Experienced Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys
The law firm of Gump & Faiella, LLC is committed to handling personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Missouri. For more than 90 years, our lawyers have represented victims who were hurt as a result of car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, nursing home neglect, brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, defective products, and more. Our attorneys also provide effective legal guidance in prosecuting insurance claim denials and insurance bad faith cases. We provide high-quality legal representation to clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases across Missouri, including in St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City.
Helping Accident Victims Hold Wrongdoers Accountable
Most personal injuries in Missouri result from negligence. This is defined as the level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised in a certain situation to avoid a foreseeable risk of harm. Negligence may also arise from inaction when a duty to act exists. To establish negligence, an injured party must demonstrate that the defendant had a duty to exercise reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused the victim’s injury as a result of the breach.
Any driver has a duty to safely operate a car or truck. If a motor vehicle accident occurs because a driver violates traffic laws or drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the negligent driver may be held liable for any physical harm, death, or property damage that resulted from the crash. Other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists often suffer a brain or spinal cord injury in a car accident that was caused by a careless or reckless motorist. Regardless of the type of injury, a victim may pursue compensation from the negligent driver.
Some catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful deaths are caused by dangerous consumer products such as car, truck, or household appliances. A manufacturer or distributor of a product may be held responsible for a person’s injury if harm resulted from a negligent manufacturing process, design, or inadequate testing. In some cases, a defective product design may seriously hurt a person even if the product was made according to the manufacturer's specifications. A manufacturer also has a duty to provide adequate instructions and warnings regarding how to properly use a consumer product. If a person is harmed because a company fails to provide such information, the manufacturer may be held liable for the resulting injury in a products liability lawsuit.
Wrongful death occurs when a person or business acts negligently or recklessly, and an individual is killed as a result. Certain family members of the person who was killed may be entitled to recover for their loved one’s pain and suffering as well as lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of consortium. In limited circumstances, punitive damages designed to punish especially reckless conduct may also be recovered.
Consult a Seasoned Personal Injury Lawyer in Missouri
At Gump & Faiella, LLC, our experienced Missouri personal injury attorneys represent individuals who have suffered a devastating injury or lost a treasured loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions. Our dedicated lawyers provide individualized client service to help the people we represent seek the financial compensation they deserve. The skilled attorneys at Gump & Faiella, LLC primarily focus their practice on pursuing negligent drivers, doctors, manufacturers, and others that caused a preventable injury to individual clients. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury case, please call the law office of Gump & Faiella, LLC at (800) 264-3455 or contact us through our website today.