Helpful Answers to Common Personal Injury FAQs

Get helpful answers about personal injury cases directly from a seasoned St Louis personal injury attorney. Or simply contact us today for answers specific to your case.

Get helpful answers about personal injury cases directly from a seasoned St Louis personal injury attorney. Or simply contact us today for answers specific to your case.

The harm caused by other’s negligence can be as physically damaging as it may be emotionally and financially devastating.

As victims start to put their lives back together, getting answers about their options for personal injury cases – and what to expect from these types of cases – can be integral to turning the tables and helping these people get on the path to justice and financial recovery.

To this end, below are some helpful answers to common questions about personal injury cases. When you are ready to receive answers specific to your situation and potential case, however, contact a St Louis personal injury attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC.

Important Info about Personal Injury Cases for Prospective Plaintiffs

Q: How do I know if negligence caused my accident and injuries?

A: The best way to find out if negligence may have been a factor in your accident is to consult with one of our attorneys for a free, thorough case evaluation. This is because negligence can come in various forms, depending on the type of accident you were hurt in, the involved parties, etc.

Additionally, there may be multiple negligent parties associated with a given accident – and some of these parties may not have even been present at the scene when you were hurt. An experienced lawyer can help you determine all of the forms of negligence that may have harmed you and, in turn, all of the liable parties to pursue for compensation.

Q: How quickly do I need to move forward with my case?

A: As soon as possible if you are serious about the strength of your case and getting the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. The reason for this is that, in general, there will be far more evidence for your case soon after the incident (as opposed to 6, 12 or even 24 months down the line).

We do want to note here, however, that Missouri law provides five years within with to file a personal injury claims. In other words, the statute of limitations for these cases in Missouri is five years. So, victims have five years from the date of their accident – or the date on which they became aware of their injuries – to file a case.

Q: What’s my personal injury case worth?

A: The value of a give case will vary according to a number of different factors, only some of which tend to include:

  • How badly injured you are
  • Whether your injuries have prevented you from working and/or will require long-term medical care
  • Whether any of your property was damaged in the incident
  • The nature of the negligence and involved defendant(s).

Contact us today for a more specific case evaluation.

Q: How long do personal injury cases last?

A: As with the value of cases, the duration of them will vary according to the specifics of a case. Commonly, however, more complex cases – such as those that involve more severe injuries, multiple defendants or corporate defendants – tend to take longer to resolve. Also, you should be aware that even relatively straightforward cases can take weeks to months to resolve.

Q: Do I really need a lawyer to help me resolve a personal injury case?

A: You do if you are really intent on protecting your rights and securing the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. If you, instead, forego retaining a lawyer and try to go at it alone, there are far greater chances that you will end up compromising your rights and the outcome/success of your case.

Contact a St Charles & St Louis Personal Injury Attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

If you have been hurt by negligence or recklessness, an experienced St Charles & St Louis personal injury attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is here for you, ready to provide you zealous legal advocacy, support and experienced help with your financial recovery.

To find out more about your legal rights and what we can do to help you, contact us today to schedule a free, no obligations initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Set up this consult by calling our firm at (636) 946-6886 or toll free at (855)772-5291. You can also email us using the contact form on this page.

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri. We help people who have been injured in all types of accidents—including car or truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Whether your injury is something that can cause long-term issues like a brain injury or spinal cord injury, or it is something you’ll likely make a full recovery from, we are here to help.

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