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    • How to Protect Yourself in These Dangerous Intersections in Kansas City

      The Kansas City Star recently published an article with the ten most dangerous streets for pedestrians and bike riders. These streets include Independence Ave in Kansas City, 39th Street, Prospect ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

      You’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence and are seeking money compensation from her, his, or its insurance company. Much of what will be used to prove the other side’s negligence and your ...

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    • Considering Making a Claim for Compensation? Do it Now.

      If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence and are considering making a claim for compensation, it is better to talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later. You may have years before your statute ...

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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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    • 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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    • Hyundai Shouldn’t Normalize Distracted Driving

      Hyundai released a new advertisement showcasing its lane departure technology by depicting a driver drifting over a lane because she was distracted by her phone. As a personal injury lawyer who ...

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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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    • “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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    • 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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    • Super Lawyers 2022 Recognition: Matt Meyerkord, Nick Hergott, and Brian Russell

      We are proud to announce that Matt Meyerkord, Nick Hergott, and Brian Russell have been honored as Super Lawyers again for 2022. Matt Meyerkord: Personal Injury Super Lawyer Marking one decade of ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Are You Getting a Fair Offer from the Insurance Company?

      As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer practicing in the area for over 10 years, I’ve received a lot of calls from people asking whether they should take the insurance company’s settlement offer or ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • 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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    • Mediation in Personal Injury Cases

      Most personal injury cases settle before trial. This avoids the uncertainty of a jury trial and saves time and money. A popular method of settling personal injury cases is through mediation. In this ...

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    • Superhero Personal Injury Law: Part 4

      In case you missed Part 1 of this blog post series (you can also check out Part 2 and Part 3 ), I’ve been enjoying Marvel Studios’ new show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The show is similar to Law and ...

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    • 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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    • Winter Weather Injuries: Falling on Snow or Ice

      Winter is coming to Kansas City. That means the holidays, time off with family and friends, and the New Year are just around the corner. It also means the cold, frigid Kansas City weather is settling ...

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    • Premises Liability: Special Rules with Snow and Ice Cases

      As frigid Kansas City weather settles into the metro, the threat of snow, sleet, and ice is imminent. Here, we discuss winter weather injuries and when an injured person has a viable personal injury ...

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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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    • 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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    • Are You Getting a Fair Offer from the Insurance Company?

      As a Kansas City personal injury lawyer practicing in the area for over 10 years, I’ve received a lot of calls from people asking whether they should take the insurance company’s settlement offer or ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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
    • 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 ...

      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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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