Recent Blog Posts

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

There is nothing as painful as the death of a loved one, and if that death was caused by the negligence of another person, the legal issues that follow only serve to increase that grief. Even though wrongful death suits are never easy, they’re important when securing the proper compensation for the death of someone… Read More »

The Link Between Asbestos and Cancer

Throughout most of the 20th century, it was common for factories, warehouses, shipyards and homes to be lined with asbestos for insulation. However, studies later revealed that not only was asbestos dangerous to breathe, but it also caused a deadly cancer known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a very rare cancer that affects the membrane surrounding… Read More »

Causes of Fires and Explosions and How to Prevent Them

According to the American Burn Association, fires and smoke inhalation caused 3,400 deaths and 450,000 injuries in 2013. While many people survive these injuries, the lifelong pain and disfigurement suffered afterward can be overwhelming. These are staggering numbers that prove, yet again, that household fires and explosions pose one of the biggest risks to homes… Read More »

What to Do After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident of any kind, no matter the severity, can be a traumatizing experience. But it’s the moments immediately following the accident that can make or break your case. This is a time when the evidence surrounding your accident is untouched, allowing you to properly document the details for a court… Read More »

Defective Products and Their Consequences

Defective products are one of the biggest threats facing American consumers today. Faulty products have the potential to cause serious, lifelong injuries or even death to anyone unlucky enough to come into contact with them. While companies regularly recall many of these products, countless unsafe products slip by each year. Unfortunately most of these items… Read More »

The Courtroom Process For Personal Injury Lawsuits

Going to court for a personal injury issue can be stressful, but when legal negotiations fail, it might be necessary to head to litigation when trying to recover proper compensation. The first step to any personal injury case is to hire an attorney. From there, your attorney guides you through the court process from the… Read More »

What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Missouri?

Truck accidents are a major hazard on U.S. roadways, and accidents involving large trucks are often fatal. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), truck accident fatalities were up 4% in 2012 from the previous year. There were 67 fatalities and 855 injuries from truck accidents in Missouri in 2013. The most common… Read More »

Dealing with Dangerous, Defective Drugs and Their Consequences

Drugs have the potential to cure a disease or medical condition. But if they are defective, they can cause great harm. The federal agency charged with ensuring that drugs and medications are safe is the Food and Drug Administration. However, because this is such a large agency, drug approvals can take a long time, and… Read More »

Texting and Other Causes of Distracted Driving Crashes in Missouri

Distracted driving can be a killer. Texting is one of the biggest distractions because it pulls the visual, manual and cognitive attention of the driver away from the road. Distracted driving is described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task… Read More »

What Are the Most Common Causes of Highway Accidents?

Car accidents on the highways of the United States are one of the most common causes of personal injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States. This represents a 3.3% increase in the number of people killed in 2011,… Read More »