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What You Need to Know about Slip and Fall Accidents

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“Slip and fall” is a term used for a personal injury case where a person slipped or tripped and was injured on someone else’s property. These cases fall under the broader legal category of “premises liability” claims. Slip and fall accidents happen year-round. However, they can be more likely to happen in the winter months… Continue reading What You Need to Know about Slip and Fall Accidents

Medical Complications Caused by Car Accident Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries are not only painful but can also create a variety of medical complications depending on their severity. These range from infections to death from shock. If your burn injuries were caused by a negligent driver, then you could be eligible for compensation. Talk to a Kansas City car accident lawyer to find out… Continue reading Medical Complications Caused by Car Accident Burn Injuries

What are Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Claims?

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When someone is injured by another person’s actions, they are entitled to recoup their losses by filing a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is a lawsuit against another party for damages you sustained. Damages are an essential part of any personal injury lawsuit. Damages refer to the total monetary compensation a person is… Continue reading What are Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Claims?

Most Common Types and Causes of Medical Malpractice

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The damages caused by medical malpractice range from mild injuries to death. You might be eligible for significant compensation if the medical professional who caused these damages was negligent. Identifying the type of medical malpractice that was committed can be the most challenging part of this process. Consider consulting with a Kansas City medical malpractice… Continue reading Most Common Types and Causes of Medical Malpractice

How to Prove Negligence in Cold Weather Crashes

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There are many reasons car accidents happen. Overwhelmingly, accidents are caused by a driver’s reckless or negligent behavior. Reckless and negligent behaviors often include texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or fatigued driving. In these situations, it is usually clear and easy to determine who caused the accident and hold them responsible for their actions.… Continue reading How to Prove Negligence in Cold Weather Crashes

What To Do After a Car Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

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Missouri state law requires that drivers carry a minimum amount of insurance coverage. Liability insurance protects others who are injured in a car accident when you are found to be at fault. If you are found to legally be at fault for causing a car accident, your liability insurance coverage would compensate the victims of the accident for their… Continue reading What To Do After a Car Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

How To Get the Most Compensation for Your Personal Injury Claim

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Every day people are involved in accidents that result in injuries. Personal injuries can vary widely and may include whiplash, neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, internal organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you may… Continue reading How To Get the Most Compensation for Your Personal Injury Claim

Types of Concussions Caused By Car Accidents

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Concussions are mild injuries that often resolve within a few weeks or less. Some concussions may turn into more severe conditions if left untreated. The two main types of concussions most commonly caused by car accidents are brain concussions and spinal concussions. If you suffered any injury like this from a car accident, then reach… Continue reading Types of Concussions Caused By Car Accidents

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Missouri?

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There is nothing more devastating in life than experiencing the sudden and untimely death of a loved one. Especially if their death is the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you are filled with overwhelming feelings of shock, sadness, grief, and anger. In the aftermath of losing a loved one, the surviving family… Continue reading Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Missouri?

Watch Out for These Insurance Company Tactics to Deny Your Claim

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Most insurance companies operate like businesses by saving as much money as possible. This often leads to offering less compensation and wrongfully denying car accident claims. You may not have to let this happen to you if you suspect bad faith insurance tactics are being used against you. Reach out to a Kansas City car… Continue reading Watch Out for These Insurance Company Tactics to Deny Your Claim