Product Liability

Overview of Product Liability Claims in Missouri

We rely on manufacturers and product developers to provide us with safe products. They must also warn us of potential hazards. Even with warnings and standards in place to create safe products, products can be defective and dangerous.  An injury from a dangerous or defective product can be life-altering. It can impair one’s ability to work and physically move...

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Worker's Compensation claims in Missouri

Overview Of Warehouse Injuries

As a workers’ compensation attorney recognizes, there are many common injuries that workers at warehouses suffer and which can lead to workers’ compensation claims. The dangers faced by workers in fulfillment centers like Amazon and Walmart have been in the news recently and, if you fall into that category, you may want to be aware of some of the...

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Workers' Compensation

Workers Compensation Claims & Long-Term Exposure and Illness

Not every work injury is a slip and fall or nasty cut from office equipment. Sometimes, work-related injuries develop over an extended period due to chemical exposures. If you develop a long-term injury from a chemical exposure at work, you can likely claim workers’ compensation benefits. Proving that your condition results from workplace substances can be challenging work, but...

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Car Accidents

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid After Your Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, contacting a car accident attorney as soon as possible is important for obtaining the compensation you deserve.  When the time comes to file your claim, there are several common mistakes that you need to avoid.  Here are mistakes to avoid after a car accident. 1. Saying Too Much At The...

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Personal Injury

How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

A property owner generally has a legal duty to keep their premises safe for individuals who are visiting, or at least to warn of known dangerous conditions on the premises.  If the property owner fails to perform this duty and a personal injury results, then a personal injury claim can be filed to recover for the damages incurred.  A...

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Personal Injury

Am I a Licensee or an Invitee and Why Does it Matter?

If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, you should speak to an experienced lawyer to discuss your legal rights. When you are injured on someone’s property, the type of claim is known as a premises liability claim, because the legal issues depend on who owned the premises and what your status was at the time you...

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Wrongful Death

4 Things You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Arkansas

Each state has its own statutory provisions regarding wrongful death claims.  Those statutes define “wrongful death,” determine who can file the lawsuit, the deadlines that apply, and the types of damages that may be recovered. These are essentially the 4 things your Arkansas wrongful death lawyer will tell you about these types of claims. What is “Wrongful Death?” A...

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Workers' Compensation

Can I Still File a Workers’ Comp Claim If I’ve Given Two Week’s Notice?

There are various reasons for employers or workman’s comp carriers to contest an employee’s claim.  There may be timeliness issues or injury-related issues that can lead to disputes.  But one interesting question asked of our Rogers workers’ comp attorney is whether it is too late to file a claim if you have already given your two-week notice? Here is...

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Social Security Disability

What If You Don’t Pay Back Your Social Security Disability Overpayment?

In December of 2021, over 9 million people received Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). As you can see, the SSD system is extensive, and sometimes large entities issue improper payments. Improper payment from the SSA can include a Social Security overpayment. If you have received an SSD overpayment, What happens if you don’t...

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Dog Bites

Dog Bite Injuries: What You Need to Know

At The Cottrell Law Office, we are familiar with the state laws that determine who is liable for a dog bite injury. That liability is typically based on who was responsible for supervising the dog and whether or not that individual knew of any propensity the dog may have had to bite or otherwise be aggressive.  While it is...

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