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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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?
    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 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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