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Matthew C. Casey

Matthew Casey’s Answers

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  • I was injured in a mva in may. Struck by a road grater while I was sitting still. Had immediate pain in knee and neck.

    Went to ER and tests showed bruised knee and poss. herniated disc with radiculopathy. Within days lost feeling and fine motor skills in one arm. Knee swelled to size of can't elope followed by other knee shortly after, barely able to walk,etc. Liv...

    Matthew’s Answer

    To answer your question, the driver (and his employer if he was working at the time through the doctrine of respondeat superior) would liable (responsible) for your injuries if he was negligent in the operation of the vehicle. Most people (and companies) have liability insurance coverage that would pay for your damages up to the limits of the coverage.

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  • I went into surgery for an anterior C5 through C7 fusion and ended up with a C5 through T1 because they "went the wrong way"

    T1 was a perfectly good, they fused it because the went the wrong direction as stated in op notes. Also it was two seperate surgeries. C6, C7, T1 closed me up and took X-ray and realized they fused wrong vertebrae. Woke me up and talked to me whil...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Operating on the wrong part of the body is inexcusable. Every hospital should have safe guards in place to make sure this does not happen. You should speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Live in apt. I fell down a flight of outside stairs, the manager said the owner is not responsible for any of the doctor bills

    I ended up spraining my back, the manager said that the owner wont pay for anything and they are not responsible for anyone falling at the apt complex. I would like to know what the law is about if someone gets hurt and it's owned by someone else.

    Matthew’s Answer

    The owner of the premises is only responsible for injuries caused by dangerous and defective conditions. Were the stairs dangerous and defective? If so, you may have a claim. If not, your manager may be right.

    On another note, most insurance policies have medical payments coverage. This is a separate policy that covers medical bills incurred for injuries sustained on the covered premises. The limits of these policies are typically low, between $1,000 - $10,000. These are no fault policies - you do not have to prove that the owner of the premises is at fault for causing your injuries. At the very least, you should try to submit your bills under the medical payments coverage.

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  • Can I sue the company of the Mack truck that t-boned me?

    I got t-boned on the highway by a company truck. It totaled my car. Now I have no car. I just moved back to my hometown and have been job searching and that has come to a hault because I have no way around town. Also making it to my doctors appts ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Yes, you can sue the company for your property damage. There are two parts to a case: 1) liability (fault), and 2) damage. If the driver of the truck was at fault for the crash, you are entitled to seek compensation for all of your damages including damage to your car and for personal injuries. I would recommend speaking with an attorney. I'd be happy to talk you, if you wish.

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  • Do we need an attorney for an auto pedestrian accident resulting in a death of a family member?

    An adult volunteer walked off a school bus, crossed in front of the bus and was struck by a car and killed. The school bus did not have the stop sign out or lights flashing while unloading the bus. The driver did not receive a ticket, nor did th...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I am sorry for your loss. Do not be fooled. The insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. The issues Involved in wrongful death are complicated. I strongly recommend that you do work with an attorney.

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  • How much is my case worth?

    I was rear ended and my van was totalled. I have experienced and continue to experience a lot of pain. MRI shows 2 bulging discs in my neck. I have had chiropractic, physical therapy, and epidural injection treatments. The last resort is surgery w...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Ultimately, your case is only worth what a jury will award you at trial. Numerous factors can affect the value of your case before a jury. I never give a client the "settlement value" of their case until I know all facts of the case. You are dealing with a serious and complicated injury. If you do not have an attorney, the insurance company knows that you alone cannot put their feet to the fire by taking your case to trial. Im my experience, you will not see an offer for the full value of your case unless you have an attorney. With your injury, I would strongly recommend you hire an attorney. It will be well worth your time and money.

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  • What type of lawyer do you contact for an eye surgery that shouldn't have ever been done?

    My dad was told by his eye doctor in Virginia that he had to have cataract surgery on both of his eyes but only had it done on his right eye. After the surgery he has lost his sight. He was later told by another eye doctor that the surgery should ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You can speak with any experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Our firm has been has been handling medical malpractice cases for over 25 years. We are located in St. Louis, but handle cases throughout the state. I'd be happy to speak with you.

    Matt Casey
    Casey & Devoti, PC
    314-421-0763
    www.caseydevoti.com

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  • How long can u sue for wrongful death

    My boyfriend brothers got killed 10 years ago is it to late to sue

    Matthew’s Answer

    In Missouri, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death case is 3 years.

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  • Can my lawyer get more than the policy limit?

    JULY 1 2011 i was standing outside my car & was smashed by another car. resulting in almost 25K in Bills missed work for 2 months & went down to part time & have nerve damage & a scar that might have tissue damage( it is very painful to the slight...

    Matthew’s Answer

    The defendant's insurer is only on the hook to pay up to the policy limits. You have a right to go after the defendant for more, but collection becomes an issue. To collect any amount above the policy limits must be done against the defendant personally. If he has no assets, collection will be very difficult. An additional option would be to pursue a claim against your Underininsured Motorists insurance coverage, if you have it. I'd be happy to talk to you if you have any questions.

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