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  • What To Do If You’ve Lost a Loved One in a Car Crash
    What To Do If You’ve Lost a Loved One in a Car Crash

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently reported that in 2021, there was a 10.5% increase in traffic fatalities from the previous year . The NHTSA projects that an estimated ...

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  • Three Factors that Improve Motorcycle Personal Injury Cases
    Three Factors that Improve Motorcycle Personal Injury Cases

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so I thought I’d write a blog on motorcycle personal injury cases. Specifically, I’d like to tell you about three factors I have seen that make motorcycle ...

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  • Attorney Nick Hergott Featured on the KCMBA Podcast
    Attorney Nick Hergott Featured on the KCMBA Podcast

    Attorney Nick Hergott was recently featured on the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s podcast, “In Re KCMBA”. Nick got the opportunity to share his background and his role as the president of ...

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  • 3 Ways a Judge Impacts the Value of a Personal Injury Case
    3 Ways a Judge Impacts the Value of a Personal Injury Case

    As personal injury attorneys in Kansas City, we must often go to court for our clients. When that happens, who you get as a judge can have a significant effect on how much compensation you get. Here ...

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  • Signs of a Good Premises Liability Case
    Signs of a Good Premises Liability Case

    I’ve practiced personal injury law in Kansas City for over a decade and have handled hundreds of premises liability cases. A common question I get from potential slip or trip and fall clients is do I ...

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  • Proving Defendant’s Negligence in a Crash Case
    Proving Defendant’s Negligence in a Crash Case

    In response to the alarming increase in traffic fatalities , the Kansas City Police Department announced it will be stepping up enforcement in high crash areas this weekend. This will no doubt help ...

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  • Work Zone Crashes in Kansas City
    Work Zone Crashes in Kansas City

    I saw a news flash recently from the Missouri Department of Transportation that this week is Work Zone Awareness Week . According to their website, “National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an ...

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  • Tips if You’ve Lost a Loved One In a Traffic Fatality in Kansas City
    Tips if You’ve Lost a Loved One In a Traffic Fatality in Kansas City

    The Kansas City Police Department recently issued a press release outlining the unusually large amount of traffic fatalities so far in 2022. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 21 traffic ...

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  • Tips for Navigating KC Deadliest Intersections
    Tips for Navigating KC Deadliest Intersections

    The KC Star recently published an article about the 13 deadliest intersections in Kansas City . The intersections include Bruce R. Watkins Drive and Gregory Boulevard and the Three Trails Crossings, ...

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  • Insurance Carriers Attempt to Invalidate Plaintiff’s Pain
    Insurance Carriers Attempt to Invalidate Plaintiff’s Pain

    My law partner Brian Russell sent me an article recently about a study finding that “participants who felt invalidated in their pain experienced greater shame, and in turn, greater symptoms of ...

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  • Nick Hergott Selected as President of the KCMBA Solo and Small Firm Section
    Nick Hergott Selected as President of the KCMBA Solo and Small Firm Section

    We are proud to announce that our very own Nick Hergott was recently selected as the President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section! “The Solo ...

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  • Discovery: Personal Injury Settlements for Minors
    Discovery: Personal Injury Settlements for Minors

    In my 18 years of practicing law, I have had the honor to represent many minors in personal injury cases. Cases involving minors are often the most tragic because of their age, how long they’ll have ...

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  • Injured at a Store? The Importance of Incident Reports
    Injured at a Store? The Importance of Incident Reports

    As personal injury lawyers handling premises liability cases in the Kansas City area, one of the most important pieces of evidence are incident reports. Most stores or other businesses open to the ...

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  • Discovery: The Biggest Battle in Cases Against Corporate Defendants
    Discovery: The Biggest Battle in Cases Against Corporate Defendants

    In any personal injury case against a corporation, the biggest battle is always during the discovery phase. Discovery happens after a lawsuit is filed. It is the means by which the parties get ...

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  • Heat Map of Crashes in KC
    Heat Map of Crashes in KC

    The City of Kansas City has an online heat map of intersections with the most crashes . The map uses crash data from the City, so its accuracy is as good as the data that goes in. Regardless of the ...

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  • More Trials Cancelled in Kansas City
    More Trials Cancelled in Kansas City

    The Jackson County Circuit Court recently cancelled jury trials for the weeks of January 10 and 18 due to the increased spread of the coronavirus. Early in the pandemic, the court established ...

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