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

Why is it Important to Keep Up With Regular Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance may seem like a tedious and unnecessary task, but keeping up on regular vehicle maintenance can keep you safe while driving, and have your vehicle operating at optimal performance. This will in turn save you money and extend the life of the vehicle.  Below are some common areas of your vehicle that should be regularly maintained: Engine The engine is the CPU (central processing unit) and the basis Read More

How to Safely Ride Your Motorcycle in Adverse Weather Conditions

Riding a motorcycle, on a beautiful weather day brings a form of joy, peace, and freedom that is not easily explained, but weather changes (and often times very quickly), and a rider may have to make a quick decision, to ensure that their own safety (as well as the other drivers on the road). Each season brings its own set of challenges for riders of motorcycles. Let’s take a closer look at how you should act, and Read More

10 Tips for Winning Your Truck Accident Case

If you reside in St. Louis, MO and find yourself involved in a serious personal truck accident, chances are you will also need to hire an experienced St. Louis truck accident attorney to fight for your rights and help you win your case.   While cases involving personal truck accidents are common, it's important that the motorist involved be able to provide certain details that will make their case much easier Read More