New Missouri Law May Prevent You From Recovering a Settlement in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

On October 11, 2013 a new law took effect in Missouri that bars drivers with no liability insurance from pursuing personal injury damages in Missouri courts as a result of a motor vehicle accident. This law is a major change to over 75 years of established Missouri law, which puts no limits on who can have access to the courts. This law is aimed at the poor, who often cannot afford car insurance. The major provisions of the law prohibit any driver who is without insurance who is involved in a motor vehicle...

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Driver Health Factors into Truck Accidents

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Driver Health Factors into Truck Accidents

More than 90,000 people were killed or injured in crashes with large trucks in 2011.  The vast majority of those injuries and deaths – 72 percent – were inflicted on occupants of other vehicles or pedestrians involved in the crash.  Although accidents can result from a combination of unfortunate factors, federal authorities have identified poor health of commercial drivers as a significant factor in highway accidents. As anyone who has ever taken a road trip knows, driving long hours can be physically strenuous. ...

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If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is frightening not only for victims but also for their families.  What could be more wrenching than suspecting your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home facility – or even at home – and not know what to do? If you are in this situation, here are the first steps to getting help. Call Missouri’s Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-392-0210.  This service of the state Department of Health and Senior Services responds to reports of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of...

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What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

There comes a time when an adult parent turns to a nursing home to provide a loving and caring home for an elderly loved one. Unfortunately, some nursing homes have been known to take advantage of their residents’ vulnerable state. Types of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can occur in many forms. While living in a nursing home, senior citizens can be abused physically, sexually, and verbally. Some abuse is obvious, such as hitting a resident. But others are less well known to the public, such as neglect, false...

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Truck Accidents: The Unique Circumstances of Going Up Against a $255 Billion Dollar Industry

Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Truck Accidents: The Unique Circumstances of Going Up Against a $255 Billion Dollar Industry

In the United States, trucking is a $255.5 billion industry. While trucking accidents are the fault of the truck driver less than 20% of all motor vehicle accidents, the incidents tend to be more severe. One person is killed or injured in a trucking accident every 16 minutes in the U.S. Large trucking companies will use all available resources to deny or minimize liability. They will hire their own experts to start building a case that shows minimal responsibility right away. That is why it is imperative that you...

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