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  • Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 3
    Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 3

    In this installment of my superhero personal injury law blog , I’ll delve into some of the problems with Joe Schmoe’s personal injury case against Emil Blonsky. In the last blog , I wrote about some ...

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  • Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 2
    Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 2

    Last week, I started a blog series inspired by the new Marvel show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law ( check out that blog here ). The series will explore what a personal injury case might look like if it ...

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  • Vote for Us: Best Law Firm in KC
    Vote for Us: Best Law Firm in KC

    Wow! Thanks to your nominations, we have been nominated for Best Law Firm in Kansas City in The Pitch’s Best of KC 2022. The ballot only includes the five law firms with the most nominations, and ...

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  • Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 1
    Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 1

    As a life-long comic book reader and 18-year personal injury lawyer in Kansas City, I’ve been loving Marvel Studios’ new television show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney Plus. The show is similar ...

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  • Disclosure in Personal Injury Lawsuits
    Disclosure in Personal Injury Lawsuits

    About a week ago, many news outlets reported on the seemingly inadvertent disclosure of Alex Jones’ entire phone records and data in a defamation case against him. Having litigated personal injury ...

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  • The 3 Parts of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    The 3 Parts of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    As personal injury attorneys handling cases in the Kansas City metro for over 15 years, we have filed and litigated many lawsuits. Although we try to give each case the chance of settling before we ...

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  • What Constitutes Damages in Missouri Personal Injury Cases
    What Constitutes Damages in Missouri Personal Injury Cases

    Acts of negligence can cause serious injuries and damages. A major car crash can leave someone hospitalized for months with severe, life-changing injuries. These injuries cause all kinds of ...

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  • Tips for Evidence Preservation
    Tips for Evidence Preservation

    One of the most important tasks at the beginning of any personal injury case is to preserve as much evidence as possible. Having practiced personal injury cases in Kansas City for over 15 years, I’ve ...

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  • Legal Resources for Amtrak Crash Victims
    Legal Resources for Amtrak Crash Victims

    On Monday, June 27, 2022, a catastrophic crash occurred between an Amtrak passenger train and a dump truck near Mendon, Missouri. According to news reports, there were more than 200 people on board. ...

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  • Premises Liability Cases: 3 Best Pieces of Evidence
    Premises Liability Cases: 3 Best Pieces of Evidence

    As personal injury lawyers in Kansas City, we have handled hundreds of premises liability cases. Here are three of the best pieces of evidence we have found throughout the years. These facts turned ...

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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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