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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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Average Truck Accident Settlement Amounts

The average truck accident settlement amount is $42,909.88, which includes cases where the defendant was operating a tractor trailer or other heavy/commercial truck. This data was derived from settlement amounts of trucking accident cases that were settled in the last 6 years (between 2015 and 2021). Additional settlement values are as follows: Average tractor trailer settlement: $47,777.50 Average heavy/commercial truck settlement (not including tractor trailers):...
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Post-traumatic Stress After an Auto Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that often follows a traumatic event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury, or threat to the physical integrity of oneself or others. PTSD is commonly associated with members of the military who return from combat and are triggered by familiar sights or sounds that remind them of traumatic events they experienced during the time they served....
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I Rear Ended Someone Who Stopped Suddenly. Am I at Fault?

Rear-end collisions are the most common motor vehicle accidents, accounting for almost one-third of all collisions in the US. They typically happen at stoplights and stop signs, during rush hour traffic, and during weather conditions that make the roads more hazardous. In addition, Rear-end collisions run the gamut in severity, ranging from no damage at all to catastrophic loss, including death. Even though the US...
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What to Do If A Car Accident is Your Fault

Car accidents are traumatic events, even for the at-fault driver. In some situations, the fault is apparent: a driver is distracted by their phone and does not see the brake lights ahead, causing a rear-end collision. Other times, there may be some shared fault. However, if you believe you are the at-fault party, honesty is still the best policy. Here is a breakdown of the...
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5 Steps to Take After an Accident With a Drunk Driver

Car accidents are always unexpected events which make it impossible to feel prepared in the moments following. After the initial impact and once your vehicle is at rest, the feelings of shock and adrenaline are still rising for most drivers. Uncertainty and stress elevate even higher when you suspect that the other driver in the collision is under the influence. Their behavior may be unpredictable,...
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