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Is Emotional Distress a Personal Injury?

When it comes to personal injury, we often think about visible, physical injuries first. However, the emotional distress that comes with these injuries is a significant part of the victim’s journey and deserves attention. Emotional distress can have long-lasting effects on a person’s life. In fact, emotional distress is a personal injury in itself and can significantly impact a victim’s quality of life. This blog will guide you through understanding emotional distress in the context of personal injury law, its impact, and legal recourse. Schmitt Law Firm is a personal injury firm dedicated to fighting for people who have been injured by another’s negligence. When you’re facing significant loss, our attorneys fight for your rights and get you the compensation you need to recover. Talk to our […]

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How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer – What You Need to Know

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can often be daunting. However, understanding how to hire a personal injury lawyer is important when seeking rightful compensation for a slip-and-fall, workplace injury, motor vehicle accident, or any other injuries you may have sustained. Schmitt Law Firm aims to shed light on how to hire a personal injury lawyer that’s best for you and who can best serve you in your case and get you the results you want. [Related: What to Do When You Have a Workplace Injury] How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer: Licensed and Experienced Attorneys When learning how to hire a personal injury lawyer, the first step is to look up your state’s bar attorney directory. This directory is a valuable resource to verify if your

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Understanding Comparative Negligence in Missouri: How It Affects Your Personal Injury Case

Comparative negligence is a legal principle that helps determine the compensation a plaintiff can receive based on their contribution to an accident. In Missouri personal injury cases, it’s essential to understand comparative negligence as it directly impacts the outcome of your case and the compensation you receive. At Schmitt Law Firm, we handle all types of personal injury lawsuits in Missouri and want to provide you with a complete overview of comparative negligence, its effects on personal injury cases, and how Schmitt Law Firm can help you navigate this complex legal issue. Understanding the Basics of Comparative Negligence Missouri follows a “modified comparative negligence” system with a 51% rule. Under this system, an injured party can recover damages as long as they are found to be less

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