Personal Injury Attorney in OFallon, MO
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Personal Injury Attorney In OFallon, MO
Are you looking for an experienced personal injury attorney that represents clients in O’Fallon, MO? Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers has 90 years of combined professional experience in the practice of personal injury law. Our attorneys are bar-certified in the state of Missouri. We have a proven track record of impressive trial wins and lucrative settlement packages. Our attorneys are diligent in their pursuit of fair compensation for clients who have been hurt through the fault of another. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or wrong-doing, we can help.
Personal Injury Law in Missouri
Personal injury is a broad legal topic; it encompasses many types of claims that include slip and fall accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and more. Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers focuses on many different types of personal injury cases. The chief common thread among all different types of personal injury claims is that the fault for the accident lies mainly with another party. These cases have time limits for filing. Claimants must file court documents within a certain amount of time or their eligibility for compensation becomes null. Our attorneys can advise you about the time limits for filing each type of personal injury case.
Experienced O’Fallon, MO, Personal Injury Attorneys
Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers has represented more than 8,000 clients. We have decades of experience practicing personal injury law in the St. Louis area. Our firm is small and intimate, which allows us to provide our clients with personalized attention. No client is anonymous to us. We get to know them and their stories. We are compassionate about their sufferings and situation. Their need for justice is what drives us to fight tenaciously for their rights. Although we cannot promise a legal outcome, we can point to our track record for success. We can put our experience to work for you.
Personal Injury Claims
Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers have experience litigating and negotiating the following types of personal injury cases:
- Premises liability (i.e. swimming pool accidents, fires, snow accidents, toxic fumes, etc…)
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Wrongful death
- Catastrophic injuries
- Dog bites and dog attacks
- Skiing collisions
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Birthing accidents
- Medication errors
If you don’t see a topic associated with your accident or injuries, contact us in any case. We may have the experience needed to represent you. If we cannot take your case, we can recommend a quality attorney who focuses in that type of personal injury case.
Does It Take a Long Time to Resolve a Case?
Some cases take a couple years to resolve but some claims are resolved in a few weeks. Most cases are resolved over the course of several months up to a year. Usually, cases that are negotiated will take less time to complete. The litigation process can add months and months to the process. We cannot say how long your claim will take to resolve; however, we can examine your evidence and determine if the client is willing to negotiate.
What Amount of Compensation Am I Eligible for?
Missouri law states that individuals who have been injured because of the fault of another can claim economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages relate to the medical costs and lost wages that are associated with the case. They also include future likely expenses related to the medical costs and lost wages. Non-economic wages refer to the injured party’s pain and suffering. These damages are capped in Missouri at $350,000. However, this cap can be adjusted for inflation. It’s important for us to calculate a sum that reflects what our clients are owed. We want to achieve the maximum amount for our clients. Having a sum in mind helps informs our efforts at the negotiating table.
What If Some of the Fault Is Mine?
Clients who are partially at fault may be eligible for some amount of compensation if the defendant is found to be more at fault. In Missouri, fault is assigned by percentage. When both parties share the fault 50-50, the compensation is awarded. However, if the defendant is found to have more than 50 percent of the fault, than the other party can claim a portion of their damages. This is confusing for many. We can answer clients’ questions regarding fault assignation.
When Should I Call a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should contact our firm as soon as possible. There are some very good reasons to consult with an attorney from the start. There are many instances when accident and incident reports are incorrect. Small errors can have an immense impact on a claim’s fate. These errors need to be corrected as soon possible. One of the first things we do after we’re called is examine the accident report.
Our attorneys will also meet with witnesses to take their statements. If you wait several weeks or even months, witnesses may have forgotten important details. They may even be difficult to locate. Witness statements are vital to these types of cases.
After taking your case, we can consult with insurance companies who are likely to get in touch with you. Insurers can be aggressive. It’s in their best interest to minimize injuries in order to pay as little as possible. They may ask you to sign forms or accept a settlement. This offered settlement may be less than what the client is owed. It may not take into account future medical costs and missing wages. When you engage our services, we’ll communicate with insurers on your behalf.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, the first thing to do is to seek medical care. You may believe that your injuries are minor, but it’s always safest to be evaluated by a healthcare professional. Many conditions may not present symptoms for some time. A person may not realize they’re suffering from a concussion. They may not even realize that they have fractures. By getting evaluated, you can safeguard your health. All of the medical care you receive and the injuries you’ve suffered will be documented. This record is evidence and can support you in your claim.
It’s also important to have the police or store manager, in the case of a slip and fall accident, document the incident in a report. This report can also serve as evidence that can support your claim. Accident and incident reports contain important details. They may also include witness statements.
The Benefits of Hiring Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers
Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers will provide you with outstanding service. We will do everything we can to win your case. You can rely on us to:
- Carefully evaluate the case
- File court documents
- Manage all paperwork related to the case
- Investigate and research in order to support the claim
- Procure professional services if needed (i.e. actuary or accountant)
- Visit the scene of the accident
- Communicate with the at-fault party’s attorneys and insurance company
- Negotiate or litigate the matter aggressively
We will also strive to communicate with you about case updates. We try to respond to clients’ questions as soon as possible. Our support staff will always relay messages from our clients. Our entire team works to support clients’ needs.
Contact us to carefully examine your claim. We offer a free initial consultation. We will discuss your claim with you and provide you with our preliminary thoughts on the matter. We cannot promise or guarantee a certain outcome, but we can provide legal advice based on our years of experience. If you decide to pursue your claim and hire our firm, we will work diligently to win you the compensation you deserve either through negotiation or litigation. Call to schedule your consultation today.