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Who Determines When I Can Return to Work After I’m Hurt in an Accident

  Getting an injury as a result of an accident on the job or otherwise can change the course of your life in a matter of moments, forcing you to adjust to a recovery timeline. You may have to leave work temporarily to allow your body to heal, and you probably want to return and start making money again. After all, you need income and it has been difficult to survive without it. We understand the challenge of being injured and wanting to simply get back to work to support yourself. And while this solution is sound enough in the short...

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How Do Insurance Companies Look Into Missouri Personal Injury Claims?

When a person is involved in any kind of accident causing personal injury or death, they will usually have grounds for filing a claim with a negligent party’s insurance company to seek some sort of financial compensation for their losses. Many people wonder exactly what happens when a person files an injury claim and how an insurer decides how much money it will pay a person.   Missouri personal injury law can be incredibly complex, so it is always recommended that people be sure to work with an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer who can assist them in recovering as much...

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Will a Drunk Driving Crash Be Covered By the Insurance Company?

When people are involved in motor vehicle accidents caused by intoxicated drivers, there is a natural inclination for the parties involved to wonder whether the insurance company for the negligent driver will cover all of their costs. The good news is that car insurance does typically cover drunk driving accidents even when an alleged offender has violated state law.   The minimum level of coverage required by Missouri state law is $25,000 per person for bodily injury, $50,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 per accident for property damage. The problem that can arise for many victims of drunk driving crashes...

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What Do You Need In Evidence After A Car Accident?

There is little doubt that after any kind of car accident in Missouri, people who are seeking financial compensation for their losses are going to need to be able to prove how the crash has affected them. Doing this usually requires various forms of evidence, and many people who have been involved in automobile accidents immediately struggle to think of what kinds of evidence they need to worry about procuring.   Evidence can obviously be critical following any St. Louis car accident, but people should know that hiring an experienced car accident attorney can usually help victims secure the important forms of...

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Have You Been Hurt in a Side Impact Collision in Missouri?

Side-impact crashes are among the most dangerous collisions people can be involved in because the force of one vehicle colliding with the side of another vehicle can place many people at serious risk of personal injury. When a car plows into the side of another motor vehicle, a driver or their occupants can be at risk of being seriously hurt because of a collision.   Side impact collisions can also cause enormous insurance concerns because it is always possible that both parties involved in a side impact collision will blame one another for being at fault for a collision. People who suffer...

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What Kinds of Benefits are Available for Workers’ Compensation in Missouri?

Injuries can happen anywhere in Missouri, but many people happen to suffer their injuries while they are on the job and such cases are immediately more complicated because the same people who suffer these injuries have to navigate the Missouri workers compensation system. It is important for all Missouri residents to know that workers' compensation is a no-fault insurance program that entitles people to certain benefits regardless of whether they or their employer caused an accident resulting in injuries.   Anybody who suffers injuries on the job will want to hire a workers compensation lawyer because many insurance companies handling workers’ comp...

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Missouri Marijuana Law Updates: 2023 Edition

Amendment 3 this past November narrowly passed 53.09 percent to 46.91 percent, but in the end, Missouri voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. Missouri joined Maryland to become the 20th and 21st states in the country to allow adults to use marijuana for nonmedical purposes.   The amendment will go into effect on December 8, which is when the agency that manages the program, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), will transition medical license holders already operating to simple recreational licenses. DHSS has already published the first draft of program rules for adult use of cannabis for those ages...

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Injured in an Uber Accident? Do these 4 Things

Rideshare services such Uber, Lyft, and many others have only become more common in recent years, but as many people rely on these companies to provide rides during hectic times, there is always the possibility that a rideshare driver is involved in an automobile accident. When a crash occurs involving a rideshare driver, it can be incredibly complicated for the other parties involved to know how they can recover compensation.   It is important for all people who suffer injuries or whose loved ones are killed in motor vehicle accidents involving rideshare drivers to quickly contact a St. Louis rideshare accident lawyer....

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Expect Increased DUI Enforcement around STL During the Holidays

As we enter December, law enforcement agencies all over Missouri will be looking much more aggressively for people who are operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some police departments may set up checkpoints at higher volume locations in the state to try and catch drunk drivers. In the event that you are arrested for DUI this holiday season, your first call should be to a St. Louis DUI defense lawyer. Your Rights at Checkpoints Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), was a United States Supreme Court case involving the constitutionality of police sobriety checkpoints...

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When Can You Expunge a Conviction in Missouri?

Missouri Revised Statute § 610.140 is the state expungement law. Over the past several years, lawmakers in Missouri have expanded the number of crimes for which expungement may be applicable.   Senate Bills Nos. 53, 60 and 588, 603, and 942 all expanded the list of crimes that may be expunged. Missouri Revised Statute § 610.140.2 lists the offenses not eligible for expungement as being any class A felony, any dangerous felony, felony offenses of assault, misdemeanor or felony offenses of domestic assault, or felony offenses of kidnapping, any felony offense in which death is an element of the offense, any offense...

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