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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Why Handling Tickets is Best Left to Attorneys

Q: Should I hire an attorney to defend me for a traffic or other ticket?

As Kansas City traffic violation lawyers, we understand how motorists feel when charged with a traffic violation. Court appearances and fines can be frustrating, time-consuming, expensive, and negatively impact driving privileges– –not to mention raise your automobile insurance premium.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Road Rage and the Personal Injury Lawsuit

Q: Can a road rage incident lead to a personal injury lawsuit?

Road rage is a societal problem that often results in Kansas City automobile accidents as angry drivers become aggressive, reckless, and make bad choices – – often with tragic results.

Sometimes, road rage can result in tragedy without a collision.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Premises Liability Lawsuits for Amusement Park Accidents

Q: Who is responsible for an amusement park ride accident?

Warm weather sends countless thrill-seekers to amusement parks in anticipation of fun and good memories. Unfortunately, amusement park ride accident attorneys know all too well that when squeals of delight turn to screams of terror, catastrophic injuries can sometimes happen.

Recently, the front car of an aging Florida roller coaster reportedly derailed catapulting two of its four occupants 34 feet to the ground while the other two people dangled precariously from the car awaiting rescue. In total, nine riders were taken to the hospital, some with serious injuries that have already caused them to consult a

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Last Dance for Dermatologist?

Q: Can dancing while operating constitute medical malpractice?

It's well-known that some surgeons enjoy listening to background music while they operate. Unfortunately, if they get too caught up in the music and apparently start dancing on videotape while performing surgery, they could find themselves suspended from practice-- or even named in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New Legislation Expected to Combat Sexual Assaults in Missouri Nursing Homes

Q: How can sexual assault be reduced in nursing homes?

Missouri nursing home abuse attorneys, as well as nursing home residents and their loved ones, gained a victory when Missouri lawmakers recently approved legislation that "nursing and other group homes must report sexual assaults to law-enforcement" rather than just to state agencies as the current law mandates.

The measure, expected to be signed by the governor, would help prevent miscommunication between the facility, the family, and law-enforcement that in the past has reportedly resulted in roadblocks to the pursuit and conviction of elder sexual abuse and assault cases.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tragedy in the Wake of Alleged BWI Crash in Missouri

Q: Who can sue for damages in a boating while intoxicated accident?

An alleged Missouri boating while intoxicated accident has left tragedy in its wake and legal trouble for the boat’s driver.

According to police, the driver crashed the boat into a rock bluff, ejecting himself and two of his four passengers into the water.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Meth Contamination Concerns at Daycare Center

Q: What is daycare negligence?

Plenty of people fantasize about finding a place to hide on a difficult workday. But one day care worker allegedly turned that common day dream into a frightening reality.


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Criminal Charges in Waterpark Decapitation Death

Q: Can someone be held criminally and civilly liable for a death?

When a child dies in a tragic accident that's particularly gruesome, the memory lingers for years. Such is the case in the alleged wrongful death two years ago of the then 10-year-old son of a Kansas lawmaker.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Innovative Evidence Collection Method Used in Golden State Killer Case

Q: Can evidence collection methods impact a criminal case?

It isn't every day that an arrest is made for a crime allegedly committed over 40 years ago--much less a series of alleged crimes from that era. But it happened recently in Sacramento, California with the arrest of a former police officer. Like anyone charged with a violent crime, the alleged "Golden State Killer" will need

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Dogs that Bite—Who’s Responsible?

You see the cutest dog at the park and you can’t resist saying hi. The owner smiles as you walk up to the dog and gingerly put your hand out to pet his fluffy little head. Without warning, the dog snaps at you and sinks his teeth into your hand. The owner is horrified, declaring that Fido has never done anything like that before! Who’s responsible for the injuries—you or the dog owner?

Missouri law regarding dog bites is set out in Missouri Revised Statutes, section 273.036, which provides that dog owners are subject to “strict liability.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Seeking Justice in Missouri Courthouse Slip and Fall Case

Q: Who is guilty in courthouse slip and fall accident?

Premises liability attorneys know that residential and commercial property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a safe manner to prevent injuries to those who enter the property.

If someone is injured due to poor or unsafe conditions--generally determined on a “reasonableness under the circumstances” standard-- the owner may be held responsible for their injuries in a

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