Common Personal Injury Law Misconceptions

Common Personal Injury Law Misconceptions

If you were injured in an accident at the hands of another, would you feel comfortable talking with a personal injury attorney? Many do not. Many misconceptions surround the field of personal injury law – enough to keep some people from pursuing and filing a claim.

Do you wonder if your injuries are serious enough to make a claim? Maybe you think others will perceive you as greedy. Or, maybe you think it will be too expensive just to sit down and talk.

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Why You Need a Police Accident Report

Why You Need a Police Accident Report

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you know that there are many details that have to be taken care of and documents/evidence to be gathered. One document you need a copy of is the accident or police report. Written by the investigating officer, this report includes the officer’s observations and notes. In addition, the officer is able to give their opinions as to the fault, which can make it an important document should you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.

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When to Talk with a Personal Injury Lawyer

When to Talk with a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have been seriously injured in a car or truck accident, slip and fall or other type of accident, questions abound: what if you are off work for an extended period of time? who pays the medical bills for your injuries? will you be disabled and able to return to work? Do you need to retain an attorney and when should that take place?

The shortest answer to this last question is as soon as possible.

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Construction Industry: Falls from Ladders

Construction Industry: Falls from Ladders

Falls happen for a variety of reasons in the workplace. Slippery work surfaces, unstable work platforms, unprotected holes, falls from ladders. In fact, falling from a ladder is one of the most common types of work accidents, especially in the construction industry (where falls happen to be a leading cause of death).

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Third-Party Liability at Construction Sites

Third-Party Liability at Construction Sites

Construction sites are dangerous places. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) even ranks construction as one of the most dangerous fields to work in. Workers and others on jobsites are at risk for injuries from dangerous conditions to defective equipment and human error.

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Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

According to the CDC, over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury and over 17,000 people die annually because of these injuries. In fact, on average, falls are one of the top three leading causes of unintentional deaths.

Slip, trip, and falls often result in serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken hips or pelvis, shoulder and neck injuries and more.

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Facts about Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Facts about Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Many slip, trip, and fall accidents result in minor injuries, a sprain, a laceration, bruises. We do not always think of these types of accidents resulting in serious injuries until it happens to you or a loved one.

If you are not aware of the dangers of slip, trip and fall accidents, these statistics and facts will help educate and inform you about the potential dangers.

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Who Can Be Held Responsible in Missouri Drunk Driving Accidents

Who Can Be Held Responsible in Missouri Drunk Driving Accidents

Have you been involved in a car or truck accident involving another driver who has been drinking? It seems logical that the one who should be compensating you for those skyrocketing medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering would be the inebriated driver.

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Liability in Accidents Involving Poorly Maintained Roads

Liability in Accidents Involving  Poorly Maintained Roads

Each year, thousands of miles of our roadways need some type of repair. The upkeep and maintenance of our roads falls to the Dept. of Transportation in each state. In Missouri, that agency would be MoDOT.

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Adverse Weather, Truck Drivers and the Law

Adverse Weather, Truck Drivers and the Law

Weather can be very unpredictable, especially in the state of Missouri. One day, it is sunny, warm and dry. The next, it might be rainy, foggy and cold. Our summers are hot and humid, while our winters can be bitterly cold.

Large commercial truck drivers must be aware of the weather conditions they are driving in, keeping public safety in mind.

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