• Personal Injury Law FAQ

  • How long will my case take?

    Your case could take any amount of time-based on the specific factors surrounding your injuries. Every case we handle is unique, and we devote our personal attention to each case, which allows for the best opportunity at a successful resolution. At Brunton, we’re focused on collecting the maximum compensation that you’re entitled to. We may be able to collect compensation with our without filing a lawsuit. The amount of compensation offered by the defending insurance company will determine whether or not we move forward with a suit.

  • What steps should I take in a car accident?

    If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to call the police to the scene, immediately – do not wait to notify the authorities of an accident.  In the event that you file a personal injury claim, calling the police establishes evidence that can be used to prove your injuries. Officers will take statements, examine the scene, and file an official report. While you may immediately not feel injured, be sure to monitor your body and any noticeable changes in succeeding days and weeks, and always seek proper medical treatment.

    However, you shouldn’t just rely on the police. It’s important to note important information for your own records such as the names of drivers and passengers, Driver's License numbers, Insurance information for all drivers, names and contact information for any witnesses and anything else you deem important at the scene.

  • How Do I Report a Slip & Fall Accident?

    When it comes to a slip & fall accident, while no police report is required, there are some steps you should be taking just in case you want to file a personal injury claim. The first thing you should do is notify the property owner, which serves as proof of the accident. Additionally, obtain copies of any documentation related to the injury. Also, be sure to collect names and contact information for any witnesses or others involved in the accident. Lastly, as in any injury situation, monitor your condition in the coming days and document any important changes. Be sure to seek medical care if you need it.

  • Will my case be a priority?

    Yes, your case will be worked on by both our attorneys, Michael Brunton and Mary Stewart. Our experienced attorneys offer over 50 years of combined experience, and our office features a qualified staff to answer your questions and walk you through the entire process.

  • How much will it cost to file a claim?

    Technically, it doesn’t cost anything to file a claim. You won’t pay us until you’ve received the compensation that you deserve. However, we must collect something for our services. Additionally, we focus on maximum compensation and want to see you receive what’s rightful under the law.

    Based in Collinsville, IL, Brunton Law Offices serves the legal needs of  the entire St. Louis Metropolitan Area.