Frequently Asked Questions About Injury Claims

When someone else is responsible for your pain, injury or financial loss due to a car crash or other type of accident, you have the right to compensation. At Kujawski Marcus, LLC, we have been working diligently to help people who have been hurt or lost loved ones fight for the compensation they deserve since 1972. Our experienced attorneys, John P. Kujawski and Robert P. Marcus, and staff are solely dedicated to serving clients who have suffered personal injury and loss.

Here are some answers to questions people normally have when filing a personal injury claim.

When should I file a personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the time of injury or the time the injury was discovered. However, exceptions related to "accrual of claims" and the "discovery rule" may allow for extra time. We can determine whether your case falls within the statute of limitations.

How long will my claim take?

There is no fixed time period or limit to how long it will take for your case to be completely resolved. Often, we can resolve your case informally be negotiating a settlement before your case is even filed. Regardless of whether or not you end up going to court, be prepared to be patient.

What does my compensation cover?

You can be compensated for lost wages due to time lost on the job while recovering, medical and related healthcare expenses, and damages for emotional and physical pain, disfigurement and/or permanent disability.

What should I do if the insurance company doesn't cooperate?

If your insurance company refuses to cooperate, this likely means we will go to court. While most companies are willing to settle once you have experienced legal counsel on your side, sometimes nothing less than bringing your claim before a judge will do to get the benefits you need and deserve.

Why should I hire an attorney?

Experienced personal injury lawyers understand the loopholes and arguments used by insurance companies to keep you from getting the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies have their own attorneys figuring out how to deny or limit personal injury claims; you deserve to have a lawyer fighting equally as hard for you.

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If you've been hurt in an automobile accident or injured due to someone else's negligence, we will listen to your story and assess your claim. We have fought and won several million-dollar verdicts and lawsuits, and we can fight for you.

From our office in O'Fallon, Illinois, we serve the areas in and near metro St. Louis, and offer free initial consultations. Contact the law offices of Kujawski Marcus, LLC, by calling 800-624-4571 or 618-622-3600 today. You may also contact us online.