Here are a few reasons why an experienced personal injury lawyer may not take your case.
Reason One: You Failed to Seek Medical Care for Your Injuries
An essential part of any successful personal injury case is proving that our client suffered an actual injury because of another’s negligence.
If you fail to seek medical care after an accident occurs, it will be practically impossible to prove your injuries occurred during the incident in question.
All personal injury cases are strengthened by supporting evidence, including medical records and a treatment plan that outlines how your injuries have impacted your ability to work and overall quality of life.
The at-fault party’s insurance company is not simply going to take your word – or ours – that you have been injured in a collision or slip and fall accident if we cannot provide the medical records and physician testimony to back up the claim.
Reason Two: Lack of Evidence Pointing to Another Person’s Liability Your Injuries
When we represent personal injury clients, the goal is to pursue the liable party for damages.
That requires preserving evidence that points to the negligent actions or inaction of the party in question, which begins with our client’s medical records.
Other common forms of evidence may include:
- Police report from an accident scene
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Video supporting the injury circumstances
If we cannot prove there is a liable party, there is no insurance coverage that can be pursued for your financial recovery.
Reason Three: The Statute of Limitations Has Expired
In Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is five years after the date your injuries occurred. If you wait, and the statute of limitations expires, your case will likely not be considered by an attorney.
At The Gogel Law Firm, our experienced personal injury attorney in St. Louis takes cases on a contingency basis by advancing all costs associated with its legal journey on behalf of our clients, which we will only recover if we produce a positive outcome for their case.
Depending on the type of case, and the resources necessary to pursue the outcome our client deserves, the costs can be higher than the potential settlement.
That is why we provide free consultations for all personal injury victims throughout Missouri, so they know the strength of their case as quickly as we can outline the details.
Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in an accident, contact our dedicated personal injury lawyer in St. Louis today and allow us to review your case by calling (314) 775-3864 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.