Frequently Asked Serious Injury Questions in Missouri

Answers from experienced attorneys in St. Louis

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence? At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we are committed to providing the detailed personal injury information you need to understand your rights as a victim. To help you gain insight into your case, we have assembled a list of common serious injury questions and answers, including:

· How much is my serious injury case worth?

· How long does it take to recover compensation?

· When should I file a serious injury claim?

· Can I file a claim for compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?

· Is future medical care a compensable loss in a serious injury case?

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How much is my serious injury case worth?

Determining the value of a serious injury claim can be difficult. If your injuries were caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and more. You may also be entitled to payment for your pain and suffering.

How long does it take to recover compensation?

Each personal injury case is different, making it difficult to put a time frame on the length of a case. Many factors determine the duration of personal injury proceedings, including the volume of evidence to be gathered, the willingness of an insurance company to negotiate a favorable settlement and the amount of testimony to be heard during litigation.

When should I file a serious injury claim?

The best possible time to file a serious injury claim is immediately after the victim has received medical attention. The sooner you file a claim after the accident, the better your chances of successfully obtaining compensation. Immediately after the accident, evidence and witness testimony is fresh and easier to gather.

Can I file a claim for compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?

Missouri law allows serious injury victims to recover compensation, even if they shared fault in the accident. In these cases, a judge will determine the percentage of fault of each party, and base any compensation on this factor. For instance, if a person is found to be 25 percent at fault for the accident, they may be entitled to the remaining 75 percent of damages awarded.

Is future medical care a compensable loss in a serious injury case?

Victims of serious injuries often require ongoing medical treatment that can last for years. These future medical expenses may be addressed during a personal injury claim. In many cases, a settlement or judgment will include compensation for future treatment, including physical and psychological therapy and required medical equipment.

Discuss your specific serious injury concerns with our St. Louis lawyers

The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp provides personalized representation to serious injury victims throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Lincoln County. Our extensive experience gives us the skills and knowledge needed to help you pursue compensation for losses in even the most complex serious injury cases. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online. Our services are offered on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and absolutely no costs to you unless we win. Google translator available.