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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. […]

Determining Liability in Missouri Rear-End Collisions

A common misconception that our Kansas City car accident lawyers see in rear-end collision cases is that the rear driver is always at fault. While rear drivers are commonly liable for these accidents, a lead driver may also face liability. Many factors determine how the courts assign fault in car accident cases. In Missouri, the […]

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence?

Sometimes people use the terms “medical malpractice” and “medical negligence” interchangeably when discussing personal injury cases. While the terms are closely connected, they are not exact synonyms. Medical negligence is one component of medical malpractice. On its own, negligence does not necessarily create grounds for a malpractice lawsuit. Understanding Medical Negligence Every person has an […]

Missouri’s Motorcycle Helmet Law

Many states have specific laws pertaining to motorcycle helmets. Helmets, particularly those approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, have proved valuable as life-saving safety equipment. However, many people believe that citizens have the right to forego wearing a helmet at their personal discretion. It may seem irresponsible to revoke motorcycle helmet laws, but many […]