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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.

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KNDK Law offers this blog entry on the importance of sleep to teen drivers, written by a guest blogger from the Tuck Sleep Foundation. A study shows that teens don’t really understand the risks of driving. They tend to overestimate their skills, as well as the ability of medical trauma teams. The teens in the study believe that car and ...

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Government records show Missouri has some of the worst nursing homes in the country. During the past 3 years, the deaths of at least 28 nursing home residents in Missouri were caused by carelessness or neglect. Those deaths were caused by medication errors, bedsores and staff not being properly trained in CPR, among other causes. All of those deaths were ...

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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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Riding a motorcycle is obviously more dangerous than traveling in an automobile. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles account for less than 5 percent of all registered vehicles yet every year motorcyclists account for approximately 15 percent of all traffic fatalities. On the basis of accident rates per vehicle mile traveled, NHTSA estimates motorcyclists are 30 ...

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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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Forbes recently published a very interesting, and surprising, article about tort reform entitled, “On Tort Reform, It’s Time to Declare Victory and Withdraw.” It opens with a bold statement: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” – Verbal in The Usual Suspects. The second greatest trick may be the insurance industry’s success in ...

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