A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi truck, can have disastrous consequences. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of the shear size of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. An experienced attorney can help determine whether you have a claim. The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm has experience in handling tractor trailer and truck collisions. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their tractor trailer collision cases, please click here.
“Personal Injury” is a general term applied to an area of the law (also known as “tort” law) which allows an injured person to sue in a private action to be compensated for injuries suffered by them through the negligence or recklessness of another party. Injuries are not limited to physical injuries. Virtually every case we handle at Padberg & Corrigan involves personal injury of some type. The practice areas that are listed on our site are examples of specific types of personal injury actions we handle regularly. We have handled hundreds of other personal injury actions that may not necessarily fit neatly into those specific categories. We would encourage you to tell us your story if you believe you have been injured in some way.
Motor vehicle accidents often result in serious injuries. Whether bad drivers or shoddy roads are to blame, tens of thousands of people in the United States are injured or killed every year in auto accidents. While money can’t restore health or return a loved one to a grieving family, it can help alleviate some of the financial pressures. In addition to medical bills and lost past and future income, victims can also seek damages for pain and suffering and property. However, it is important to see an attorney as soon as possible after an auto accident so that witnesses can be interviewed while their memory is still fresh and evidence can be collected before it is destroyed. The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm is made up of attorneys with a great deal of experience in car accident cases, who are committed to obtaining the best result for their clients. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their motor vehicle accident cases, please click here.
“Wrongful Death” is a legal term that refers to the type of lawsuit that is filed by the family of a person who has died due to the negligence of others. Wrongful Death cases can arise from a variety of accidents and injuries, including work place injuries, car accidents, medical malpractice, and death caused by dangerous or defective products. Our firm’s goal is to insure that the family members in a wrongful death case receive maximum compensation for their loss. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their wrongful death cases, please click here.
An aviation case involves serious injury or death that is caused by an aircraft crashing. Aircraft crashes are commonly caused by one or more of the following factors: pilot error, defective airframe or component, negligent maintenance, negligent weather report or negligence by air traffic controllers. The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm has had great success in representing those injured in an aircraft crash and their families. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their aviation accident cases, please click here.
Construction Site Injuries
Many of our clients have been injured on the work site. Often these injuries are due to the unsafe nature of the work sites, for example partially or poorly built structures, power tools, scaffolding, ladders, lifts, heavy machinery and rotating crews of tradesmen. These and other factors account for some of the many hazards on construction sites. Because of the severity of many of these types of injuries and the dangers inherent in the workplace, the federal government established The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to regulate safety measures on construction sites. State laws also apply. Often the victim can turn to worker’s compensation while recuperating from the injury if the employer is the cause of the injury and unsafe condition. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their construction-site injury cases, please click here.
Premises liability law is the body of law which makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises. When one speaks of premises liability, the handling of slip and fall cases immediately comes to mind. However, other premises liability claims are becoming more prevalent as Missouri law changes. Missouri law now allows customers and tenants to sue the property owner when a criminal assault, attack, or rape occurs upon a business premise. At The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm, we have a long history of representing clients on claims arising out of premises liability situations. We are attuned to the evolving nature of the law and understand its importance in the cases we handle. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their premises liability cases, please click here.
Products should meet the ordinary expectations of consumers. If a product is defective and dangerous, then the manufacturer and seller can be held accountable for any injuries or deaths that result. There are a number of different types of products liability cases. These include defective design, defects in manufacturing and defective warnings. The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm has successfully represented injured people in product liability actions against large corporations. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their product liability cases, please click here.
Pharmaceutical / Mass Torts
Drug manufacturers have a duty to make sure that medications they sell are not unreasonably dangerous and contain sufficient warnings about potential drug injuries and side effects. With the help of physicians, patients can evaluate the risks and benefits before taking a medication. However, some pharmaceutical companies fail to take the simple steps to protect consumers and place profits before the public’s safety. Severe drug injuries and side effects can be life changing—and even life threatening. It’s hard to believe that some manufacturers know the risks involved upfront and purposely cover up drug’s dangerous side effects to gain government approval. The attorneys at Padberg & Corrigan have experience handling mass torts and have successfully resolved thousands of such cases.
Workers’ compensation is a unique area of the law wherein a worker injured at work is entitled to three benefits, namely medical treatment, temporary total disability benefits to compensate for time lost from work, and permanent partial disability benefits to compensate for the long term problems associated with an injury. If an individual is injured in the workplace, they are entitled to compensation, regardless of who is at fault. Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, the only defense of an employer is that the accident did not happen in the workplace or that the condition is not work related. It is important that a person injured at work inform his or her employer of such injury as soon as possible. Employees benefit from the advice and guidance experienced attorneys, such as those at The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm, provide to their clients. To read about how we have helped our other clients with their workers’ compensation cases, please click here.