When to File a Claim

After an auto accident, seeing your doctor and fixing your car can disrupt your normal routine, and speaking with an attorney about your claim may seem like a low priority. But evidence needed to prove your case can disappear quickly, and legal deadlines limit the amount of time you have to file a claim. You need legal help now.

At Cofman Townsley, we understand what you’re going through after your accident. From the moment you contact our St. Louis car accident lawyers, we’ll work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf. Begin your claim today—dial (888) 223-6225 or complete a free online form to get in touch with our 24/7 legal staff.

Statute of Limitations in Missouri

The statute of limitations—or legal deadline—for filing an auto accident lawsuit in Missouri is generally five years for injury claims and three years for wrongful death claims. After this deadline, the court will refuse to hear your case, and you will be barred from seeking compensation for damages caused by your accident.

Exceptions to the statute of limitations apply to some cases, and an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer at Cofman Townsley can provide you with the information you need to pursue the full value of your claim.

Missouri Uninsured Motorist Claims

Missouri requires mandatory uninsured motorist (UM) coverage on all auto insurance policies. UM coverage allows car accident victims to seek compensation through their own insurance policy if involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. The statute of limitations to file a UM claim is ten years from the date of the accident.

If you were a passenger involved in an accident with an uninsured driver or a pedestrian struck by an uninsured motorist, you may have rights to compensation. At Cofman Townsley, we know the law in Missouri, and our St. Louis car accident lawyers are here to help you understand your legal options.

Get Help Today

Building successful car accidents claims takes time. So don’t delay getting the legal representation you deserve. Contact Cofman Townsley today. We’ve been helping injury victims in Missouri for more than 40 years, and we’re here to provide the aggressive legal representation you need to get results for your claim.