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Personal Injury Cases for Minors

As personal injury lawyers practicing in the Kansas City area for many years, we have, unfortunately, handled many cases where the victim was a minor. When the plaintiff in a personal injury case is a minor, there are certain requirements that must be followed to get ...

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  • Personal Injury Cases for Minors

    As personal injury lawyers practicing in the Kansas City area for many years, we have, unfortunately, handled many cases where the victim was a minor. When the plaintiff in a personal injury case is a ...

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  • Homeowner’s Liability in Dog Bite Cases

    As Kansas City personal injury attorneys, we have handled many dog bite cases. One question that often comes up when visiting with potential clients with dog bite cases is what responsibility a ...

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  • The Most Common Type of Hazard in Premises Liability Cases

    We are personal injury lawyers in Kansas City and have come to understand certain types of cases throughout our combined 40 plus years of experience. One of those types of cases is premises liability. ...

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  • Profits Over Safety

    As Kansas City personal injury lawyers who have been practicing for many years, we have seen a lot of corporations make bad decisions. Sometimes these decisions cause injury or death. Every time these ...

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  • Vote for Us: Best Law Firm in KC

    Here we go again! Thanks to your nominations, we made it onto the Pitch’s Best of KC 2021 ballot! The Pitch received 54,683 nominations from over 12,000 people, making this the biggest nominations ...

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  • Resolving an Injury Case before Trial

    Personal injury cases are the only type of cases we handle, and some of our lawyers have been handling them for over 15 years. Needless to say, we have a lot of experience in getting money ...

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  • Pro Tips for Doctor’s Appointments in Personal Injury Cases

    As Kansas City personal injury lawyers handling cases for injured clients for over ten years, we’ve developed several tips and pointers for our clients who are still feeling the effects of their ...

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  • What is the value of my personal injury case?

    As personal injury lawyers in Missouri, we have to decide what our client’s cases are worth. When we do this, we take into account several factors. One of those factors is the level or degree of the ...

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  • Navigating a Bus Crash Case

    Bus crash cases are not your run-of-the-mill car crash cases. Yes, there are similarities, but there are special rules and regulations that apply only to bus crash cases. Furthermore, there’s ...

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  • The Difference Between Missouri State Courts and Federal Courts in Personal Injury Cases

    As personal injury lawyers handling cases on both sides of the state line in Kansas City, we have a lot of experience litigating cases in court. Most of our lawsuits are handled at the state court ...

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  • Proving Notice of a Defect in Slip and Fall Cases Against Businesses

    One of the keys to winning a slip or trip and fall case is showing that the defendant knew, or should have known, about the defect that made you fall. This can be difficult in cases against a business ...

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  • Nominate Meyerkord, Russell and Hergott

    Nominate Us: Aiming to Win Best Law Firm (Again!) Last year we won The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City Best Law Firm thanks to all your nominations and votes. To honor our clients and the work we’ve done ...

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  • How to Protect Yourself from the Increase in Traffic Crashes in Kansas City

    An article on Fox 4 News’ website discusses a report from the KCPD that shows a 12% increase in traffic crashes from last year. The article includes a quote from Sgt. Bill Mahoney, supervisor for ...

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  • “Dog Bite” Cases that Don’t Require a Dog Bite

    Most people think a personal injury case involving a dog must mean the dog bit someone. However, in our experience handling such cases for over fifteen years in Missouri and Kansas, not all “dog bite” ...

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  • Celebrating Our 7th Anniversary

    This May we celebrated 7 years as Meyerkord, Russell, and Hergott. Although this past year presented unique challenges, we remain grateful for your support in allowing us to do what we love. Thank You ...

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  • Random Tips for Car Crash Cases

    As personal injury lawyers in the Kansas City area, we handle a lot of car crash cases in our firm. Over the years, we’ve developed tips and tricks that we use to help increase the value of these ...

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  • Is Zooming While Driving Negligence in Missouri?

    An Ohio senator made headlines this week when he was caught Zooming while driving during a committee meeting . He tried to hide the fact he was driving by changing his background to a picture of his ...

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  • Work Zone Crashes and Your Personal Injury Case

    Last week week was National Work Zone Awareness Week. According to its website, “National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season [that] ...

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  • The Strengths of Slip and Trip or Slip and Fall Cases

    We handle many premises liability cases in the Kansas City region. These cases primarily involve slip or trip and falls. In my experience, these types of cases get a bad rap amongst personal injury ...

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  • Types of Claims in Pedestrian Crash Cases

    As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we handle a lot of pedestrian car crash cases. There are many types of claims that can be made against a negligent driver who hits a pedestrian. In this blog, ...

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  • How to Determine if a Business has a Crime Problem

    The duty to protect customers from criminal acts arises out of notice. If the business knows or has reason to know that such acts are being committed or are reasonably likely to be committed in a ...

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  • 3 Most Common Places for Crime Victim Cases

    Over the years, our personal injury firm has handled many crime victim cases. These are premises liability cases against a property owner when the property has a crime problem or the owner knew about ...

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  • Bus Accidents and the Law

    As a personal injury law firm in Missouri and Kansas, we have handled several bus accident cases. These can be devastating collisions because the victims are often children. Even when the collision ...

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  • The Importance of Leash Laws in Dog Bite Cases

    As personal injury lawyers, our firm has handled many dog bite cases and we get calls and contacts about dog bite cases frequently. One of the questions we always ask a potential client with a dog ...

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  • A Sexual Abuse Case is a Crime Victim Case

    Crime victim cases are similar to premises liability cases in that they require property owners to address dangers to visitors. Just like a store must clean water off the floor within a reasonable ...

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  • Coronavirus Pandemic and KC Jury Trials Update

    Since our law firm exclusively handles personal injury cases in Missouri and Kansas, we sometimes have to take our cases to trial to get full and fair money compensation to our clients. Because of ...

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  • Independence Center Mall Shootings and Personal Injury Law

    The Independence Center mall made headlines recently for a shooting that occurred there earlier this month. As a personal injury lawyer in Missouri who has handled many crime victim cases, I’d like to ...

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  • Kansas City’s Leash Laws and Pigs

    As a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City, we handle many dog bite cases. Because of this, we have become intimately familiar with the city’s leash laws. Under the doctrine of negligence per se, dog ...

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  • Hit-and-Run Car Crashes in KC

    As personal injury attorneys in Kansas City, we handle a lot of car crash cases. Oftentimes when people get hit by a careless driver, that driver flees the scene, or the driver stays but reveals that ...

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  • 3 Ways to Maximize your Recovery in a Dog Bite Case

    As personal injury lawyers in Kansas City, our firm handles many dog bite injury cases. Over the years, we’ve developed ways to increase our clients’ recoveries in these cases. Here are a few things ...

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  • Three Most Common Allegations in Crash Cases

    Missouri has a list of jury instructions that contain the most common allegations of negligence in various types of personal injury cases. For car crash cases, the list includes several acts of ...

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  • Three Common Problems with Dog Bite Cases

    Dog bite cases are generally pretty straightforward. Generally speaking, if you get bit by someone else’s dog, they are responsible for the injuries and damages. This is because state and local laws ...

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  • Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell and Nick Hergott All Recognized by Super Lawyers

    Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott is thrilled to announce that Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell and Nick Hergott have been selected for 2020 recognition by Super Lawyers. Matt was recognized as Personal ...

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  • How Judges Are Picked in Missouri

    A judge has a tremendous impact on a personal injury jury trial. She or he can drastically alter the odds of winning a case. As personal injury lawyers in Missouri, we litigate and try a lot of ...

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  • Status of Jury Trials in the KC Area

    As a personal injury attorney in the Kansas City area, we have many cases on file in the various courthouses around town. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has put most personal injury trials on hold and ...

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  • Is Your Settlement Offer Fair?

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney with over 16 years’ worth of experience, I often get calls from potential clients who have handled their claim for money compensation on their own. They’re ...

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  • Meyerkord Russell & Hergott Named Best Law Firm in The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City 2020

    It's official – we won! Thanks to your votes, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott has been named Best Law Firm in The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City 2020 ! It was an honor to be chosen as one of the top five ...

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  • Two Limitations That Can Affect Your Compensation

    For the most part, the amount of money you get in a personal injury lawsuit is related to how hurt you are and your level of damages. This is why its called compensation; the money makes up for the ...

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  • What Legal Immunity Really Means

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, legislatures across the country are considering bills to give legal immunity to businesses and people against claims of infection. As a trial lawyer ...

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  • Fatal Car Crashes on the Rise in Kansas City

    The Kansas City Police Department recently tweeted that as of October 5, 2020, there has been a 54% increase in the number of people killed in car crashes since last year. This is a staggering ...

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  • How We Protect You from Frivolous Defenses

    Frivolous is a word too often attributed to personal injury lawsuits. Many people believe our nation has too many lawsuits and believe that most of the cases that are filed are frivolous. In my ...

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  • Attorney Nick Hergott Selected as President-Elect for KCMBA Committee

    Attorney Nick Hergott has recently been selected as the 2021 President-Elect for the Kansas City Metropolitan Board Association Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Committee. "The KCMBA is a great ...

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  • Hyundai Shouldn’t Normalize Distracted Driving

    Hyundai released a new advertisement showcasing its lane departure technology by depicting a driver drifting over a lane because she was distracted by her phone. As a personal injury lawyer who ...

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  • Seeing a Doctor for Your Injuries? Keep These 3 Things in Mind

    When you are hurt because of someone else’s negligence and are making a claim for money compensation, you bear the burden to show the nature and extent of your injuries. The most common way we show ...

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  • Vote For Us For Best Law Firm: The Pitch’s Best Of KC

    Thanks to your nominations, we made it on The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City 2020 ballot, Kansas City’s longest running Best of KC! The ballot only includes the five law firms who received the most ...

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  • Driving in Missouri Requires the Highest Degree of Care

    In most Missouri personal injury cases, the defendant is negligent if he or she failed to use ordinary care. This means the defendant should have done what an ordinarily careful person would do under ...

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  • #JustDriveKC: 17% Increase in Missouri Traffic Deaths from Last Year

    KMBC recently reported that highway traffic deaths are up nearly 20% from last year . The article quotes Sgt. Andy Bell from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who understandably expresses frustration ...

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  • Your Case Settled: Now What?

    There’s generally a sense of relief when a case settles. You no longer have to worry about a trial and what a jury might do with your case and generally speaking, there’s not much left you need to do. ...

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  • Compensation for Victims of Violent Crime

    Kansas City is currently seeing the highest murder rate in its history. As of July 30, there have been 110 homicides in Kansas City , according to the Kansas City Police Department. As of June 30, the ...

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  • Are You Getting a Fair Offer from the Insurance Company?

    As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer practicing in the area for over 10 years, I’ve received a lot of calls from people asking whether they should take the insurance company’s settlement offer or ...

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  • In a Car Crash? | 3 Considerations For Filing a Claim

    Many people who have been in a car crash struggle with whether to make a claim for money compensation. Understandably so. They may be worried that they will be seen as making a frivolous claim or ...

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  • Get Your Missouri Ballot Notarized for Free At Our Office

    Free Mail-In and Absentee Ballot Notary During the August primary and November general elections in 2020, Missouri voters are eligible to cast ballots by mail with notarization of the ballot envelope. ...

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  • Celebrating our 6th Anniversary with a Donation to Miracle of Innocence

    This year we celebrate the 6 th anniversary of the founding of Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott. Normally, we’d celebrate by throwing a party or sending out gifts to close friends and colleagues. But this ...

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  • Medical Care Options When You Don’t Have Health Insurance

    As personal injury lawyers handling cases in the Kansas City area, we’re often asked how someone can get medical care if they’re hurt in a car crash or other personal injury incident, and who will pay ...

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  • The 3 Parts of a Personal Injury Petition

    It’s our policy to give every case one chance of settling before we have to file suit. When a personal injury case doesn’t settle pre-suit, we have to file a petition. A petition starts the lawsuit. ...

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  • Getting Back to Normal After the Coronavirus Lockdown

    The lock-down for the Coronavirus pandemic is gradually being lifted and life is getting back to normal (for the most part). At our office, we’re back at full strength (although still following local ...

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  • 3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

    You’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence and are seeking money compensation from her, his, or its insurance company. Much of what will be used to prove the other side’s negligence and your ...

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  • When Will Jury Trials Resume in Missouri?

    The Missouri Supreme Court’s most recent order for reopening the courthouses took effect on May 16, 2020. As its own branch of government, the Missouri Supreme Court controls the courthouses and ...

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  • Celebrating 6 Years This May

    May 2020 marks our 6 th anniversary! While this year is a bit (ok, a lot!) different than most, we are still celebrating and want to thank our friends, family, colleagues, and most of all, our ...

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  • Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic

    Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic. Those are words I never imagined typing. But here we are. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month . Right now in Kansas City, the weather is getting ...

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  • Slow Down, Missouri: A 52% Increase in 26+ mph Speeding Tickets

    Current times are stressful. I recently wrote about the stress of the pandemic, how it’s causing many people to drive unsafely, and how you can drive defensively to stay safe. Today, we have even more ...

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  • 3 Tips to Stay Safe While Driving in the Time of Coronavirus

    The Kansas City area is on lockdown right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Kansas Citians are out of work and forced to stay home. People still need to drive, however, to pick up ...

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  • Support Local: Lunch in Kansas City's River Market

    Although we are working from home, myself and my partners are still trekking to the office once or twice a week for a few hours. This gives me a break from homeschooling my kids and lets me scan in ...

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  • Insurance Companies & Coronavirus: Now is the Time to Make a Claim

    Insurance companies make money by investing your premiums in the open market. When you pay a monthly premium, the insurance company can then use that money to grow more money by investing it. But they ...

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  • You Can Still Bring Us Your Case During the Coronavirus Lockdown

    Despite the ongoing lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, life continues. People are still out in the world, driving around and interacting with one another (although, hopefully, at a safe ...

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  • The Effect of Coronavirus On Your Personal Injury Case

    Like much of the country, Kansas City is seeing an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases. As a personal injury lawyer handling Kansas City cases, here’s how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect your ...

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  • Coronavirus and Personal Injury Law

    Personal injury cases revolve around some kind of wrongdoing. Someone must have done something wrong or broken some kind of rule and caused you harm in order to get money compensation. These rules are ...

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  • Missouri House Passes Stricter Punitive Damages Bill

    The Missouri House of Representatives just passed a bill making it harder to get punitive damages in personal injury lawsuits. As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer handling plenty of cases where ...

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  • The Rules of the Road and Car Crashes in Missouri

    Missouri Rules of the Road As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer, I vet a lot of potential car crash cases. One of the first things I look into is whether any of Missouri’s rules of the road were ...

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  • Finally a Law Banning Texting While Driving in KC (Hopefully)

    The Kansas City Star Editorial Board wrote a piece recently praising an ordinance proposed to ban texting while driving in Kansas City. The board points out, as I did in a recent blog post , that ...

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  • 3 Winter Driving Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer

    As I’m writing this, its nasty outside! School was cancelled last night even before a drop of freezing rain came down today. That’s because what the weather brought us today was a sheet of ice. It’s ...

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  • Looking for A New Year's Resolution? Make it No Phones While Driving

    Happy New Year! Congratulations on making it to 20’s. With the new year and new decade comes the traditional new year’s resolution. This time around, to celebrate the beginning of a new decade, I ...

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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take

    As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer, one of the most common questions potential new clients ask is, “How long will my case take?” Personal injury lawsuits can take anywhere from a few months to ...

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  • Icy Walkways and Premises Liability Cases

    Now that the winter cold is settling in, its time to talk about slippery walkways. We handle a large amount of slip and fall premises liability cases; in fact, our firm has received the largest ...

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  • Brian Russell and Nick Hergott Named 2019 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

    Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott is pleased to announce that Brian Russell and Nick Hergott have been selected to the 2019 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers . Brian was recognized as a ...

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  • Three Unique Challenges of Pedestrian Car Crash Cases

    McClatchey News recently reported on a rise in car-on-pedestrian accidents. As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer who handles pedestrian accident cases , I would like to share three of the unique ...

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  • Bears on Patrol Donations Support Kansas City Missouri Police Department

    The officers of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department are often faced with tough situations. When a child is involved, that tough situation can be heartbreaking. Offering comfort is a small act ...

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  • The Importance of Black Boxes in Car Crash Personal Injury Cases

    Most modern cars are equipped with black box-like devices called event data recorders or EDRs. These are similar to airplane black boxes in that they record information from the moments leading up to ...

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  • What We Look for in Our Personal Injury Clients

    Our clients are our most valuable asset. Of all the factors that go into the value of a personal injury case, I think the client is one of the biggest. With the same injuries, a likeable client will ...

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  • Thinking of Talking to a Lawyer About Your Injury – the Sooner the Better

    If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence and are considering talking to a lawyer about your case, it's better to do it sooner rather than later. Although the actual time limit to make ...

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  • Section 8 Housing Injuries Can Lead To Possible Claim for Compensation

    Federal law requires low-income housing properties be maintained in safe, decent, and sanitary conditions. However, section 8 landlords often fail in this duty because the lower their overhead, the ...

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  • Celebrating Five Years As Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott

    In 2014, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott was founded when attorneys Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell, and Nick Hergott joined forces. We realized the impact we could make on the lives of our clients and we ...

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  • Attorney Matt Meyerkord Recently Featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly

    Personal injury attorney Matt Meyerkord was recently featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly. His article, “Car-Crash Cases: How to Investigate Distracted Driving” takes a look at the distracted driving ...

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  • Kansas City Pedestrian-Car Crashes on the Rise

    In February, KSHB Kansas City reported on a rise of car-on-pedestrian crashes in the metropolitan area . Using information from the Kansas City Police Department, the article states there were 360 ...

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  • Distracted Driving: The Trouble with Texting

    Although the dangers of texting while driving have been well documented, a disturbing 77% of adults and 55% of teenagers say they can “ easily manage ” texting and driving. Unfortunately, even the ...

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  • Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth

    In our connected society, people often use driving as a time to catch up on important calls or schedule appointments over the phone. For most Americans, the cell phone is more than just an auxiliary ...

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  • Distracted Driving: A Dangerous Habit

    Using technology is second nature to most of us. It’s integrated into every facet of our world, and we appreciate the way it enhances and enriches our lives on a daily basis. It’s so ingrained into ...

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  • Distracted Driving: A Devastating Epidemic

    Have you ever answered a phone call while driving? Looked up an address on your phone’s GPS after realizing you were lost? Answered a quick text from a friend on route to your destination? Most people ...

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  • Why Is Texting While Driving Still Allowed in Missouri?

    In January of last year, the Kansas City Star’s editorial board wrote a piece about there being no law prohibiting texting while driving for Missouri drivers over the age of 21. This article is ...

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  • Premises Liability and Building Codes: Use Common Sense

    Premises liability cases stem from an injury resulting from a dangerous condition on someone’s property. Those dangerous conditions can come in many forms, like water or ice on the floor, perpetrators ...

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  • Matt Meyerkord and Nick Hergott Recognized as Top Rated Lawyers

    Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott is pleased to announce that Matt Meyerkord and Nick Hergott have been named Top Rated Lawyers by Super Lawyers for 2018. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding ...

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  • Matt Meyerkord Wins Plaintiff Verdict in Hazardous Fall Case

    Meyerkord Russell & Hergott won a jury verdict for their plaintiff who was injured in a slip and fall accident in Kansas City, Missouri. A jury sided with the plaintiff, represented by Matt Meyerkord ...

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  • Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott Proud to Support Bears on Patrol

    For children experiencing traumatic situations, a furry friend to cuddle can make a world of difference. Bears on Patrol is a Kansas City Police Department program that provides a furry friend to ...

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  • Settlement Confidentiality: It's Up To You

    Settlement agreements are sometimes confidential, meaning some part of the deal cannot be disclosed or discussed. Most of the time confidentiality applies to the names of the parties to a settlement ...

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  • Thousands Are Dying In Semi Truck Crashes, Jury Trials Can Help

    A few weeks ago, the Kansas City Star published an editorial about the sharp rise in trucking collisions , both at home in Kansas City and across the US. The editorial did a good job recounting the ...

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  • Proud Supporters of the River Market Community Association

    Mark your calendars for the July River Market Community Association Summer BBQ! We're proud to sponsor this free community event that celebrates the vibrant neighborhood we call ours. Join us ...

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  • Incentivizing Attentive Driving and Punitive Damages

    Wired magazine published an article recently about patents applied for by Mazda to incentivize attentive driving. It describes a unique approach to the distracted driving problem. Where some car ...

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  • Celebrating Our 4th Anniversary as Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott

    In 2014, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott was founded when Nick Hergott joined Brian Russell and Matt Meyerkord. Since then, we’ve worked hard to help our clients make right the wrong that’s been done to ...

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  • Study Shows Drivers Use Phones On More Than 1/3 of Trips

    Study Shows Drivers Use Phones On More Than 1/3 of Trips Yet another study was released with some pretty gloomy data on distracted driving. Everqoute, makers of a safe driving app called EverDrive, ...

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  • Considering Making a Claim for Compensation? Do it Now.

    If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence and are considering making a claim for compensation, it is better to talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later. You may have years before your statute ...

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  • Crime-Ridden Gas Stations Must Compensate Crime Victims

    The Kansas City Star recently published a story about “ugly” gas stations hurting neighborhoods. The article discusses how gas stations whose owners fail to maintain them in decent condition are ...

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  • Hold Section 8 Housing Accountable for Crime, Unsafe Conditions

    What is Section 8 Housing? Section 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations allows privately-owned housing complexes to rent to low-income individuals in exchange for government subsidies. So long as ...

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  • Despite Spike in Traffic Fatalities, Still No Texting While Driving Laws in Missouri

    The Kansas City Star reported recently that traffic fatalities spiked last year in the Kansas City region . The article shows that as of the date it was published on December 22, 2017, there were 98 ...

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  • Nick Hergott Wins Plaintiff Verdict in Distracted Driving Case

    Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott won a jury verdict for their plaintiff who was rear-ended while sitting at a red stop light. A Kansas City, Kansas jury sided with the plaintiff, represented by Nick ...

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  • Sure, Play Pokemon Go (Just Not While You're Driving!)

    The Verge published an article recently about the rise in traffic fatalities caused by people playing the game Pokemon Go. The game is available on smartphones and features elements in real world ...

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  • Brian Russell and Nick Hergott Honored as Super Lawyers Rising Stars

    We are proud to announce that Brian Russell and Nick Hergott have been honored by Super Lawyers as Rising Stars for 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 ...

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  • Matt Meyerkord Recognized as Top 100 Attorney in KS/MO

    We are excited to announce attorney Matt Meyerkord has been selected as a Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorney in Missouri and Kansas. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than ...

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  • Make Our Streets Safer: Hold Unqualified Truck Drivers Accountable

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,311 traffic fatalities involving large trucks and buses in 2015. Many of those crashes were caused by people who should not ...

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  • Traffic Fatalities in the United States Are on the Rise

    Traffic safety laws and initiatives have been aimed at reducing the number of accidents on U.S. roads for decades. However, recent studies have revealed a disturbing trend. The number of accident ...

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  • Put an End to Distracted Driving: 7 Easy Ways to Stop

    Distracted driving is an epidemic problem. The nation lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015 and distracted driving fatalities continue to rise at a greater percentage than those for drunk ...

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  • Texting While Driving Laws and Injury Cases

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving caused 3,477 in 2015 alone. Much of those lives were lost because of mobile phone distraction; texting, emailing, ...

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  • Risk of Future Injuries

    In the event of breaking rules or doing something wrong that leads to hurting someone, the person at fault will have to make up for the harm they cause. You break it, you buy it. But when you break ...

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  • Compensation

    When a business or person breaks the rules and hurts someone, they are responsible for the harm. You break it, you buy it. But, how much does your injury cost? How much does it take to make up for the ...

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  • What Trial Lawyers Do

    Thankfully, not very many people in the general public have ever had any interaction with a trial lawyer. Most people’s understanding of what a trial lawyer does is informed by the media, their ...

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  • Trench Collapses and Personal Injury Cases

    Trench Collapses and Personal Injury Cases The Kansas City Star published an article today about the dangers of trench collapses in construction sites . The article had a sobering statistic that, ...

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  • Will Using Human Delivery Driver's Become Negligence?

    Bloomberg just published an article about the first US test of a self-driving tractor trailer . The test was conducted by an Uber-owned company and saw a tractor deliver beer for AB-InBev along 120 ...

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  • All Three Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott Attorneys Honored

    We are proud to share that all 3 of our attorneys - Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell and Nick Hergott - were selected by the Kansas City Business Journal as the Best of the Bar for 2016. The Best of the ...

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  • Uncovering the Truth in the Digital Age

    The internet and the digital age have made it hard for people to get away with lying. Nearly everything we do or say is recorded someway, whether it be an email, phone call, or even the places we go. ...

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  • The Significance of Non-Economic Damages

    Some of the most significant losses one suffers when injured from someone else’s negligence are non-economic damages. Sometimes called pain and suffering damages or human damages, these types of ...

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  • We're Moving to Kansas City's River Market

    We are excited to announce that on July 29 th , 2016, we are moving our offices from North Kansas City to Kansas City’s River Market. The new office will be located in the historic Oldham Hotel ...

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  • Insurance Limits in Crashes with Multiple Cars

    Car crashes sometimes involve more than two cars. Pileups can happen on the highway or a wreck at an intersection can involve cars coming from both directions. If these wrecks are caused by one car, ...

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  • Driver Guide in Missouri Car Crash Cases

    Missouri drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road. When they don’t, and as a result someone gets hurt, they are responsible for the harm. But what are the rules and where can we find them? ...

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  • The Root of All Car Crashes in Missouri

    Car crashes are caused by many kinds of things, like running a red light, not stopping at stop sign, failing to yield, and rear-ending a car in front. Many of these causes have correlating legal ...

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  • Compensation in Missouri Car Crash Cases

    There are tens of thousands of car crashes in Missouri every year. A great many of those result in injury or death. When a crash is caused by someone who broke the rules of the road and as a result ...

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  • Property Damage Only Cases

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  • Insurance Coverage

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  • Landlord Negligence - Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney

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  • Jury Instructions in Missouri Car Crash Cases

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  • Loiterers in Crime Victim Cases

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  • Hotel Injuries

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  • Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) Stacking in Missouri & Kansas

    Underinsured Motorist insurance ( UIM ) pays for injuries, such as medical expenses, that result from an auto accident caused by a driver who has too little insurance to cover all of the injuries. The ...

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  • DOT Proposes Update to the NHTSA's Car Rating System

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed several changes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Safety Rating system applied to new vehicles. Car buyers will now be ...

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  • Reggie Bush's Recovery Against St. Louis Will Be Capped

    It was announced recently that Reggie Bush hired a lawyer and intends on suing the City of St. Louis for injuries his injuries when he slipped and fell at the Edward Jones Dome on November 1. Mr. Bush ...

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  • Businesses Aren't Required to Have Insurance

    People are surprised to learn that many businesses do not have liability insurance. It happens more often than you would think. We're asked to help someone who was injured because of a business's ...

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  • Fitbit and Other Wearable Fitness Trackers in Personal Injury Cases

    Nicole Black at Mycase.com blogged recently about information from wearable technology being used in legal cases. The blog can be found here . I'd like to expand on the potential of such technology ...

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  • Pool Safety

    Pool season is here and with it the risks and dangers of swimming. Pool injuries are common, but those resulting from someone else's negligence should be preventable. Here are a few types of pool ...

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  • Nick Hergott Receives the KCMBA's Young Lawyer of the Year Award

    We are proud to announce that partner Nick Hergot t has been recognized by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) as the Young Lawyer of the Year. About the KCMBA & Young Lawyer of the ...

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  • Celebrating Our 1 Year Anniversary as Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott

    Thank You for Your Support May 2015 marks our first anniversary as Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott. In 2014, Meyerkord & Russell joined forces with Hergott Law to better serve our clients and we've had a ...

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  • 3 Interesting Facts About The Benefits of Roundabouts v. Stoplights

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation there are approximately 5 million automobile accidents in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, only about 30% result in injury to the drivers or ...

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  • 2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week

    Pay Attention in Work Zones or Pay the Price March 23, 2015 marks the beginning of the 2015 National Work Zone Awareness week, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to ...

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  • Do You Have Enough Insurance Coverage if You Are in a Car Accident?

    Purchasing insurance for your vehicle can get complicated very quickly. In Missouri, you have various options. You can choose state minimum liability coverage providing $25,000.00 per ...

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  • Trip and Falls from Kansas City Trolley Construction

    A few days ago we wrote about trolley injuries in Kansas City. I want to expand on that and address a particular area of concern that is plaguing Kansas City pedestrians right now. Anyone visiting ...

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  • Streetcar and Trolley Injuries in Kansas City

    Streetcars and Trolleys are excellent forms of public transportation in sprawling urban environments. Many cities recognize the economic development this method of transportation provides, and now ...

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  • Falling Gas Prices Results in More Traffic Fatalities

    NPR reported recently that a decrease in gas prices results in an increase in traffic fatalities. What should seem like a positive for most Americans has shown to be the ultimate loss for some. They ...

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  • Missouri Workers' Compensation Awards Can Include Attorney's Fees and the Cost of the Entire Proceeding.

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  • Tis the Season for Danger

    Regardless of your reason to celebrate this season, your children will likely be inundated with toys and gifts that can potentially cause great harm. With the excitement of the holidays and opening ...

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  • Your Mugshot Online? New Missouri Law Allows Lawsuits Against Companies that Publish Mugshots and Ask for Money to Remove

    If you have ever been arrested, one of your first memories after your arrest is likely the police taking your mugshot. After some time, the charges were resolved – either they were dropped, you were ...

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  • Help! I've Fallen On Federal Property and I Can't Get Up; What Now?

    Can the federal government be sued when I am injured on federal property, at a federal facility or harmed by a federal employee who was acting within the scope of their federal employment? The answer ...

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  • Traffic Tickets in Car Accident Cases

    A common question in car accident cases is: "Does the fact that the negligent driver got a ticket make any difference?" If the other driver got a ticket, it could be used to strengthen your case. If, ...

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  • We Conduct Thorough Investigations

    At Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, we give nearly every case one chance to settle out of court. In order to put our client's case in the best position to settle, or file suit if settlement doesn't ...

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  • Insurance Company's Promise to Pay Medical Care

    If you have been hurt because of someone else's negligence, you are typically responsible to pay for your medical care up front. After you have finished getting medical care, your personal injury ...

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  • Nick Hergott Graduates from the Bar Leadership Academy

    We are pleased to announce that Attorney Nick Hergott graduated from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Bar Leadership Academy . The Bar Leadership Academy is a special program designed to ...

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  • New Law in Missouri Could Affect the Value of Your Car Accident Case

    The Missouri Legislature passed a law recently that could cut your compensation in car accident cases. The law, Mo. Rev. Stat. Section 303.390, says that if you do not have car insurance, you cannot ...

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  • Attorney Meyerkord Joins the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    One of our founders, Attorney Matthew Meyerkord, is very pleased to have been made a member of the professional group, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. To qualify for membership requires a ...

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  • Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott Opens South Kansas City Office

    Our law firm, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, has just made it more convenient for injury victims in South Kansas City, Missouri to consult with high-quality legal counsel in their area. We have done ...

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  • Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott Welcomes a New Attorney

    We are pleased to announce that we have welcomed a new lawyer to our legal team—Attorney Nick Hergott. Due to this recent addition, we have changed our firm name from Meyerkord & Russell to Meyerkord, ...

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  • Pain & Suffering Not Recoverable in Workers' Comp Claims

    Generally speaking, when you get hurt at work, you're only choice is to file a workers' compensation claim. The law forbids cases against your employer for negligently causing you injuries. The upside ...

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  • Recovering Compensation for Future Medical Care

    In most personal injury cases in Missouri, we wait until our clients have been released from medical care before we try and settle their case. This is because it is easier to obtain compensation for ...

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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 ...

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  • Missouri Businesses are Not Required to Carry Insurance

    Many people are surprised to find out that most businesses in Missouri are not required to carry insurance. Although Missouri law requires motorists to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, ...

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  • Attorney Meyerkord Listed in Super Lawyers® for 2013

    Are you looking for a Kansas City personal injury lawyer who can provide you with high-caliber legal representation? Why not work with an attorney who has recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine ? ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • The Economic Considerations for Personal Injury Cases

    There is an economic consideration that must go into every new case. This is true for both the potential lawyer and the potential client. Sometimes this consideration can seem cold and callous, but it ...

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  • 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 isn't ...

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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 ...

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  • How Social Media Could Impact Your Personal Injury Case

    In today's society, staying connected to friends through social media is an essential part of any daily routine. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find even one person in their twenties who ...

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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 from ...

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  • Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer When You'Re Injured In Missouri But From A Different State

    Personal injury accidents can happen any time. Unfortunately, they can also happen when visiting another state. When you're injured in a different state, you should hire a lawyer from the area where ...

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  • Attorney Brian Russell Settles Slip & Fall Case for $28,500.00

    The legal team at Meyerkord & Russell is excited to announce that Attorney Brian C. Russell recently settled a case for $28,500.00. His client has been seriously injured after falling down the ...

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  • Attorney Matthew Meyerkord Selected for 2013 Super Lawyers® List

    Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Meyerkord has recently been bestowed a major honor. He has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Super Lawyers® list for Missouri and Kansas. Through his ...

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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 ...

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  • The Lawyer on the Other Side

    I've written plenty about representing injured victims in negligence cases and how our fee structure motivates us to maximize their recovery. But what about the lawyer for the wrongdoer? What's his or ...

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  • Attorney Meyerkord Settles Accident Claim for $25,750

    The legal team at Meyerkord & Russell is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew D. Meyerkord was recently successful in settling an accident claim for $25,750.00. His client had been injured while ...

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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 ...

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  • Insurance Company Fast-Ones, Part Two

    Health insurance companies have thousands of trial lawyers across the United States working for them for free, all at the expense of the lawyers' injured clients. Its highway robbery at the highest ...

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  • Attorney Brian Russell Settles Car Accident Case for $77,500

    The legal team at Meyerkord & Russell is proud to announce that Attorney Brian C. Russell was recently successful in obtaining a $75,000.00 settlement on behalf of his client. The victim had been ...

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  • Meyerkord & Russell Welcomes Paralegal Abby N. Matteo

    Meyerkord & Russell is excited to announce that we have just welcomed a new paralegal, Abby N. Matteo , to the team. With an extensive background in the field of personal injury law, we believe that ...

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  • 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 in ...

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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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Leave No Stone Unturned

    One thing we do in all of our cases is go out of our way to investigate our cases. In fact, finding new ways to gather information is one of my favorite parts of the practice. It prevents us from ...

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  • Don't Count Your Money Until the Check Clears

    This is a saying I've developed over the nearly ten years I've been practicing law. It's especially true in the personal injury field. It means your truly cannot rest easy and know your case is over ...

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  • 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, they ...

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  • After Trial

    The trial of any personal injury case is typically the culmination of all the work that goes into the case. Trial is when the jury decides who is at fault for an injury accident, whether the injured ...

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  • Venue and Jurisdiction

    Two important concepts in any personal injury case are venue and jurisdiction. Often confused, these two items have a major impact on the value of your case. Here are the difference between the two ...

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  • 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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  • Safety Equipment in Workers Compensation Claims

    There is a law within Missouri's workers' compensation statutes that gives employees a penalty in their comp claim if they failed to use a required safety device. The law says that if you are injured ...

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  • Attorney Meyerkord Included in the "Best of the Bar for 2012"

    Meyerkord & Russell is proud to announce that Attorney Matt Meyerkord was recently selected for inclusion in the Kansas City Business Journal's Best of the Bar for 2012. This will be the second year ...

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  • 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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  • 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 unreasonable ...

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  • Tell Your Lawyer the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    One of the worst things that can happen in any personal injury case is that your lawyer discovers something that you didn’t tell him or her. Whether it be good or bad, the unknown is one of the worst ...

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  • The Difference Between Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Settlements

    Settling a workers’ compensation claim is unlike settling a personal injury case like a car accident or slip or trip and fall in many ways. Although both generally consist of an agreement by the ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Experts

    Sometimes personal injury cases require the use of experts to help prove a certain part of the case. For example, in a medical malpractice case, you need to hire a doctor to say the one you are suing ...

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  • Hiring a Lawyer

    There are many things you should consider when hiring a lawyer for your personal injury case. I'm going to list a few major things here, but this list is by no means exhaustive. This is because the ...

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  • Permanent Total Disability

    If you are hurt at work in Missouri and you have a major injury, you may be a candidate for a permanent total disability award in your Missouri workers' compensation claim. Missouri's comp system ...

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  • Your Right to Trial by Jury in Personal Injury Cases is Guaranteed by the Missouri Constitution

    Filing a personal injury case in court and trying to a jury is a constitutional right in the State of Missouri. Section 14 of the Bill of Right in the Missouri Constitution says, "That the courts of ...

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  • The Insurer-Insured Privilege - (A Reason to Talk to an Attorney Before You Talk to the Insurance Company)

    Oftentimes when we get a call about a new case, the potential client has already given a recorded statement to the potential defendant's insurance company. Cooperating with an insurance company is a ...

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  • Gathering Medical Records

    Personal injury cases can take a long time. I've blogged about it before, and it's always on my client's minds. One of the reasons why a personal injury case can take so long is because of the time it ...

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  • Why Unelected Judges Are a Good Thing

    Oftentimes you'll hear politicians rail against unelected judges and that there is a lack of accountability in the judicial system. However, these attacks miss the very purpose of the judiciary, which ...

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  • When Are You Compensated in Personal Injury Cases

    Personal injury accidents can exact a heavy financial toll on people and knowing when you can be compensated in your case is an important matter. Motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents , wrongful ...

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  • Law Suit "Must Haves"- A Compensable Injury

    Oftentimes, we receive new client calls where the potential client went through a traumatic, scary, or embarrassing situation, but did not suffer a physical or economic injury as a result of someone ...

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  • What's Taking So Long?

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney , I handle all of my cases on a contingency fee basis. Under this arrangement, my fee is collected at the end of the case, at the same time my clients get ...

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  • Premises Liability and Waivers in Apartment Leases

    Apartments leases sometimes have clauses in them that try to limit or prohibit your rights to recover from your landlord in premises liability incidents in the common areas of your apartment complex. ...

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  • Jury Selection

    Jury selection, called voir dire, is probably the most important part of any Missouri personal injury jury trial. Jury selection is the part of the trial where you pick your jury from a panel of ...

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  • 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 ...

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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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  • Mediation vs. Arbitration

    The vast majority of personal injury cases settle before trial. Nearly as many settle even before a lawsuit is ever filed. Two of the most common ways cases are settled is mediation and arbitration. ...

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  • Submit Your Medical Bills to Your Health Insurance Carrier as They are Incurred

    In most Missouri personal injury cases, you should submit your medical bills to your own health insurance carrier as they are incurred. This is because the responsible party does not have an ...

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  • Sick/Vacation Time and Workers' Compensation

    A common question I hear in my Missouri workers' compensation cases is whether my client's employer can force him or her to take vacation or sick time when out of work because of a comp injury. All ...

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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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  • 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 ...

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  • Structured Settlements

    If your personal injury case settles or you get money from a judgment, instead of getting the settlement funds in one lump sum, you can put the money into an annuity called a structured settlement. A ...

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  • 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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  • Negligent Entrustment

    Sometimes personal injury accidents are caused by someone who shouldn't be using a certain product or driving a car in the first place. For example, a car accident might be caused by someone who ...

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  • Unpaid Medical Bills

    A common concern of my personal injury victims is whether they will owe anything for their medical bills when their case is over. The answer depends on whether the health care provider or health ...

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  • Police Reports and Car Crashes

    One of the most important pieces of evidence in car accident cases is the police report. It provides a number of key facts about how an accident happened and who was involved. It is also the ...

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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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  • How Long Will My Case Take?

    One of the most pressing concerns my personal injury clients often have is how long their case will take. To give a very lawyerly response, it depends. If personal injury cases are not able to settle, ...

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  • Black Boxes in Cars

    Like airplanes, most modern cars have "black boxes" that record information prior to an accident. These devices, called Event Data Recorders, are crash resistant and store various types of data from ...

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  • Kansas City Leash Laws Apply to Chimpanzees

    A 300-pound chimpanzee that escaped from its cage and ran amok made headlines recently in Kansas City. Had the chimpanzee injured someone, that person would have undoubtedly had a personal injury case ...

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  • The Contingent Fee and How it Benefits You

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, the entirety of my practice is contingency cases. Generally speaking, this is where my fee is a percentage of the money I recover for you at the end of your ...

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  • Gap in Treatment

    One of the most frequently used reasons by insurance companies to deny or shortchange personal injury claims is a gap in treatment. This is when there's a long period of time between an accident and ...

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  • Case Value: An Overview

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney , one of the most common questions I hear is, "What is my case worth?" There are too many factors to list in one blog, but I can provide an overview. ...

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  • The Settlement Transaction

    Last week I wrote about the basics of settlement negotiation. This week I'd like to talk about the transaction itself. What do you get when you settle a case and what do you give in exchange? The most ...

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  • Settlement Negotiation

    The vast majority of personal injury cases settle before trial. If you have a personal injury case, you should therefore know how the settlement process works. Settlement negotiation is just that; a ...

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  • Be Careful What You Share on Facebook & MySpace

    I recently learned from a colleague that some insurance defense firms are now accessing clients' Facebook and other social networking profiles to try and dig up information that can be used against ...

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  • Big Brother is Watching

    Insurance companies have databases with information on people who have had prior insurance claims . They use these databases, called claims indexes, when someone has been hurt in a personal injury ...

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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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  • 911 Recordings

    An often overlooked piece of evidence in car accident cases or other personal injury cases is recordings from 911 calls. Many lawyers don't realize that these recordings are readily available and ...

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  • Seatbelts

    Not wearing a seatbelt is surprisingly common. When you are in a car accident in Kansas City as a result of someone else's fault, but you are not wearing a seatbelt, there will be legal consequences ...

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  • Personal Injury: More Than Meets the Eye

    Just like one of my favorite toys growing up, often times in a personal injury case there is more than meets the eye. In most cases there is a bit of information that can turn a good case into a great ...

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  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    There is no better way to prove a case than with pictures and video footage. Whether you were injured in a car accident , trucking accident, slip and fall , or have suffered any other kind of personal ...

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  • Comparative Fault

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, I come across comparative fault many times. Comparative fault is when you are partly to blame for an accident. It reduces your compensation by however much ...

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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 ...

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  • Welcome to our Kansas City Personal Injury Law Blog

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new personal injury law blog, with an RSS feed available .

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