How Long Does It Take to Get a Car Accident Settlement?

The process of settling a car accident case can be complex and take as little as a couple of weeks to settle or a matter of months. If you have been in a car accident and are wondering how long it’ll take to get a… read more

Can Both Parties Be At Fault in a Car Accident?

It is the insurance company’s job to decide who is at fault in a car accident involving more than one party. In some accidents, there is a clear answer to who is liable. In other car accidents, the circumstances of a crash may show that… read more

How Police Reports Impact Insurance Claims

If you’ve been in a car accident, the odds are that emergency services show up. This may not include the police. However, if there were serious injuries, the right amount of availability for local or state response, there’s some sort of physical altercation, or if… read more

GM Air Bag Recalls in St. Louis

Letting Customers Down Is Just The Beginning Since the beginning of 2014, GM has recalled over 28 million vehicles through more than 50 recall campaigns, representing more cars recalled during the first six months of this year than all GM vehicles sold between 2007 and… read more

Infection Risks of COVID-19 in Long Term-Care Facilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, individuals over the age of 65 are more susceptible to being infected with COVID-19. Individuals over the age of 65 that live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities are at an… read more

Rottweiler Attacks

Rottweilers are naturally aggressive, high-energy dogs that account for more than 6 percent of fatal dog bite attacks in the United States. While not all Rottweilers are dangerous, if acquired by the wrong owner, they can learn attack commands and undergo training to fight. Other… read more

What to Do if You Are Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger?

If you are injured in a car accident as a passenger, you might be concerned about what happens to a passenger in a car crash. Missouri uses the “comparative fault law“, meaning, if a valid passenger injury claim in St. Louis is brought, the negligent… read more

6 Most Common Christmas Accidents and Injuries

The Christmas season is a time for family, laughter, and fun, but every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in Christmas-related accidents. The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers have put together the following list of the six most common Christmas… read more

Who Can I Sue in a Burn Injury Lawsuit?

Burn injuries are often catastrophic and can affect not just the external site of injury, but internally, as well. If you were burned in an accident, and suffered nerve damage or scarring, by consulting a lawyer, you could sue your employer or the negligent driver… read more

What Records Should I Collect After a Truck Accident?

Thousands of passenger vehicle drivers are injured in accidents involving commercial trucks every year. The damage done in a truck accident involving a passenger vehicle is often catastrophic and result in steep medical expenses, pain and suffering damages, loss of income, and other severe damages… read more

What Should I Do if I’m Hit by a Garbage Truck?

Waste collection is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. A standard garbage truck weighs approximately 64,000 pounds when filled with trash, liquid, and debris, and can cause catastrophic injuries and damage if involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, pedestrian, or… 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

What Should I Do If I’m Offered a Low Car Accident Settlement?

If you are looking to recover compensation for car accident damages, the negotiations process can be overwhelming and challenging to handle alone with little to no knowledge of Missouri’s legal system. After an accident, insurance companies attempt to offer low settlements to save money, but… 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

Can I Sue for a Broken Jaw Caused in a Workplace Accident?

A broken jaw, or mandibular fracture, can cause debilitating pain and lasting complications. If you suffered a work-related injury because of a coworker or your employer’s negligence, you could be eligible to sue the at-fault party and recover workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri. What Should… read more

What is the Average Payout for a Broken Wrist?

A broken wrist can happen in a variety of accidents, such as car crashes, truck collisions, and sports accidents. There’s a broad range of severity when it comes to broken wrists, which is primarily based on whether or not the fracture is displaced or non-displaced…. read more

What If My Car Accident Causes a Ruptured Spleen?

The spleen is a critical component in helping your body fight infection and filtering old blood cells from your bloodstream to make room for newly generated blood cells. If blunt-force trauma to the stomach or side has left you with chronic stomach or side pain,… read more

What If I Have a Punctured Lung After a Car Accident?

There are many different ways that someone can suffer a punctured lung in a car accident, but the most common causes of punctured lung injuries are seatbelts, steering wheels, and dashboards. If your lung was punctured in a car accident, and you don’t know what… read more

How to Sue for Emotional Distress After a Car Accident?

Car accidents can cause debilitating injuries, such as head injuries, back injuries, and other physical injuries that can have devastating effects on a person’s life; one of the most common being emotional distress. Emotional distress can require ongoing behavioral therapy, physical therapy in some cases,… read more

How Much Money Will I Receive for an Annular Tear at Work?

An annular tear primarily affects discs in the neck and back along the spinal cord. When a person suffers an annular tear at work, due to overuse or a traumatic workplace accident, this can cause debilitating injuries that can make it impossible to work, and… read more

How Much is a Soft Tissue Injury Claim Worth?

It is hard to prove the value of a soft tissue injury claim before your lawyer has a chance to evaluate all your losses and sources of compensation. You and your lawyer have to analyze how your soft tissue injury has affected your life to… read more

How Much Can I Claim for a Broken Foot at Work?

The most common Missouri workers compensation claims involve broken or fractured bones. If you suffered a cracked or broken foot in an accident at work, you could claim compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, or other damages that stem from your injuries. Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws Foot… read more

Can a Car Accident Aggravate Arthritis?

Arthritis occurs when a person’s joint becomes inflamed. With regular treatment, most cases of arthritis heal completely, but repetitive workplace injuries to the area or blunt-force trauma in a car accident can cause aggravation to an arthritis injury and cause it to flare up or worsen. Arthritis… read more

Can You Get a Concussion in a Car Accident Without a Head Injury?

Car accidents can be traumatic and cause severe injuries, such as concussions and contusions that can lead to permanent complications, such as memory loss, brain damage, trouble thinking, and in severe cases, and loss of consciousness and coordination. If you think that you might have… read more

How Much Are Neck and Back Injuries Worth?

Neck and back injuries can be debilitating and depending on the severity of the injury, and where the damage occurred, neck and back injuries can be long-lasting and come with permanent challenges. If you are struggling with medical bills, ongoing physical therapy fees, or mental… read more

What Should I Do If I Fractured My Hip in a Car Accident?

There are thousands of car accidents in Missouri every year, many of which cause catastrophic injuries. Hip fractures are some of the most common injuries reported in Missouri car accident claims, and often require surgery, physical therapy, and medication to treat, which can be expensive…. read more

How Long Do Whiplash Claims Take to Settle?

More than 3 million people in the U.S. suffer whiplash after a car accident. Whiplash is often challenging to diagnose, can cause severe back, neck, and head pain, and in some cases, can lead to long-term injuries, such as chronic pain, stiffness, and loss of… read more

Can I Get Disability for Spinal Stenosis?

Motor vehicle accidents often cause painful injuries, such as neck and back pain. One of the most common types of back injuries is spinal stenosis, which is incurable. Spinal Stenosis can be caused by naturally occurring degenerative changes in the spine, but can also be… read more

Can I Still Sue If My Pain After an Accident is Delayed?

The impact a car accident can have on a person is significant and result in severe injuries, such as PTSD or head injuries. If you suffered delayed pain after an accident and aren’t sure if you can still sue for damages, under Missouri’s laws, victims… read more

What Should I Do if I Have Chronic Back Pain After an Accident?

Chronic back pain can affect many different areas of a person’s life, from their ability to perform standard tasks of their job to inhibiting the level of involvement in everyday activities, such as walking or cooking due to persistent, debilitating pain. If you have chronic… read more