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    • Getting Back to Normal After the Coronavirus Lockdown

      The lock-down for the Coronavirus pandemic is gradually being lifted and life is getting back to normal (for the most part). At our office, we’re back at full strength (although still following local ...

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    • Why Is Texting While Driving Still Allowed in Missouri?

      In January of last year, the Kansas City Star’s editorial board wrote a piece about there being no law prohibiting texting while driving for Missouri drivers over the age of 21. This article is ...

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    • Premises Liability and Building Codes: Use Common Sense

      Premises liability cases stem from an injury resulting from a dangerous condition on someone’s property. Those dangerous conditions can come in many forms, like water or ice on the floor, perpetrators ...

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    • Driving in Missouri Requires the Highest Degree of Care

      In most Missouri personal injury cases, the defendant is negligent if he or she failed to use ordinary care. This means the defendant should have done what an ordinarily careful person would do under ...

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    • #JustDriveKC: 17% Increase in Missouri Traffic Deaths from Last Year

      KMBC recently reported that highway traffic deaths are up nearly 20% from last year . The article quotes Sgt. Andy Bell from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who understandably expresses frustration ...

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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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    • Proud Supporters of the River Market Community Association

      Mark your calendars for the July River Market Community Association Summer BBQ! We're proud to sponsor this free community event that celebrates the vibrant neighborhood we call ours. Join us ...

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    • Why we Support MADD

      We recently sponsored the Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 2018 in Kansas City. It was held on June 16, 2018 in Theis Park in Kansas City. I also ran (jogged, more like) the 5k Dash. It was a wonderful ...

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    • Donating to Charities

      As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, I recently enacted a firm-wide policy of donating 5% of every fee to charity. Giving is important to me and this commitment is something I feel strongly ...

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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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    • Compensation

      When a business or person breaks the rules and hurts someone, they are responsible for the harm. You break it, you buy it. But, how much does your injury cost? How much does it take to make up for the ...

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    • The Significance of Non-Economic Damages

      Some of the most significant losses one suffers when injured from someone else’s negligence are non-economic damages. Sometimes called pain and suffering damages or human damages, these types of ...

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    • Getting Back to Normal After the Coronavirus Lockdown

      The lock-down for the Coronavirus pandemic is gradually being lifted and life is getting back to normal (for the most part). At our office, we’re back at full strength (although still following local ...

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    • 3 Tips to Stay Safe While Driving in the Time of Coronavirus

      The Kansas City area is on lockdown right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Kansas Citians are out of work and forced to stay home. People still need to drive, however, to pick up ...

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    • Support Local: Lunch in Kansas City's River Market

      Although we are working from home, myself and my partners are still trekking to the office once or twice a week for a few hours. This gives me a break from homeschooling my kids and lets me scan in ...

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    • Site Inspections

      One of the most important aspects in premises liability or even product liability cases is a site inspection. This is when the place of injury or a product that injured someone is inspected after the ...

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    • Remington Firearms May Have a Defective Trigger

      NBC recently reported a story about defective triggers in Remington firearms. The defect causes the weapons to discharge when they are dropped or suffer some type of shock; even when the safety is ...

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    • Looking for A New Year's Resolution? Make it No Phones While Driving

      Happy New Year! Congratulations on making it to 20’s. With the new year and new decade comes the traditional new year’s resolution. This time around, to celebrate the beginning of a new decade, I ...

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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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    • Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth

      In our connected society, people often use driving as a time to catch up on important calls or schedule appointments over the phone. For most Americans, the cell phone is more than just an auxiliary ...

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    • Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth

      In our connected society, people often use driving as a time to catch up on important calls or schedule appointments over the phone. For most Americans, the cell phone is more than just an auxiliary ...

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    • Your Mugshot Online? New Missouri Law Allows Lawsuits Against Companies that Publish Mugshots and Ask for Money to Remove

      If you have ever been arrested, one of your first memories after your arrest is likely the police taking your mugshot. After some time, the charges were resolved – either they were dropped, you were ...

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    • Help! I've Fallen On Federal Property and I Can't Get Up; What Now?

      Can the federal government be sued when I am injured on federal property, at a federal facility or harmed by a federal employee who was acting within the scope of their federal employment? The answer ...

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    • Vote For Us For Best Law Firm: The Pitch’s Best Of KC

      Thanks to your nominations, we made it on The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City 2020 ballot, Kansas City’s longest running Best of KC! The ballot only includes the five law firms who received the most ...

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    • Get Your Missouri Ballot Notarized for Free At Our Office

      Free Mail-In and Absentee Ballot Notary During the August primary and November general elections in 2020, Missouri voters are eligible to cast ballots by mail with notarization of the ballot envelope. ...

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    • Celebrating our 6th Anniversary with a Donation to Miracle of Innocence

      This year we celebrate the 6 th anniversary of the founding of Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott. Normally, we’d celebrate by throwing a party or sending out gifts to close friends and colleagues. But this ...

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    • Celebrating our 6th Anniversary with a Donation to Miracle of Innocence

      This year we celebrate the 6 th anniversary of the founding of Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott. Normally, we’d celebrate by throwing a party or sending out gifts to close friends and colleagues. But this ...

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    • The Effect of Coronavirus On Your Personal Injury Case

      Like much of the country, Kansas City is seeing an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases. As a personal injury lawyer handling Kansas City cases, here’s how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect your ...

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    • CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS AS MEYERKORD, RUSSELL & HERGOTT

      In 2014, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott was founded when attorneys Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell, and Nick Hergott joined forces. We realized the impact we could make on the lives of our clients and we ...

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    • Brian Russell Settles Inadequate Security Case for $40,000

      Meyerkord & Russell is proud to announce that Attorney Brian C. Russell was recently successful in settling yet another case. This time, he was hired to represent a client who had been robbed at ...

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    • Inadequate Security

      In Missouri, businesses must make their premises safe for their customers. They not only have to protect them from slipping and falling or tripping and falling , but also from crimes committed on ...

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    • Preventable Crimes

      There have been far too many stories in the news in the Kansas City area of violent crimes at convenience stores. The most recent story can be found here . I recently updated my Kansas City personal ...

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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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    • 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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    • Property Damage Only Cases

      When you are in a wreck that involves property damage only, it usually is not economical to hire an attorney. You often would spend more money on the attorney to help you than that attorney can ...

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    • Insurance Company's Promise to Pay Medical Care

      If you have been hurt because of someone else's negligence, you are typically responsible to pay for your medical care up front. After you have finished getting medical care, your personal injury ...

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    • Trench Collapses and Personal Injury Cases

      Trench Collapses and Personal Injury Cases The Kansas City Star published an article today about the dangers of trench collapses in construction sites . The article had a sobering statistic that, ...

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    • The Workers' Compensation Claims Process in Missouri

      #1: Report an Injury or Illness to Your Employer Immediately After sustaining an injury on the job or coming down with an occupational illness during the scope of your employment, it is imperative ...

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    • Sick/Vacation Time and Workers' Compensation

      A common question I hear in my Missouri workers' compensation cases is whether my client's employer can force him or her to take vacation or sick time when out of work because of a comp injury. All ...

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    • If A Case Goes To Trial, The Defendant's Liability Insurance Carrier Hasn't Paid A Dime

      People often think that if a case goes to trial that the plaintiff already got money from the defendant's liability insurance carrier and that the plaintiff must be trying to squeeze more money from ...

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    • Insurance Company Fast-Ones

      When someone does something wrong and causes you harm and injury, you make a claim under that person's insurance policy to recover money as compensation for your losses. The most common example is in ...

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    • What a Jury Doesn't Hear

      The end of the road for any personal injury case is a jury trial. Jury trials are risky endeavors and both sides of a lawsuit often make every effort to settle a case without having to have a jury ...

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    • Landlord Negligence - Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney

      Negligent Landlords We’ve all experienced problems with landlords in the past. The toilet in your rental won’t stop running or the basement is flooding even in the lightest of rain, and you’re ...

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    • Medical Care Options When You Don’t Have Health Insurance

      As personal injury lawyers handling cases in the Kansas City area, we’re often asked how someone can get medical care if they’re hurt in a car crash or other personal injury incident, and who will pay ...

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    • Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic

      Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic. Those are words I never imagined typing. But here we are. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month . Right now in Kansas City, the weather is getting ...

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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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    • 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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    • The 3 Parts of a Personal Injury Petition

      It’s our policy to give every case one chance of settling before we have to file suit. When a personal injury case doesn’t settle pre-suit, we have to file a petition. A petition starts the lawsuit. ...

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    • Icy Walkways and Premises Liability Cases

      Now that the winter cold is settling in, its time to talk about slippery walkways. We handle a large amount of slip and fall premises liability cases; in fact, our firm has received the largest ...

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    • Premises Liability and Building Codes: Use Common Sense

      Premises liability cases stem from an injury resulting from a dangerous condition on someone’s property. Those dangerous conditions can come in many forms, like water or ice on the floor, perpetrators ...

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    • Reggie Bush's Recovery Against St. Louis Will Be Capped

      It was announced recently that Reggie Bush hired a lawyer and intends on suing the City of St. Louis for injuries his injuries when he slipped and fell at the Edward Jones Dome on November 1. Mr. Bush ...

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    • Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic

      Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic. Those are words I never imagined typing. But here we are. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month . Right now in Kansas City, the weather is getting ...

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    • 3 Tips to Stay Safe While Driving in the Time of Coronavirus

      The Kansas City area is on lockdown right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Kansas Citians are out of work and forced to stay home. People still need to drive, however, to pick up ...

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    • Coronavirus and Personal Injury Law

      Personal injury cases revolve around some kind of wrongdoing. Someone must have done something wrong or broken some kind of rule and caused you harm in order to get money compensation. These rules are ...

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    • Matt Meyerkord Wins Plaintiff Verdict in Hazardous Fall Case

      Meyerkord Russell & Hergott won a jury verdict for their plaintiff who was injured in a slip and fall accident in Kansas City, Missouri. A jury sided with the plaintiff, represented by Matt Meyerkord ...

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    • Settlement Confidentiality: It's Up To You

      Settlement agreements are sometimes confidential, meaning some part of the deal cannot be disclosed or discussed. Most of the time confidentiality applies to the names of the parties to a settlement ...

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    • Insurance Limits in Crashes with Multiple Cars

      Car crashes sometimes involve more than two cars. Pileups can happen on the highway or a wreck at an intersection can involve cars coming from both directions. If these wrecks are caused by one car, ...

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    • Icy Walkways and Premises Liability Cases

      Now that the winter cold is settling in, its time to talk about slippery walkways. We handle a large amount of slip and fall premises liability cases; in fact, our firm has received the largest ...

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    • Investigation of Trip and Fall Cases

      Investigation of any personal injury case is vitally important. Before a demand for compensation in any injury case, all aspects of the case should be thoroughly investigated. This gives your personal ...

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    • Pool Safety

      Pool season is here and with it the risks and dangers of swimming. Pool injuries are common, but those resulting from someone else's negligence should be preventable. Here are a few types of pool ...

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    • Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth

      In our connected society, people often use driving as a time to catch up on important calls or schedule appointments over the phone. For most Americans, the cell phone is more than just an auxiliary ...

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    • Distracted Driving: A Dangerous Habit

      Using technology is second nature to most of us. It’s integrated into every facet of our world, and we appreciate the way it enhances and enriches our lives on a daily basis. It’s so ingrained into ...

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    • Why Is Texting While Driving Still Allowed in Missouri?

      In January of last year, the Kansas City Star’s editorial board wrote a piece about there being no law prohibiting texting while driving for Missouri drivers over the age of 21. This article is ...

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    • The Importance of Black Boxes in Car Crash Personal Injury Cases

      Most modern cars are equipped with black box-like devices called event data recorders or EDRs. These are similar to airplane black boxes in that they record information from the moments leading up to ...

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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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    • Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth

      In our connected society, people often use driving as a time to catch up on important calls or schedule appointments over the phone. For most Americans, the cell phone is more than just an auxiliary ...

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    • Reggie Bush's Recovery Against St. Louis Will Be Capped

      It was announced recently that Reggie Bush hired a lawyer and intends on suing the City of St. Louis for injuries his injuries when he slipped and fell at the Edward Jones Dome on November 1. Mr. Bush ...

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    • Short Time Limit for Slip and Fall Cases Against Cities

      Most Missouri slip and fall cases have 5 year statutes of limitations. This means that you have five years from the date of injury to make a claim against a property owner when you are injured because ...

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    • Snow and Ice Problems at the 2013 Western Farm Show in Kansas City

      This year's Western Farm Show in Kansas City took place on February 22 to 24. Unfortunately, Kansas City saw record snow fall and freezing temperatures on the 21 st , rendering many of the parking ...

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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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    • Pain & Suffering Not Recoverable in Workers' Comp Claims

      Generally speaking, when you get hurt at work, you're only choice is to file a workers' compensation claim. The law forbids cases against your employer for negligently causing you injuries. The upside ...

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    • The Workers' Compensation Claims Process in Missouri

      #1: Report an Injury or Illness to Your Employer Immediately After sustaining an injury on the job or coming down with an occupational illness during the scope of your employment, it is imperative ...

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    • Meyerkord & Russell Recover $1 Million in Their First Year

      Kansas City personal injury firm, Meyerkord & Russell, is pleased to have recovered over $1 million in damages during their first year of operation. Though their firm was recently established, they ...

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