The statute of limitations in Missouri is five years. This means that if you are injured, you must file your claim within five years of the injury. If you wait longer than five years to file a personal injury claim, you may lose your right to file.
While Missouri law grants a five-year window to file a claim, we strongly discourage you from delaying that long. In fact, we recommend that you speak to our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after an accident that was not your fault has left you injured. That way, we can advise you about your options for filing a claim with the at-fault party's insurance company or filing a lawsuit in civil court to get the compensation you are entitled to after an accident.
We offer free initial consultations with no obligation to hire us. The sooner you get the ball rolling, the more likely it is that we will be able to secure important evidence and build a strong claim for compensation. If you were hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or dog attack, or you think you might have a medical malpractice claim against a doctor or hospital, don't wait five years. Contact us as soon as possible.