What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Missouri?

Losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence is tragic, and there is nothing that the law can do to make it less so. While nothing can bring your loved one back to you, obtaining the compensation you deserve can help you and your family… read more

Do You Have to Pay Your Deductible If the Accident Isn’t Your Fault?

There are dozens of insurance companies in the U.S. that are available for drivers to buy insurance policies. Every insurance company has its own unique policies and rules about deductibles. If you are involved in an accident that isn’t your fault, you might find yourself… read more

The Risks Associated With Dump and Garbage Trucks

Dump and garbage trucks play important roles in our communities. However, when these immense and complicated trucks are involved in traffic accidents, they tend to be as dangerous as their claims are challenging. If a dump or garbage truck driver leaves you injured in an… read more

Is It Important to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer Near Me?

Car accidents raise many questions. What are your legal options? Do you need a lawyer? If so, which lawyer do you need? Should you search for a “car accident lawyer near me,” or should you call your cousin who handles car accident claims in another… read more

Can a Missouri Workers’ Comp Lawyer Help Me Recover Losses?

If you suffer a work-related injury or illness in Missouri, you face considerable hardships. You are injured and can’t work, but at the same time, your medical bills continue to pile up. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled—and that covers all the losses… read more

Is Missouri a At-Fault or No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

There are two types of ‘fault’ rules used to determine who is liable in a car accident: No-Fault and At-Fault. No-Fault is the simpler of the two, and is used in several states. Under No-Fault rules, insurance companies compensate victims for their injuries regardless of… read more

What Do You Do If Your Car Was Hit While Parked?

What to Do if Your Car Was Hit While Parked? If, after a long day at work, you walk out to your car and find that someone hit your car while you parked it in the lot, it can ruin your evening. If you act… read more

Chow Chow Attacks

Chow chows are, by nature, naturally aggressive and independent animals that experts primarily categorize as “hunting dogs.” However, over the years, there has been a surge in the number of people keeping chow chows as domestic pets. While chow chows are loyal to their owners,… read more

What to Do Right After a Car Accident?

Sometimes, serious motor vehicle crashes occur at traffic intersections. One motor vehicle driver may be proceeding straight through a green light. A vehicle driving on the same road in the opposite direction may make an illegal left-hand turn or fail to yield the right-of-way to… read more

What Is Wrongful Death?

In some accidents, a person unfortunately dies. When that happens, the decedent’s surviving family members might pursue a wrongful death insurance claim or a lawsuit in the court system. When the claim succeeds, the surviving individuals can recover various types of compensation. Although money can… read more

What Can I Do When Unqualified Truck Drivers Crash Into Me?

Many truck accidents in the St. Louis area occur because of driver negligence. Statistics show that speeding alone accounts for nearly 22,474 Missouri motor vehicle crashes in a year. Truck drivers are responsible for complying with all licensing and continuing education requirements. They must keep… read more

Speeding Is a Factor in 25 Percent of Fatal Accidents

The saddest part about many motor vehicle accidents is that they are fully preventable. Speeding is a common cause of car accidents in Missouri. In fact, according to statistics that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides, speeding is the number one contributing factor… read more

The Dangers Posed by Semi-Trucks (and What to Do About Them)

Semi-trucks are large vehicles that haul one or more trailers on busy highways in the St. Louis area, including Interstates 44, 255, 270, 55, 64, and 70. Trucks in our neighborhoods off the highway make deliveries to Schnuck’s and Dierbergs Markets, as well as many… read more

How to Fight for Compensation After Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents continue to be an unfortunate problem nationwide and throughout Missouri. Statistics show that, in a recent year, 189 Missouri drunk driving accidents resulted in fatal injuries, while 2,424 crashes led to less-serious personal injuries for accident victims. Records from the National Highway… read more

The Most Common Cause of Collisions

Negligent driving is the most common cause of motor vehicle collisions that occur within the State of Missouri. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that in New Jersey alone, more than 900 individuals died in fatal traffic accidents that occurred within the… read more

Exploring the Legal Aspects of Rear-End Collision Injuries

Rear-end motor vehicle accidents typically occur because of a distracted or negligent driver. The at-fault driver might be watching a phone or otherwise not paying attention to the road. These accidents are also common at intersections where drivers go too fast for the road or… read more

Falling Cargo Accidents

Large commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, big rigs, and tractor-trailers, are on the roadways in the St. Louis area. Roads that carry large trucks include Interstates 44, 55, 64, 270, and 70. U.S. Highways 40, 61, 50, and 67 also have their fair share of heavy… read more

Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks including big rigs and tractor-trailers frequently travel on interstate highways and other roadways in and around St. Louis, Missouri. Interstates 44, 270, 55, 64, and 70 frequently see heavy tractor-trailer traffic. The same goes for U.S. Highways 40, 61, 50, and 67. Commercial… read more

Many Dangers of Big Tractor Trailers

Tractor-trailers, including 18-wheelers and big rigs, are among the largest motor vehicles on St. Louis and Metro East highways and roads. These vehicles commonly traverse major interstate highways, including I-64, I-70, I-55, and I-44. When these large vehicles move at a fast rate of speed… read more

When Should I Sue After a Car Accident?

Car accidents in and around St. Louis, Missouri, and throughout the Metro East region can occur just about anywhere. However, these accidents are especially common on roadways where traffic volume is high, including interstates. When a car accident happens, accident victims can suffer injuries that… read more

What Your Lawyer Can Do for You After a Truck Rollover Crash

Truck rollover accidents can happen on any roadway, but they are prevalent on interstate highways that have multiple travel lanes. These large vehicles are often top-heavy, and if they are moving too fast and/or if the brakes give out, the truck can roll over in… read more

St. Louis and Metro East Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycles can be fun to ride on highways as well as on country roads throughout St. Louis and the Metro East region. However, these vehicles can also be extremely dangerous. In general, motorcycles are dangerous vehicles because they offer their operators and passengers very little… read more

How Can I Get Workers’ Comp for Lifting Injuries

Many workers have to lift heavy objects and pieces of equipment while they are on the job. This is especially true among workers who work in the building and construction industries. These workers, for example, might need to lift heavy tools, pieces of construction equipment,… read more

Workers’ Comp Settlement For A Back Injury

Anyone can sustain a back injury at work, even if they sit at a desk all day. Workers in the building and construction industries are especially prone to various types of back injuries. A worker can suffer a back injury by falling off of a… read more

What Is The Average Workers’ Comp Back Injury Settlement?

Many workers, most especially in the construction and warehouse industries, are prone to back injuries. A worker can suffer an on-the-job back injury by slipping and falling, falling from a ladder or scaffolding, or engaging in heavy lifting. These workers may also suffer a back… read more

Recourse For Road Rage Injuries

Everyone seems to be in a hurry driving on St. Louis highways and roads today. Consequently, many drivers become angry and aggressive when they feel that other drivers are not traveling fast enough. This emotion, often known as ‘road rage,’ is evident when motor vehicle… read more

How Can I Recover Compensation For An Accident With A Reckless Driver?

Reckless driving can occur anywhere in and around St. Louis, despite state laws prohibiting such dangerous driving. Reckless driving accidents can occur on interstates in the St. Louis area, including I-64, I-66, I-70, and I-72, and on small country roadways outside the city. They can… read more

What Happens After My Rear-End Accident?

All major cities across the United States deal with traffic problems, and the St. Louis metropolitan area and the Metro East are no different. With traffic comes many types of driver errors, and many such errors can lead to rear-end collisions. Too often, people refer… read more

What are Missouri’s Leash Laws?

Unlike some states in the U.S., Missouri doesn’t have a statewide leash law. However, there is an “adequate control” law that requires dogs and other animals to be restrained and supervised on public property to prevent harm to the animal, other animals, and people. If… read more

What Can I Do If Workers’ Comp Denied My Claim?

Many workers—especially those who work in dangerous industries—are prone to job-related injuries. These workers very often have to work atop high ladders, buildings, scaffolding, and construction equipment. If they fall to the ground, they can suffer debilitating physical injuries to their heads, necks, or backs,… read more