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  • Personal Injury Cases for Minors
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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?
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    “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
    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
    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?
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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