Nash & Franciskato Working with the American Association of Justice

Nash & Franciskato Working with the American Association of Justice

Nash & Franciskato congratulates attorney Brian Franciskato for receiving the President’s Award from the American Association of Justice in July at the 2023 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA. He was also named Chairperson for the Membership Oversight Committee.

We are proud that both Brian and Amanda Cryderman (one of our paralegals) are actively involved in the organization, representing our firm and leading/participating on numerous committees.

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New Missouri Law Bans Hand-held Cell Phone Use, All Ages

New Missouri Law Bans Hand-held Cell Phone Use, All Ages

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a Missouri bill which bans hand-held cell phone use for all drivers while behind the wheel. That now makes Missouri the 49th state to ban texting while driving for all ages, and the 28th state to pass a hands-free law. The “Siddens Benning Hands Free Law” passed through the Missouri Legislature as part of Senate Bill 398.

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How Insurance Companies Limit Your Payout

How Insurance Companies Limit Your Payout

Have you been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence? Insurance companies may claim they are on your side, but that is not typically the case. An insurance adjuster’s primary goal is to pay you the smallest amount possible. They have several strategies they use to limit their pay out on claims; however, if you know how they operate, you can protect your rights, obtain a fair settlement and not let the insurance company take advantage of you.

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The Dangers of Fireworks

The Dangers of Fireworks

Large, professional displays of fireworks are beautiful and fun to watch; however, they can be dangerous if not handled properly or in a safe manner. Learn more about the dangers of fireworks and the risks involved so you can be safe for the holiday.

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Teleflex Recalls Arrow Endurance Peripheral Catheter System

Teleflex Recalls Arrow Endurance Peripheral Catheter System

Teleflex and its subsidiary Arrow International initiated a product recall of 262,016 Arrow Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter systems on May 19, 2023. 83 complaints have been filed that the device can separate or leak when in a patient’s blood vessel. The FDA has classified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.

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Missouri to Ban Texting and Driving for all Drivers?

Missouri to Ban Texting and Driving for all Drivers?

Missouri is one of only two states that does not ban texting and driving for all drivers. Right now, it is legal for drivers over 21 to text and drive but not for those aged 21 and younger. (Montana is the other state without a state law against texting and driving.) However, texting while driving may not be allowed much longer in Missouri.

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Types of Cases Personal Injury Lawyers Handle

Types of Cases Personal Injury Lawyers Handle

Accidents resulting in serious injury occur far more often than we would like. That is why we have personal injury law: to protect us if we are injured or harmed because of someone else’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer will help you hold those responsible accountable.

Accidents happen across all industries. Some law firms specialize in the types of cases they handle, while others handle a broader range. While not comprehensive, this overview covers many of the more common types of cases a personal injury lawyer might handle.

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Coping With Anxiety After a Car Accident

Coping With Anxiety After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be life-changing events. The emotional distress you feel can lead to avoidance of driving and fear of getting into another accident. You may have trouble sleeping or experience nightmares or flashbacks of the accident, among other things. Sleep disturbances are common after-effects. Coping with anxiety after a car accident takes time and often the help of a professional health care provider.  These suggestions and tips can help you get started on your recovery.

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Starting a Personal Injury Claim

Starting a Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury lawsuits can be complex and time consuming. If you have been seriously injured, you probably need time to rest and recuperate while an attorney who understands personal injury law builds your case. These common questions may help you understand the process when starting a personal injury claim.

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Safe Biking & Driving Practices

Safe Biking & Driving Practices

Biking is a popular activity in many areas, especially the Kansas City area. However, when a bicycle and a vehicle collide, the cyclist is typically the one seriously injured. We hope these bicycle safety tips will help prevent bicycle injuries.

According to the NHTSA, 1,105 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in 2022.

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