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Every year in Missouri, Kansas, and southern Illinois, thousands of people are injured as a result of auto accidents, defective products, work injury, medical malpractice, and as a result of premises liability such as slip and fall accidents. In many cases, individuals are injured through no fault of their own. They are left with pain, emotional distress, and the financial burden that accompanies their injuries. A personal injury lawyer, such as those at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm, provides legal services to individuals who have been injured (physically or psychologically) due to the negligence of another person, business, or government agency.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and have an interest in filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, there are several frequently asked questions that are received by our attorneys including:

  • How much is my personal injury case worth, and
  • How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?

To answer these questions accurately, our personal injury lawyers must have an understanding of the accident and related injuries. The payout of a personal injury case can significantly vary, and is largely dependent on the severity of the injuries and supporting evidence of damages such as medical bills.

At Brown & Crouppen, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. Getting started with your case is easy. Call us at 888-801-4736 for a free case evaluation, or tell us about your case using our online form.


Unfortunately, accidents happen all the time throughout Missouri, Illinois, and across the United States. Since 1979, the personal injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen have been helping accident victims get the justice they deserve, helping our clients to recover over $1 Billion as a result of settlements and verdicts from cases. Most personal injury claims settle without needing to be tried in court. However, the trial lawyers at Brown & Crouppen are prepared to take cases to trial if necessary. With over 250 legal professionals, our personal injury law firm is one of the largest in the Midwest. You can count on our firm to provide support and handle your case with care. We have a long history of helping clients and achieving results:

Over 40 years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits

More than $1 Billion recovered for injury & accident victims

Settlements 30x higher than what insurance companies originally offered

Our law firm provides legal representation for specific types of practice areas including the following:

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence (no fault of your own), you may be able to file a personal injury claim and pursue compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, and emotional distress. As a an-fault state in Missouri, multiple parties can be at fault for accidents. Depending on the type of accident and injuries, insurance companies are often involved and attempt to settle. However, insurance companies don’t always offer fair and just settlements that compensate for damages. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or work-related injury, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.


Personal injury victims and their loved ones often think they can get a fair settlement and keep a larger amount of compensation if they work directly with the insurance company. Unfortunately, the insurance company’s first responsibility is to its shareholders, not to injured people. An experienced personal injury lawyer like those at the Brown & Crouppen law firm provide representation and ensure your case is handled fairly.

Brown & Crouppen’s personal injury lawyers help by:

And remember, since the personal injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay any attorney fees upfront. In fact, if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

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Get started with a free consultation with one of our skilled Personal Injury Lawyers today.


We’ve compiled common questions about personal injury claims and lawsuits below.

In too many personal injury cases, the injured party has no idea where to turn. Medical expenses, lost wages, and other bills pile up while injuries rob you of your earning capacity. In the worst cases, loved ones are left to pick up the pieces after a tragic wrongful death or catastrophic injury. Despite what they say in their commercials, insurance companies are rarely on your side. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident, you need a law firm that is experienced in personal injury lawsuits.

Let the personal injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen help you. Personal injury lawsuits are designed to get you the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to set things right by holding the responsible party accountable with a personal injury claim.

States have strict deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits called a statute of limitations. In some states, the statute of limitations is as little as 1 year. After that time runs out, a personal injury attorney will no longer be able to file a claim on your behalf.

The average personal injury lawsuit settlement amount is approximately $75,900. As an average, this dollar amount should not serve as an expectation or guaranteed payout amount for your specific case.

Many claims are settled within 1 year, starting from the date that the claim is filed. However, more complex cases (those with serious injury or those that go to trial) often take between 2-5 years. Learn more about how long lawsuits take to settle for more information.

The timeline of a personal injury case may vary depending on many elements of a case. However, each case generally follows the same steps. This generally begins with negotiations, and is followed by a review of the insurance policy. Afterwards, a demand letter is sent to the insurance company and settlement negotiations begin.

Those who have been injured may be eligible to receive compensation for the following damages:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Punitive Damages
  • Wrongful Death

The personal injury attorneys at Brown & Crouppen work on a contingency basis. This means our fee is contingent, or dependent, on winning your case. We don’t charge an hourly rate like many law firms — we only get paid when you get paid. Contingency fees are a mutually agreed upon percentage of the settlement that is established before accepting your case.

Our personal injury lawyers have a track record of successfully settling claims with insurance companies. In some cases, the insurance company chooses to fight, although most personal injury cases do not go to trial. If your case does go to court, our trial lawyers bring the full experience and resources of Brown & Crouppen to get the best judgment for you, the injured party.


Our personal injury law firm is one of the highest rated law firms with several locations throughout the Midwest. At Brown & Crouppen, all of our personal injury lawyers share the same goal – to get justice for those who have been injured. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from an accident, get help from a personal injury attorney at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm.

Getting started with your car accident case is easy. Call us at 888-803-2581 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case with our free case review form. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.


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