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Columbia Auto Accident Injury Lawyers

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The Wyse Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient, and individualized legal services since 1998. A professional corporation committed to justice and equal protection under the law, the Wyse Law Firm, P.C. diligently pursues the best possible results for our clients. As a full-service law firm, we are staffed to provide a complete range of legal services for individual clients and business clients. Don't hesitate to contact us, we can help!

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We have recovered more than half of a billion dollars in personal injury lawsuits, and with over a quarter century of legal experience, our clients can feel confident putting their trust in our hands.

  • 15 years in business
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We are an injury and employment litigation law firm in Missouri. The personal injury attorneys and workers' compensation lawyers at Lear Werts LLP in Columbia, Missouri help individuals with their serious personal injury, employment law, and litigation matters. Our law firm represents people that have been injured in car wrecks, truck accidents, as well as in slip-and-fall injuries. The workers' compensation lawyers in this law firm help people with work-related injury cases, pending in the Missouri Division of Workers Compensation, whether they are from a back injury, neck injury, shoulder injury, lifting injury, fall, or knee injury. Our employment law attorneys help people who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs, or denied medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Our lawyers also represent workers from across the country in their claims for unpaid wages and overtime benefits due to them by the federal Fair Labor Standards Back (FLSA), in collective actions, in under various state wage, and hour laws in class actions.

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What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

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