Personal Injury

Our firm treats each client as a member of our family. We do not just process a volume of cases, we represent each client as an individual. To that end, we make ourselves extremely accessible via phone, e-mail, and in person appointments. Our office in Poplar Bluff allows clients to see us at their convenience. For new clients, we also make home or hospital visits when an injury prevents someone from traveling to our office.

For anyone seeking a Southern Missouri personal injury lawyer, choosing the right lawyer can be a difficult task. In Southern Missouri there are several hundred attorneys who might call themselves "personal injury lawyers". The frustrating challenge for a potential client is to figure out which of these Southern Missouri personal injury lawyers can and will do the best job possible. During your free initial consultation you will meet with Stephen Walsh who will handle your case from the initial interview through its conclusion either through settlement or trial. Once we accept your case, we will start working on it immediately. We prepare every case for trial with diligence and precision. At trial, we offer the strongest possible presentation of liability and damages so that the jury will return a verdict awarding maximum compensation. Every personal injury case is handled on a contingency basis, which means that there are no legal fees to you unless we recover money damages in your case.

We urge you to review your family automobile coverage with a member of this firm or some other lawyer to look at both UM and UIM coverage as well as your other coverage:  liability, comprehensive, collision, med pay, etc.  Medical pay of $20,000.00 or more is important because it can help pay the initial medical bills and give the injured party help with immediate treatment. The premium is low for medical payment coverage.  We cannot advise specific limits with regard to  UIM Coverage (underinsured motorist), but we feel that you should contemplate a “worse case scenario”—a serious injury entailing large medical bills, a permanent injury, or death as a result of negligence of another motorist; all of this as a part of a complete review.

Underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) is not required in Missouri.  Because of the number of cases in which clients have been seriously injured or had a family member killed by a motorist with the negligent motorist having low or minimal liability coverage, and the clients themselves had insufficient or no UIM coverage, we felt this problem should be brought to your attention.  We have seen tragic situations because of low insurance coverage.

UIM coverage (underinsured motorist) is available when a policy holder is seriously injured by a motorist who has low liability coverage (say $25,000.00 per person/$50,000.00 per accident).  In such a case, the injured party would stack his own UIM coverage on top of the liability coverage of the negligent party to pay for the additional medical bills, lost wages, past, present and future pain and suffering.

Walsh Law Firm
635 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901