Attorney Victor Strauss Educates the Injured on Receiving Recompense

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St. Louis personal injury attorney Victor Strauss lists the top four tips regarding the steps to take after an injury or significant loss to better ensure compensation.

Victor Strauss, Attorney at Law

Victor Strauss, Attorney at Law

Achieving compensation for a loss suffered depends on knowledge of just what information is necessary to prove your case.

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Anyone is susceptible to bodily injury or loss that can cause significant financial damage. Recovering from such a situation is always the primary goal, and no less important is recompense for the injuries suffered.

“We live in challenging times, a deleveraging economy with high debt loads and average real earnings in decline, with the backdrop of corporate information through the media,” said personal injury attorney Victor Strauss, who has practiced for thirty years in the St. Louis area and the state of Missouri. “Achieving compensation for a loss suffered depends on knowledge of just what information is necessary to prove your case.”

Medical expenses reasonably incurred, lost earnings, loss of the ability to engage in life activities, chronic pain and loss of use of certain bodily functions, such as lifting, bending and reaching, are factors that may be important in proving the appropriate compensation in a given case. Furthermore, future damages, such as increased susceptibility to injuries or conditions, probable need for surgery, lost earnings because of diminished capacity and diminished worklife expectancy, can be important factors when valuing the amount of compensation to which one is entitled.

If one does incur injury or significant loss, Strauss lists the following four important steps to take to better ensure compensation:

No. 1: Gather critical information vital to the claim. This includes photos, police reports, insurance policies and property damage estimates.

No. 2: Document communications with the party who caused the injury and/or their insurer. “It is imperative to get their name, job title and appropriate email or physical address/phone number,” stressed Strauss.

No. 3: Seek legal counsel. “It is necessary to get the opinion regarding your situation of a legal professional who will know what advice to give,” added Strauss. “You should also avoid making a recorded statement until you talk to an attorney and know your rights.”

No. 4: Get immediate treatment. “Above all, seek reasonable and timely treatment from a qualified healthcare provider in an effort to recover,” concluded Strauss. “Settling your case before you have reached maximum medical improvement is generally a mistake, and can be very dangerous as you may not know the full consequences of your injury situation, and how it will affect the balance of your life. Serious injury requires time and effort to prove, and it may take a number of years to achieve the desired results.”

About Victor Strauss, Attorney at Law
Victor Strauss is a member of the Missouri Bar and Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers. He focuses on civil litigation, bodily injury, automobile collisions, product liability, premises liability (slip and fall cases), worker’s compensation, fraud, and insurance claims. For more information, please call (314) 457-9673, or visit The law office is located at 7000 Chippewa Street, Suite 104
St. Louis, MO 63119.

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