Is it a good idea to settle an auto accident claim?

A car accident can drastically change the course of a Missouri resident’s life. A victim of a collision may be unable to work due to their injuries and may also be in significant pain from the harm they endured. They may be tempted to do whatever they can to speed the process of getting financial compensation for their losses so that they can quickly get back to their pre-accident life. Doing so many involve Read More

Missouri workers’ compensation rights

Injured workers in Missouri may be compensated for their injuries in most cases. The state’s workers’ compensation law sets forth rights for injured workers. An employer with at least five employees and all construction businesses must have workers’ compensation insurance. Businesses may self-insure under certain circumstances. Any worker injured at work must notify their supervisor within 30 days. Notification of Read More

Benefits for workers who suffer a construction site injury

Workers are often injured on construction sites or are diagnosed with a disease related to their work. To address the financial needs that arise due to such incidents, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations offers certain monetary benefits under its Workers’ Compensation program. Therefore, the very first step that affected workers and families need to take after a construction site injury or the Read More

Use of helmets and motorcycle accident personal injury claims

Helmets, as many people in St. Charles may agree, are one of the best protection equipment for a motorcyclist. After all, it is one of the most foolproof ways of protecting a motorcyclist from serious injuries in the event of an accident. It is for this reason that helmets are recommended by experts to all motorcyclists, and Missouri made helmets mandatory for all motorcycle riders many years back, in Read More

Coping with the loss of a loved one in a car crash

It is never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one to an event that was unforeseen and unwarranted, and especially if it was because of the negligence on someone else’s part in a car accident. Matters tend to be worse of that loved was the family’s breadwinner. In such cases, the emotional losses are compounded by financial losses that often leave the survivors grappling to bring their lives back on track. In Read More

Safety tips for motorcycle riders

Warmer weather usually makes for more ideal motorcycle riding conditions. As much as you are eager to ride more frequently, reviewing safety tips ahead of your ride can help prevent accidents. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, between 2005 and 2014, an average of nearly 91 people have died each year in Missouri motorcycle crashes. The reality is bikers are far less shielded than those in other Read More

Understanding Missouri ATV Laws

All-terrain vehicles (ATV) are designed for off-road use. They are perfect for hunting and landscaping purposes, but they can be used for so much more. If you are curious about owning one of these vehicles, safety is one of the most important considerations. Read on to learn everything you need to know about ATV safety laws in Missouri. Driving on Highways Driving an ATV on the highway is extremely dangerous. Read More

A Brief Overview of Assumption of Risk

When engaging in perilous activities, most people assume that accidents will not occur and if they do, there is a general assumption that they will be compensated for the damages. Unfortunately, this is not always the case thanks to a concept known as “assumption of risk.” Here is what you need to know about this legal term. What are the elements of assumption of risk?  Under the doctrine of assumption of risk, a Read More

6 Examples of Bad Faith Insurance Practices

The law requires that insurers handle insurance claims in good faith. This ultimately means conducting a proper investigation and providing reasonable payouts in a timely manner, when needed. When that doesn’t happen, it is considered working in bad faith. Here are 6 examples of what that looks like. 1. Failure to Complete an Insurance Investigation When an insurance company fails to complete an investigation or Read More

4 Parties That Could Be Held Liable in a Missouri Trucking Accident

Truck accidents are handled quite differently from those involving passenger vehicles. Nevertheless, like any other accident claim, the cases revolve around proving who was at fault for the accident. Truck drivers are usually the first party to be investigated. This involves reviewing their behavior during the accident in order to determine whether any state or federal laws have been violated. Alcohol or substance Read More

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