Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to questions we frequently receive about Missouri personal injury, especially Saint Louis attorney services, including but not limited to car accidents, truck and tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and more. If your answer does not appear below or the answer is not satisfactory, please contact us.

- Do Missouri personal injury attorneys work on contingency?
Yes, Missouri personal injury attorneys work on contingency. You will only pay our attorney fees if we recover damages in your case. This fee arrangement ensures that personal injury lawyers fight to obtain reimbursement for all of our client’s harms and losses.

- What types of accidents are considered personal injury?
Personal injury accidents are accidents in which injuries or deaths have occurred as a result of another’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing. The other persons negligence may be the result of a car accident, truck accident or numerous other events.

- What types of Missouri personal injury cases do you handle?                              As MO personal injury attorneys, we handle all type of cases including St. Louis motorcycle accidents, Missouri car accidents, Missouri medical malpractice, dog bites, wrongful death, bus accidents, St. Louis DUI accidents, and more.

- How long is the statute of limitations to file suit for a Missouri personal injury case?
The statute of limitations for Missouri personal injury cases varies based on the type of case. In general, most St. Louis personal injury cases resulting from negligent conduct (including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, and truck and tractor trailer accidents) must be filed within five years of the incident in question. Please be advised that this is general rule and special circumstances may apply.

-What types of damages are available in a personal injury case?                              In Missouri, injury victims are entitled to be reimbursed for all of their accident related harms and losses. This includes past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and others. Injuries affect everyone differently and each case presents its own unique set of circumstances. Our injury lawyers can help determine all of the financial damages which apply to your case.

- If I am found guilty, can I still have a personal injury case?
If you are found to be at fault for a Missouri motorcycle accident, car accident or any other type of personal injury case, you will not be able to collect damages. If you are only partially at fault, however, you may be able to collect partial damages with the help of a St. Louis personal injury attorney.

- In which geographic areas of Missouri do you handle personal injury cases?
St. Louis personal injury attorney Christopher Dixon handles cases all over Missouri and Illinois, including but not limited to the following areas: city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County, in municipalities including Clayton, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, University City, Shrewsbury, Arnold, Des Peres, Chesterfield, Kirkwood, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Overland, Creve Coeur, Jennings, Manchester, Ballwin, Maryland Heights, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Glendale, Wildwood, Warson Woods, Town & Country, and Warrenton.

- How much experience do you have practicing Missouri personal injury?
St. Louis personal injury lawyer Christopher Dixon has been handling personal injury cases throughout his entire legal career. Missouri injury law requires a detailed knowledge of the intricacies of tort law. Focusing his practice solely on Missouri personal injuries, Christopher R. Dixon is able to provide injured victims a knowledgeable lawyer for their battle against large insurance corporations. Christopher R. Dixon has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association, as well as among their Top 40 Under 40. In addition, Chris is a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his outstanding results .

- How much information do you need from me in order to get started?
It is best to file a Missouri personal injury lawsuit as quickly as possible, so please bring all medical records, medical bills, health information and any other relevant documents regarding your St. Louis personal injury case to your initial consultation.

- On average, how long does it take before a settlement/trial is reached?
The average time it takes for a Missouri personal injury case to go to trial is one to two years; however, the time it takes to reach a settlement varies greatly from one case to the next. This is largely dependent on the injuries a person receives. Some cases are complete in 2-3 months, and others may take much longer depending on the circumstances.

- If an appeal is made to my Missouri PI case, is that contingency as well?
Yes, although the percentage of the contingency fee is generally higher for appeals than it is for the initial filing.

- What’s the best way to get started?
The best way to begin your Missouri personal injury case is to call Christopher Dixon at (314) 409-7060 or 855-402-2747 (toll free); e-mail him at