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Friday, June 19, 2015

Two truck crashes on I-70 due to speed in construction zone


On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in truck accidents on Friday, June 19, 2015.

Sometime, if you are bored, stop at a business or rest area along I-70 in the vicinity of Kansas City and count the number of truck that pass in 60 seconds. Then multiply that number by 1440, which the number of minutes in one day.


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial weekend brings added traffic congestion


On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Memorial Day weekend often is seen as the start of summer. People head out for parades, get-togethers and out of town to the lake or cabin.


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Friday, May 8, 2015

Drunk driving kills every hour of the day


On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Drunk driving accidents can happen at any time. While they tend to cluster around the times you would expect, late night on the weekends or during major holidays, far too many drivers are intoxicated at all hours of the day and night.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Are trucks driving too fast for their tires?


On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in truck accidents on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

The safe operation of a car or truck on the highway requires dozens of factors to align properly. The driver needs to be competent, not intoxicated, distracted or fatigued.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Drowsy driving is more dangerous than you may think


On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Friday, April 10, 2015.

We have all probably driven at one time or another when we were a little tired. You may have experienced you eyelids drop or flutter and you shrug it off.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Employment Law: Enforcement of a Covenant Not to Compete


Can My Employer Enforce a Covenant Not to Compete?

Many employers require their employees to sign agreements which contain covenants not to compete with the company.  The enforceability of these restrictive provisions varies from state-to-state and depends on a variety of factors. A former employee who violates an enforceable non-compete agreement may be ordered to cease competitive activity and pay damages to the former employer.  In other covenants, the restrictions may be deemed too restrictive and an undue restraint of trade.

A covenant not to compete is a promise by an employee that he or she will not compete with his or her employer for a specified period of time and/or within a particular geographic location.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Worker's Compensation: Have You Been Injured on the Job?


Have You Been Injured on the Job? What if Your Employer Has No Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

In most states, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries sustained by their employees. Workers’ compensation insurance is a “no fault” system which allows every employee to receive benefits for a job-related injury, regardless of who caused the accident or illness, though intentional, self-inflicted injuries may be excluded from workers' compensation benefits. The system balances the needs of workers, who are entitled to receive prompt medical treatment for their injuries, with the needs of employers who can conduct their business operations free from the fear of being sued by an injured employee. Workers’ compensation programs can provide claimants with medical benefits and, provided certain requirements are met, temporary compensation payments until the employee is able to return to work. In certain situations, claimants may also receive permanent benefits such as job retraining or supportive medical care.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Estate Planning: Beware of "Simple" Estate Plans.


Beware of “Simple” Estate Plans

“I just need a simple will.”  It’s a phrase estate planning attorneys hear practically every other day.   From the client’s perspective, there’s no reason to do anything complicated, especially if it might lead to higher legal fees.  Unfortunately, what may appear to be a “simple” estate is all too often rife with complications that, if not addressed during the planning process, can create a nightmare for you and your heirs at some point in the future.   Such complications may include:

Probate - Probate is the court process whereby property is transferred after death to individuals named in a will or specified by law if there is no will.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Road Safety: Cities with the Best and Worst Drivers


Cities With the Best and Worst Drivers

If you are traveling this summer, please stay safe on the road.  If you have unfortunately been in a car accident and would like to talk to an attorney, please Read more . . .


Friday, March 7, 2014

Know the Risks of "D-I-Y" Divorce


“Do it yourself” divorce is fraught with risks – even if your case is “simple” and both parties agree on all issues regarding division of property, support, and child custody and visitation. As many have learned the hard way, it is all too easy to make critical missteps today that will come back to haunt you down the road.

The proliferation of DIY websites and non-attorney legal document preparers give the impression that the process is simpler than it is. These services can help you deal with the court forms required to dissolve a marriage, including financial disclosures, motions, hearing notices and child support paperwork. It’s tempting to save money by using one of these services to prepare and file your divorce forms without using a lawyer.
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