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Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount

The average motorcycle settlement amount is approximately $62,564.31, which was derived from retrieving settlement amounts in personal injury cases that were settled or won in trial in the last 7 years (between 2015 and 2022). As an average settlement amount, this number represents a statistical average payout for motorcycle accident cases. This means settlements may be higher or lower than the average. When considering an...
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Who Is At Fault in a Rear-end Collision?

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of motor vehicle accident in the United States. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions account for 32.5%–almost a third–of all motor vehicle accidents. Most rear-end collisions are caused by distracted drivers. 87% of rear-end collisions where a driver hits the vehicle ahead of them are caused by distracted drivers. In nearly half (47%)...
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Can I Be Reimbursed for Lost Wages After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, the at-fault party is required to compensate you for damages (including lost wages) that resulted from the collision. Car accident injuries can turn lives upside down. The pain, suffering, and medical treatment required for accident injuries are time-consuming, disruptive, and expensive. Serious injuries often require months of compliance with a physical rehabilitation program or regular visits to specialists. Because complying with...
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Average Pedestrian Accident Settlement Amount

The average settlement amount for a pedestrian accident claim is approximately $36,253.73. This figure is based on data from past pedestrian accident settlements within the last 6 years (2015 – 2021). This average should not be interpreted as a standard amount for every pedestrian accident settlement. This is because personal injury settlement amounts are unique to each case and dependent on many factors such as...
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How is Fault Determined After an Auto Accident?

Attorneys and insurance companies determine fault based on the evidence they have at hand. Often fault is determined largely based on the police report filing by the reporting officer. However, the insurance company will corroborate the police report with their insured and if the injured party isn’t represented, they’ll tell them that they need to give a recorded statement regarding the wreck before they’ll make...
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Missouri Helmet Law for Motorcyclists

In 1967, Missouri enacted a universal helmet law which required every single person operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger to wear a helmet when traveling on Missouri highways. However, on August 28, 2020, a more relaxed helmet law went into effect, requiring instead that only certain individuals must wear a helmet when operating or riding on a motorcycle. RSMo. 302.020(2), also known as...
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How Long Does A Settlement Take For A Car Accident?

Car accident cases with clear liability and moderate injuries often settle within 6 to 9 months after medical treatment is complete. The amount of time it takes to get a car accident settlement can vary depending on the type of injuries, involvement of a commercial vehicle and their insurance company, and the size of the accident.   Generally, a car accident claim that results in a...
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Why Is My Car Accident Settlement Taking So Long?

A common question received by personal injury attorneys is “why is my car accident settlement taking so long?” Despite each case being unique, there are some common reasons why car accident settlements can seem like they are taking a long time to progress. Car accidents can take a long time to settle for the following reasons: Length of Medical Treatment Collecting Medical Bills & Records...
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