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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dog Bite Liability: The Basics

Missouri, like many states, has specific statutes that address liability for dog bites. The owner may be liable in certain circumstances. However, there are situations where no one is liable for the bite. The specific facts of your case will determine whether you have a

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Basics in Missouri

Workers’ compensation is an employer-funded, state-mandated system that provides benefits to workers who are injured either on the job or while they are engaging in work activities. It also covers employees who are exposed to dangerous substances and suffer long-term health issues or diseases because of that exposure. These benefits are extremely valuable to injured workers because they provide medical coverage and regular payments to deal with lost wages while a worker recovers.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Kansas City Car Accident Claims Two Lives on Thanksgiving

If the driver isn’t criminally-charged, can I still sue for a loved one’s wrongful death?

Not long after midnight on Thanksgiving Day, a Kansas City car accident shattered lives. Two different couples in two different cars traveling on the same highway reportedly encountered the same wrong-way driver.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycles are amazing machines. Many riders love the feeling of freedom and speed that they get from riding a bike. However, that freedom is sometimes the very reason that riding a motorcycle is so dangerous. There is very little protecting you from the road. Other drivers are often not as careful as they should be around motorcycles, either.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

An Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries

Roughly 12,500 spinal cord injuries occur every year, and approximately 276,000 people are currently living with some type of spinal cord damage.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Help! I’ve Been in an Accident with Someone Who Doesn’t Have Insurance!

Motor vehicle insurance is not only extremely helpful if you have been in an accident, but it is also required by law. However, even though you are legally required to have it, many people drive without even the minimums required by law. Unfortunately, these situations can create complicated Read more . . .

Monday, November 27, 2017

Good Samaritan Laws in Missouri

In an emergency situation, there likely will not be a doctor, nurse, or some other medical professional around to render aid. Instead, you may be forced to count on the kindness of strangers to help you after an accident or medical emergency. Even those these individuals may have good intentions, their lack of experience or knowledge may end up causing more harm than good.

Good Samaritan laws often protect these first responders in emergency situations. However, Missouri’s Good Samaritan laws only offer civil liability immunity for those who have medical training or experience.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Proving Slip and Fall Claims in Missouri

Although slip and fall accidents may seem minor at first, they can be very serious. In fact, they can result in long-term health conditions like residual effects from traumatic brain injuries, chronic back pain, or other debilitating damage.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Avoiding Accidents with Defensive Driving

Using defensive driving techniques can help you avoid an accident. Defensive driving means that you can avoid most of the common causes of car accidents, including:

  • Following other drivers too closely
  • Speeding
  • Failing to stay in the correct lane
  • Failure to yield to the driver who has the right of way
  • Driving while distracted

You can use the following defensive driving tips to help you and your passengers stay safe while you are on the road.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

A Look at the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

What should I do if I am injured in a car accident in Missouri?

Each year, more than three million people are injured in a car accident, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  According to car insurance industry estimates, you will be involved in a car accident every 17 years or so.  The nature and extent of your injuries will depend highly on where your vehicle was hit, whether you were wearing a seatbelt, and the force of the incident.  Our Read more . . .

Monday, October 9, 2017

Protecting Yourself from Drunk Drivers

Drunk or impaired drivers are dangerous. They are not only extremely dangerous for themselves, but they are also a hazard to everyone else on the road as well. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that someone dies because of alcohol impaired driving every 48 minutes in the United States. In addition, roughly one-third of all auto accidents are due to impaired driving.

If you think that someone near you is driving while impaired, there are a few steps that you can take to help avoid Read more . . .

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