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How Much Can Someone Sue For A Car Accident?

There is no limit or standard formula used to determine how much an injured party in a motor vehicle accident can seek in a lawsuit. The circumstances surrounding every accident are unique, as are the characteristics of each individual involved in an accident. As a result, the amount sought in a personal injury lawsuit depends on many factors such as insurance coverage, liability, state laws,...
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Can I Sue Someone For Damaging My Car If I Am Not Hurt?

Yes, you can sue someone for property damage after a car accident even if you haven’t suffered any injuries. In some cases, auto accidents can lead to sizable property damage, resulting in overwhelming expenses. Follow these steps to pursue a lawsuit for car damage: Additionally, it’s important to note that even if you believe that you are not injured, it’s important to seek medical attention...
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How to file a slip and fall claim

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of slipping (or tripping) on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held liable. Filing a slip and fall claim or lawsuit can help recover losses for damages that resulted from the accident. Here’s the process for filing a slip and fall claim: Seek medical treatment File an accident report Gather...
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How Long Does A Slip And Fall Case Take To Settle?

Slip and fall claims with clear negligence and moderate injuries often settle within 9-12 months after medical treatment is complete. Cases that involve more complicated injuries and/or commercial defendants often take longer than 12 months to settle. Each case is unique, and slip and fall cases can take several months to several years to resolve depending on several factors.  If you slipped and fell at a...
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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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