The Placzek Winget & Placzek Law Firm — Springfield, Missouri

Our skilled Springfield attorneys, with over 75 years of combined experience, extend the benefits of their experience, client focus and reputation for results to individual and families throughout southwestern Missouri.

We are equally proud of our longstanding tradition for attentive personal service from start to finish of your personal injury, workers’ compensation, government fraud or whistleblower case.

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Mathew W. Placzek
1945 – 2015

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Joseph P. Winget

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Jenifer M. Placzek

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Contact us to arrange your free initial consultation with Placzek Winget & Placzek in Springfield. Call 417-883-4000 or email us. If you are too injured to travel, we can come to you.

Springfield Injury Lawyers

Springfield Product Liability Attorneys

Are you struggling to recover from injuries suffered in an accident caused by someone else on a Missouri highway? Devastated by a wrongful death tragedy? Were you injured at work while working for someone else? Fearing for your job because of whistleblower retaliation?

In each of these examples, our skilled, compassionate Springfield lawyers can help. We are the Placzek Winget & Placzek law firm in Springfield.

We conduct in-depth investigation of your catastrophic personal injury or loved one’s fatal injuries. We indetify the party responsible for your injury or loss, negotiate with insurance companies and aggressively litigate against them, if necessary, in state or federal court.

At Placzek Winget & Placzek, because we have helped so many during our 75 years of combined experience, we know the setbacks you are trying to overcome: lost income, medical bills, motor vehicle replacement costs, and pain and suffering. We work hard for the justice you deserve.

Contact our law offices to arrange your free initial consultation. Call today—417-883-4000. You can also email us.

Placzek Winget & Placzek In Springfield — Practice Areas

Our dedicated attorneys offer quality representation for legal problems such as:

  • Personal injury — aggressive protection of your right to recover maximum financial compensation when you are injured involving:
    • insurance bad faith.
    • truck accidents
    • automobile accidents
    • product liability
    • premises liability
    • dog bite accidents/attacks
    • equine (horse) accidents
    • livestock accidents
    • gun accidents
    • tree stand accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation — people who are hurt on the job who are not able to work and  in need of medical treatment.
  • Whistleblower litigation — safeguarding your interests in False Claims Act and qui tam cases.

We offer free initial consultations, home and hospital visits for those too injured to travel, maximum availability to our expertise throughout the legal process and a contingency fee basis for our hard work. You owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.

Contact Placzek Winget & Placzek. Arrange to speak with one of our experienced Springfield injury attorneys by calling 417-883-4000. Your email message receives our prompt attention.

Some of Our Verdicts & Settlements

A. Automobile Accidents:

  1. $6,000,000.00 settlement (pedestrian sustained brain damage when hit by a drunk driver).
  2. $1,250,000.00 judgment (automobile driver sustained a fractured pelvis and multiple other injuries when hit by a tractor trailer truck).
  3. $22,922,122.10 wrongful death judgment for the families of an architect and lumber executive (their vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer truck).
  4. $950,000.00 wrongful death settlement against truck driver (a part from a tractor trailer truck broke loose from the trailer and hit the driver of an oncoming car).
  5. $875,000.00 settlement (passenger in a bus hit by a vehicle in the wrong lane of travel – the settlement was against the bus driver under the theory that the bus driver could have avoided the accident).
  6. $600,000.00 judgment (fractured knee and pelvis).
  7. $825,000.00 settlement (broken back – client rear ended by tractor trailer).
  8. $1,215,000.00 settlement (driver hit by car on wrong side of road – long term trauma and multiple broken bones).
  9. $2,900,000.00 settlement (woman crossing road to check her mailbox hit by plumbing truck, quadriplegic).
  10. $350,000.00 partial settlement for passenger in a vehicle that rear ended piece of heavy equipment on highway (against equipment operator).
  11. $500,000.00 settlement (fractured knee motorcycle accident).
  12. $225,000.00 judgment (broken leg – auto accident).

B. Products Liability – Premises Liability:

  1. $2,400,000.00 settlement defective trailer winch track (wrongful death).
  2. $750,000.00 judgment defective deer stand (broken hip – metal fatigue).
  3. $387,500.00 settlement defective deer stand (broken hip – safety strap failure).
  4. $175,000.00 settlement defective deer stand (broken leg – assembled wrong by retailer).
  5. $275,000.00 settlement machine malfunction during eye laser surgery (eye damage).
  6. $1,000,000.00 settlement improperly loading heavy equipment onto a trailer (loss of eye).
  7. $1,000,000.00 settlement negligently supervising a child that swallowed a foreign object (damage to esophagus).
  8. $5,705,000.00 settlement (electrocution downed power line) (1 death, 1 amputation of arm and severe burns, 1 mild brain damage).
  9. $455,000.00 settlement (slip and fall in grocery store resulting in back injury).
  10. $750,000.00 settlement, malfunction of emergency pendant and base unit of a medical/personal emergency response system used by elderly to summons help if they fall (amputation of leg of 83 yr. old woman).
  11. $250,000.00 settlement, propane explosion (burned face, arms, and legs).
  12. $450,000.00 settlement, power saw malfunction (amputation of fingers).
  13. $350,000.00 settlement, building collapse (broken leg).
  14. $350,000.00 settlement, building collapse (broken leg).
  15. $650,000.00 settlement, cattle panels fell off a truck at delivery site (slipped disc).
  16. $455,000.00 settlement, slip and fall on foreign substance at supermarket (slipped disc).
  17. $425,000.00 settlement for defective air gun.
  18. $300,000.00 settlement from subcontractor for electrical injury.
  19. $200,000.00 settlement for defective medical device.
  20. $600,000.00 settlement (head injury following fall from horse).
  21. $300,000.00 settlement for fall on construction site
  22. $625,000.00 settlement for defective hy-rail vehicle

C. Insurance – Bad Faith:

  1. $8,400,000.00 paid on $1 Million Commercial general liability policy because insurance company denied coverage for truck accident, and allowed default judgment to be rendered.
  2. $1,800,000.00 paid on $25,000.00 personal auto policy because insurance company claimed it did not apply to non-owned vehicles, and allowed default judgment to be taken.
  3. $1,500,000.00 paid on a $500,000.00 business policy regarding a bulldozer accident in which insurance company denied coverage.
  4. $300,000.00 paid (insurance company denied liability on a $25,000.00 policy because insurance company claimed the activity at the time of the accident was business related, judgment was obtained, and bad faith litigation ensued).
  5. $600,000.00 paid on a $25,000.00 policy (insurance company refused to settle on a $25,000.00 policy unless plaintiff agreed to indemnify defendant and its insuror against unknown medical liens. Plaintiff refused, sued, and obtained a $600,000.00 judgment and collected the entire judgment largely against the insurance company under the principles of bad faith).
  6. Plaintiff recovered $250,000.00 maximum coverage on underinsured motorist case (obtained summary judgment denying the insurance carrier the right to reduce the coverage by the defendant’s insurance).
  7. $225,000.00 judgment for broken ankle and leg (defendant paid her $50,000.00 policy limits, and underinsured motorist carrier who offered zero before trial paid the remainder after judgment).
  8. $1,436,000.00 settlement paid on liability limits of $1,000,000.00 where defendant’s insurer denied coverage.
  9. $500,000.00 settlement for claim against insurance agency for negligent procurement.

D. Medical Negligence:

  1. $3,000,000.00 settlement for brain damage to child during birth.
  2. $1,500,000.00 judgment (wrongful death failure to diagnose bone cancer of the knee).
  3. $900,000.00 settlement (failure to investigate a lump in a breast, resulting in death from breast cancer).
  4. $250,000.00 settlement (misdiagnosis of patient with breast cancer when she did not have the same).
  5. $1,600,000.00 settlement (wrongful death – failure to diagnose dissecting aortic aneurysm).
  6. $1,600,000.00 settlement (birth injury – fetal distress).
  7. $300,000.00 settlement (gallbladder – improperly clipping and damaging the common bile duct).
  8. $825,000.00 settlement (death of mother during child birth – failure to diagnose amniotic fluid embolism).
  9. $350,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose liver cancer).
  10. $300.000.00 settlement (gallbladder – wrongful death – perforated colon and bowel).
  11. $750,000.00 settlement (wrongful death – failure to diagnose a blood clot in the leg).
  12. $487,500.00 settlement (damage caused during multiple sinus treatment and surgeries).
  13. $500,000.00 settlement (gallbladder – complete trans-section of common bile duct).
  14. $200,000.00 settlement (diagnostic laparoscopic surgery – perforation of bowel).
  15. $950,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose melanoma).
  16. $400,000.00 settlement (wrongful death – failure to diagnose heart attack).
  17. $225,000.00 settlement (wrongful death – failure to advise patient to go to ER for possible DVT).
  18. $375,000.00 settlement (wrongful death – failure to discover peritonitis after gallbladder surgery).
  19. $235,000.00 settlement (operating on wrong patient).
  20. $425,000.00 settlement (failure to timely repair an aortic coarctation in newborn), (wrongful death).
  21. $900,000.00 settlement (misdiagnosing an intercranial hemorrhage as food poisoning), (wrongful death).
  22. $400,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose osteomyelitis in ankle fracture of 16 year old).
  23. $275,000.00 settlement (failure of urgent care facility and others to diagnose heart attack).
  24. $1,000,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose infection).
  25. $400,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose heart attack).
  26. $550,000.00 settlement (failure to diagnose esophageal leak).
  27. $200,000.00 settlement for failure to remove foreign body.

E. Miscellaneous:

  1. $2,600,000.00 settlement (breach of service contract by hospital with physician group).
  2. $1,425,000.00 settlement (wrongful termination by employer).
  3. Covenant not to compete by physician held invalid because employer improperly assigned employment contract to hospital.
  4. Defense verdict in a lawsuit involving claim that individual fraudulently represented business to be valued at $1,500,000.00, which 13 months later sold for $24,000,000.00.
  5. Adverse possession lawsuit involving the claim by a developer that he owned the driveway and backyard of client.
  6. Represented individual hurt in auto accident who claimed her attorneys were guilty of ethical violation in representing her.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results, and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The information on this website is not considered as legal advice. Use of this website does not establish an attorney/client relationship.

Contact Placzek Winget & Placzek

4905 S National Ave Ste A-112
Springfield, MO 65810
Fax: 417-887-1503

In Springfield and across southwestern Missouri, our skillful personal injury, workers’ compensation and whistleblower litigation attorneys bring decades of combined experience and a recognized reputation for results to your important legal matter.

At Placzek Winget & Placzek, we are problem-solvers. In every case we handle, we dedicate ourselves to the creation of practical, lasting solutions for your legal difficulty — when negligence causes an accident that injures you or claims the life of a loved one, when you are injured at work or when you are retaliated against in the workplace for reporting an illegal or unethical act.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you in any way we can. Contact a Placzek Winget & Placzek lawyer today to arrange your free initial consultation.

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Accident Attorneys in Springfield, Branson, Bolivar, Joplin, Lebanon, and Lake of the Ozarks Missouri.

Accidents can be a devastating experience. Our 75 years of combined experience gives us the knowledge to help our clients when they need us most.

Our skilled lawyers have helpedpeople who’ve been injured in many different types of accidents.

  • Our truck accident lawyers understand what it’s like to deal with hospital bills that seem to never end.
  • Automobile accidents can likewise be devastating to your wallet. We also staff automobile accident attorneys that can help identify the party responsible for your injury.
  • Our motorcycle accident lawyers will negotiate with the insurance companies to help you keep costs down.
  • Drunk driver accidents can produce some of the worst injuries that could lead to weeks, if not months, in the hospital. Our drunk driver accident attorneys will visit you or your loved one in the hospital to talk about the options, if needed.
  • Farming is a way of life in Missouri, and animals can cause some of the most devastating accidents. Our livestock accident attorneys will even come visit you at your home, if you are unable to travel due to your injury.
  • Gun accidents are terrible tragedies that no one should have to go through alone. The gun accident lawyers on our staff will help you during your time of crisis.
  • Our worker’s compensation attorneys will aggressively litigate against insurance companies, if necessary, to get you the settlement you deserve.

Placzek, Winget & Placzek attorneys do not only help people in accidents. We have experience in other areas of law, too.

Insurance bad faith is an area of law that helps people when an insurance company violates the good faith and fair dealing that everyone deserves. Insurance bad faith attorneys on staff will offer a free initial consultation as we learn your specific details.

Even whistleblowers receive protections under the law and our experienced whistleblower litigation lawyers will help safeguard your interests. 

Our product liability attorneys will work hard to problem-solve your unique case, and use our experience to settle your claim.

If you get injured on someone else’s property you could be entitled to a legal claim. Let our accomplished premises liability lawyers help you through this difficult time.

Contact Placzek Winget & Placzek. Arrange to speak with one of our experienced Springfield, MO attorneys by calling 417-883-4000 toll free.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results, and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The information on this website is not considered as legal advice. Use of this website does not establish an attorney/client relationship.