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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases


The victim is the most important person in any personal injury case. However, many judges and juries do not think that the victim should be the only one telling their story at a trial. Having witnesses who are impartial and credible bolster your account of the events and can significantly help your case.

Another type of witness is equally important—the expert. In many situations, you need someone who has specialized knowledge in a particular field to explain a concept or collaborate your version of the events or your injuries.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Popular ATVs Recalled


What are my legal rights if I am injured by a defective product?

Polaris Industries, the makers of some of the most popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the market, have issued a massive recall after evidence emerged that their ATVs could place consumers at-risk of serious injuries or death.  Polaris announced a recall in April following more than 160 fires that were linked to the off-road vehicles.  At least 19 serious injuries and one death are believed to stem from the defective ATVs.  Our Read more . . .


Friday, September 15, 2017

Car Accidents While Pregnant: What Changes?


If you are involved in a car accident while you are pregnant, you have some unique issues to address immediately. You likely have serious concerns about the health and well-being of your unborn child after the collision.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Safety Tips for Bicyclists


Riding your bicycle can be both a great form of transportation and healthy activity. It also cuts down on emissions, which is good for the environment as well. However, cycling in traffic can also be very dangerous. Drivers often do not look out for bicyclists as well as they should, which can cause accidents. Bicyclists may also ignore the rules of the road, which can result in Read more . . .


Friday, August 25, 2017

Swimming Safety Tips


It has been hot in Kansas City. To beat the heat, many families have headed to the local public pool or their own backyard oasis. Swimming can be a great way to stay cool, enjoy the weather, have some family time, and get some exercise. However, a fun family day can turn deadly if parents and children do not adhere to certain swimming safety regulations. Carelessness of pool staff or becoming lax on maintenance obligations can also cause serious health concerns.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Safety Concerns About Playground Equipment


Even with modern improvements, are playgrounds safe?

Although playgrounds have changed a great deal during the past 50 years, with most of the changes made to ensure greater safer for the children who visit them, there are still, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s most recent research, approximately 200,000 children under the age of 14 treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of playground accidents. While many accidents are simply the result of using equipment improperly or losing one’s balance, a certain number of playground accidents, most of which occur at schools or daycare centers, are associated with faulty or poorly maintained equipment, or with lack of proper supervision.


If your child has suffered a serious injury at a playground and you believe it was caused by defective equipment or negligence, you should contact a


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Drowsy Driving and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Staying Safe


The National Sleep Foundation reports that over 60% of adult drivers will get behind the wheel while they are drowsy. That is about 168 million people who have reported driving drowsy within the past year. Of those, roughly one-third have actually fallen asleep or nodded off while driving. Approximately 11 million drivers admit that they have had an accident or a near-accident because they were too tired to drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are at least 100,000 motor vehicle crashes that occur every year because of drowsy drivers.
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Construction Injuries: Falls Rank Number One


The construction industry sees a significant number of injuries due to the dangerous nature of the work. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that there were 3.3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2009. Of those, roughly 9% were injuries within the construction industry.


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mennonite Home in Illinois Fined $25,000 for Nursing Home Abuse


Why are the most vulnerable among us being subjected to outrageous abuse?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Meadows Mennonite Home in Chenoa, Illinois has been fined a penalty of $25,000 for its alleged failure to protect six of their elderly residents from a staff member who abused their rights. The staff member is accused of not only photographing and videotaping the defenseless individuals in partially nude postures, but of further violating their privacy by posting these images on social media. In awful situations like these, it is crucial for those with a family member in a nursing home to have a


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Public Transportation Accidents in Missouri


As the cost of owning and operating your own vehicle continues to rise, more people are turning to public transportation as a way to cut costs. However, it seems as if public transportation accidents almost daily, particularly where public buses, trains, subways, or planes collide with the everyday driver.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Staying Safe at Backyard Barbeques


Summer is in full swing, and that means that it is a great time to get outside and do some grilling and enjoy friends and family in the yard. Unfortunately, summertime can also see an uptick in injuries related to recreational activities, grilling, and fireworks. Guests and family members can also


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