Beware of the Assumption of Risk

Those of us who are thrill-seekers are likely aware of some of the hazards involved in our favorite activities, whether that be skydiving, snowboarding, or anything else that gets your heart racing. Being aware of the dangers you face while enjoying yourself is important to staying safe and having fun, but that knowledge could be used against you in a personal injury case. Negligent actors may argue that your Read More

Slip and Falls Due to Snow and Ice: When Do I Have a Case?

If you have ever sustained an injury due to slipping and falling on snow or ice, you’re likely wondering whether you have legal recourse. Unfortunately, slip and fall claims are not always clear cut, so it’s important to consider a number of issues to determine if you have a viable case.  Your status under the law Any slip and fall case begins with establishing your classification under the law, as such will Read More

Civil Vs. Criminal Liability In A Personal Injury Case

Imagine that you are riding in a limousine through the countryside outside St. Louis, en route to a loved one’s wedding. Suddenly, your driver realizes he is about to miss the turn leading to your destination. When he hits the brakes, he loses control of the limo and crashes into a tree. Both you and the driver are injured. Two friends who happened to be sharing the ride with you are killed. When a police Read More

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Liability

While the concept of self-driving cars once felt like something out of the future, it is now something of the present. Self-driving cars exist and are in use today, and it seems that their place in the market is only going to increase. Tesla has begun adding a self-driving program to their cars, while Toyota showed off their own prototype vehicle in 2020, and Honda began commercially selling their self-driving car in Read More

Accident-Caused Traumatic Brain Injuries: How They Happen, and How to Recognize Them

One type of injury that is often associated with vehicle accidents—and typically considered the most serious—is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The brain is the most complex organ and arguably the most important. Some vehicle collisions occur at high enough speeds to damage the brain despite the protection afforded by the skull.  A TBI resulting from a car accident often happens when a person’s head strikes Read More

4 Reasons Trucking Accident Claims Are Unique

Getting in a serious auto accident with another driver is enough for anyone to handle. Accidents involving 18-wheelers and large commercial trucks is a much different animal. Dealing with personal injury claims arising from these types of accidents is much more complicated than settling after a fender-bender; below, we lay out a few things to know.  1. Injuries resulting from trucking accidents are often Read More

4 Tactics Auto Insurance Companies Use to Erode Claims

Your auto insurance company is not your friend. Sure, you’ve been paying your premiums in full, on time, for years. You have a good rapport with your agent and the support staff. Things are going well, mainly because you haven’t had any major claims to file.  One day, your car gets T-boned on the highway. Your car is totaled, and there are injuries. Fortunately, the at-fault driver has insurance—the same Read More

The Tort Victims’ Compensation Fund Just Received a Major Influx of Cash—What That Means For Your Personal Injury Case

The worst-case scenario for victims of someone else’s negligence is not being able to collect the full amount of their damages. The defendant might not have enough insurance to cover damages, he or she might have filed for bankruptcy, or the defendant might have been a company that no longer exists.  Regardless of the reason that a victim or family of the victim isn’t able to collect the full amount of their Read More

Premises Liability in Missouri

The most common cause of serious personal injuries in the U.S.—injuries that require medical care—is auto accidents. A large portion of our firm’s work, to be sure, revolves around helping victims of car wrecks get justice. Premises liability cases—slip and falls, trip and falls, or general step and falls, to give three examples—are also quite common in the personal injury world.  What Does “Premises Read More

When Fireworks Turn Dangerous

The waning COVID-19 pandemic has taught many of us to appreciate the simpler, yet finer, things in life. This year’s Fourth of July is set to be the first somewhat-normal holiday in a while. That means good food, good company, and, of course, fireworks.  The vast majority of fireworks are set off without incident. User error is the culprit behind most fireworks-related accidents. However, Americans are Read More


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