Wrongful Death: You Can’t Change the Past, But You Can Still Have a Future

When you lose a loved one, the emotional devastation and financial burden arising from such a loss can be daunting. If the fatal accident was the result of another party’s carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical costs, funeral expenses, and other economic losses. Wrongful Death in Missouri Missouri Revised Statutes section 537.080 defines wrongful death as a fatality Read More

The Top 5 Benefits to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Dedicated to the Field

When you’ve been badly injured in a car crash or as a result of someone else’s negligence, the fight for fair compensation can be a difficult one. Not only are your household bills only being partially paid (or not paid at all) because you can’t work, you also have to deal with the pressure of mounting medical costs, accident-related expenses, and insurance companies with their defense attorneys who block your claim Read More

Cruise Controls? Self-Driving Cars and Personal Injury Law

In May 2016 a single car accident made headlines across the country. In Williston, Florida, 40-year-old Joshua Brown, who was behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S, crashed into a tractor trailer that was driving across the highway, perpendicular to oncoming traffic. The truck driver was not injured, but Brown was killed. What made this fatal crash especially noteworthy was that the Tesla had its Autopilot system Read More

The Basics of the Legal Concept of “Pain and Suffering”

If you have experienced a serious injury caused by the negligence of another party, you are likely considering a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits are the proper way to recover financially from the injuries you experienced. If you win your suit, you will typically be awarded damages to cover all the losses you incurred while injured, such as lost wages, medical bills, damaged property, and more. These types Read More

New Laws Affecting Personal Injury Cases

On August 28, a number of new laws will take effect in Missouri that will negatively impact citizen’s 7th amendment rights in personal injury cases.  What follows is a summary of how these laws will affect personal injury cases. Senate Bill 31 (the “collateral source law”): This law will limit medical expense claims to the “actual cost of the medical care or treatment” rendered to a personal injury victim.  Read More

When the Damage is Done: Understanding Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Missouri

When in court for a personal injury lawsuit, there are two main ‘types’ of damages that the courts can award: compensatory damages and punitive damages. Missouri law has strict regulations regarding how it is determined, whether one or both of these two types of damages are awarded, and how much will be awarded. Understanding what’s behind these two damages can help you to get a better idea of what you can expect in Read More

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Liability: The Battle against the Insurance Company

If you have found yourself involved in a motor vehicle accident and you believe you are not at fault and an insurance company refuses to pay for your injuries, there are several things you should consider... Consider the Following When Determining Fault: 1) Ensure that you were not driving too closely to the other vehicle. For instance, if you were tailing the other vehicle, and you sustained injury because of Read More

Which US Presidents Were Lawyers

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Protecting You and Your Passengers from Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive Driving is a huge problem in Missouri. In fact, the Missouri Statewide Traffic Accident Records System indicates that aggressive driving was involved in more than 60% of all accidents so far this year. What Is Aggressive Driving? Many people may think of aggressive driving as road rage. While that can lead to aggressive driving, there are other ways people can be aggressive drivers, sometimes without even Read More

Avoiding an ATV Accident in Missouri – ATV Safety Tips

All-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) are motorized vehicles that are used off-road (not on a paved road) for family entertainment. It is important to remember that ATV’s are not made for pavement, and many accidents occur by riding on a paved road improperly or illegally.  ATV riders may find it necessary to occasionally cross a paved road.  To reduce the risk of injury, follow state laws, yield to oncoming traffic, and ride Read More