Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
Kelly Law Office, P.C., has the knowledge and experience to help you understand your legal options after a serious injury. Our personal injury lawyers have taken hundreds of cases to court, and we know how to best position our clients for success.
What Are The Time Limits For Filing A Claim?
For injuries occurring in Missouri, you have five years from the date of the incident to sue the other party. Once five years have passed, you cannot pursue compensation unless there are special circumstances that could allow an extension. For example, adults who were injured as children can start a lawsuit within five years of their 21st birthday.
The same is true in Kansas, but the time limit is shorter. You have only two years to file a claim in Kansas.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The amount of possible compensation varies according to the costs of your medical care, lost income and other damages. However, it also varies according to how you and your attorney approach your case. Accepting a settlement offer could yield very different results than taking your case to trial. For specific information, you can speak to our team about ways we can maximize your compensation.
Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer If It Seems Like A Lot?
Settlement offers are difficult for many people to evaluate; the amount might be much larger than any other sum that you have received in the past. Offers from the insurance company may tempt you to take what you can get without any further hassle. However, accepting an offer without an attorney’s opinion might be a mistake.
The insurance company might internally estimate how much you can win in court, then they might offer you only half of that amount, for example. A low-ball settlement, such as this one, would still leave you on the hook for the other half of medical costs and other expenses related to your injury. You deserve the full amount of compensation — especially since the total losses due to an injury or accident aren’t always evident early on.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer?
At Kelly Law Office, P.C., you only pay legal expenses for personal injury claims if we win your case for you. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not incur attorney fees unless we recover fair compensation. In most cases, the cost depends on the actual amount that we obtain for you.
Get Specific Answers To Your Questions
When you have reached a point at which online research isn’t giving you the help you need, it’s time to get clear, professional answers from a Liberty-based attorney in person. We welcome you to contact us by email or call us at 816-760-2174 for personalized advice.