An experienced car accident attorney can help you understand what you are entitled to and fight to protect your right to compensation.
The law is quite clear in Missouri: if you’ve been injured in a car crash, then the responsible party is responsible for paying for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about a fender bender that only caused you a minor strain or a severe crash that incapacitated you. You should always reach out to a St. Louis car accident attorney to learn more about what you are entitled to and ensure your rights are protected. They will help you build your case and ensure that you receive the right compensation for your damage.
If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, then you may already know that you and your lawyer need as much evidence as possible to support your claims. That means collecting witness contacts, testimonies, medical documents, etc. That is not an easygoing, quick process, and your attorney might have told you how much time you should expect to wait until the settlement is agreed on by the court.
You may understand all of this, but what if the accident has happened a while ago and your attorney hasn’t contacted you in a while? You are still suffering from the consequences of the incident, still treating your injuries and you feel like you are not being helped.
It is normal to feel insecurity, doubt, and impatience in moments like these. You deserve to receive just compensation that will help you pull through. However, your attorney needs to solve a lot of tasks before being able to say that your case is closed.
What Is Your Attorney Doing?
If you are wondering what exactly is keeping your attorney from contacting you and planning the next steps in your case, here are some examples of the tasks he needs to perform while working on your case. Keep in mind that these tasks won’t always
- Collecting police reports, insurance policy information and getting in touch with all the parties involved in the suit;
- Collecting evidence directly linked to the incident leading to your injuries, such as contacting witnesses, recording testimonies, gathering medical records that will help you back your claim, collecting pictures and videos of the incident, including from third parties like stores that had surveillance cameras in the area;
- Putting together the legal documentation to support your case. In Missouri, filing a claim for a car accident settlement is done in a certain, regulated way. Your attorney needs to make sure that he is up to date with the laws that could be applied to your case and that his documentation is done properly and will be recognized by the court.
These are just a few examples of the things that may require a lot of time to obtain or that are left pending, forcing your attorney to wait before moving on to the next step. They might avoid bothering you with all the details of the case, which is why you may go through these silent periods.
If you are still in doubt and consider that too much time has passed since you were last in touch with your attorney, don’t hesitate to contact them, require a meeting or a response. A trustworthy attorney will get in touch with you in a timely manner and provide you with updates on your case.
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