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

4 Traps to Be Aware of in Your Personal Injury Claim

Last weekend you were leaving the Saint Louis Galleria when a distracted driver rear-ended you, resulting in severe whiplash and a broken arm. You went to the emergency room immediately, and your treating physician advised you that you won’t be able to work at your warehouse job until your arm heals—a process that could take weeks or months. Today, you get a call from an adjuster at the at-fault driver’s insurance Read More

Harmed in an Accident with a Drunk Driver? Know Your Legal Options

You’re on your way home from a late night at the office. Suddenly and without warning, another driver runs a red light and crashes into your car, totaling it and leaving you with a broken arm and fractured pelvis. When the police arrive and take the driver into custody, tests confirm that he has a blood alcohol level of .12%, which is well beyond the legal limit. Any time a drunk driver operates a motor vehicle Read More

Know Your Rights When it Comes to Dog and Animal Bites in Missouri!

It’s a mild evening and most of the last snowfall has melted, so you’ve decided to get your bike out of the garage and go for a ride through the neighborhood. You’ve only been riding for 20 minutes when a large dog comes charging from behind a house, bites your leg, and holds on. By the time the owner and passers-by get the dog off, you’ve experienced an injury that will require surgery and ongoing medical Read More

Holding Truckers to a Higher Standard: How a New Law Will Make the Trucking Industry More Accountable

Truck drivers often have strict deadlines and schedules that cause them to push the limits of their endurance. Even when they’ve been behind the wheel for hours and need rest, they carry on, becoming so fatigued that they rely on energy drinks and coffee to stay awake. Some of these drivers are unaware of just how exhausted they are until they suddenly nod off and a serious accident occurs. In trucking Read More

Tis the Season! 4 Tips to Avoid Injuries This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And, according to the statistics, one of the most dangerous. When we anticipate the holiday season, what comes to mind are family dinners, beautifully decorated homes with blazing fireplaces, and an abundance of presents. Few of us expect to be injured at a time characterized by peace and goodwill, but it happens, and at a rate that exceeds other times of the year. This is Read More