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Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Missouri?

Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Missouri?

Signs You Should Get a Car Accident Lawyer in Missouri If you’ve been involved in a car accident, there are several signs that indicate you should consider hiring a car accident lawyer: Serious injuries: If you or any passengers sustained severe injuries in the accident, especially if they require long-term medical treatment or have resulted in disability, it’s crucial to consult with a lawyer. They ...
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Statute of Limitations for a Minor in Missouri

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Minor in Missouri?

In Missouri, a person is legally considered a minor if they are under 18 years of age. If a minor has an injury claim, the statute of limitations on the claim does not begin until the day the minor turns 21 years of age at which point they have 5 years to file a claim. Thus, a minor with a personal injury claim could wait ...
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How to Sue a Bar for Negligence

Situations in Bars That Can Cause Injuries Though bars and nightclubs are places of entertainment, they are not immune to accidents. Often, these situations are fueled by alcohol consumption. But that is not the only factor that may lead to accidents. Common scenarios that lead people to sue bars include: Bar fights – Bar fights involving patrons or bouncers can lead to injuries. If this ...
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Rear-end accident

How Long Does A Rear-end Accident Claim Take To Settle?

Factors that Impact the Timeline of a Rear-End Accident Case When dealing with a rear-end collision, some key factors that can influence the settlement timeline include: The injuries sustained and the course of medical treatment; The number of injured parties involved and severity of all injuries; The severity of the accident itself and any special circumstances; The location of the accident; and The insurance companies ...
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Rear-end auto collision

Common Injuries From Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end crashes occur when one vehicle strikes the back of another. This is the most frequently occurring type of vehicle collision. The most common causes of rear-end accidents include distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, eating, changing the radio, or distractions from other passengers in the vehicle); following too closely (also known as tailgating); speeding, and reckless driving. If you or a loved one ...
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Common causes of rear-end accidents

What Causes Most Rear-End Accidents in St. Louis?

Rear-end crashes are the most frequently occurring type of collision, accounting for about 29% of all crashes and resulting in a substantial number of injuries and fatalities each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 87% of all rear-end collisions are caused by distracted driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 3,142 people were killed in motor vehicle ...
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How Are Slip and Fall Settlements Calculated?

About the Factors Used to Calculate Slip & Fall Settlements 1. Liability or Fault Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability negligence claims. To establish a claim for premises liability in Missouri, a plaintiff must show the following: A dangerous condition existed on the defendant’s premises which involved an unreasonable risk; The defendant knew or by using ordinary care should have ...
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What to Look for After a Slip & Fall Accident

Common Symptoms of Slip & Fall Injuries Symptoms of a slip and fall are wide and varied. This is because no two falls are exactly alike. Of course, those at highest risk are elderly individuals who have pre-existing balance issues, but a slip and fall can happen to anyone at any time. Your symptoms will develop based on not only how you fell, but also ...
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Average Negligent Security Settlement Amount

The average settlement for negligent security varies widely based on the severity of your injuries, as well as on how badly the establishment you were injured at deviated from a reasonable standard of care. The skilled legal team at Brown & Crouppen is here to make sure you know your full legal rights and options. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Average Settlements ...
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How Much is Pain & Suffering Worth in a Slip and Fall Case?

How Much is Pain & Suffering Worth in a Slip and Fall Case?

In the complex world of personal injury claims, determining the exact worth of pain and suffering in a slip and fall case is challenging. Typically, compensation for pain and suffering in slip and fall cases ranges from $2,000 to $100,000 or more.  However, the settlement amount of a slip and fall case depends on many factors of the slip and fall claim, and each case ...
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