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Missouri Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

In Missouri, the wrongful death statute of limitations states that a wrongful death claim must be filed within 3 years of the date of death. In the state of Missouri, wrongful death claims are controlled by state statutes, and specifically, the answer to these questions can be found in Missouri Revised Statute section 537.080. The statute identifies who may bring a cause of action for...
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What to Expect During a Personal Injury Deposition

When it comes time to give a deposition in a case and you are the person to be deposed, it can certainly cause some anxiety and unease if you have never experienced one before. Have no fear, because the attorney will be there to help you understand the process and will be by your side before, during, and after the deposition. The deponent will know...
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Is My Lawsuit Settlement Taxable?

If the claim is a personal injury case and did not contain an itemized deduction for medical expenses related to the injury in years prior, the full amount is non-taxable. There is no need to include the personal injury settlement proceeds in income. The facts and circumstances of the case will ultimately determine whether a lawsuit is taxable. It is true that the IRS will...
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Obtaining the “Right” Medical Care After a Car Accident

You have been in a crash. It can be overwhelming. One of the components of compensation you may seek after a crash is medical expenses. Unfortunately, insurance companies and insurance adjusters often use the medical treatment you may seek against you. How can that be? Insurance companies are looking for ANY reason to decrease what you are owed in compensation. Over time insurance companies have...
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Women in Law Spotlight: Carol Beckman

This month’s Women in Law Spotlight coincides with Women’s History month so we thought who better to feature than Brown & Crouppen Director of Workers’ Compensation Carol Beckman. We chatted with Carol about her history in the legal industry, balancing career and family, the benefits of women in leadership, and much more. Carol: I started at the firm quite young, back in 1987. My first...
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7 Mistakes to Avoid Following a Car Accident

So, you have been involved in an auto accident. Suddenly, people want to talk to you, ask a million questions, everything is overwhelming, and you are left wondering if the right decisions were made. Brown & Crouppen has handled thousands of auto accident claims, and given that experience, there are some common missteps that are made and how you can keep from taking the wrong...
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Brown & Crouppen Celebrates & Supports Women-Owned Businesses (2022)

Supporting women-owned businesses means investing in women-owned companies, buying from shops owned by women, and helping women-owned businesses grow. At Brown & Crouppen, we encourage and prioritize work-life balance amongst our employees, so we are thrilled to feature a handful of female-owned businesses within our firm. Here’s a list of women-lead businesses from our very own employees at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm. Owner: Erica...
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3 Tips for Trial Preparation and Successful War Room Organization

Trial preparation is a team effort. Your team needs a place to gather and truly collaborate. That means setting up what is known as a “war room,” a place where the team can prepare for the battle of trial. We all wish there were a blueprint for setting up the perfect war room. The truth is, there are tons of ways to physically set-up a...
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IUD Broke During Removal – Side Effects & Complications

Complications are common with intrauterine devices (IUDs) such as breakage during removal, which can lead to medical complications and unwanted side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered from complications after a IUD breakage (such as the ParaGard Copper UID) during removal, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer. An IUD intrauterine device (IUD) is a flexible, T-shaped piece of...
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3 Black-Owned Businesses We Love in St. Louis and Kansas City

Using your consumer dollars to patronize Black-owned businesses circulates money into communities, creates jobs, and narrows the racial wealth gap by increasing Black household incomes. We encourage you to buy Black, order Black and leave reviews about your experiences year-round. In celebration of Black History Month and through our ongoing commitment to our communities, Brown & Crouppen is proud to share a few of the...
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