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Posted on December 3, 2015 by

Personal Injury Litigation and personal Law Suits Explained

Many people have misconceptions about personal injury law and accidents. They may not understand how St. Louis personal injury attorneys can help them in the event of a mishap and injury. It is important to know you legal rights in these situations. The following are answers to some common questions.

What are personal injury cases?

Any event that results in personal harm for which another person is legally responsible. Examples include slip and fall accidents in stores or other public locations, unsafe products, work related injuries, vehicle and pedestrian accidents, and nursing home neglect.

How are personal injury cases determined?

Personal injury law is largely determined by court decisions. Unlike criminal cases that have their rules determined by statutes like penal codes. While many states do summarize the development of edicts from settled cases, court decisions remain the primary source of law in personal injury cases.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

If you are involved in an accident, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. This time period begins at the time of the accident. The statute of limitations is set by state law and often varies according to the type of accident. You should consult an attorney as quickly as possible to know your rights.

If you have been involved in an accident, contact our team of St. Louis personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal rights.