Kansas City Personal Injury Blog

What Should You Do When Someone Is Driving the Wrong Way?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on October 6, 2017

When we get into our cars each morning to go to work, we accept that while we are safe drivers ourselves, we cannot control the behavior of other drivers with whom we share the road. Some drivers may be intoxicated, or choose to text or talk on the phone while driving. This type of behavior often leads to dangerous consequences. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

School Bus Fights: A Distraction for Drivers?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on September 22, 2017

While some school districts employ a bus monitor to supervise children, many public school systems rely on the driver alone to both transport and supervise kids on their way to and from school. Over the years, concerns have increased regarding behavior that goes unchecked because a school bus driver’s attention is focused on the road. This behavior is being documented more frequently due to the popularity of smartphones. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Handle Riding with a Reckless Driver

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on September 10, 2017

People do not like being criticized. And habits are hard to break. These two facts often stop people from speaking up when they are riding with a reckless driver.

But your life is on the line. Driving or riding in a car is probably the most life-threatening thing you do each day, so speak up. Who knows? You might save more than one life by talking down a reckless driver. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Opioid Epidemic and Medical Malpractice: Is There a Correlation?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on August 31, 2017

When we think of drug addiction, we often picture illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, but in recent years it has come to light just how many people become addicted to drugs that were once prescribed to them. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosed Concussions in the NFL (and at Home)

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on August 20, 2017

According to a recently published NPR article, the NFL and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are ending their partnership for concussion research, with $16 million of the NFL’s pledged money left unspent. The end of this relationship, along with the NFL’s apparent unwillingness to follow through with its original pledge, brings up a larger conversation about how seriously the medical community is taking the effects of concussion injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Missouri Ranks Dead Last in Safety

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on August 9, 2017

A new report released by the National Safety Council puts Missouri dead last in its “State of Safety” ranking, with an “F” grade. The rankings are based on safety regulations at home, at work, on the roadway, and in the community. Most of the reasons for Missouri’s poor placement are traffic-related. Missouri does not have a law requiring seat belt usage, does not require ignition interlock devices for first-time alcohol-related offenders, and is only one of three states that does not ban texting and driving. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

In Medical Malpractice, What Is “Failure to Diagnose?”

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on July 21, 2017

On average, there are over 14,000 medical malpractice cases across the country each year.

Missouri statute defines “medical malpractice” as a medical provider’s failure to exercise the degree of skill and knowledge that is expected by a similar provider under similar circumstances, which causes or contributes to an injury or the death of a patient. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

What Can Go Wrong During Spinal Surgery?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on July 11, 2017

When undergoing a drastic life event such as spinal surgery, you want to be assured that nothing will go wrong. However, any surgery is at risk of complications, and with spinal surgeries, those complications can be more serious than most. Let’s take a look at the risks you should be aware of. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on July 11, 2017

You may not believe this, but…nothing.

Let’s say you’re on the freeway and a big rig driver, who is on his cellphone, changes lanes without looking, crunching you between the median and his truck. You have to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance and require intensive care. Your medical bills are through the roof.

Can you really afford an attorney?

Honestly? You can’t afford not to have one. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Can Save Your Life

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on June 28, 2017

This month we’re talking about some important ways you can stay safe, because—in case you missed it—June is National Safety Month!

Throughout June, the National Safety Council and thousands of other organizations across the country are working to “Keep Each Other Safe.”  This month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, in homes and communities, and of course, on the road. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

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