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2300 Main Street, Suite 170
Kansas City, MO 64108
August 10, 2022 marks the day the President signed the PACT Act into law. This allowed military personnel and their families who were seriously injured years ago by contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to bring legal claims for compensation.
From 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may have been contaminated with dangerous chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health issues.
Our attorneys are accepting case referrals and talking with injured military personnel, their family members and other civilians who suffered serious injuries including many types of cancers and other serious illness due to this contamination.
A head-on collision is just as it sounds; when two vehicles crash into each other, front-ends first. Head-on collisions happen when the driver of a vehicle crosses the center line and hits a motor vehicle coming from the opposite direction or when a driver enters a divided highway on the wrong side of the divider. Are there ways to avoid a head-on collision?
While head-on collisions may not happen very frequently, they are one of the most dangerous types of accidents. Knowing the dangers of these types of accidents may help keep you safe behind the wheel.
Insurance companies want to speak with you while you are still processing what happened and before you retain a personal injury attorney. This is a time when you need to be careful in what you say or how you say things to insurance adjusters (and others). Their job is to settle claims with as little liability as possible to the insurance company.
You may think insurance provides a safety net for you, whether it is yours or someone else’s. It is there to offer peace of mind should you have an accident that seriously injures you. So, when an insurance company comes calling with their initial settlement offer, you may trust that it will compensate you fairly.
But that would be flawed thinking. The reality: you should not accept an insurance company’s initial settlement offer without first obtaining the advice of a personal injury lawyer.
After a serious accident, you could suffer from a number of physical and/or mental injuries that need medical care, rehabilitation or other forms of care, not just in the short-term, but long-term as well.
What is a personal injury? This is a legal term that defines cases where one person has been harmed by another. This type of claim is generally based on negligence, where the defendant was careless or had no regard for the safety of others.
At the scene of a car accident and, quite frankly, even days or weeks later, you and the other driver(s) involved may not view the accident in the same way. Who was at fault? How did the accident happen? One of the ways a personal injury lawyer may help resolve these questions is by retaining expert witnesses. Experts are typically sought to help determine two major aspects of a car accident: fault and damages.
In order, to prove your case, your legal team may need to retain medical expert witnesses who can testify to certain facts and give their expert opinion such as in personal injury cases. One category of experts commonly used in personal injury cases is medical experts witnesses.
If you are planning to file a personal injury claim, knowing the following things can help lead you to a successful outcome. Of course, there is no guarantee on that, but they can help you avoid making some costly mistakes that may limit what you can recover or get your claim denied or dismissed.