Does The Person Who Caused My Injury Have To Pay for My Lost Wages?

Under Missouri law, individuals responsible for injuring another are required to pay for all of the injured party’s harms and losses. This includes a victim’s lost wages. Following an accident, an injured individual will often be required to miss a substantial amount of work while… read more

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

You may have heard of someone suffering catastrophic injuries in a car crash. While the term “catastrophic injury” certainly brings vivid imagery to mind, it doesn’t explain the injury or how it will impact someone’s life. This can make it difficult for people impacted by… read more

6 Most Common Thanksgiving Injuries

It might not come as a surprise, but holidays are one of the busiest days in the E.R. During the holiday season, alcohol consumption skyrockets and overindulgence abounds. You might think that deep-frying turkey accidents are the most common Thanksgiving injuries, but injury claims range… read more

Can You Sue for Food Poisoning?

Foodborne illnesses stem from cross-contamination and unsafe handling of food. If you contracted food poisoning after a trip to the grocery store or visiting a restaurant, you could be eligible to sue for food poisoning damages in Missouri if a direct link can be made… read more

How Do I File an Allergan Textured Breast Implant Claim?

Global Pharmaceutical company, Allergan, was requested by the FDA on July 29th, 2019, to recall certain models of their BIOCELL textured breast implants after more than 400 women filed lawsuits against the company. According to the FDA, textured breast implants, specifically, Allergan’s BIOCELL line, are linked to a rare… read more

How to Choose a Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer can be overwhelming after an accident. You’re injured, money is a problem, and you probably have no idea how to file a claim or escalate one to trial. Fortunately, that’s where a personal injury comes in. Below, you can find 5 of… read more

Is a Dog Owner Covered By Insurance?

Every insurance policy is different, but most homeowners’ insurance policies offer coverage if another person suffers from dog bite injuries on the policy owner’s property. However, this can vary from policy to policy and the circumstances of each case. If you have been injured in… read more

What Happens If I’m In a Truck Accident and Don’t Have Insurance?

It’s illegal in the U.S. to drive without insurance. If you are in a truck accident but don’t have insurance, you could be required to pay for both your damages and the injured driver’s damages out-of-pocket. A lawyer can determine the best course of action… read more

What Do I Do If I’m Hit By a Commercial Truck?

Accidents are never easy to deal with, but commercial truck crashes are often more complex and severe than standard passenger vehicle accidents. If you or someone you love has been hit by a commercial truck, it’s vital to consult a lawyer immediately about the accident…. read more

5 Factors That Affect Your Compensation

How much can you win for your injury? What limits reimbursement? In this section, the injury lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm discuss 5 major factors that determine compensation amounts for your injury. 1. Liability and Negligence The big question is a liability. Who is… read more

How to Win a Personal Injury Claim

More than 40 million people suffer from serious injuries each year in the United States, though many of them are unsure what to do next. “Get better” is the obvious answer, but there are a lot of ways to go about doing this. You need to consider… read more

How Personal Injury Settlements Are Taxed

You’ve filed a claim or a lawsuit and won. You may have gotten a check. But what happens next? Federal and state governments usually can not tax your personal injury settlement. This isn’t always the case, however. This area of personal injury law varies based on… read more

Accepting a Settlement Offer

If you or a family member are injured and have submitted a claim to the negligent party’s insurance company, a settlement offer can be a big relief. After negotiating a settlement, the insurer will likely give you a verbal confirmation over the phone. You, who may… read more

How to Calculate Lost Income

If you’re injured on the job, on the road, at home, or even a commercial location and you’re unable to work, you may be eligible for compensation. The first step is to determine if you have a personal injury case, which the lawyers at the St…. read more

How Many Counter-Offers Should I Make?

If you’re going through an insurance claim negotiation, you have probably gotten a response for a lower offer. This is normal. Insurers want to pay out as little as possible for obvious reasons. To do this, they’ll take advantage of injured plaintiffs who are in recovery… read more

How to Request Medical Records

If you want to win your personal injury claim or case, medical records will definitely be a major factor. Insurance adjusters will scrutinize your records, medical expenses, and the rest of your claims with a fine-toothed comb. You have to prove every penny and give a good… read more

How to Identify and Respond to Bad Faith

If you’ve been injured in an accident and file a claim against the at-fault or negligent party’s insurance company, the insurer is legally required to act in good faith. Both the plaintiff’s and the negligent party’s insurance companies are supposed to act fairly and faithfully to… read more

How to Calculate Pain And Suffering

Pain and suffering is considered general damages, or reimbursement outside of straight up expenses like medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, or property damage. You’re eligible to receive damages for out-of-pocket expenses such as gas money and child care; however, pain and suffering is a bit… read more

How to Get the Best Injury Claim Settlement

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, a car accident, or in another type of incident that resulted from negligence, you may be wondering how much reimbursement you can get for your claim. In this section of our FAQ, the Dixon Injury Firm will dive into… read more

The 4 Elements of Negligence

When you have an insurance claim, and it finally escalates to court, there are four elements that determine negligence. Proving negligence is your priority, after all, and the goal of your personal injury lawyer. You should hire a lawyer at this point in the process if you… read more

Part IV: Should I Bring a Personal Injury Case?

Not every accident victim truly needs to bring a personal injury lawsuit. In certain instances, such as where no injuries are reported and only minimal property damage is incurred, it may not be advisable to bring a case at all. To determine whether you have… read more

First-Party Claims vs. Third-Party Claims

What is a First Party Claim? A first-party claim is when you file a claim through your personal insurance company. If you’re at-fault, or the one who caused an accident, you should be filing a first-party claim to your own insurance company. Example: You ran a… read more

How Do I Win an Injury Insurance Claim?

An average of 40 million people suffer injuries every year in the U.S. Half involve vehicle accidents. Victims and their families open tens of thousands of injury insurance claims every year but not everyone will win. This could be because the claim isn’t legitimate, there’s sloppy evidence, or… read more

How Do I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Hiring a personal injury attorney is an easy process. Below, we’ll discuss some things you’re going to need to know about hiring attorneys, an act that thousands of people do every year after car accidents, slips and falls, lost wage disputes, and other types of… read more

Can I Sue for Fibromyalgia?

From popstars to construction workers, fibromyalgia is a life-changing condition that can lead to insurmountable medical bills and a complete career meltdown. Lady Gaga, for example, cited fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as the reason she canceled a tour in 2017. A woman in Pennsylvania won a $315,000… read more

When Should You Hire a Lawyer?

Suffering a life-changing injury or losing a family member can be unfair and expensive. It’s also a good time to lawyer up. The St. Louis-based personal injury lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm know how difficult it can be for victims and their families seeking reimbursement and… read more

4th of July Holiday Presents a Unique Set of Dangers

Like any three day holiday weekend, traffic increases as drivers hit the road in search of fun and sun. While traffic-related deaths and injuries have been steadily decreasing over the past few years, this year’s 4th of July holiday falls on a Saturday. Statistics report that… read more

How do Accidents Affect Insurance Rates?

Most motorists will unfortunately be involved in some type of vehicle accident in their lifetime. Regardless of whether they hit someone else, or someone else hits them, it will likely affect their car insurance. How a car accident affects an individual’s car insurance and for… read more

About Fractures

What Are Fractures? A fracture is breakage or cracks on the bone because of too much direct pressure, stress, or external force. A small crack on the bony surface is already considered a fracture. An open or compound fracture occurs when the broken bone punctures… read more

How Do I Get A Copy Of The Police Report?

Following various types of Missouri personal injuries, police departments, private companies, and other administrative agencies often generate a report detailing the events of the accident. This report is often the starting point for any investigation. The accident report will contain vital information compiled in one… read more