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How Soon Should I Contact an Attorney After a Car Accident?

If you get hurt in a car accident, your first priority should be your health. That means even if you do not require emergency care at the scene, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible for a medical evaluation. Unfortunately, the stress does not end once your health has stabilized. In fact, the [..]

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Why It’s So Important to Seek Medical Care After a Car Accident

Car accidents are inherently traumatic, especially if someone involved gets seriously hurt. A car accident is something that can change or end a life.  When a person sustains life-threatening injuries in a wreck, it is natural for others at the scene to refuse care from first responders. In times of crisis, people will often do [..]

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Boat Collision Injury and Right of Way

Boat collisions happen every year, mainly because of operator inattention and ignorance of rules. Not knowing the right of way rules can be dangerous to yourself and everyone boating around you. Reviewing the Navigation Rules, regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard, can easily prevent collisions.  Right of Way Give-way vessel: vessel that does not have [..]

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What Constitutes “Wrongful Death” in Missouri?

Losing someone whom you are especially close to can feel like losing a piece of yourself, and no amount of compensation can make you feel entirely whole again. If the death was the result of an unanticipated accident, though, filing a successful wrongful death claim may provide some sense of closure by allowing you to [..]

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6 Critical Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

When it comes to unanticipated scenarios that can cause accidental injuries and even death, dramatic incidents like motor-vehicle collisions and surgical errors probably come to mind. Although both situations certainly have the potential for devastating consequences, slip and fall accidents can be just as catastrophic. In fact, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury [..]

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4 FAQs About Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Truck Accident

Most fatalities in large truck crashes are passenger-vehicle occupants.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an 18-wheeler can weigh 30 times as much as a car, which explains why impacts between the two are almost always catastrophic for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. If you lost a loved one in a truck wreck, [..]

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How to Prove an Hours of Service Violation After a Truck Accident

 In an attempt to reduce the number of fatigue-related truck accidents—which are almost always devastating—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented hours of service regulations. These regulations limit how much time truckers can spend on the road before stopping to rest. If commercial drivers violate these regulations, whether of their own volition or under pressure [..]

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4 FAQs About Motorcycle Accidents at Traffic Intersections

Nearly 1 in 3 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2015 occurred at intersections, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are many factors that cause these collisions, so proving liability can be complicated. The insurance company or at-fault driver might contend that your own negligence contributed to the crash or to the severity of [..]

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Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Missouri

The weeks and months that follow a serious and unexpected injury are always stressful. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may need to arrange childcare, find a new means of transportation, attend physical therapy, and hire a housekeeper. With so much on your plate, it’s not easy to focus on legal concerns, but [..]

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