Motorcycle Accidents

Why do Motorcycles Have Higher Risk of Injury?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that, in 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents, which was an increase of 2 percent from the 4,518 motorcyclists killed in 2010.  A study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), reported that: motorcyclist deaths increased approximately 9 percent in 2012, to more than 5,000 lives lost. This...

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Workers' Compensation

Injuries Not Covered by Workers Compensation

If you have been injured while at work in Missouri or Arkansas, but you are not sure whether you should file a workers compensation claim, it may help if you know the injuries not covered by workers compensation.  Because every state has its own worker’s compensation laws, the whether a particular injury is covered or not will depend on the...

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Wrongful Death

Can I Sue Doctors or Hospitals for Wrongful Death?

Regrettably, some people can be admitted into a hospital for a non-life threatening ailment, and never make it out.  When a loved-one dies unexpectedly while admitted to a hospital, questions often arise as to whether they received appropriate medical care.  In those situations, consulting with a personal injury attorney, who has experience in handling wrongful death cases, can help...

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Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury in Rogers: What Are Punitive Damages?

When someone is injured and they file a lawsuit, the remedy is most often monetary damages.  This monetary award usually comes in the form of compensatory damages, which are meant to reimburse or compensate the victim for any costs associated with the injury they sustained.  Typical costs that are reimbursed are medical expenses and property damage.  However, in some...

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Workers' Compensation

Joplin Workers' Compensation: If I’m Injured in a Motor Accident While at Work, Can I Sue the Person who Caused the Wreck?

The purpose of worker’s compensation is to provide employees who are injured on the job with insurance coverage, without requiring proof of fault.  In exchange for worker’s compensation benefits, employees must agree not to sue their employers.  This does not prevent an employee from suing a responsible third-party. For instance, if an employee falls from a ladder while at...

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Premises liability

Premises Liability Cases in Rogers: What is Negligence per Se?

Violation of a statute or regulation that establishes a standard of care in a certain situation is considered negligence per se.  To establish this type of claim, you must show that such a statute or regulation exists, and it clearly defines what conduct is required, the statute or regulation was intended to prevent the kind of harm that was...

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Premises liability

Fayetteville Premises Liability: What is an Invitee?

The term “invitee” is significant in Fayetteville premises liability cases, when the issue is what duty is owed to a person injured on someone else’s property.  As the term suggests, an “invitee” is someone who is on someone else’s property because they were invited by the owner of the property.  There are two types of invitees, depending on the...

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Dog Bites

Rogers Dog Bites: Am I Liable to a Trespasser for a Dog Bite?

Laws relating to liability for dogs are different in each state.  Therefore, owner liability for dog bites depends on where you live and which laws apply to your state.  Generally, states have either adopted the “One Bite Rule” or the “Strict Liability” approach. Arkansas’s One Bite Rule The One Bite Rule, as the name suggests, allows a dog “one...

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