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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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket


Summer is upon us, and that means that many of us are heading to the lake to spend some time on the water. Whether you are boating for excitement or fishing, you should make wearing a life jacket part of your routine when you are on the water. The reasons for wearing a life jacket are far too important to ignore!


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Protecting Yourself Against Distracted Drivers


Distracted driving has always been a problem in the United States. Unfortunately, it is becoming more of an issue with the increased use of cell phones and smartphones. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control report that more than nine people are killed, and more than 1,060 people are injured because of accidents that involve a distracted driver. Even in 2011, one in four accidents involved the use of a cell phone either during or just before the crash.

Smartphones can be a handy tool on the road, as they provide navigation and information regarding surrounding attractions and resources.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pedestrian Accidents


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle accidents. In addition, thousands more pedestrians are injured as well.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Notice Requirements for Workers’ Compensation in NolMO


Workers’ compensation is a highly valuable benefit system in Missouri. It provides employees with extremely helpful benefits if they are unable to work or have sustained medical expenses because of a work injury or accident.

For the system to function properly, both employers and employees must follow certain notice requirements set out by


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Vaping: The New Frontier of Personal Injury


Can a lawsuit be filed for an injury caused by an exploding e-cigarette?

Over the years, the number of cigarette smokers has dramatically declined. This is good news in light of the fact that tobacco products are known to cause cancer and a host of other health problems. Nonetheless, there are alternative delivery systems for nicotine and herbal products: electronic or e-cigarettes.

Currently, there is no evidence one way or the other that demonstrates e-cigarettes are safer than smoking tobacco. However, vaping may be tragically hip as there have been numerous reports of people being injured by explosions.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Assessing Fault in Rear-End Collisions


Rear-end collisions vary widely from minor fender vendors to high-speed crashes. In those situations, the car that hit the back of the other vehicle is often presumed at fault in rear end accidents. While this is generally true, it is not always the case—the driver who was hit may also be partially at fault.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Damages Available in a Car Accident Case


Generally speaking, a car accident will result in what is often referred to as a “personal injury” case. That means that the damages available in this type of accident are similar to other personal injury cases, including slip and fall accidents or dog bites.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

What is the “Damages and Compensation Formula”?


Personal injury cases often involve many of the same types of damages over and over. Usually, these damages will include an amount for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. Lost wages and certain general damages such as emotional distress may also be available.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Is Everything Okay? Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect


The decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility is often difficult and heartbreaking. Of course, we want to make sure that the facility we choose provides excellent care to our loved ones. Unfortunately, there are times when these facilities fall short. Not all cases of nursing home neglect are intentional, but they can all be dangerous.


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Leaving the Scene of an Accident – How Bad is it?


Car accidents happen. Whether it’s a major crash or a minor fender-bender, in an effort to avoid trouble, some drivers might be tempted to leave the scene. Some may simply panic, while others may be under the influence or without proper insurance or registration papers. However, any driver who thinks leaving the scene of an accident is a good idea is asking for more trouble than they probably bargained for.


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