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  • The Strengths of Slip and Trip or Slip and Fall Cases
    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
    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
    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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  • Compensation for Victims of Violent Crime
    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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  • Icy Walkways and Premises Liability Cases
    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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  • Section 8 Housing Injuries Can Lead To Possible Claim for Compensation
    Section 8 Housing Injuries Can Lead To Possible Claim for Compensation

    Federal law requires low-income housing properties be maintained in safe, decent, and sanitary conditions. However, section 8 landlords often fail in this duty because the lower their overhead, the ...

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  • Premises Liability and Building Codes: Use Common Sense
    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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  • Matt Meyerkord Wins Plaintiff Verdict in Hazardous Fall Case
    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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  • Landlord Negligence - Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney
    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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  • Hotel Injuries
    Hotel Injuries

    Most slip and fall or trip and fall cases involve customers getting hurt in stores or other businesses because of something wrong with floors. If you go into a store or a business, it must get rid of ...

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  • Reggie Bush's Recovery Against St. Louis Will Be Capped
    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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  • Help! I've Fallen On Federal Property and I Can't Get Up; What Now?
    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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  • Missouri Businesses are Not Required to Carry Insurance
    Missouri Businesses are Not Required to Carry Insurance

    Many people are surprised to find out that most businesses in Missouri are not required to carry insurance. Although Missouri law requires motorists to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, ...

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  • Attorney Brian Russell Settles Slip & Fall Case for $28,500.00
    Attorney Brian Russell Settles Slip & Fall Case for $28,500.00

    The legal team at Meyerkord & Russell is excited to announce that Attorney Brian C. Russell recently settled a case for $28,500.00. His client has been seriously injured after falling down the ...

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  • Short Time Limit for Slip and Fall Cases Against Cities
    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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  • Attorney Meyerkord Settles Accident Claim for $25,750
    Attorney Meyerkord Settles Accident Claim for $25,750

    The legal team at Meyerkord & Russell is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew D. Meyerkord was recently successful in settling an accident claim for $25,750.00. His client had been injured while ...

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  • Brian Russell Settles Inadequate Security Case for $40,000
    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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  • Site Inspections
    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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  • Snow and Ice Problems at the 2013 Western Farm Show in Kansas City
    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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  • Premises Liability and Waivers in Apartment Leases
    Premises Liability and Waivers in Apartment Leases

    Apartments leases sometimes have clauses in them that try to limit or prohibit your rights to recover from your landlord in premises liability incidents in the common areas of your apartment complex. ...

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  • Inadequate Security
    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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