Does My Car Accident Injuries Have To Be Serious In Order to Sue?

AUTHOR: A.J. Bruning | March 27, 2015
Does My Car Accident Injuries Have To Be Serious In Order to Sue?

An actual injury is an essential element of any personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes, car accident victims may not think that their injuries are severe enough to justify a lawsuit. After all, car accident victims who are well-insured generally have any medical expenses or vehicle repairs paid for regardless of whether or not the person who hit them carried sufficient insurance. The types of damages available in a Missouri car accident case include those for economic and non-economic losses, so significant compensation may still be available even if your medical expenses were relatively low. The best way to determine whether you have a valid claim after a car accident, you should discuss your options with an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Victims should be aware that personal injury claims in Missouri are subject to a strict state of limitations1, so any delay may result in the loss of your right to file a claim.

Car accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from the minor to the extremely severe. Even minor injuries can result in significant pain and may have a substantial effect on a person’s quality of life. In some cases, a minor injury may keep a person from being able to work for an extended period of time, particularly if they are involved in a trade or profession which requires physical activity. For example, a professional musician may be unable to work because of a minor hand injury that would not significantly affect someone in another profession. Among the types of injuries that may result in significant compensation under certain circumstances are:

After a car accident, victims should be certain to seek medical attention. Not only will seeing a medical professional ensure that your injuries are properly treated, it will also generate an official record that may be helpful in establishing damages or causation if your claim becomes contested.

Schedule a Free Consultation with One of our St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys Today

People who sustain relatively minor injuries in a car accident are nonetheless often entitled to significant compensation. The lawyers of The Bruning Law Firm are dedicated to making sure that each client we represent gets the maximum amount of compensation available under the law. To schedule a free consultation with one of our St. Louis car accident lawyers, call our office today at (314) 898-3078.


If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact The Bruning Law Firm today. We provide the comprehensive, professional legal representation you deserve at a time when you need it most.

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A.J. Bruning


I was born and raised to represent individuals who have been needlessly injured. I mean that literally. At a young age my father would tell me about the clients he was representing. I would meet them and take pride in their admiration of my father. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer and represent clients that needed my help.

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