Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The St. Louis personal injury law firm of McChesney & Ortwerth, L.L.C. has a track record of success pursuing compensation for individuals who incur injuries due to the negligent or willful acts of other parties. We take a detailed and methodical approach to determine the best method for pursuing every claim, and to develop the evidence that helps ensure our clients pursue full and fair compensation.
How a lawyer assesses your case
During your free consultation, we review all evidence you obtain from the accident and medical treatment received to-date. We listen carefully as you recount what happened before, during, and after the accident before we identify liability issues and recommend all options available for pursuing your case. If you suffer only minor injuries, we may recommend filing an insurance claim. For more serious injuries, we often recommend pursuing an out-of-court settlement or filing a lawsuit to put your case before a jury. Our lawyers help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each legal option, but we leave the final choice to you.
We guide victims through the complex legal process
The complexity of filing a lawsuit may seem daunting, but the attorneys at McChesney & Ortwerth, L.L.C. provide compassionate support through the entire process. We file all required paperwork with the courts, interview all witnesses to prepare them for trial, and secure the testimony of investigators and medical experts to prepare an effective case.
The courtroom process
As with any trial, the courtroom process represents a high-stress experience made even more challenging for individuals suffering from potentially severe injuries. We handle the jury selection process and other preparatory steps, and our compassionate attorneys take the time to fully prepare our clients for testimony and cross-examination to help them know what to expect.
Once the trial begins, either attorney can make a settlement offer at any time. If all parties agree to the offer, the trial immediately ends without jury deliberation, a verdict, or an award.
After testimony, our skilled injury lawyers present compelling closing arguments to the jury before deliberation begins. When the jury finds a defendant guilty, it also determines the compensation to award to the plaintiff. Although Missouri law imposes a $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice cases, no such cap exists for other types of personal injury cases. As such, juries can award substantial monetary damages to plaintiffs who win their cases.
Contact us for a free consultation
Trust the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at McChesney & Ortwerth to provide you with the legal representation you need when you suffer injuries as a result of the negligence of others. If you have questions about a potential injury case, please contact McChesney & Ortwerth for further details. Call 888-906-6938, or contact the firm online with any questions.