Car Accidents

How Long Does A Car Accident Settlement Take?

After being injured in a car accident, many victims wonder how long does a settlement take for a car accident? While it’s not uncommon for settlements to take several months or even years, there are instances where it may take less time. So what’s the average time for a car accident settlement? Here’s everything you need to know about...

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Social Security Disability

Do I Have to Stop Working to Apply for Disability?

One of the primary concerns of disability applicants is whether they have to stop working to apply for disability.  The worry is that, if it appears the applicant is still able to work, disability may be denied.  Although your ability to work is a factor that will be considered, applicants are usually not required to stop working completely, to...

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Dog Bites

Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bite Laws in Missouri and Arkansas

When it comes to liability for a dog bite injury, laws can differ depending on which state law is applicable. Basically, liability depends on whether the owner of the dog had actual or constructive knowledge that the dog would bite someone. That means, did the dog owner know or should the dog owner have known that the dog was...

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Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Fraud Penalties

Workers’ compensation fraud is a serious offense that undermines the integrity of systems designed to support employees injured on the job. The legal consequences of committing such fraud are severe in Arkansas and Missouri. If you commit workers’ comp fraud, jail time is a strong possibility. It’s a criminal act that not only impacts the financial health of businesses...

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Workers' Compensation

Understanding Employer Negligence & Workers’ Compensation

In Arkansas and Missouri, workers’ compensation is typically the exclusive remedy for employees who suffer injuries on the job. This no-fault system ensures that workers receive medical care and compensation for lost wages without the need to prove their employer’s negligence. Employer negligence lawsuit settlements involve fault-based tort claims, which are generally barred when workers’ compensation benefits apply. However,...

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Accidents

How Long Does an Accident Stay on Your Record in Missouri?

Vehicle accidents can substantially impact your insurance rates and show up as points on your driving record. This can be important for many reasons, including if you want to try to obtain employment in the transportation industry. Vehicle accidents are never fun, and the implications can last for several years beyond the completed settlement. You might be wondering, How...

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Dog Bites

What If My Dog Bites a Trespasser?

Generally speaking, property owners are not expected to keep their property safe from trespassers. The only real exception is when a property owner is responsible for some willful or wanton conduct that results in injury to a trespasser. When it comes to the precise duty that is owed to a trespasser, each state has passed specific laws governing that...

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Workers' Compensation

What to Do If You Were Re-injured After Returning to Work in Arkansas

Returning to work after an injury is a significant milestone. However, for some individuals, the recovery process and journey back to the workplace can take an unexpected turn when they find themselves facing a re-injury.  If you have recently been re-injured after returning to work in Arkansas, it’s important to know what to do and how this could affect...

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Car Accidents

What Happens If My Car Gets Totaled in an Accident? 

Being involved in a car accident can be a harrowing experience on its own. But when your car is totaled by another driver as a result of the accident, this can add additional challenges and stress to an already difficult situation.   If you’re wondering what happens when your car is totaled by someone else, the Cottrell Law Office is...

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