KANSAS CITY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
When Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of when someone should file a personal injury lawsuit. To put it one way, anytime you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence and you are at risk of not receiving adequate compensation, it is likely you will need to sue in order to be properly compensated.
What Is Adequate Compensation?
Determining adequate compensation for a personal injury claim can be difficult. For an insurer defending a claim, it is as little as possible. For you, the injured party, it should be enough to make you “whole.” Because everyone’s injuries are likely to be different, what it takes to make you whole will also be different.
The Unknown Factors in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
One reason you want to speak with a personal injury attorney before you accept any offer of settlement for an injury deals with the unknown. For most people, the entire process of filing a personal injury lawsuit from the injury to the medical treatment to the effort to obtain compensation from an insurer is a journey without maps.
This places you at a tremendous disadvantage. You are the person with the most at stake, your future health, and your ability to work and enjoy life may be in question.
Yet, you are the least experienced person at the table. The insurers and their lawyers have dealt with dozens of cases like yours. For you, it’s your first time for everything.
The Experience You Need
Our attorneys have decades of experience with these cases. They understand the inner workings of large corporate insurers and know how they operate to calculate what they will pay injured parties. They know the requirements and filing deadlines of Missouri personal injury law. They understand court procedures and the types of evidence necessary to prove your case to a judge or jury.