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- Dedicated to maximizing the value of our clients’ personal injury cases
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- Decades of collective expertise
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
One of the most important you things you need to know if you’ve been injured in an accident is how much time you have to file a claim. In the state of Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing an injury claim is five years from the date the injury occurred.
In some cases, where the affects of the injury do not reveal themselves right away, the court may allow you to substitute the date of discover for the start of the statute of limitations. This is to give the person filing the claim ample time to pursue compensation no matter the circumstances.
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We understand that this can be a very intimidating time. That is why our personal injury attorneys are here to guide you. We evaluate your case with the insight and legal representation you need. While we understand that money cannot truly compensate you for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered, we fight to obtain the financial recovery you need to pay your bills and move forward.
At The Simon Law Firm, P.C., we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we receive a fee only if we are successful in recovering an award for you. There is no risk in hiring our firm, so call now to get started.
Our mission is to provide the highest-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect for our clients.
We handle our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay unless we recover for your case.
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Personal Injury FAQs
Personal injury is an umbrella term used to cover injuries, physical, emotion, and reputation, caused by one entity against another. There are three bases for personal injuries – negligence, strict liability, and intentional wrongs. Find further information on these types of torts.
Personal injury claims can cover a wide variety of case types and can include car accidents, defective medical devices, defective pharmaceuticals, medical malpractice and negligence, and product liability cases, which can consist of dangerous or defective products like elevators, car parts, and appliances.
Depending on the type of case, emotional distress can be included as a personal injury. For example, to prove a negligence claim, one must show a legal duty was owed to the injured party by the party accused of negligence. One must also show that the party accused of negligence breached that duty, that the injured party can show an injury occurred, and that the injury is related to the accused’s negligence. In essence, if someone is emotionally distressed by another’s negligence and there is proof of this injury and that the negligent action caused this, the injured party can have a personal injury case due to emotional distress.
As holders of car insurance, we often have two separate coverages – one for personal injury and another for bodily injury. Personal injury, in this use, refers to the protection that pays for the policyholder’s medical bills. Bodily injury refers to the protection that pays for others’ medical bills when the policyholder is at fault in an accident. Bodily injury coverage is required by nearly every state and is the standard for car insurance. However, some states are now requiring personal injury protection as well.
Personal injury litigation is quite complex, and it takes experienced, knowledgeable attorneys and support staff to navigate the process. Personal injury attorneys are specifically skilled to practice in this field of law. They have many years of working in the court systems, completing the scientific and legal research that your case requires, and have built relationships with other attorneys to help move your case toward resolution. Contact our St. Louis personal injury attorneys today for your free case review.
It is essential to discuss a potential personal injury claim with an experienced attorney before deciding whether you think it is worth it or not. Many times, personal injury victims do not believe they have a strong case until they speak with experienced attorneys, who in return resolve their case to mutual agreement. Experienced attorneys will explain the pros and cons of cases, and you can then make a well-informed decision from those discussions.
Yes. All states have a statute of limitations or timeframe for filing personal injury lawsuits. This deadline ranges from one-year in states such as Louisiana and Kentucky to six years in states like North Dakota and Maine.
Initially, we will need a signed contract retaining our firm, information about your health or car insurances, depending on your case type, and medical authorizations so we can request relevant medical records. As the case moves forward, the court may order additional paperwork to be completed, such as questionnaires or additional authorizations, commonly known as ‘discovery’.
The only way to know if you have a viable personal injury case is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can review the specific facts about your injury.
The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is well-equipped to handle nearly any kind of personal injury case. Our experience includes successful case results such as the Soulard Boiler Explosion and practices areas include:
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Birth Injury
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Bus Driver Abuse & Neglect
- Severe Brain Injury
- And More
No two cases are litigated the same, and, therefore, it can be hard to determine how much it can cost to resolve a case. That said, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. does not and will never charge personal injury clients out of pocket or upfront for expenses related to the case. For personal injury cases, our firm runs on a contingency fee basis. If the case resolves by settlement or verdict, our expenses and service fee are reimbursed from that amount as payment. If a case cannot be resolved, you will not receive our expenses or fee. Put simply – if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
Yes. The Simon Law Firm, P.C. proudly offers free, confidential phone consultations and online inquiries.
In some cases, yes, health insurance companies will assert medical liens in a personal injury settlement or verdict that must be paid. In essence, these liens are the amounts insurance paid on your behalf related to the injury you have filed a lawsuit over. There are specific laws and regulations that your insurance company must abide by, so your attorney will be able to guide you through this process.
Because litigation varies from case to case, the amount of time it takes for a case to be tried varies. For example, with the COVID-19 Pandemic, trials were delayed by one to two years. However, this does not affect the legitimacy or strength of personal injury cases. Many alternatives to trial, including mediation and arbitration, were barely affected by the rise of online video-chatting services.
Personal injury settlements vary due to multiple factors, so it is crucial to discuss financial compensation with your attorney. These factors, including place of injury, controlling state laws, type of injury, length of hospitalization, if any, amount of medical bills paid, and potential future medical expenses, all come together to form an argument for a settlement amount and are highly individualized.