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

Part III: How Do I Deal With Insurance Companies?

Should I Call My Insurance Company? As mentioned above, drivers have a duty to notify their insurance company of any accidents they have been involved in. Where an accident victim is physically unable to place the call to the insurance company, it is advisable that… read more

Part II: Do I Have a Case?

We recommend that you consult a personal injury lawyer to determine whether or not you have a valid car accident case. However, there are three components to personal injury claims that, if answered affirmatively, generally yield a valid case: Was the at-fault party negligent? For example, did… read more

Part I: The Accident

Car Accident Basics There are several dangers associated with driving on Missouri and Illinois roads. Inexperienced drivers, distracted drivers, and rage-filled drivers are all regularly known to cause accidents. Relatedly, even though several localities in Missouri and Illinois ban or restrict cell phone use while driving, statistics… read more

Compensation After A Crash

Compensation After a Car Accident. Were you or a family member in a car accident? The St. Louis-based personal injury lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm helps Missouri and Illinois residents fight and win reimbursement. Contact us now for a free case review and more information… 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

Will My Injury Claim Go to Court?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “If I’m injured and want to sue, will I have to go to court?” There are a number of different reasons certain claims go to court and the majority of them are settled outside of… 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

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

When accidental injuries are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the United States, and when you factor in car accidents (60,000 injuries, 5,000 deaths), fatalities on construction sites, medical malpractice, and even dog bites, there are hundreds of thousands of people every year that might have a personal… 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

5 Common Medical Malpractice Claims

According to the AMA, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you or a family member was a victim of malpractice, it’s crucial to reach out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Case settlements range from the reimbursement for pain… 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

Can You Sue a Hospital for Wrongful Death?

If a person dies because of a medical personnel or hospital’s negligence, the surviving family members of the victim could be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against several parties, including the nurse, doctor, or medical facility. If you have lost a family member… read more

Can I Sue for Emotional Distress if a Family Member Dies?

The sudden loss of a family member can be devastating. If emotional distress from losing a family member is left ignored and unattended, it can affect various aspects of a person’s life and make it difficult to grieve the loss of the victim. Suing for… read more

Can I Get Compensatory Damages if a Family Member Died?

When a person dies, the surviving family members of the deceased are often eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for the victim’s harm and losses. Most wrongful death claims are settled outside of court, but some cases wind up going to… read more

Can Heirs Bring a Survival Action?

The most common claim that is made when a person dies is a wrongful death claim. Immediate relatives of the deceased are eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for the losses they have experienced because of the victim’s sudden death, but… read more

Can a Family Sue for Wrongful Death?

When a person dies, the surviving family members of the deceased are often eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for the victim’s harm and losses. Most wrongful death claims are settled outside of court, but some cases wind up going to… read more

Most Dangerous Intersections in Missouri

Due to the population in cities across Missouri, there are bound to be car accidents from traffic congestion. A recent Missouri study collected information from 2010 to 2015, regarding the most dangerous intersections across the State. The study found that the most dangerous intersections in Missouri… read more

New Age of Auto Insurance

This new age of technology could mean a new age of insurance. New technologies, such as self-driving vehicles, will force insurance carriers out of the “stone age” to meet the needs of a modern-day family. Insurance companies face competition with car manufacturers as more and more… read more

The Known Dangers of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is a relatively new concept. Before the invention of cell phones, a driver would more likely have been distracted by lighting up a cigarette or using the radio. While those causes are still responsible for accidents, talking or texting on the cell phone… read more

What You Need to Know About Drunk Driving Accidents

Roughly 40% of all driving fatalities involve someone driving drunk. Every year, there is an untold number of people injured and tens of thousands of people are killed in alcohol-related accidents across the United States. The sad truth is that all of these accidents could… 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

Back Injuries – Herniated Disc

Herniated disc spinal injuries are often caused by a traumatic accident. The spinal column is composted of intervertebral discs that are sandwiched in between vertebrae. The forces involved in an auto accident or fall can cause the discs to rupture, tear, or herniate. A disc herniation… read more

ATV’s – Much Fun But Extremely Dangerous

Quad Bikes – Four Wheelers, Three Wheelers – Really Dangerous Toys The quest for family fun can turn to grief in one terrifying moment. Over the past decade, all-terrain vehicles also referred to as quad bikes, quads, three-wheelers or four-wheelers, rose in popularity. There are currently… read more

What Can Be Done After a Family Member Dies In a Car Crash?

Life is absolutely precious. Anyone who has lost someone to an auto accident can certainly attest to how precious and fragile life is. Unlike illness or old age, dying in a car crash is an abrupt, unplanned tragedy. In a matter of seconds, an entire… 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

Avoiding Deer While Driving | Holden, MO Accident

Two Holden County, Missouri residents were injured early Monday morning in a collision with a deer. Rachel D. Wise, 36, who was driving on Southwest 1501 Road swerved to avoid a deer in the road but lost control of her vehicle. According to the Missouri… read more

The 10 Most Dangerous Missouri Intersections

State Farm recently released its list of Missouri’s most dangerous roadways. Topping the list are roadways in St. Louis County and Springfield, Missouri, featuring dangerous stoplights and hard-to-navigate-turns. The 10 most dangerous Missouri Intersections: Gravois & Lindbergh Boulevard (Sunset Hills) Glenstone Avenue & Sunshine Street… read more

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Attorney Following a Car Crash

Imagine you are driving down the highway headed to work on a clear Monday morning. Traffic is slowing ahead of you, and you start to tap your brakes in response. After your car comes to a complete stop, you feel a jolt of energy from… read more