Determining Liability for a Dooring Injury

Bicyclists have a right to share the roadway with vehicles and drivers must take all reasonable measures to avoid causing an accident to a bicyclist. If a driver’s carelessness causes an injury to a bicyclist, they are liable for the victim’s damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. There are…

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Factors That Contribute to Your Personal Injury Payout


A sudden, unexpected injury sends your life spinning off course in an instant, making it difficult to work and accomplish routine daily tasks. Depending on the severity of the injury, the pain and incapacity could cause temporary infirmity or permanent disability. When the injury occurred through no fault of your own but because of someone…

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Rights as a Passenger in a Missouri Car Accident


All drivers sharing the roadway have a duty to follow traffic laws and take reasonable measures to prevent causing an accident. When a driver’s careless or reckless actions breach their duty of care they are responsible for the accident and liable for damages to victims, including medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for pain and…

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Missouri’s New Hands-Free Law


Distracted driving accidents continue to rise across the nation as people have a growing dependency on their smartphones for communication, entertainment, and navigation. Fortunately, studies show that distracted driving in Missouri has dropped by 7.8% since the state enacted the Siddens-Benning Hands-Free Law prohibiting Missouri drivers from holding a cell phone while behind the wheel,…

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Liability for a Slip and Fall In the Rain

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in a safe condition that is free of safety hazards that could endanger those lawfully on a property. If they know of a hazardous condition on their property they must promptly address it with signage and repairs. During rainy seasons, slip-and-fall accidents become more common, but many…

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