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Below are John Cowherd's Areas of Practice. If you would like to schedule and appointment for an initial consultation, please contact us at 417-466-0068.

Personal Injury Workers Compensation Adoption Probate

 
Personal Injury If you have been injured by another's negligence, you need an experienced attorney to ensure that you and your family are protected. Without a good lawyer on your side, you likely won't get the results you deserve.

For example, I recently represented a lady who was injured in a car wreck. Although the other driver was clearly at fault and my client was seriously injured, the other driver's insurance company only offered $3,000 to settle her bodily injury claim. After I was hired, and filed was suit, the insurance company offered its policy limits of $100,000 to settle. Without an experienced personal injury attorney, this fair result would not have happened.

If you are hurt, let us help. I often tell clients that it is your job to get well, and it is our job to take care of legal stuff, i.e., dealing with the insurance company, filing the right papers, getting your medical bills paid, handling your creditors, handling medical liens, and getting a fair and prompt settlement.

We have the experience, the knowledge, the resources, and the compassion to help you and your loved ones to get the result you deserve. Furthermore, you won't owe a fee unless and until you get a settlement or judgment on your case. It will cost you nothing to consult with us about your case, and if you hire us, you will owe no fee until a recovery is made. Further, we will advance all costs associated with your case you will have no out-of-pocket expenses. Those expenses will only be repaid only if and when you make a recovery.

Useful Tips if you are in an accident:

  • In a Car: If you are severely hurt in a car accident, wait for help to arrive. Make sure the police are contacted. Get the name, address, license and insurance information from the other party. Get names and phone numbers of any witnesses if possible. Take pictures of the vehicles involved. Contact your insurance carrier as soon as possible.
  • At a Retail Store: Inform the store manager or other store employee immediately. If you need assistance for your injuries, make sure the store contacts an ambulance for you. Get the names and addresses of any potential witnesses who saw the accident and take pictures of the condition that caused you to fall. Pictures can be vitally important to prove your claim.

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John Cowherd Attorney-At-Law Lawrence County Attorney in Mount Vernon Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cowherd Attorney-At-Law Lawrence County Attorney in Mount Vernon Missouri

Workers
Compensation
If you have been hurt at work, your employer is responsible to provide you with three things: (1) medical treatment; (2) 2/3s of your average wages if you cannot work; and (3) a permanent disability payment if your injury required surgery or if you have some permanent disability from your injury.

In recent years, employers and their workers compensation insurance companies have aggressively moved to deny benefits including medical treatment and are often offering very low settlements to close out workers compensation claims. You need an attorney experienced in workers compensation to help balance the scales.

If you have been hurt at work and are not getting treatment, we can help to force the employer to pay for your treatment or to reimburse you if you have to get treatment on your own.

If you have been offered a settlement, let us review at no cost the offer to make sure it's fair. I recently had a workers compensation client whose employer offered to settle for approximately $11,700. After we were hired, we reached a settlement in less than 45 days for over $24,000. If you have been offered a settlement, and choose to hire us, our fee will be structured so that any fee we get will be a percentage of the amount that you recover above what has already been offered to you. Again, you will owe no fee unless and until a recovery is made, and we will advance all costs required to pursue your case.

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Adoption The addition of a child to a family is a joyous event; I know because my wife and I adopted a beautiful girl in 2007. There are a number of legal issues that need to be resolved though, to prevent complications and protect the rights of the parents. A knowledgeable lawyer can assist you in learning how to adopt a child.

John Cowherd will facilitate adoptions on behalf of parents in Lawrence and surrounding counties and will advise and represent clients in all types of adoption cases, including:

  • Private adoptions
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Foster care adoptions

John will explain the legal process of adoption and discuss how the law applies to the unique aspects of your case. If you choose John Cowherd to represent you, he will handle all the paperwork and required court filings in order to complete the adoption in a timely manner.

Probate John Cowherd assists in the legal process in which the debts of an estate are paid and the assets of an estate are distributed. Probate is not a process that you need to go through alone. John Cowherd can help you navigate through the will probate system effectively and efficiently. When John represents you in your probate case, he maintains open lines of communication to ensure that your questions are answered and your concerns are addressed. He will set aside the time necessary to learn about your needs and will work hard to meet those needs.
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