5 Common Spine Injuries After a Car Accident


The crash force of a car accident causes tremendous trauma to the body. In an accident at only 30 mph, a 100-pound person becomes a 3,000-pound force still in forward motion inside a vehicle as the car comes to a sudden stop on impact. One of the most vulnerable body parts during a crash is…

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Can I Recover Damages for Emotional Distress in Missouri?


No one starts their day expecting an injury, but thousands of people experience painful, frightening injuries each day, often due to someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing. When another party’s negligence or reckless behavior causes an injury, courts in Missouri offer injury victims a means of redress through a personal injury claim for damages. In this…

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Identifying a Brain Contusion Injury


Head injury resulting from trauma in a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, a workplace injury, or any other trauma sometimes results in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A traumatic brain injury is a harm to the delicate brain tissue caused by physical trauma rather than by a medical condition or disease. Two types of brain injuries…

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What is a Brain Stem Injury?


The brain is the center of human emotion and personality as well as the control center for all of our bodily functions. The brain stem is located at the back of the head, at the base of the skull, and connected to the neck. This stem is a critical pathway for messages from the brain’s…

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