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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.

Car Accidents and Negligence

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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.

Although this may be the first time you are involved in a Read more . . .

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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Friday, March 31, 2017

Trespasser Injuries - Landowner Responsibilities in Missouri

In Missouri, generally speaking, a landowner has no duty to protect a trespasser who enters upon his property. After all, why would you be responsible injuries suffered by someone is unlawfully upon your property?  However, there are some important exceptions where you, as a landowner, could be sued for injuries suffered by a trespasser.

What is a Trespasser?

A trespasser is anyone who enters upon your property without permission or invitation.  The person doesn’t have to have malicious intent to be a trespasser, and “trespasser” can include solicitors and sales people.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Steps to take if your taxi cab gets into an accident, part 2

On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Today's posting is a continuation of last week's post entitled Read more . . .

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Steps to take if your taxi cab gets into an accident, part 1

On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in commercial vehicle accidents on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

A quick note before diving into this topic: "taxi" in this posting refers to a taxi cab in the traditional sense. More specifically, it refers to a car that charges metered fares and adheres to the guidelines and laws that govern taxi use in the state in which it's being driven.
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Deadly Peril of Choosing Profit Over Safety

On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in truck accidents on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Drivers pass truckers on the road every day hauling all sorts of goods. We depend on truckers to carry food, medical supplies and building materials.

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