Litigating with Minors

Minors present some interesting challenges to any litigation.  People under the age of 18, in Missouri, do not have legal standing to do many things in their own names.  Statutory procedures are in place that govern may of the situations one will encounter when a minor suffers a personal injury or inflicts personal injury on…

How to Prevent Firearm Accidents

Every year, children are injured in firearm accidents that happen in the home. These accidents can be deadly and even in cases where everyone survives, they can lead to serious injuries. Loss of limbs, devastating fractures, damages to vital organs, paralysis and disfigurement can all result from a firearm. Centerfire weapons, those that fire a bullet with a center primer,…

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.…

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, slip and falls, dog bites, and most other cases are ultimately submitted to juries based on whether the defendant was negligent in…