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

Motorcyclists — Stay Vigilant and Safe

We’re just now getting into peak motorcycle season in Missouri. Last year was busy for many motorcyclists, who were looking for fun and socially distanced activities. Getting outside is always a bonus, as well.  Missouri has thousands of miles of open road for riders to enjoy, but it’s worth making sure you’re ready to safely hit the road. Besides taking your bike in for regular inspections, you need to make Read More

Missouri Drivers Must Carry a Minimum Amount of Auto Insurance Coverage

As you are probably aware, licensed drivers in Missouri are required to have car insurance. If you have ever been pulled over for speeding, rolling through a stop sign, or some other minor traffic infraction, the officer who pulled you over asked to see proof of insurance.  It might have been a while since you purchased your auto insurance policy, or you might remember going with the least expensive option. Read More

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

Those who are dealing with workers’ compensation cases in Missouri should be aware of the point in the process known as “maximum medical improvement (MMI).” Your treating physician will be able to determine when you have reached MMI. Once you have reached MMI, your doctor has made the reasonable determination that your physical condition is not likely to improve. This blog will explain the significance of MMI and Read More

What is an independent medical exam?

A few days ago, you sustained an injury in a workplace accident. Your employer has workers' compensation, but you learn you must undergo an independent medical exam. The IME Care Center explains IMEs and how they work. Prepare for the examination to protect your right to fair compensation. Defining an IME During an IME, an independent, third-party physician or another medical services provider evaluates your Read More

Fatal workplace accidents in Missouri

If you work in an especially dangerous field or you recently lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, it is vital to understand the consequences of work-related fatalities. From leaving your loved ones behind with significant financial hardships to handling the emotional pain associated with losing a family member, these accidents lead to many different challenges for families. Unfortunately, many workers lose Read More

What is the minimum car insurance required in Missouri?

Car insurance protects you and other drivers on the road. It covers damage to vehicles, medical costs for injuries, and can even cover you in an accident with a motorist who lacks sufficient coverage. Because auto insurance is so crucial, most states require drivers to carry a minimum of insurance. The Missouri Department of Revenue explains minimum coverage requirements in the state, so you remain in full Read More

Biden Administration Upping Trucking Insurance Minimums?

Policy changes regarding transportation and the trucking industry have historically been more subdued and garnered far less attention than other areas of policy (like immigration, taxes, and healthcare). In 2020, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have increased the required minimum amount of insurance coverage for large commercial trucking companies. The Senate put that bill out to pasture, but Read More


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