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  • Is Your Settlement Offer Fair?
    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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  • Two Limitations That Can Affect Your Compensation
    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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  • Seeing a Doctor for Your Injuries? Keep These 3 Things in Mind
    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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  • Your Case Settled: Now What?
    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?
    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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  • 3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Case
    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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  • 3 Winter Driving Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer
    3 Winter Driving Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer

    As I’m writing this, its nasty outside! School was cancelled last night even before a drop of freezing rain came down today. That’s because what the weather brought us today was a sheet of ice. It’s ...

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

    Missouri drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road. When they don’t, and as a result someone gets hurt, they are responsible for the harm. But what are the rules and where can we find them? ...

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  • 3 Interesting Facts About The Benefits of Roundabouts v. Stoplights
    3 Interesting Facts About The Benefits of Roundabouts v. Stoplights

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation there are approximately 5 million automobile accidents in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, only about 30% result in injury to the drivers or ...

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  • Recovering Compensation for Future Medical Care
    Recovering Compensation for Future Medical Care

    In most personal injury cases in Missouri, we wait until our clients have been released from medical care before we try and settle their case. This is because it is easier to obtain compensation for ...

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  • The Economic Considerations for Personal Injury Cases
    The Economic Considerations for Personal Injury Cases

    There is an economic consideration that must go into every new case. This is true for both the potential lawyer and the potential client. Sometimes this consideration can seem cold and callous, but it ...

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  • Your Insurance Defense Lawyer Isn't Really Your Lawyer
    Your Insurance Defense Lawyer Isn't Really Your Lawyer

    If you caused a car accident and the person you hit sues you, your liability insurance company will hire a lawyer to defend you. However, the lawyer they get for you isn't really your lawyer and isn't ...

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  • How Social Media Could Impact Your Personal Injury Case
    How Social Media Could Impact Your Personal Injury Case

    In today's society, staying connected to friends through social media is an essential part of any daily routine. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find even one person in their twenties who ...

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  • Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer When You'Re Injured In Missouri But From A Different State
    Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer When You'Re Injured In Missouri But From A Different State

    Personal injury accidents can happen any time. Unfortunately, they can also happen when visiting another state. When you're injured in a different state, you should hire a lawyer from the area where ...

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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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  • Hiring a Lawyer
    Hiring a Lawyer

    There are many things you should consider when hiring a lawyer for your personal injury case. I'm going to list a few major things here, but this list is by no means exhaustive. This is because the ...

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  • Why Unelected Judges Are a Good Thing
    Why Unelected Judges Are a Good Thing

    Oftentimes you'll hear politicians rail against unelected judges and that there is a lack of accountability in the judicial system. However, these attacks miss the very purpose of the judiciary, which ...

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  • What's Taking So Long?
    What's Taking So Long?

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney , I handle all of my cases on a contingency fee basis. Under this arrangement, my fee is collected at the end of the case, at the same time my clients get ...

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  • Jury Trials - The Basics
    Jury Trials - The Basics

    If your personal injury case is one of the few that can't settle, then you will have to have a trial to determine if the defendant is liable for your injuries and how much compensation you are ...

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  • Negligent Entrustment
    Negligent Entrustment

    Sometimes personal injury accidents are caused by someone who shouldn't be using a certain product or driving a car in the first place. For example, a car accident might be caused by someone who ...

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  • Police Reports and Car Crashes
    Police Reports and Car Crashes

    One of the most important pieces of evidence in car accident cases is the police report. It provides a number of key facts about how an accident happened and who was involved. It is also the ...

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  • Black Boxes in Cars
    Black Boxes in Cars

    Like airplanes, most modern cars have "black boxes" that record information prior to an accident. These devices, called Event Data Recorders, are crash resistant and store various types of data from ...

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  • Gap in Treatment
    Gap in Treatment

    One of the most frequently used reasons by insurance companies to deny or shortchange personal injury claims is a gap in treatment. This is when there's a long period of time between an accident and ...

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  • The Settlement Transaction
    The Settlement Transaction

    Last week I wrote about the basics of settlement negotiation. This week I'd like to talk about the transaction itself. What do you get when you settle a case and what do you give in exchange? The most ...

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  • Be Careful What You Share on Facebook & MySpace
    Be Careful What You Share on Facebook & MySpace

    I recently learned from a colleague that some insurance defense firms are now accessing clients' Facebook and other social networking profiles to try and dig up information that can be used against ...

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  • 911 Recordings
    911 Recordings

    An often overlooked piece of evidence in car accident cases or other personal injury cases is recordings from 911 calls. Many lawyers don't realize that these recordings are readily available and ...

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  • Comparative Fault
    Comparative Fault

    As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, I come across comparative fault many times. Comparative fault is when you are partly to blame for an accident. It reduces your compensation by however much ...

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