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How to Make Sure Your Will and Trust Are in Order During this Uncertain Time

Like you, we at Bruntrager & Billings, P.C. are concerned about Coronavirus and the interruption to our lives it has created.   We are concerned for our families, our neighbors and our friends, which includes you.  We are still working very hard from home to meet our clients’ needs. Taking advantage of the many people at home watching TV, there are many ads from car dealers insinuating that now is the time to buy a car.  Instead, it might be smarter to create or update your Will. This is protection for your family and much of it can be done through virtual...

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Missouri?

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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STL COVID-19 Update

As the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 moves through the country, many communities throughout the country are facing significant disruptions to normal life in an effort to control the pandemic. St. Louis and the surrounding areas are starting to see some of these issues arise locally, including the shuttering of schools, restaurants, and other places where people congregate....

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Determining the Value of a Personal Injury Case

Under state law in both Illinois and Missouri, people who are injured by the negligence of others are typically entitled to compensation for all of their accident-related losses. Compensable losses include both economic losses, like bills that you incur because of your accident, and non-economic losses, like the pain you experience as a result of your injuries....

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What is an SIS in Missouri?

In Missouri criminal courts, you may hear several different legal terms that you may not understand. One common term that might be the source of confusion is “SIS,” which stands for “suspended imposition of sentence.” In short, a SIS is a common type of probation and disposition of criminal cases in Missouri, generally after a guilty plea. A SIS is different from a suspended execution of sentence (SES), which is a type of probation for more serious felony offenses. The Basics of an SIS When a judge agrees to a SIS, they are suspending the issuance of a specific sentence for...

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