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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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Who Pays My Medical Bills in a Car Accident?

When I speak to a client shortly after they are involved in a crash, “Who pays my medical bills?” is a common question asked by many. It is significant for your health and the value of your case. Receive all the necessary medical treatment and start your treatment as soon as possible after a crash. To obtain medical treatment in a timely fashion, you initially...
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Legal Terminology 101: A Guide to Understanding Your Lawyer and Lawsuit

Personal injury lawyers and paralegals frequently use legal terms when discussing cases with their clients. Although this terminology is well-known to people who use it daily, clients may find such jargon unfamiliar or confusing.  Therefore, the personal injury team at Brown & Crouppen has put together this short primer to explain the terms that our clients ask about the most during their case.  Insurance claim. Most...
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