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Individuals sometimes die as a result of the conduct of others. Wrongful death claims arise as a result of the intentional or negligent acts of others. Wrongful death claims can occur when a person has suffered injuries, such as from a car accident or semi-truck collision. The person initially survives, but later dies from the injuries that were inflicted. In such situations, a person may have a wrongful death claim. In other instances, a person may die as a result of defective condition in a car, truck, vehicle or equipment, or as a result of manufacturer’s failure to properly warn a person of certain hazards from using a car or equipment.

Wrongful Death or Injury Attorney in Missouri

Claims for wrongful death actions are governed by statute in Missouri. The Missouri statutes set out who can file a claim for wrongful death. Not every person is entitled to bring a claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims may be brought by spouses, parents, children or other relatives, but the statute specifies who is given preference or priority to maintain such a claim. The statute also specifies what the court may consider in determining how to apportion any money received as result of a wrongful death claim.

Scott Hamblin is an Experienced Lawyer

Scott Hamblin practices in the area of personal injury law, including wrongful death claims. As an experienced trial lawyer handling personal injury and wrongful death claims, Scott can assist you with all aspects of the case. Scott Hamblin is a partner and shareholder with the law firm of Brydon Swearengen & England P.C., located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Scott handles cases throughout Missouri, including regularly practicing in Circuit Courts in Mid-Missouri.

Free Consultation – Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer

Has your spouse, a parent or family member been injured or killed? If so, you may have certain rights under Missouri law. Contact Scott’s law office online or by phone at 573-821-4013 to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, including claims for wrongful death. Scott prefers to meet with prospective clients in person if possible. Please contact Scott to schedule an appointment. Scott offers a free initial consultation, and generally handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis so that you are not paying a fee unless Scott recovers for you.

Worker’s Compensation in Jefferson City, MO

People who are injured at work may be able to recover under Missouri’s Worker’s Compensation laws. The Worker’s Compensation laws specify when a person may file a claim and what rights a person is entitled. A person injured at work is not entitled to pursue a personal injury claim like a person injured in a non-work related car collision. Many people are not familiar with Worker’s Compensation law, don’t fully understand their rights, and accept certain awards of money substantially less than what they might receive through the assistance of a worker’s comp lawyer.

Have you been injured at work?

If you have been injured at work, you should contact a lawyer. Many people think that their employer is going to take care of them and the situation. Missouri law requires that an employer provide the Division of Worker’s Compensation notice of a work related injury. This does not mean that your employer is taking care of you. Your employer is not your advocate, but rather the employer has its own legal obligations for which it must comply. While you have certain rights under Missouri law, you should not assume that your employer is protecting your rights. If you want to pursue a claim for financial compensation for the injuries you received, you have an obligation to pursue your own claim.

Why do I need a worker’s comp lawyer?

Do you understand your rights under Missouri Compensation law? What remedies do you have under Missouri Worker’s Compensation Law? How much time do you have to exercise your rights? How do you exercise your rights? What must you do to assert your worker’s compensation claim? If you do not know the answers to these questions, you need to speak with worker’s comp lawyer Scott Hamblin. If you are under the mistaken belief that your employer will take care of your situation, then you need to speak with attorney Scott Hamblin. Do not wait until it’s too late to pursue your claim by assuming your employer took care of the situation.

Representing Injured Clients throughout Missouri

From his office in Jefferson City, Missouri, Scott Hamblin represents injured persons throughout Missouri. Contact Scott’s office today either online or by phone: 573-821-4013 to speak with Scott or a member of his knowledgeable staff. Scott represents his clients on a contingency fee basis which means you won’t pay Scott unless he recovers money for you.

Scott Hamblin is a worker’s compensation attorney in Jefferson City, MO.

If you have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer/attorney. You may be able to obtain compensation for your losses, including medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other hardships.

As an experienced Jefferson City personal injury lawyer, Scott Hamblin can handle all aspects of your personal injury claim, including complex insurance coverage issues. He is dedicated to helping clients obtain justice and compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

Contact his law office today at 573-821-4013 to speak with an experienced Jefferson City personal injury lawyer. Scott represents clients from Jefferson City, Linn, Fulton, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks and throughout Mid-Missouri.

Personal Injury Law Practice

Scott Hamblin handles a wide range of personal injury cases for clients from the Jefferson City area and throughout Missouri. The scope of his practice includes:

Car accidents

Truck accidents

Motorcycle accidents

Pedestrian accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents

Swimming pool accidents

Workplace accidents

Construction accidents

Nursing home negligence

Product liability

Dog bite injuries

Wrongful death

The Value of Personal Injury Trial Experience

Insurance companies do not pay personal injury claims freely. If you have been injured and are relying on insurance coverage, the insurance company will likely try to limit your compensation as much as possible, or even deny it. This is why it is important to have an experienced trial lawyer handle your personal injury case.

It stands to reason that insurance companies are more likely to offer a fair settlement when they know you are prepared to take them to court. Scott thoroughly prepares every personal injury case for trial, which sends a clear message to the insurance company: Deal fairly with his client or you are in for a fight.

Free Initial Consultation

Have you been injured in a car accident or other personal injury accident? Contact Scott’s law office today, at 573-821-4013 to speak with a knowledgeable Jefferson City personal injury lawyer. He offers free initial consultations and accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards. He handles personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay an attorney fee for a personal injury case unless Scott obtains results for you.

*The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Car Accidents Involving Semi-Trucks in Missouri

People involved in accidents and collisions with semi-trucks (also known as tractor-trailers) generally suffer severe and catastrophic injuries which might involve the loss of use of one or more parts of the body, traumatic brain injuries and sometimes death. Any motor vehicle collision may be life altering, but frequently collisions with semi-trucks and tractor trailers appear more life-altering that other types of collisions. This is a time to consult with attorney Scott Hamblin to discuss the best ways to represent you and look out for the interests of your family.

 

Have you been injured by a semi-truck?

If you have been injured by a semi-truck or tractor trailer, there are certain steps that need taken to preserve information to assist in maintaining a claim. Some of the things that you can do if you are in a hospital is to have a family or friend take some pictures of you, and if you have not yet hired a lawyer, take some pictures of your vehicle. Generally speaking, Missouri State Highway Patrol may have already prepared an accident report and may have taken pictures, but taking some additional pictures doesn’t hurt. Also may sure you follow any doctor’s advice and follow-up with any medical treatment. Scott Hamblin encourages his clients to proceed with seeking medical treatment, either through their physician or by visiting the emergency room, if necessary. Scott believes that his client’s health is of paramount importance.

Don’t speak to the insurance company without a lawyer

If you have been injured by a semi-truck (tractor trailer), or for that matter, injured in a car collision by another driver, you should not speak with the insurance company without consulting with Scott. A person hospitalized may be under the influence of prescription drugs or medications which may affect a person’s memory, speech or cognitive abilities. As mentioned elsewhere in this website, the insurer for a negligent driver is not your friend. The insurance company works to protect their client, the insurance company and the shareholders. The job of the insurer is to pay you the least amount of money possible. Insurance companies do not want you to hire a lawyer. This is one reason why you should hire attorney Scott Hamblin. Scott is an experienced trial lawyer practicing throughout Missouri. Many of Scott’s clients were initially contacted by an insurance adjuster who attempted to persuade the injured person to accept a sum of money, often much less money than what Scott later obtained for his client. There is nothing illegal about the insurance company trying to get a person to settle for less than they may be entitled, but that doesn’t mean that the insurance company is required to be fair or reasonable. You need your own advocate. You need Scott Hamblin.

Representing Injured Clients throughout Missouri

From his office in Jefferson City, Scott Hamblin represents injured persons throughout Missouri. Contact Scott’s office today by calling 573-821-4013 to speak with Scott or a member of his knowledgeable staff.

Scott represents his clients on a contingency fee basis which means you won’t pay Scott unless he recovers money for you.

The most common personal injury cases arise from auto injury (car accidents and collisions). Generally, a driver was not paying attention, operated their vehicle in a careless or reckless manner, failed to obey one or more traffic devices or traffic signals, or may have operated the vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol. When someone is injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s intentional or negligent acts, then injured person may have a claim for compensation for their injuries.

Do you have an auto injury from a car accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should seek medical treatment. Many people initially decline to seek medical treatment only to experience pain or soreness after the collision. Scott Hamblin encourages his clients to proceed with seeking medical treatment, either through their physician or by visiting the emergency room, if necessary. Scott believes that his client’s health is of paramount importance. Scott will worry about whether or not there is a claim for compensation and deal with the legal issues while his client concentrates on improving his or her health.

Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Hire An Auto Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident by another driver, the insurance company for the other driver does not work for you. That insurer is not your friend. The insurance company works to protect their client, and the insurance company. The job of the insurer is to pay you the least amount of money possible to resolve the claim. Insurance companies do not want you to hire a lawyer. This is one reason why you should hire attorney Auto Injury Attorney, Scott Hamblin. Scott is an experienced trial lawyer practicing throughout Missouri. Many of Scott’s clients were initially contacted by an insurance adjuster who attempted to persuade the injured person to accept a sum of money, often much less money than what Scott later obtained for his client. There is nothing illegal about the insurance company trying to get a person to settle for less than a person may be entitled, but that doesn’t mean that the insurance company is required to be fair or reasonable. You need your own advocate. You need Scott Hamblin.

Representing Injured Clients throughout Missouri

Scott Hamblin represents clients injured in car accidents. From his office in Jefferson City, Scott represents clients throughout Missouri. Contact Scott’s office today by calling 573-821-4013 to speak with Scott or a member of his knowledgeable staff.

Scott handles auto injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means you won’t pay Scott unless he recovers money for you.

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