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Missouri Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Claims

In Missouri, most slip and fall cases have a 5-year statute of limitations, meaning that individuals have five years from the date of the injury to file a claim against the negligent property owner or manager. Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability negligence claims. To establish and file a slip and fall claim in Missouri, a plaintiff must show the...
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Can a Tenant Sue a Landlord for an Injury in Missouri?

A tenant may sue a landlord for an injury in Missouri, but to succeed, the tenant must prove that the landlord owed a duty to the tenant. The general rule in Missouri is that a landlord does not owe a duty to their tenants and the landlord will not be liable for personal injuries caused by the dangerous conditions of the premises. The rationale is...
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Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amount

The average motorcycle settlement amount is approximately $62,564.31. This figure is 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 that settlements may be higher or lower than this number, since...
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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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Kansas Damage Caps

Damage caps are limitations on the amount a plaintiff (the injured party) can recover in a lawsuit. Such limitations are fixed dollar amounts that represent the absolute maximum a plaintiff can recover for one incident, even if a jury decides that their losses are worth more than the maximum amount allowed. The following damages are subject to damage caps in the state of Kansas: Non-economic...
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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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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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How Long Do Workers Comp Settlements Take?

Workers’ compensation cases often settle in as little as 6 months after medical treatment is complete.  However, each case is unique and can take less or more time to settle depending on the injuries and number of parties involved in the claim. The process of settling a workers’ compensation is a multi-step process. In an ideal world, this is how a claim should go. Step...
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