We get it. The last thing you want to do after a traumatic injury is file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, your bargaining power with insurance companies and the state of Missouri’s civil court system goes down each day that you do not act. What’s more? It disappears completely after five years. Why? Missouri has a five-year statute of limitations.
For personal injury, Missouri’s statute of limitations is outlined in Chapter 516.121 of the Revised Statues of Missouri (RSMo). The statue informs us that all legal action regarding a personal industry must happen within five years of the accident. The countdown begins as soon as the accident occurs.
Five Years Is a Long Time, Right?
Five years is a long time, but it passes faster than we would expect. As the saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm,” and that is certainly true in personal injury cases. Like any traumatic experience, a personal injury is something no one wants to deal with. That being said, it is easier to remember details and find fault in the first few months or years after the accident. Think of a bad break-up. We want to answer our questions, find closure, and put the pain behind us as soon as possible. No one wants to revisit this situation five years later. An accident can be similar, but unlike a break-up, the right attorney can help you get closure and move on as soon as possible.
It’s All Their Fault
Also unlike a break-up, a personal injury lawsuit comes to fruition when someone else’s negligence caused you harm. Whether someone let their vicious dog off a leash, was texting while driving, or failed to warn you about a wet floor, it really is all their fault. When someone behaves carelessly, it is only fair that they are held accountable for their actions.
Whether you choose to settle or go to trial, Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. will ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. While the accident can’t be un-done, you deserve the peace of mind that comes from your wages and medical bills being covered, and your pain being recognized. Remember, you don’t pay us unless we win! Don’t wait to get help. The sooner we get started, the sooner we can put this painful experience behind you. Call us today at (888) 398-2277.