Don't Accept Unfair Debt After A Car Accident

Medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy across the country. It's not hard to see why. A serious car accident could potentially saddle you and your family with $100,000 of debt overnight.

If you've found yourself in this situation, facing medical bills and other expenses after a Missouri auto accident, turn to The Injury Counsel. Our Clayton-based law firm is dedicated to helping genuinely injured individuals get out of debt and back on their feet again. Call 314-727-7220 for your free consultation.

Common Questions And Answers About Auto Accidents

Here are a few of the most common questions that our clients ask after a motor vehicle accident:

  • How much is my case worth? The worth of your case will depend on a wide array of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the effect your injuries have had on your life, whether or not you are permanently disfigured, your earning capacity and much more. The only way to get an accurate idea of your case's potential worth is to consult an attorney skilled in this area of law.
  • Can I file a claim if I was partly at fault? Yes, you can. However, because Missouri holds to the theory of "comparative negligence," the percentage that you were at fault will proportionally reduce the overall amount of money you receive.
  • How much does it cost to hire a lawyer? It costs you nothing upfront to benefit from our services. We charge only contingency fees, which means we collect a percentage of your verdict or settlement as our fee. If we don't recover compensation for you, our lawyers don't get paid.
  • Can't I simply represent myself? All the odds are stacked against you if you represent yourself. You will be going up against entire teams of insurance company adjusters and lawyers whose job is to minimize your claim. They will set traps for you, attempting to catch you in a recorded statement or pressure you into a small settlement. It's also likely that you won't know how to negotiate the medical liens, fight for the devaluation of your vehicle or otherwise obtain the compensation you need.
  • Do I have a time limit? Yes, the statute of limitations applies to car accident cases. If you miss this deadline, you lose the right to sue. It's also important to contact us right away so that we can begin preserving evidence on your behalf.

How An Attorney Can Make A Significant Difference

You may wonder whether it's really worth it to retain a lawyer after your car crash. What can an attorney do for you that you can't do yourself?

Here are four ways that we believe The Injury Counsel can actually make a significant difference for you:

  1. We can give you a clear assessment. Depending on your situation, you may deserve compensation to cover your past and future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, lost quality of life, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can knowledgeably assess your claim and let you know what it may be worth.
  2. We can handle all the legal details. The last thing you need is to worry about battling insurance companies while you're trying to recover from your injuries. Let us take all the phone calls, fill out all the paperwork and otherwise make your life easier.
  3. We can conduct a thorough investigation. In addition to attorney Chris Stuffle's experience investigating accident cases as a law enforcement officer, our law firm draws upon a large pool of experts to help investigate, evaluate and develop cases.
  4. We can negotiate or litigate for you. Whether we are negotiating a fair settlement from the insurance company or we are taking your case before a judge and jury, you can count on us to go the distance on your behalf.

Learn more about what we can do for you. Simply call The Injury Counsel at 314-727-7220 or email our Clayton office to schedule your free consultation today. We're on your side.