Personal Injury FAQs
No two cases are the same, but after an accident, there are a few questions that are commonly asked, such as “How do you win an injury claim?,” “How do you bring a claim to trial?,” and “How much can you get if you were in a hit-and-run car accident?” Going through the claims process can be stressful and financially taxing, but the Dixon injury Firm has developed a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to questions that you might have about your case.
Disclaimer: The information contained within these pages is not formal legal advice. This is a guide, containing general practices about settling accident claims and lawsuits. If you have specific questions, or would like a free case review and consultation, contact our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers now.
Have You Suffered an Injury?
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, and you think that you might have an injury claim or lawsuit on your hands, it’s essential to discuss your case with our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers right away. Our experienced attorneys can walk you through the legal process, share past experiences in fighting (and winning) damages for claims similar to yours, and offer support during this difficult time by offering insight on the most frequently asked personal injury questions.
– Should I hire a personal injury lawyer to represent my case?
Yes. Not only can our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers file a compelling claim for your case, but they can also offer protection during this vulnerable time. After an accident, insurance agents typically try to take advantage of victims’ vulnerability and offer reduced settlements or shift blame in the accident. The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers can protect you and your family and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your case.
– What types of accidents are considered personal injury?
Personal injury accidents are accidents in which injury or death has occurred as a result of another person’s carelessness or intentional wrongdoing.
The Dixon Injury Firm specializes in a wide range of injury claims including:
– What is the statute of limitations for Missouri personal injury claims?
The Missouri statute of limitations varies depending on the circumstances of each specific case. Generally, most personal injury claims (including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, and truck accidents) must be filed within five years of the incident in question or the victim relinquishes all rights to compensation, but again, no two cases are alike, and this can vary from case to case.
– What damages can I recover with a personal injury claim?
In Missouri, if someone is at-fault in an accident and causes injury or death to another person, the responsible party is required to compensate victims or surviving family members of the victim for accident-related harm and losses. Typically, Missouri injury settlements include compensation for medical expenses, mental and emotional distress, lost wages, property damage, loss of consortium, and other damages. However, each case is different and presents its own unique set of circumstances. Our St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys are committed to understanding the specifics of your case and determining what financial damages apply to your case to maximize the size of your settlement.
– If I am partially at-fault in an accident, can I still file a personal injury claim?
If you are partially at-fault in an accident, under Missouri injury laws, you could be eligible to recover partial compensation with a St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney by your side.
– In which areas of Missouri does the Dixon Injury Firm handle personal injury cases?
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer Christopher Dixon defends cases in Missouri and Illinois, including, but not limited to the following cities: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County, in municipalities including Clayton, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, University City, Shrewsbury, Arnold, Des Peres, Chesterfield, Kirkwood, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Overland, Creve Coeur, Jennings, Manchester, Ballwin, Maryland Heights, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Glendale, Wildwood, Warson Woods, Town & Country, and Warrenton.
– Why should I choose the Dixon Injury Firm to represent my Missouri personal injury claim?
Christopher Dixon has fought for (and won) damages for countless injury claims in Missouri and Illinois. Missouri law requires adequate knowledge of the intricacies of tort law. Focusing the entirety of the Dixon Injury Firm’s efforts on Missouri personal injury claims, Chris Dixon offers victims and their families support and protection during the claims process. Chris Dixon’s efforts have received recognition as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” and a “40 Under 40” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association, earned a Lifetime Membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and make the Dixon Injury Firm the leading choice of Missouri residents when it comes to representation of their injury claims.
– What information should I collect after an accident?
Missouri personal injury claims should be filed as soon as possible after an accident. During your first meeting with our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers, please bring copies of medical records, medical bills, police reports, and other documents related to your personal injury case.
– On average, how long does it take to recover a personal injury settlement in Missouri?
Typically, Missouri personal injury claims go to trial after one to two years of unsatisfactory settlement offers; however, this varies significantly for each case. Some minor injury claims settle within 2-3 months, while catastrophic injury claims can take much longer to reach a settlement.
– If an appeal is made for my Missouri personal injury claim, does that fall under contingency?
Yes, although the contingency fee is often higher for appeals than it is for initial filings.
The best way to get the most compensation for your Missouri personal injury claim as quickly as possible is to discuss your case with the Dixon Injury Firm. Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm have recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for victims in Missouri and Illinois. For more information on the Dixon Injury Firm, and how Chris Dixon can help with your Missouri personal injury claim, call (314) 409-7060, 855-402-2747 (toll-free), or contact our St. Personal Injury Lawyers now to discuss your case.