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What to Do If You Witness a Car Accident

There are plenty of resources available to people directly involved in car crashes, but what happens to those who witness car accidents in Kansas City? If you witness a car crash, you may owe certain duties to the accident victims. Knowing your responsibilities as a car accident witness can help you stay out of legal […]

Is It Illegal to Text and Drive in Missouri?

You might know texting and driving is a dangerous practice, but did you know you could face legal penalties for using your phone behind the wheel in Missouri? Although Missouri’s cell phone laws aren’t as strict as some other states, there are punishments associated with texting and driving for some drivers. Even if police don’t […]

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

In any given nursing home, the faculty is responsible for administering thousands of medications to elderly residents. Despite efforts to improve organization and communication in nursing homes, medication errors persist throughout the United States. Studies show that residents at long-term care facilities are at higher risks of medication errors than in other circumstances. If you […]

Who Can Be Held Liable When Someone Commits Suicide?

This spring, Netflix debuted a controversial series called “13 Reasons Why.” It’s set in the aftermath of a teen girl’s suicide and offers the viewers reasons for why she ended her own life. While teens and some critics loved it, others thought it glorified suicide and might even be dangerous for teenagers to watch. Each […]

Can I Sue a Pharmacist for Malpractice?

When we think of medical malpractice, many of us think of claims against doctors, but, the reality is, anyone involved in the delivery of your healthcare may be guilty of medical malpractice: a hospital, doctor, nurse, or even a pharmacist. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is a broad term for when a patient is […]

What Are My Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering about your legal options. Though the driver of the motorcycle may carry insurance for passengers, it may not be enough to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Most people understand their rights as a driver, but if you were a […]

Overview of Truck Accident Law

In 2014 (the most recent year data was collected), 12,082 accidents involved commercial vehicles in Missouri. Around the nation, there were 3,744 large trucks involved in fatal accidents in the same year. As seen by our Kansas City truck accident attorneys, truck drivers may be guilty of driving under the influence, distracted driving, drowsy driving, […]

Can I Sue My Doctor for Not Helping Me?

When patients visit physicians for illnesses or injuries, they have the right to expect a certain degree of care. Patients assume the physician has proper knowledge and training, and that he or she will abide by the accepted standards of care in the medical industry. Failure to do so may constitute malpractice – and can […]

Missouri Auto Insurance Requirements

Every state enacts its own car insurance rules, minimum coverage requirements, and claim options. In Missouri, drivers must abide by these requirements or face penalties such as traffic tickets, points on your driving record, license suspension, fees from $20 to $400, and an order of supervision. An order of supervision means the Driver License Bureau […]

Who Is Liable for Taxicab Accidents?

When two passenger vehicles collide, determining liability comes down to discovering which driver caused the accident. If accidents involve taxicabs or other driving services, liability is more complex. Depending on the type of taxi accident and the taxi service structure, many different parties may face partial or total liability for the incident and resulting injuries. […]