Auto Accidents

What You Need to Know about Pre-Existing Injuries in Accident Cases

A very common concern that many clients have following a car accident is what effect a pre-existing injury may have on their claims. Insurance companies will not hesitate to use a pre-existing condition or injury to discredit your claims and reduce your damages. It is true that pre-existing injuries can make an accident claim more complicated but our Rogers...

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Joplin Accident Attorneys Warn about the Penalties for Drunk Driving

Being involved in a car accident is a serious situation, especially when serious injuries are involved.  Negligence is the general theory involved in filing a claim for damages in a car accident case.  As Joplin accident attorneys know, these claims become more serious when a drunk driver is involved.  When a drunk driver causes an accident that injures someone,...

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Auto Accidents

What to Do Following an Auto Accident

In the aftermath of an auto accident, many people are stressed or afraid, which causes them to freeze up, not knowing that actions to take.  While most people know to exchange insurance and contact information, that is about as far as it goes.  Unfortunately, if you fail to take a few crucial steps following an auto accident, you may...

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I Was Pregnant When I Was Injured in an Auto Accident

The purpose of a damages award in an auto accident case is to make the victim “whole.” This essentially means compensating the victim for everything was lost as a result of the accident. The only way to accomplish that is through a monetary award, which an auto accident lawyer can help you do. What happens if the victim is...

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First Responders at Risk of Injury Following Car Accident

It may not occur to everyone that drivers and passengers are not the only ones at risk of injury in car accidents.  Unfortunately, the men and women who respond to these car accidents to provide assistance and investigate face a risk of injury as well.  Every year, a significant number of first responders, law enforcement, tow truck drivers and...

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Settling an Auto Accident Case Before Trial

So, you just filed a lawsuit after being injured in an auto accident.  The first question you probably want to ask is whether or not you have to go to trial.  Unless the court throws your case out at summary judgment, the only way you can avoid trial is if your case settles.  Settling an auto accident case before...

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The Difference Between Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

The media coverage over the last few years has highlighted the rise in rude, obnoxious and even hostile drivers on the roadways.  Horns blowing, offensive gestures, cursing have all become an expected part of the daily commute for some people.  While the media has labeled this offensive behavior “road rage,” it should not be confused with the concept of...

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Resolving an Auto Accident Case

After an auto accident, the trauma of your personal injuries is something you would soon want to forget.  The disruption that your injuries and damages clause, make the need to reach a resolution greater, and the sooner you can get back to life as usual, the better.  How long resolving an auto accident case will take, depends on so...

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What Does "Meeting the Threshold" Mean in Accident Cases?

In auto accident cases, and most other personal injury cases, the person who is injured will seek compensation for his or her injuries by filing a lawsuit.  Typically, the compensation is for medical treatment that was required as a result of the accident, as well as compensation for the estimated costs of any possible future medical care.  In auto...

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Auto Accidents

What Does "Meeting the Threshold" Mean in Accident Cases?

In auto accident cases, and most other personal injury cases, the person who is injured will seek compensation for his or her injuries by filing a lawsuit. Typically, the compensation is for medical treatment that was required as a result of the accident, as well as compensation for the estimated costs of any possible future medical care. In auto...

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