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Growing up, my family never had a lawyer. We never had any personal injury claims or other legal issues to deal with. I knew a few lawyers who were friends of my parents, but I had no idea what they did – and I certainly had no idea what it would mean to file a lawsuit against somebody or a ...

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If you are injured in car accident in Missouri and you are not at fault, what kind of damages can you collect? There are two major categories of damages: economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages involve things that have cost you money as a result of the accident. They are often called out-of-pocket damages. The first item of economic damages ...

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So you are in an auto accident and it is not your fault! What are you supposed to do next? Here’s a checklist for anybody involved in a car accident to ensure that you’ve covered your legal bases. Car Accident Checklist #1 – Is Everybody Safe? First, make sure you and your passengers are ok – if anyone needs medical ...

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I remember it like it was yesterday. Three years ago I was headed back to my office after meeting with a new client. It was a beautiful fall day and the leaves on the trees were at their most glorious. I was stopped at the intersection of 63rd Street and Ward Parkway Boulevard. Two cars were ahead of mine and ...

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Most people have never been injured by someone else’s negligence, so they have never had to meet with a lawyer about their claims. People therefore often ask us, “What do I need to bring to my first meeting with my personal injury lawyer?” Realize that in a personal injury accident there are two main aspects to the case. The first ...

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As we have been posting recently, there is often no choice about filing your personal injury claim in Missouri or Kansas – but when a choice does exist, differences in the two states’ personal injury laws become important. This article updates our recent post about “damage caps” that can apply in certain types of negligence actions in Missouri or Kansas. ...

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Because the KNDK Law Firm serves clients with lawsuits in both Missouri and Kansas, we designed this series of articles to compare different aspects of Missouri personal injury law to Kansas personal injury law. Often there is no choice about whether to file a case in Missouri or in Kansas – but when that choice exists, determining which state’s law ...

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Cases against doctors and hospitals are difficult at best. There are many hurdles that have to be cleared to succeed in medical malpractice litigation. A big hurdle to prevailing is the statute of limitations, which is the time you have to bring a claim against a health care provider. Statutes of limitations in medical malpractice cases are generally shorter than ...

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