MO personal injury case & accident info
Missouri, with its rural roads and wide-open spaces, is still no stranger to car accidents, personal injuries and negligence cases. Sometimes it's difficult to even figure out where to place blame and liability.
It could be you who experienced a life-changing accident; it could be a friend or family member. Whatever happened, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
Missouri personal injury law: the basics
Missouri statutes online
This is where you’ll find Missouri's revised statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
Missouri's car accident statutes of limitation
In Missouri, you have five years to bring both a personal injury and property damage claim. That means you have five years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in Missouri
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- Aviation Accidents and Plane Crash Injury Claims
- Bicycle Laws and Personal Injury Claims
- Train Accident Personal Injury Lawsuits and FELA Claims
- Proving Fault After a Pedestrian Accident
- Boat Accident Injuries & Lawsuits
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Hiring a lawyer in Missouri
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as criminal defense law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Examples of personal injury cases and accidents
Personal injury cases (also know as a tort lawsuit) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability (slip/fall) are a few examples of the most common types of personal injury cases, but there are many more. In fact, torts are among the most common legal actions in the United States. Read more
Read our complete guide to finding the right injury attorney for your case. Read insights from Enjuris attorneys and lawyers across the USA on when and why you need to hire a car accident attorney. Learn more
Law libraries in Missouri
There are a large number of issues you can solve without the help of an attorney, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.