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Personal Injury: FAQ

How do I know if I can get a settlement?

When an injury is the result of negligence, whether through a truck accident, motorcycle accident or other incident such as malpractice, it is likely that you have the right to file a claim. A St. Louis personal injury attorney from our firm can review your situation and advise you about the process. It is better to contact the Onder Law Firm quickly after the injury as these cases require full documentation. As time passes it can become more difficult to find witnesses or other evidence of negligence, so it is therefore in your best interest to act quickly.

How long does it take to get a settlement?

In some cases, the settlement can be negotiated quickly and in others it could require much more time. In cases of serious injury where the compensation for damages could be of very high monetary value, it could take considerably longer. Some cases end up in court when the insurance company refuses to pay a valid claim. Many of our cases, however, are settled fairly quickly. We always press the insurance company to resolve the matter swiftly.

What if there was a death?

In cases of loss of life through negligence, the close family has the right to file a wrongful death claim. There is a statute of limitation regarding filing these claims, and they should be addressed quickly.

What is the process of filing a claim?

After an injury, it is vital that you get medical attention at once. Even in car accident cases in which you believe you are not injured, it is advised that you get a medical evaluation as some injuries may not be evident right after the accident when you are still in shock. It is important to realize that the medical records are part of the case. Once it is determined that you suffered damages, a claim will be filed that outlines all the damages suffered including the medical costs, future expected treatments and their costs, loss of wages, future wage loss, as well as emotional pain and suffering. Very serious injury cases may have other damages, such as in cases in which the victim has suffered disfiguring injuries, burns, paralysis or brain damage. Each case has its unique circumstances and damages and must be fully evaluated before filing.

What if I am offered a settlement after an accident?

When you are offered a quick settlement, it is almost certain that it is low. Getting legal representation from our firm can assist you in ensuring you do not accept a settlement much lower than you deserve. We have years of experience and are well aware of how insurance companies operate, especially when they know you don't have an attorney representing you.

Contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney and get your questions about your injury case answered.
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