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    • How to Protect Yourself from the Increase in Traffic Crashes in Kansas City

      An article on Fox 4 News’ website discusses a report from the KCPD that shows a 12% increase in traffic crashes from last year. The article includes a quote from Sgt. Bill Mahoney, supervisor for ...

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    • Random Tips for Car Crash Cases

      As personal injury lawyers in the Kansas City area, we handle a lot of car crash cases in our firm. Over the years, we’ve developed tips and tricks that we use to help increase the value of these ...

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    • Work Zone Crashes and Your Personal Injury Case

      Last week week was National Work Zone Awareness Week. According to its website, “National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season [that] ...

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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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    • 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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    • #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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    • “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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    • The Importance of Leash Laws in Dog Bite Cases

      As personal injury lawyers, our firm has handled many dog bite cases and we get calls and contacts about dog bite cases frequently. One of the questions we always ask a potential client with a dog ...

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    • Kansas City’s Leash Laws and Pigs

      As a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City, we handle many dog bite cases. Because of this, we have become intimately familiar with the city’s leash laws. Under the doctrine of negligence per se, dog ...

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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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    • Nominate Meyerkord, Russell and Hergott

      Nominate Us: Aiming to Win Best Law Firm (Again!) Last year we won The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City Best Law Firm thanks to all your nominations and votes. To honor our clients and the work we’ve done ...

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    • Celebrating Our 7th Anniversary

      This May we celebrated 7 years as Meyerkord, Russell, and Hergott. Although this past year presented unique challenges, we remain grateful for your support in allowing us to do what we love. Thank You ...

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    • Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell and Nick Hergott All Recognized by Super Lawyers

      Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott is thrilled to announce that Matt Meyerkord, Brian Russell and Nick Hergott have been selected for 2020 recognition by Super Lawyers. Matt was recognized as Personal ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Difference Between Missouri State Courts and Federal Courts in Personal Injury Cases

      As personal injury lawyers handling cases on both sides of the state line in Kansas City, we have a lot of experience litigating cases in court. Most of our lawsuits are handled at the state court ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • Kansas City’s Leash Laws and Pigs

      As a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City, we handle many dog bite cases. Because of this, we have become intimately familiar with the city’s leash laws. Under the doctrine of negligence per se, dog ...

      Read More
    • The Strengths of Slip and Trip or Slip and Fall Cases

      We handle many premises liability cases in the Kansas City region. These cases primarily involve slip or trip and falls. In my experience, these types of cases get a bad rap amongst personal injury ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      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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    • 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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    • Proving Notice of a Defect in Slip and Fall Cases Against Businesses

      One of the keys to winning a slip or trip and fall case is showing that the defendant knew, or should have known, about the defect that made you fall. This can be difficult in cases against a business ...

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    • The Strengths of Slip and Trip or Slip and Fall Cases

      We handle many premises liability cases in the Kansas City region. These cases primarily involve slip or trip and falls. In my experience, these types of cases get a bad rap amongst personal injury ...

      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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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