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    • Staggering Crash Statistics Highlight the Need for Changes in Civil Law

      The Kansas City Star recently published an article regarding Vision Zero, Kansas City’s effort to curb traffic injuries and deaths. The article included some troubling traffic crash statistics. “Last ...

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    • Why Increasing the Weight Limit for Large Commercial Trucks is Dangerous

      The Kansas City Star recently published an editorial about legislation to raise the maximum weight of large commercial trucks. I agree with the author’s warning against such legislation due to the ...

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    • 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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    • AN UPDATE ON OUR PRO BONO CASE TO FREE BYRON CASE

      On December 5, 2023, attorney Brian Russell - in cooperation with Nicole Gordon, Quinn O’Brien, and Sean O’Brien, former chief public defender in Kansas City, MO and current UMKC School of Law, ...

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    • Fighting for Justice: Our Pro Bono Case to Free Byron Case

      Recently featured in the KC Star, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott attorney Brian Russell filed a motion with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, in Byron Case’s direct appeal from 2004. This ...

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    • Staggering Crash Statistics Highlight the Need for Changes in Civil Law

      The Kansas City Star recently published an article regarding Vision Zero, Kansas City’s effort to curb traffic injuries and deaths. The article included some troubling traffic crash statistics. “Last ...

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    • 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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    • Crash Involving Semis on I-70 Shows Need for Higher Insurance Limits

      The Kansas City Star published an article a few weeks ago about a terrible crash on I-70 involving at least two semi-tractors and trailers. Unfortunately, one man identified as Robert T. Cox of ...

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    • 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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    • Status of Jury Trials in the KC Area

      As a personal injury attorney in the Kansas City area, we have many cases on file in the various courthouses around town. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has put most personal injury trials on hold and ...

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    • What Legal Immunity Really Means

      In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, legislatures across the country are considering bills to give legal immunity to businesses and people against claims of infection. As a trial lawyer ...

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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Holiday Driving Tips

      We’re currently in the thick of the holiday season. Thanksgiving was last month and Christmas is right around the corner. In Kansas City, the roads are full of students home for the holidays, people ...

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    • 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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    • National Dog Bite Awareness Week

      The United States Postal Service has designated this week as National Dog Bite Awareness Week. The purpose of the designation is to bring attention to the staggering amount of dog bites postal service ...

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    • Camel Bite Cases

      It was recently reported that a camel was on the loose in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The article noted that police and animal control officers followed the camel through a golf course, along K7 Highway, ...

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    • 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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    • Seeing a Doctor for Your Injuries? Keep These 3 Things in Mind

      When you are hurt because of someone else’s negligence and are making a claim for money compensation, you bear the burden to show the nature and extent of your injuries. The most common way we show ...

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    • In a Car Crash? | 3 Considerations For Filing a Claim

      Many people who have been in a car crash struggle with whether to make a claim for money compensation. Understandably so. They may be worried that they will be seen as making a frivolous claim or ...

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    • 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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    • Join Us at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Member Social

      In Honor of our 10th Anniversary In 2024, we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary as Meyerkord, Russell and Hergott. In honor of that, we’re partnering with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association ...

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    • Brian Russell Wins Plaintiff Verdict In Crime Victim Case

      Meyerkord Russell & Hergott won a bench trial verdict for their plaintiff who was a sexual assault victim in Kansas City, Missouri. A judge sided with the plaintiff, represented by Brian Russell of ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • How Judges Are Picked in Missouri

      A judge has a tremendous impact on a personal injury jury trial. She or he can drastically alter the odds of winning a case. As personal injury lawyers in Missouri, we litigate and try a lot of ...

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    • What Legal Immunity Really Means

      In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, legislatures across the country are considering bills to give legal immunity to businesses and people against claims of infection. As a trial lawyer ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Compensation for Victims of Violent Crime

      Kansas City is currently seeing the highest murder rate in its history. As of July 30, there have been 110 homicides in Kansas City, according to the Kansas City Police Department. As of June 30, the ...

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    • What is a Bad Faith Case?

      At our law firm, we’ve handled dozens of bad faith cases against insurance companies. Having practiced personal injury law in the greater Kansa City area for almost 20 years, we have seen some very ...

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    • Two Limitations That Can Affect Your Compensation

      For the most part, the amount of money you get in a personal injury lawsuit is related to how hurt you are and your level of damages. This is why its called compensation; the money makes up for the ...

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    • How We Protect You from Frivolous Defenses

      Frivolous is a word too often attributed to personal injury lawsuits. Many people believe our nation has too many lawsuits and believe that most of the cases that are filed are frivolous. In my ...

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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Status of Jury Trials in the KC Area

      As a personal injury attorney in the Kansas City area, we have many cases on file in the various courthouses around town. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has put most personal injury trials on hold and ...

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    • Is Your Settlement Offer Fair?

      As a Kansas City personal injury attorney with over 16 years’ worth of experience, I often get calls from potential clients who have handled their claim for money compensation on their own. They’re ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Bicycle & Motorcycle Accident Cases in KC

      With weather warming up in the Kansas City area, bicycle and motorcycle riders are hitting the streets. With an increased number of motorcycle and bicycle riders, comes an unfortunate rise in ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Summary: Clients injured in a violent crime may have a valuable personal injury case

      Representing individuals at risk of violent crime or involved in the criminal justice system poses unique challenges. An article by attorney Nick Hergott, Clients Injured in a Violent Crime May Have a ...

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    • 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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    • What’s the Difference Between a Slip & Fall vs. Trip & Fall?

      As premises liability attorneys in Kansas City, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott handles a lot of slip and fall and trip and fall cases. Prospective clients often ask what the difference is between those ...

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    • Commentary: Turn pain into power: Clients injured in a violent crime may have a valuable personal injury case

      Many of us represent individuals from communities at risk of violent crime. Others deal directly with people involved in the criminal courts. And most of us will be the first call from former clients ...

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    • Brian Russell Wins Plaintiff Verdict In Crime Victim Case

      Meyerkord Russell & Hergott won a bench trial verdict for their plaintiff who was a sexual assault victim in Kansas City, Missouri. A judge sided with the plaintiff, represented by Brian Russell of ...

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    • Is Your Settlement Offer Fair?

      As a Kansas City personal injury attorney with over 16 years’ worth of experience, I often get calls from potential clients who have handled their claim for money compensation on their own. They’re ...

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    • Your Case Settled: Now What?

      There’s generally a sense of relief when a case settles. You no longer have to worry about a trial and what a jury might do with your case and generally speaking, there’s not much left you need to do. ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Why Slip or Trip and Fall Cases are Good Cases

      For some reason, many people have come to view slip or trip and fall cases as bad, low-value cases. We have been handling these cases for over 15 years and have found that they are actually very good ...

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    • 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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    • Finally a Law Banning Texting While Driving in KC (Hopefully)

      The Kansas City Star Editorial Board wrote a piece recently praising an ordinance proposed to ban texting while driving in Kansas City. The board points out, as I did in a recent blog post, that ...

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    • 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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    • Missouri Legislature Passes Hands Free Driving Law

      Senate Bill 398 was recently signed into law in Missouri. The bill, called the “Siddens Bening Hands Free Law”, generally speaking, prohibits drivers from using a mobile device while driving. As a ...

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    • When You Should Hire a Lawyer

      That depends. I know this is a typical lawyer answer, but the decision on when to hire a lawyer when you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence depends on several things. As personal injury ...

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    • 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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    • Undocumented Worker Safety

      A recent article in the Kansas City Star tells the story of how an undocumented worker from Nicaragua fell to his death at an office building being converted into apartments. The worker, whose name ...

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    • Two Limitations That Can Affect Your Compensation

      For the most part, the amount of money you get in a personal injury lawsuit is related to how hurt you are and your level of damages. This is why its called compensation; the money makes up for the ...

      Read More
    • How We Protect You from Frivolous Defenses

      Frivolous is a word too often attributed to personal injury lawsuits. Many people believe our nation has too many lawsuits and believe that most of the cases that are filed are frivolous. In my ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • 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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