Pedestrians vs. Vehicles: Who Has the Right of Way in Missouri?

Accidents involving pedestrians are more common than you would think. They occur thousands of times every year, leading to serious injuries and multiple fatalities. In fact, these types of incidents account for about 11% of all vehicle accidents. Determining who is at fault is a grey area, and lawyers need to prove that the actions of either the driver or the pedestrian were directly responsible for the accident. Read More

What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Crash

The day started out like any other. You went to work and put in your usual eight hours. At 5:00pm, you got into your car and headed home, stopping at Straub's on the way to pick up something for dinner. Just 10 minutes from home, the day stopped being normal. A driver with her eyes on her phone rear-ended you, sending your car off the road and halfway into a shallow ditch. You weren’t knocked unconscious, but Read More

4 Tips to Preserve Your Rights During a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injuries can occur in a variety of contexts that include car accidents, slip or trip and falls, defective products, and aggressive domestic animals. When bad things happen, Missouri law may entitle you to seek compensation for your damages and losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering. You need to be proactive, however. Few defendants will voluntarily admit Read More

Dog Bite Injuries: How to Obtain the Compensation You Deserve

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, an average of 4.7 million people a year are bitten by dogs in the U.S. Many of these injuries are serious enough to need ongoing medical treatment, especially if the victim is a child. If you or someone you love has been attacked and bitten by a dangerous dog or another domestic animal, take the following steps immediately to protect your right to recover Read More

Staying Safe on the Street: 5 Bicycle Safety Tips

Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and get around while reducing your impact on the environment. Unfortunately, the roads are becoming increasingly dangerous for cyclists. According to recent data, motor vehicle crashes killed 840 cyclists across the U.S. in 2016, which was the highest fatality rate since 1991. A year later the journal Injury Prevention published a paper revealing that these accidents cost adult Read More

Hurt in a Slip-and-Fall Accident? 6 Steps to Take Immediately

Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, including but not limited to broken bones, spinal cord trauma, and traumatic brain injuries. For you, this means costly medical bills, lost wages if you cannot work, and an often-painful recovery. To protect your right to file a claim against the at-fault party, take the following steps immediately after the incident. 1.   Report the Accident No matter where Read More

Missouri Personal Injury Law: How is Negligence Determined?

The term “negligence” is frequently used in Missouri personal injury law. It is a legal theory that evaluates and determines liability when an accident occurs and someone is injured. In this article, we will discuss how negligence is determined and how Missouri awards damages in a negligence claim. In general, the elements of a negligence case are as follows: An individual or entity owed a duty to commit or Read More

Premises Liability: Understanding the Obligations of Business Owners to Keep Customers Safe

If you are injured on someone else’s property or at a business, you should know your legal rights.  The basis for liability starts with the reason why you are on the property. Generally, there are three main classifications: licensees, invitees, and trespassers. Trespassers are those who do not have consent to enter onto another’s property.  Licensees are people who visit a property for their own amusement, such Read More

The Basics of Premises Liability Laws in Missouri

It happens all the time. It’s likely even happened to you. Every year, thousands of Missouri residents are injured because property and business owners fail to keep their premises safe for the public. Bunched carpeting, unmopped spills, poor lighting, and cracked sidewalks can all result in sprains, broken bones, and even brain or spinal cord injuries. These incidents are all premises liability cases, and Read More

What NOT to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Crash

Ask anyone who has been in a car crash what it was like, and most of them will tell you that it was a chaotic and overwhelming experience. It’s easy to see why. Your car may be totaled. You, the other driver, and your respective passengers might be injured or even killed. Soon red ambulance lights will be flashing over the scene and police officers will be asking questions that you don’t know how to answer right Read More