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Kansas Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Kansas is 2 years (see Kansas Statutes section 60-513), meaning residents have 2 years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit. Those who miss the deadline are likely to have their claim denied or case dismissed by the court. A statute of limitations exists for both civil and criminal causes of...
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Personal Injury Case Timeline – Steps & Lawsuit Process

If you’ve never been a party to a lawsuit before, your understanding of the legal process might be limited to the exciting courtroom scenes you see in movies and television shows. For that reason, accident victims might assume that all cases go to trial, and they may be confused about how to pursue a personal injury claim or about how the process works. The truth...
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Missouri Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury

In Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is 5 years (Missouri Code section 516.120). This means that claims must be filed within 5 years of discovering the injury. Individuals who do not file a claim within the 5 year time limit are unlikely to be eligible for a settlement or have their case tried in court. A statute of limitation...
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Missouri Car Accident Statute of Limitations

The Missouri statute of limitations for car accidents is 5 years, meaning Missouri residents have 5 years from the day of their car accident to bring a car accident lawsuit (RSMo. §516.120). This law applies to anyone involved in the accident, not just the driver, meaning passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc. are also subject to the 5-year deadline. However, a proposed bill in the Missouri...
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Car Accident Settlement Process – Legal Steps & Overview

A car accident settlement is an agreement reached between the victim and the insurance company of the person at fault for the accident. The settlement negates the need for the parties to go to trial, which saves everyone time and money. Deciding whether to settle a personal injury claim or go to trial can be a tough decision that depends on circumstances of the case....
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Average Car Accident Settlement Amount

The average settlement amount for a car accident is approximately $41,783.00. This figure may be high in comparison to national averages across the United States because the data includes more car accident settlements involving serious injuries. The average car accident settlement for cases in which only minor injuries occurred is much lower (generally between $10,000 – $15,000). Additional auto accident settlement values are as follows:...
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How Do Lawyers Negotiate Settlements?

One of the most important aspects of a personal injury attorney’s job is settlement negotiation. Because experienced attorneys have negotiated hundreds if not thousands of cases, they have a better idea of what a case settlement value should be. While negotiating cases, attorneys take a lot of information into consideration and often negotiate with insurance companies. Lawyers negotiate elements of a case including liability, total...
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How Long Does A Lawsuit Take To Settle?

Personal injury claims are often settled within 1 year starting from the date that the claim is filed. In cases that involve serious injuries or are not settled and instead go to trial, it often takes 2-5 years to receive compensation, but ultimately it will depend on the complexity of the injuries and associated claims. Auto accident cases with clear fault and non-complicated injuries often...
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