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Can You Recover Compensation after a Slip and Fall Accident in St. Louis?

Can You Recover Compensation after a Slip and Fall Accident in St. Louis?

Many of us have slipped and fallen down at some point in our lives, only to get up and brush ourselves off, heading on our way with only a bruised ego. However, many slip and fall victims are not nearly this fortunate, as their falls may result in serious and lasting injuries. One moment they were grocery shopping and the next, they were in the emergency room and facing piles of medical bills, ongoing treatment, missed work, and more. If your slip and fall accident caused you serious injuries and losses, it is only natural to wonder whether the law entitles...

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Missouri Marijuana Law Update

Missouri Marijuana Law Update

Marijuana-related laws are constantly changing in the United States and they vary, from state to state. This can make it confusing for people to know what is legal and what could lead to an arrest and criminal charges. The following are some updates on the state of marijuana laws in Missouri. Always remember that the laws in neighboring states are different, so you can never just assume that what is lawful or unlawful in Missouri will be the same just across the river in Illinois. Medical Marijuana Laws Last November, voters decided that Missouri should legalize marijuana use for medical purposes, and...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As the weather warms up, more and more people in the St. Louis area will be dusting off their motorcycles and hitting the open road. As exhilarating as motorcycling can be, it’s critical to keep in mind that every time you get on your bike, you are exposing yourself to a risk of serious injury. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to review some basic motorcycle safety tips to reduce your risk of involvement in an accident. Here are safety tips shared by the National Safety Council: Choose a bike that is appropriate for your skill levelBe...

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Can the Police Search Your Car?

Can the Police Search Your Car?

Often, when a police officer pulls you over, you may receive a citation and be sent on your way. While this may be a frustrating situation, it is much better than what some drivers experience when a police officer wants to search the driver’s car. The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution gives you protection against unreasonable search and seizure, which applies to places in which you have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Generally speaking, police need a search warrant to conduct a search without violating your 4th Amendment rights. However, there are some exceptions to the warrant requirement...

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4 Steps to Protecting Your Rights after a Car Accident

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People are injured in car accidents on a daily basis in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were nearly 40,000 injury-causing accidents in 2017 - or more than 100 each day. In many cases, people who sustain injuries in car crashes are legally entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses, such as their medical expenses, repair bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. However, there are certain things that accident victims need to do to protect their rights and get the compensation they deserve. Four of the most...

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What happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?

What happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?

April 20th, or 4/20, is a popular "holiday" among marijuana drug users. While many believe the term "420" derives from the police code for marijuana, it actually originates from a group of five Californian students who regularly smoked at 4:20 PM, and what started as a time to meet up and smoke, 420 eventually surpassed this group of five and made its way into the English vernacular. With 4/20 quickly approaching, the state of Missouri has begun its first ever, “420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign," meant to quash the number of people driving under the influence on this unofficial "holiday." According to Fox...

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