Category: Personal Injury

Who Is at Fault in a Lane-Change Accident?

Each time you get in your vehicle and use it to travel somewhere, you are accepting some level of risk that you may be involved in an accident. While this is true, if you follow the rules of the road, avoid distractions, and practice defensive driving, you can protect yourself in many situations.

Unfortunately, not all accidents can be avoided, and one that may occur without warning is a lane-change accident.

If you are involved in this type of collision, you may wonder who is at fault? After all, it can be a confusing and stressful situation.

When figuring out who is at fault in a lane-change accident, it is good to consult with an attorney. They will unders [...]

How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

Every minute of the day, around six car accidents occur in the country. Many of these result in injuries, while others result in a fatality, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As a result, hundreds of motorists are injured daily, and many of these will bring a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. While the specific figures aren't available, most of them (about 95%) will agree to a settlement before their case goes to trial.

If you are wondering, "what percentage of car accident claims go to trial,” [...]

How long do you have to sue after an accident?

Thousands of people are injured in accidents every year in Missouri.  The amount of time you have to sue after an accident depends on what kind of accident it was.  This can be confusing, so it’s important to understand the law and the statutes of limitation.

Injured parties have up to two years to file a lawsuit for some personal injuries – such as work accidents, burns, and slip-and-falls – as well as medical malpractice.  However, they have up to five years to file a civil lawsuit for car and truck accidents resulting in injury and/or property damage.

To complicate matters further, if an accident res [...]