Personal Injury

The attorneys of Osburn, Hine & Yates, LLC have significant trial experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases in state and federal courts. We routinely handle a wide variety of injury cases, including:

Serious Personal Injury

We have broad experience in representing individuals who have been injured as the result of negligent conduct. When we represent people who have been injured, we not only strive to effectively communicate the facts of the case to the jury, we also help our clients deal with the stresses of being involved in a lawsuit. People who have been injured sometimes do not have health insurance that covers all of the medical bills. Our attorneys work to resolve personal injury cases in an efficient manner and to effectively resolve medical billing issues.

When representing defendants, we strive to offer our clients quality representation in a cost-effective manner. We handle cases for defendants throughout Southeast Missouri and know how to effectively present a case to jurors in our region. Courtroom technology and visual aids are essential tools our attorneys use in persuading juries.

Wrongful Death

Our attorneys have substantial experience in representing families who have lost a loved one due to negligent conduct. In representing such clients, we effectively communicate the damages suffered by the family, including lost wages, loss of services and loss of companionship. Because we also represent defendants in wrongful death cases, we have broad experience that gives our attorneys a significant advantage at trial.

Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured on the job, you need an attorney to advise you of your rights under Missouri’s workers’ compensation system. Our attorneys have significant experience in representing workers in this area and have the ability to analyze your case to determine the full amount you are entitled to under Missouri’s workers’ compensation law.

Product Defects

At Osburn, Hine & Yates, LLC, we have extensive experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in products liability cases. We handle cases involving a wide range of product defect claims, ranging from farm machinery to household products to prescription medication. We also have broad experience in handling cases involving marketing defects, such as allegations that a product’s warning label was insufficient.

Products liability law is highly technical, and we regularly recruit leading experts in the fields of products liability, safety standards and practices, warning standards, and engineering. Our attorneys have great skill in communicating to jurors the complex technical aspects of product liability issues. Taking advantage of advanced courtroom technology methods and visual aids allows our team to simplify the issues in a way that jurors can understand.

Medical Malpractice

Our attorneys have broad experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in medical malpractice cases. With experience in handling cases to verdict involving complicated medical issues, our team has the ability to communicate complicated facts in a manner that will be understood by a jury. Expert testimony is crucial in medical malpractice cases, and our team works with nationally recognized medical experts in advocating for our clients. The experience of handling medical malpractice cases for both plaintiffs and defendants gives our firm an unparalleled understanding of all aspects of these types of cases.

Automobile Accidents

Osburn, Hine & Yates, LLC regularly represents individuals who have been injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and ATV accidents. We also routinely defend these types of claims. This broad experience allows us to see all angles of your case in order to most effectively represent you at trial. Expert testimony is crucial in automobile accident litigation, and our attorneys utilize well-respected experts, including accident reconstruction experts, in presenting our cases for trial.

Premises Liability Accidents

We routinely represent both plaintiffs and defendants in premises liability and general negligence actions. These cases include slip and fall incidents, dog bites, and other types of negligent conduct that results in injury. Our team has handled cases involving many different types of injuries, including brain and spinal injuries, burn injuries, amputations, scarring and other types of claims. Premises liability cases often involve significant investigatory work, and our team has a proven track record of discovering all of the relevant facts and articulating them in the manner most effective for our clients.

Nursing Home Neglect

Our broad experience in health law gives us a significant advantage in representing nursing home patients who have been injured as a result of neglect. These cases are often very emotional for our clients, and we take pride in the relationships we build with the families we represent.

The OHY Difference

People who have been injured in accidents deserve to be represented by an attorney who will care about them and their family and will work to resolve their case in an efficient manner. When representing defendants, we take pride in our ability to effectively represent our clients in a way that makes business sense for them. Well-rounded experience in handing these types of cases on both sides provides us with an understanding of the law that results in more efficient and cost-effective representation.