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4 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

4 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

A personal injury attorney may decline a specific case for various reasons. Consultation with a legal professional is essential if you believe you have a valid claim for personal injury. You should also understand why they might not accept your claim. Here are four reasons why a personal injury lawyer might not accept your case.      Conditions of the Accident Lawyers in St. Louis review potential cases by considering how the incident occurred. An individual must have breached a legal duty to be held responsible for personal injury. Put another way, the responsible party must have done something wrong for the victim to suffer. An...

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How to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident in St. Louis

How to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident in St. Louis

Across the nation, accidents involving motorcycles are a public health concern. The same is true for St. Louis, Missouri, where fatalities and serious injuries involving motorcycle accidents occur. Missouri’s most recent statistics show that 86 fatal motorcycles crash occur annually.  Fortunately, motorcycle accidents are highly preventable. Below are some tips for avoiding a motorcycle accident.   Experience and Training   If you are a motorcyclist, it is critical to get sufficient instruction on how to operate a motorcycle. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include inexperienced motorcyclists on the road. Without the proper experience and understanding of motorcycle operation, it poses a risk to yourself and...

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3 Surprisingly Serious Injuries You Can Sustain in a Slip and Fall Accident

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Slip and fall accidents are surprisingly common accidents that are also surprisingly dangerous. In fact, there are several very serious injuries that are closely associated with these frightening accidents. If a property owner’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall accident, you should speak to an experienced St. Louis slip and fall lawyer as soon as you can. The Statistics The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) shares several enlightening statistics that help to identify exactly how dangerous slip and fall accidents are, including: Falls are the leading cause of visits to the emergency room, and a full 12...

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What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Actually Do?

What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Actually Do?

If you have recently been hurt in a preventable accident, you may be wondering whether you need an attorney – especially if the other party or their insurance company has made a settlement offer. In most cases, it is highly advisable to retain an attorney, as it can even the playing field between you and an insurance company that handles injury claims every day. Below we discuss some of the things that personal injury lawyers do when representing injured victims. To discuss your case with a personal injury attorney in St. Louis, call our office today. Evaluate your claim The first step...

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Do You Really Need a Lawyer to Settle Your Injury Claim?

Do You Really Need a Lawyer to Settle Your Injury Claim?

You’ve been injured in an accident. Whether it’s a car accident, slip and fall, or some other accident, you really should hire a lawyer to settle your injury claim. If you handle an injury claim on your own, then you may risk: Causing harm to your mental and physical health, as injury claims can be stressful Insurance companies or attorneys taking advantage of your inexperience Agreeing to a settlement that is less than you deserve Losing your claim There is never a guarantee that a lawyer will obtain a judgment or settlement for you. However, a lawyer’s experience and training may...

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Winter Weather and Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Winter Weather and Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Leaves and temperatures are both falling. Winter will soon be here again. And with it, slippery roads, dangerous conditions, and more car accidents. We presented an article a year ago about preparations you can take before venturing out. But what about pedestrians? You, like many others, may have begun walking or riding a bicycle almost daily. And as cases of COVID-19 continue to soar, limiting our normal social activities, people will continue to exercise outside. So here are some things you need to know as the temps drop and the days get shorter. Rights of Pedestrians When a pedestrian takes to the sidewalks,...

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What Should You Do if You Get Into an Automobile Accident?

What Should You Do if You Get Into an Automobile Accident?

You are driving to work, listening to the morning show on your favorite radio station, thinking about what is ahead of you in the workday. Suddenly, the cars in front of you come screeching to a halt. You slam on your brakes, barely avoiding crashing into the back of the car that has stopped in front of you. Unfortunately, the car behind you was not so quick and BANG, they rear end you. What should you do now? First steps after an auto accident First, make sure everyone is okay. Second, assess whether your car can be moved. Third, get the authorities involved. Fourth, exchange...

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What Will the Courts Look Like As We Begin to Reopen?

What Will the Courts Look Like As We Begin to Reopen?

St. Louis City and St. Louis County have both announced plans to ease restrictions on their stay at home order beginning on May 18. Some non-essential businesses will begin to reopen, while others are choosing to remain closed. But what about the courts?   What Has the Court Ordered? On May 4, the Court ordered a new Operational Directive for “Easing Covid-19 Restrictions on In-Person Proceedings,” which supersedes their order from April 17. Currently, all courts will remain mostly closed to the public except for essential matters. However, on May 16, the Courts will begin opening in phases, beginning at Operating Phase Zero. Phase...

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Missouri?

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When another person causes you injury, you have the right to hold them liable for your financial losses and pain and suffering by filing a personal injury claim. However, when such injuries are fatal, the deceased victim can no longer bring a legal claim. For this reason, the law allows certain people dealing with the loss to file a wrongful death.   Even though you feel the loss of a close loved one does not mean you have the right to file a claim and recover damages. Each state has different laws regarding wrongful death claims, including who qualifies to file, and...

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