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Aurora Personal Injury Attorneys
Over 100 Years of Experience Representing Injury Victims
Accidents resulting in serious personal injury can happen at any time and under any circumstances. Whether driving in your car, walking down the street, or otherwise going about your daily life, an accident can happen without a moment’s hesitation. When those accidents are the result of carelessness, negligence, or recklessness by another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover financial and physical losses.
Why Is It Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
From day one, the attorneys at Pettit Law Office vigorously prepare your personal injury claim as if your case were going to trial, while also working toward more amicable solutions. We can evaluate the nature and extent of your injuries, current and future medical issues, and how the injuries have impacted your family, job, and life overall.
We represent clients in a wide range of personal injury claims. Based in Aurora, our law firm handles claims for clients throughout Southwest Missouri.
What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
In the aftermath of an accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next. It is in your best interest to consult with a skilled Aurora personal injury lawyer. Without the help of an attorney, you could be left with medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses at no fault of your own.
At Pettit Law Office, we handle personal injury cases involving:
Statute of Limitations in Missouri for Personal Injury Claims
According to Missouri Code Section 516.120, individuals who have been injured and wish to file a personal injury lawsuit must do so within 5 years of the date of their accident. Victims who fail to file their claim within the specified time-frame risk having their case dismissed by the judge.
In light of these restrictions, it's important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. While the Missouri statute of limitations is longer than the average limit, filing a lawsuit takes time and planning, which should be taken into consideration when determining how soon to file your claim.
Does Missouri Enforce Damage Caps for Personal Injury Cases?
A damage cap is a monetary limit that is placed on how much a victim may receive in compensation for certain damages as a result of their injury. In Missouri, injury victims are limited in how much financial compensation they may receive for medical malpractice cases. Currently, the damage cap for most medical malpractice cases stands at:
- $400,000 limit for most cases
- $700,000 limit for catastrophic cases
Information about Missouri's damage caps for medical malpractice can be found in Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 538.210.1.
Our Aurora Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
If you trust a less experienced attorney to handle your claim, you run the risk of settling for less than the fair and full value of your case. With 100+ years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys in Aurora have the skill and knowledge to obtain optimal compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. We are prepared to handle claims for all types of personal injuries.
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Get started on your case today by calling the experienced Aurora personal injury attorneys at Pettit Law Office at (417) 222-6640.
More About Our Firm
Why Hire Pettit Law Office
Committed to serving the local community in & out of court.
Spanish language option available for clients who need it.
Long track record of successful verdicts & settlements.
Lawyers & paralegals approach each case with compassion.
Direct access to the same attorney from start to finish.
Lawyers work closely with each client on a case-by-case basis.
Over 100 years of combined injury law experience.
Southwestern Missouri Location in Aurora
All attorneys have trial experience & are prepared to go to trial.