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  • What Makes a Multi-Million Dollar Case?
    What Makes a Multi-Million Dollar Case?

    At Meyerkord, Russell, & Hergott, we have been fortunate to have several multi-million dollar cases in our decade-plus history. From medical malpractice to trucking cases, large verdicts or ...

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  • Kansas City, MO Semi-truck Pedestrian Crash Highlights Need for Better Training and Supervision
    Kansas City, MO Semi-truck Pedestrian Crash Highlights Need for Better Training and Supervision

    The Kansas City Star recently published a story about a semi-truck tractor colliding with a pedestrian at the corner of Belmont Boulevard and Wilson Avenue. According to the article, on May 7, 2024, ...

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  • The Importance of Notice in Crime Victim Cases
    The Importance of Notice in Crime Victim Cases

    In any premises liability case, notice on the part of the property owner is the most important part. What Is Notice? Notice is when the property owner knew, or could have known, about the danger or ...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents and Insurance
    Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents and Insurance

    At Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, we handle many truck crash cases. These are oftentimes major cases with big damages and big compensation. This is because trucks can cause major carnage when driven ...

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  • Join Us for a CLE at Screenland Armour
    Join Us for a CLE at Screenland Armour

    UMKC Film & the Law Series: "The Burial" - A Teamwork Approach to Justice Attorneys Nick Hergott and Brian Russell are presenting at the upcoming UMKC School of Law Film & the Law Series. They will be ...

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  • Texting While Driving – Is It Worthy of Punitive Damages?
    Texting While Driving – Is It Worthy of Punitive Damages?

    In a Reddit post from a few months ago, a user posted a dashcam video of a driver looking at his phone. Each time the driver is distracted, the view goes black, representing the driver’s inability to ...

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  • How To Finalize A Car Crash Case Quickly
    How To Finalize A Car Crash Case Quickly

    Car crashes – even small ones – can cause huge financial holes in your life. The injuries, doctor’s appointments, and missed work can quickly deplete any financial reserves you may have had. These can ...

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  • How to Prevent Some Car Accidents Using the 3-Second Rule
    How to Prevent Some Car Accidents Using the 3-Second Rule

    Several news outlets recently reported a major crash on Interstate 435 in Kansas City. On March 15, 2024, 17-year-old Muneer Henderson and 19-year-old Orlando Ward were killed when the Nissan car in ...

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  • New Developments in Car Crash Cases
    New Developments in Car Crash Cases

    As personal injury lawyers in Kansas City, we handle hundreds of car crash cases per year. These cases range from minor fender benders to devastating wrecks caused by commercial motor vehicles. To ...

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  • Personal Injury Cases Against Dollar Tree
    Personal Injury Cases Against Dollar Tree

    The New York Times recently published an article about Dollar Tree’s subsidiary Family Dollar getting fined a record $41.675 million for food safety issues. Specifically, the Food and Drug ...

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  • What to Do if You're a Victim of Medical Malpractice
    What to Do if You're a Victim of Medical Malpractice

    Getting injured by a doctor or other health care professional because of their mistake can be devastating. What should be healing and getting better turns into injury and getting worse; like one step ...

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  • Injured at the Chiefs Rally? Here Are Your Options
    Injured at the Chiefs Rally? Here Are Your Options

    The Kansas City Star recently published an article about the legal liability for Chiefs victory rally on February 14, 2024. The article discussed several options for victims of the shooting to get ...

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  • Kansas City Traffic Fatalities Increase: What to Do When a Loved One Dies in a Traffic Accident
    Kansas City Traffic Fatalities Increase: What to Do When a Loved One Dies in a Traffic Accident

    NPR reported recently that traffic fatalities in Kansas City increased in 2023. The article states, “In 2023, 102 people died in traffic crashes, according to the Kansas City Police Department. That’s ...

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  • The Importance of Attending Medical Appointments
    The Importance of Attending Medical Appointments

    As lawyers handling personal injury cases in the Kansas City area for many years, we’ve learned how to drive up the value of our cases. One of the best ways to do that is to never miss or cancel a ...

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  • New Year, Safer Roads: Driving Resolution Ideas to Reduce Crashes in 2024
    New Year, Safer Roads: Driving Resolution Ideas to Reduce Crashes in 2024

    Happy New Year! As is tradition, New Year's comes with resolutions. In the first half of 2023, there were over 19,000 traffic fatalities in the US. Why not resolve to drive more safely in 2024 and do ...

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