Determining the value of your settlement before you file a claim can be complicated, as it depends on many factors that are revealed in the discovery phase of your case. There are several online calculators for such claims, but they are only able to give you a rough estimate of what you could get from the insurance company.

In this article, we will discuss what is taken into account when a settlement is calculated, and what you can expect from several possible scenarios.

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How Will Your Settlement Be Determined in the State of Missouri?

First, let’s go through the main principles that influence the way a car accident is handled in Missouri. As an “at-fault” state, Missouri gives the responsibility of paying for damages to the driver who is responsible for causing the accident. Sometimes, other parties may be involved, like companies hiring drivers, or the municipality in charge of maintaining roads. …

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be wondering if you should hire a auto accident attorney. Perhaps you are not sure if you have a case to recover damages from the responsible party. Let’s take a look at a few signs that you could greatly benefit from the help of an experienced car accident lawyer.

1. Your Accident Involved Major Damage To Your Car Or Serious Injuries

If you are involved in a serious accident that causes major property damage to your vehicle, and results in multiple injuries among you and your passengers, it’s likely a good idea to speak with an attorney.

According to the FHWA, the average cost of an accident with no injuries is about $2,300, while the average cost for an accident involving a “nonfatal disabling injury” is $61,600. Your lawyer can make sure you get the compensation you deserve. …

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Driving is generally straightforward. Driving over the speed limit or under the influence can increase your risks of getting in a collision and so do distractions or drowsiness. However, common sense isn’t always an accurate predictor. Case in point: driving during summer may be considered more dangerous than during winter.

We’ll explain why in a minute.

Here are three car accident facts that seem to defy logic.

More Accidents Happen in the Summer Than in the Winter

Driving conditions during winter are harsh. Snow, heavy winds, and slippery roads are known to increase the risks of accidents. So, obviously, you would think that most car crashes happen during this period.

However, one study found that out of the 35,000 fatalities that occur in the U.S …


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