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Car Accidents - Click here to view all posts
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  • Attorney Matthew Meyerkord Obtains $5M Settlement
    Missouri Lawyers Weekly just released an article on a major case victory obtained by Attorney Matt Meyerkord and two other lawyers he collaborated with. The article covered a case in which a family ...
  • Holiday Driving: What You Should Know
    The holidays are upon us and people across the country are driving to relatives' houses or their vacation spots. The amount of traffic on our roads will greatly increase, as will the amount of ...
  • Your Insurance Defense Lawyer Isn't Really Your Lawyer
    If you caused a car accident and the person you hit sues you, your liability insurance company will hire a lawyer to defend you. However, the lawyer they get for you isn't really your lawyer and ...
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  • Texting While Driving, Part Two
    I read an interesting article in law journal today about company cell phone use motor vehicle accidents and want to share it with you. But first, a little background. Under a legal theory called ...
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  • Donating to Charities
    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, I recently enacted a firm-wide policy of donating 5% of every fee to charity. Giving is important to me and this commitment is something I feel strongly ...
Compensation/Damages - Click here to view all posts
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  • Attorney Matthew Meyerkord Obtains $5M Settlement
    Missouri Lawyers Weekly just released an article on a major case victory obtained by Attorney Matt Meyerkord and two other lawyers he collaborated with. The article covered a case in which a family ...
  • Compensation for a Loss Requires Documentation
    In any personal injury case, be it a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of case, you are entitled to be compensated for all of your damages. This can include many kinds of loss like ...
  • The Workers' Compensation Claims Process in Missouri
    #1: Report an Injury or Illness to Your Employer Immediately After sustaining an injury on the job or coming down with an occupational illness during the scope of your employment, it is imperative ...
Defective Products - Click here to view all posts
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  • Site Inspections
    One of the most important aspects in premises liability or even product liability cases is a site inspection. This is when the place of injury or a product that injured someone is inspected after the ...
  • Remington Firearms May Have a Defective Trigger
    NBC recently reported a story about defective triggers in Remington firearms. The defect causes the weapons to discharge when they are dropped or suffer some type of shock; even when the safety is ...
Dog Bites - Click here to view all posts
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  • Dog Bites and Strict Liability in Missouri
    A law in Missouri makes dog owners strictly liable for injuries stemming from a dog on the run. What is strict liability? Strict liability means that a person or business is automatically liable for ...
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Inadequate Security - Click here to view all posts
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  • Brian Russell Settles Inadequate Security Case for $40,000
    Meyerkord & Russell is proud to announce that Attorney Brian C. Russell was recently successful in settling yet another case. This time, he was hired to represent a client who had been robbed at ...
  • Inadequate Security
    In Missouri, businesses must make their premises safe for their customers. They not only have to protect them from slipping and falling or tripping and falling, but also from crimes committed on their ...
  • Preventable Crimes
    There have been far too many stories in the news in the Kansas City area of violent crimes at convenience stores. The most recent story can be found here. I recently updated my Kansas City personal ...
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Job Injuries - Click here to view all posts
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Jury - Click here to view all posts
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  • If A Case Goes To Trial, The Defendant's Liability Insurance Carrier Hasn't Paid A Dime
    People often think that if a case goes to trial that the plaintiff already got money from the defendant's liability insurance carrier and that the plaintiff must be trying to squeeze more money ...
  • Insurance Company Fast-Ones
    When someone does something wrong and causes you harm and injury, you make a claim under that person's insurance policy to recover money as compensation for your losses. The most common example is ...
  • What a Jury Doesn't Hear
    The end of the road for any personal injury case is a jury trial. Jury trials are risky endeavors and both sides of a lawsuit often make every effort to settle a case without having to have a jury ...
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Premises Liability - Click here to view all posts
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School Accidents & Injuries - Click here to view all posts
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  • School Immunity
    As a subdivision of the state, public schools in Missouri have sovereign immunity. This means they can't be sued in personal injury cases. However, as with many rules in the law, there are exceptions. ...
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Slip & Fall Accidents - Click here to view all posts
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Texting While Driving - Click here to view all posts
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  • Proposed Texting While Driving Law in Missouri
    Legislation is advancing in the Missouri Senate that would ban texting while driving. The bill would make texting while driving an infraction similar to a speeding ticket in which you would get points ...
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  • Why Does it Take So Long to Get to Trial?
    We make an effort in every personal injury case to settle before trial. But sometimes a case just can’t settle, most often because the negligent party or their insurance company is being ...
  • Jury Trials - The Basics
    If your personal injury case is one of the few that can't settle, then you will have to have a trial to determine if the defendant is liable for your injuries and how much compensation you are ...
Trip & Fall Accidents - Click here to view all posts
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  • Short Time Limit for Slip and Fall Cases Against Cities
    Most Missouri slip and fall cases have 5 year statutes of limitations. This means that you have five years from the date of injury to make a claim against a property owner when you are injured because ...
  • Snow and Ice Problems at the 2013 Western Farm Show in Kansas City
    This year's Western Farm Show in Kansas City took place on February 22 to 24. Unfortunately, Kansas City saw record snow fall and freezing temperatures on the 21 st, rendering many of the parking ...
  • Inadequate Security
    In Missouri, businesses must make their premises safe for their customers. They not only have to protect them from slipping and falling or tripping and falling, but also from crimes committed on their ...
vexatious refusal - Click here to view all posts
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  • Vexatious Refusal
    What happens when your own insurance company denies your claim when your house is robbed, burned or otherwise damaged? What rights do you have to recover for your loss from your own insurance company? ...
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  • The Workers' Compensation Claims Process in Missouri
    #1: Report an Injury or Illness to Your Employer Immediately After sustaining an injury on the job or coming down with an occupational illness during the scope of your employment, it is imperative ...
  • Meyerkord & Russell Recover $1 Million in Their First Year
    Kansas City personal injury firm, Meyerkord & Russell, is pleased to have recovered over $1 million in damages during their first year of operation. Though their firm was recently established, ...
  • Independent Medical Evaluations
    In most workers' compensation cases and in some personal injury cases, injured plaintiffs will undergo independent medical evaluations to determine various issues, including the extent of the ...
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  • Missouri Wrongful Death Cases – Who Can Sue?
    In Missouri wrongful death cases, the people who can sue and share in any proceeds of such cases depend on the familial relationship with the decedent. Missouri statutes spell out the types of ...
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