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Bird Scooters in Kansas City

Electric scooter companies, Lime and Bird, experience two fatalities in single month

As more and more scooters are dropped off in cities across the country, the number of injuries, and now deaths, continue to rise. One of the biggest issues is that Lime and Bird riders are prohibited from operating on sidewalks. As a result, customers are forced to operate exclusively on city streets. Further, although these […]

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Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

As summer ends and fall rolls in, it’s that time of the year for hunters to head back to into the woods with excitement in anticipation of claiming their next (or for some their first) “trophy.” For most hunters, preparation for a new season requires scouting, strategy, and precision when it comes to hanging new […]

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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?

Are you looking to hire a lawyer? Did you know that not all attorneys are the same? In the medical profession, practice specialties are recognized, and a physician who wishes to focus his practice, can undergo further training and an examination to be certified as a medical specialist. For example, if you break a bone, you […]

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What Is A Personal Injury Attorney?

What Is A Personal Injury Attorney?

In the strictest sense, a personal injury attorney is just as the name says.  An attorney for personal injuries. Within the medical profession, when you have a fractured leg you can see an orthopedic surgeon. This surgeon will have special training and skills to perform exactly the type of surgery needed to set your leg.  […]

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What Is Negligence

Negligence: What It Is and How to Prove It

Most personal injury cases proceed on a theory of negligence.  Even product liability cases, which have the additional option in most instances of proceeding on what is known as “strict liability”, may also proceed on negligence.  Automobile cases, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dog bite and most other cases are ultimately submitted to juries based […]

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Former Missouri Police Officer Criminally Charged for Sexual Abuse

Former Missouri police officer criminally charged for sexual abuse after victim comes forward; victim may also pursue a civil claim to recover money.

The charges were filed against John Rollins, age 34, on July 26, 2018 by the prosecuting attorney in Moniteau County. According the Complaint, Rollins abuse of the minor girl spanned “several years” from ages 5 to 13. The court records provide details surrounding the abuse, including allegations that Rollins performed oral sex on the young […]

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Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Our hearts go out to the family of these two toddlers. In today’s era, where both parents are required to work to support their family, we must entrust the care and safety of our children to others at times. A notification such as this is something none of us ever want to receive. Currently, there […]

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Remington Class Action Settlements

Remington Class Action Settlement Once Again in the News

Consumers with Remington bolt action trigger rifles may once again start sending their rifles to Remington Arms to be retrofitted with a new trigger.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied the appeal Wednesday filed by objectors in regards to the Remington Class Action Settlement.   The Class Action was initially approved on […]

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When is a Public Swimming Pool Liable?

When is a Public Swimming Pool Liable?

Its summer time, and folks are jammed packed into pools seeking fun and a quick escape from the heat.  Most owners carefully manage their pools with all the proper procedures, staffing and equipment.  But, even a well-managed pool can have moments of forgetfulness; and either you or a loved one may suffer a swimming pool […]

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Bird Scooters in Kansas City

Bird Scooters in Kansas City – Now May Have Competition from Lime

Bird Scooters Arrive in Kansas City In case you missed it, Bird, one of the largest e-scooter rental companies, “quietly” dropped off approximately 100 of its battery-powered scooters in downtown KC in early July.  Then in early August they were banned from the Country Club Plaza due to tenant and customer complaints .  However, the […]

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Missouri duck boat accident

At least 13 killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri

Our hearts broke last night for the 31 people aboard the duck boat that capsized and sank in Branson, Missouri. This is the 22nd reported water-related death on Missouri’s waterways since May; and it may be the deadliest ever. The duck boat was owned by Ride the Ducks, which is a national duck tour operator with […]

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Arthur Ashe Courage Award

‘Sister survivors’ Accept Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Last night, 141 women, representing all of the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by Larry Nassar, received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. The award, named for American tennis player Arthur Ashe, is presented annually as part of ESPN’s ESPY Awards. It is presented to recipients who “reflect the spirit of […]

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concert injuries

Concert Injuries: Who is Responsible?

Concert Injuries: Who is Responsible?

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800 Pound Boulder kills two people

800-Pound Boulder Falls Off Truck, Killing Two

800-Pound Boulder Falls Off Truck, Killing Two One man’s negligence resulted in the death of a mother and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota, when an 800-pound boulder rolled off the back of his landscaping truck and struck their car. Police arrested Joe Czeck, 33, for the incident after using surveillance footage to identify him. He […]

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What Is Premises Liability?

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a broad term applying to a wide range of cases that arise from unsafe conditions on land.  Most of the time you can look to the owner of the property as the primary defendant. But, premises liability can extend to anyone lawfully in possession of the property with a right to control […]

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