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What to Do After Being Rear Ended

Any driver paying attention to their surroundings, including watching their mirrors, is trying to keep everyone safe. Sometimes though, the best defensive driving may not be able to keep someone from being involved in a collision. Whether you ‘saw it coming’ or it came out of nowhere, it’s difficult to avoid being rear-ended. While you may not be able to prevent this type of collision,...
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5 Signs You May Have A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is difficult. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse cases have spiked in the past several years. While there is a possibility that abuse is just being reported more frequently, ensuring the safety and well-being of your loved one should be of utmost concern when considering placement.    The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports for “every...
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Car Accident Settlements: The Truth About What To Expect

Unless the accident was caused by a commercial vehicle or due to a vehicle defect or other source, typically, the amount of your car accident settlement will be dependent on the amount of available personal automobile insurance coverage or the value of your injuries, whichever is less. Therefore, the key to maximizing your recovery is to retain the services of an experienced motor vehicle accident...
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The Timeline of Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

While most personal injury claims will be settled out of court within the first 9-18 months, some claims will require that a lawsuit is filed to attempt to resolve the matter.  When wondering what a personal injury lawsuit timeline is, keep in mind that just like fingerprints, no two cases are exactly alike. Many things that you encounter along the way will be specific to...
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How can I Afford to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

When you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, you may be wondering if you have enough information to settle the case on your own or whether you need the help and guidance of an attorney.  One concern that you may have is whether you can afford the cost to hire a personal injury attorney. Perhaps you have never had to hire an attorney,...
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Can You Sue for a Dog Bite in Missouri?

While usually “man’s best friend,” dogs can turn into your worst enemy when they become violent. Dog bites can result in serious injuries, even death. With dog ownership on the rise due to more people being home and a decrease in dog training over the last year, there has been an increase in dog bites resulting in surgical repairs. If someone else’s dog attacks you,...
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4 Tips for Remote Depositions

In March of 2020, when most of the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person business was impossible.  Very quickly, we learned that online platforms like Zoom, Webex, and RingCentral were our way to connect during this unprecedented time.  Though many lawyers had used remote videoconferencing technology before if circumstances prevented travel, most were accustomed to in-person depositions.  Technology can be intimidating, but...
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Is Paraquat Weed Killer Linked to Parkinson’s Disease?

Do you suffer from Parkinson’s disease or related symptoms after possible exposure to the weed killer known as paraquat? You may be entitled to compensation. Paraquat dichloride, or “paraquat” for short, is a commercial herbicide so toxic that the EPA has had to issue warnings to users that “one sip can kill.” It is not a residential product that anybody can purchase from their local...
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