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Common Household Items that Can Cause Injuries

Common Household Items that Can Cause Injuries

When you think about the dangers in your home, household items may not immediately come to mind. However, many common household products have the potential to cause serious injuries. From kitchen appliances to cleaning supplies, it's important to be aware of the potential risks associated with these items.    Danger Where You Least Expect It It's easy to overlook the potential dangers that lurk within our own homes. After all, these are the places where we seek comfort and security. However, many household items can pose serious risks if they are defective or misused. Some of the common household products that can cause...

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What Accidents Can Lead to Paralysis?

What Accidents Can Lead to Paralysis?

The human body is a complex and delicate system, and unfortunately, accidents can sometimes result in life-altering consequences. One such consequence is paralysis, which can occur when there is damage to the spinal cord or brain. Paralysis can have a profound impact on a person's life, affecting their mobility, independence, and overall quality of life. If you or a loved one has been paralyzed due to an accident, it is important to seek legal counsel to understand your rights and options. At Bruntrager & Billings, we have over 65 years of experience in the courtroom, and we are here to...

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What to Do after an Accident with a Commercial Truck

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Accidents involving commercial trucks can result in devastating injuries and significant damage. In the aftermath of such an accident, it's crucial to understand what steps to take to protect yourself and your rights. By following the appropriate measures, you can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, it's essential to consult with a qualified commercial truck injury lawyer to guide you through the legal process.  Bruntrager & Billings, a family-owned firm with 65 years of experience in the courtroom, can provide the expert legal...

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Do you require legal counsel for juvenile offenses in Missouri?

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Any person involved in a legal proceeding has the right to be represented by a St. Louis attorney. However, not everyone can afford to hire an attorney.    In these cases, the court may appoint a free attorney to represent the person. The criteria for appointing a free attorney are governed by certain statutes and Supreme Court Rules.    The most important criteria is whether the person is indigent. This means that the person cannot afford to hire an attorney.   In addition to being indigent, the person must also request appointment of counsel. The court will not appoint an attorney for someone who does not...

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Pre-arrest criminal investigation: seven ways a lawyer can help

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If you are under investigation by the police, it is important to have a criminal investigation lawyer represent you as soon as possible. Here are seven benefits of having a lawyer during the pre-arrest criminal investigation stage:   1. Your lawyer will have an in-depth conversation with you to find out what you know and why the police are investigating you. This will help your lawyer start developing a defense strategy early on.   2. Your lawyer will conduct a thorough, independent investigation to gather evidence that could help your case. This could include obtaining cell phone records, interviewing witnesses, or hiring a private...

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Understanding The Basics Of Workers Compensation Claims In St Louis

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According to the National Safety Council, about 4.26 million people had a work-related injury that needed medical attention in 2021. The brutal reality is that some employers knowingly and unknowingly put their employees’ lives at risk by subjecting them to unsafe working environments.    Sadly, when this happens, workers suffer in more ways than one. For example, many workers can be left with life-altering conditions that can affect their careers alongside lost wages and the need for ongoing medical treatment leading to poor quality of life.    Ultimately, getting injured at work can have physical, emotional, and financial consequences, which is why workers need...

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Navigating St Louis Summertime Traffic: Common Causes Of Car Accidents And How To Avoid Them

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There is a high likelihood that an individual will be involved in a car accident at least once in their lifetime. Sadly, car accidents are a fact of life, with millions occurring annually globally. In fact, according to 2020 data, it was determined that there are more than 35,000 car accidents each year in the US.    Many of these accidents leave people injured and cause billions of dollars in property damage.  Additionally, since car accidents are a daily occurrence, as personal injury attorneys, our Bruntrager & Billings, P.C. St Louis firm always hears about them. However, we’ve found that what isn’t spoken...

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DUI/DWI Defense: Protecting Your Driving Privileges And Freedom

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Data released by the reputable National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that, on average, 1.5 million people are arrested for a DUI annually. Unfortunately, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be serious.  Should you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI recently, you’re likely concerned about your future and are wondering how to resolve the situation and fight the charge. By speaking with a    St Louis DUI or DWI attorney at Bruntrager & Billings, P.C., you could formulate a strong defense and persuade the prosecution to drop or reduce the charges against you.  In...

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Defending Against Drug Possession And Trafficking Charges

Defending Against Drug Possession And Trafficking Charges

According to Drug Abuse statistics, about 1.16 million Americans are arrested for drug-related offenses yearly. If you are charged with drug possession or trafficking, it’s important to have a good defense strategy, as you could face severe consequences involving fines and jail time.    Fortunately, Bruntrager & Billings, P.C. attorneys are experts at providing defenses against drug possession and trafficking. We have been helping the people of St Louis for decades and can help you find the right defense strategy for your case.    Yet, before you speak with our attorneys, it’s an excellent idea to learn more about your possible defenses for these...

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What Would Happen If I Was Hurt in a Missouri Auto Accident as a Passenger?

What Would Happen If I Was Hurt in a Missouri Auto Accident as a Passenger?

Being in a car accident as a passenger can be a horrifying experience. One moment everything is fine, and the next you are disoriented, checking to make sure that you have not been harmed. If you have ever had this experience, then you are aware that the last thing on a person’s mind is “what to do for insurance”. However, as many of us have lived through this harrowing experience--and represented others who have as well--we can share some key information to remember in the event that you find yourself in an accident as a car passenger. When you’re the passenger...

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