a reliable and environmentally-friendly method of transportation. In some areas, bicycles have their own designated lanes, but there are also many areas in which Bicyclists must share the road with drivers of larger vehicles such as passenger cars, light trucks and 18 wheelers. Accidents can easily occur if a larger vehicle is negligent, inattentive or performs dangerous/illegal maneuvers.
- Pedestrian Accidents
A pedestrian accident would be any type of accident in which a pedestrian is struck and injured by a vehicle. Because there are more and more cars, trucks, and buses on the road every year, these types of accidents can occur almost anywhere. Some of the more common areas in which pedestrian accidents take place include: Crosswalks; Driveways; Parking garages; Parking lots. Many of these types of accidents are caused by driver negligence, inattention (like texting) and even illegal activity (like speeding for driving drunk).
- Bus Accidents
Countless individuals place their safety in the hands of public transportation drivers every day throughout Missouri. Public transportation has risen in popularity with more and more evidence of environmental damage coming to light due to the amount of cars on the road. When a bus driver is negligent, unsafe or reckless in his or her operation of the vehicle, many individuals can be hurt or even killed. Due to a combination of many factors such as little to no restraints and the presence of metal fixtures throughout the vehicle, bus accidents can cause very serious injuries.
- Airplane Accidents
Airplane crashes can be devastating and are very often fatal. If you or a loved one has been catastrophically injured in a plane accident, the medical bills you are faced with could ruin you financially – not to mention the fact that your physical injuries resulting from the accident could place you in a position in which you are unable to work. These two factors combined can create serious problems for you and your family.
- Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA)
Railroad companies, like other employers, are required to ensure safety in the workplace. Under the Federal Employers Liability Act, railway employees can file a suit against the company to receive compensation for their injuries. The employee or employee’s family must prove that the train company was responsible for the injuries or death due to negligence. It is imperative that you have a knowledgeable Missouri FELA lawyer to help you build your case against the company.
- Million Dollar Advocates
Mr. Zane T. Cagle
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