Recent Posts in General Personal Injury Information Category

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Involved in a Missouri auto accident? Tips for injury victims

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, both physically and mentally. In fact, traffic accidents are a leading cause of cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...
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Avoiding car accidents in winter weather: Tips and resources for Missouri drivers

Here in southwest Missouri, we've been dealing with a rather dangerous bout of winter weather this week - and the forecast predicts more sleet, freezing rain and ice from tonight through tomorrow. Of ...
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Q&A: Missouri personal injury settlements

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that our clients come to us with a number of questions about the settlements they may receive. In this post, we discuss the most common questions we hear ...
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Missouri burn injuries more common during the summer months

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is almost here, and our Missouri personal injury lawyers want to remind you about the importance of fireworks safety at this time of year. On average, 200 people are ...
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Avoiding Missouri ATV accidents & injuries: Tips & info for summer 2014

Summer is just about here, and many Missourians are already enjoying the numerous outdoor activities that are popular in our state. In this post, our personal injury lawyers share some information and ...
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Common questions from Missouri car accident victims

At Aaron Sachs and Associates, we work with car accident victims every single day, so we know that our clients often come to us with numerous questions and concerns. In this post, we discuss a few ...
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HB339 limits recovery in Missouri personal injury lawsuits

During the Missouri legislature's veto session on September 11, 2013, state lawmakers overrode 10 of Governor Nixon's vetoes, including Nixon's veto of House Bill 339. This new law places restrictions ...
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FAQ: Personal injury claims & Missouri auto accidents

What is a Missouri personal injury claim? A personal injury claim may be filed when someone suffers injury due to the negligence of another party. Such claims are often tied to car accidents, ...
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Roadway Defects & Their Impact on Missouri Car Accidents

We all rely on state and local governments to keep our roadways safe. Unfortunately, for various reasons, defective roadway conditions still cause serious car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, making ...
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Missouri Personal Injury Claims and the Eggshell Skull Rule

Prior injury doesn't negate recovery for injury exacerbation in Missouri, according to precedent. In other words, when personal injuries are caused by negligence, Missouri law says the victims are ...
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Brain Injuries and Depression Are Directly Linked: Most Brain Injuries Result From Car Accidents

Several million Americans, including many Missourians, have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) - a sudden violent blow to the head that affects normal brain function. Our Missouri personal injury ...
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What Happens During an Initial Consultation with a Missouri Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been injured in a Missouri accident, and you want to file a claim for damages, the first step is typically an initial consultation with a qualified Missouri personal injury law firm. This ...
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Act Out Loud Program Promotes Teen Driving Safety in Missouri and Nationwide

Teen driving safety is an issue that our Missouri personal injury attorneys feel strongly about. We have offices throughout the state (Springfield, Joplin, Cape Girardeau, Columbia and Kansas City), ...
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How Does "Duty of Care" Apply to a Missouri Auto Accident Case?

All Missouri injury lawyers know that along with liability, the concept of "Duty of Care" is an important factor when attempting to negotiate a fair auto accident settlement. Duty of Care is a core ...
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How Long Does a Springfield, Missouri Personal Injury Case Take Before a Settlement is Reached?

If you've been injured in an accident and are thinking of hiring a Missouri personal injury attorney to pursue your claim, you may be imagining a quick process and a speedy settlement check deposited ...
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The Importance of Liability in a Missouri Personal Injury Case

Missouri Personal Injury lawyers are frequently asked questions about legal terms used in personal injury claims. One of the most important terms to understand is the concept of " liability, " because ...
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As Many as One in Ten Drivers on the Road are Unlicensed in Joplin, Missouri and Elsewhere

As Joplin, Missouri car accident lawyers, we receive many inquiries from people who have been in an accident with either an uninsured or an unlicensed driver. This issue is much more widespread than ...
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Car Accident Victims' Actions After the Accident Can Affect a Damages Award in Kansas City, Missouri and Elsewhere

Understanding how personal injury claims proceed and common mistakes that injured victims make (that can ruin their chances for recovery of damages) is vital to those considering a personal injury ...
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The Importance of Medical Evidence in Joplin, Missouri Personal Injury Trials

As Joplin MO car accident attorneys, we frequently write about the importance of having a lawyer to represent you in a personal injury claim. However, there are other professionals who may be equally ...
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After a Kansas City Car Accident, Worries about Paying Medical Bills Can Add Insult to Injury

In our Kansas City MO personal injury law practice, we frequently have clients who experience a great deal of stress after being injured in a car accident--understandably so. One of the main issues ...
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The Most Common Question Asked of Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers: What is my Case Worth?

Perhaps the most common question we are asked as Kansas City personal injury lawyers is "what is my case worth?" To answer this question, all the facts in each case must be weighed individually. There ...
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The Role of Appeals in Kansas City Missouri Personal Injury Lawsuits

Appeals are a subject that many people in Kansas City and around the country do not fully grasp. Let's discuss the recent reversal on appeal of a $43 million settlement in a. product liability ...
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Do Springfield Missouri Car Accident Victims Share Any Fault if They Weren't Wearing a Seat Belt at the Time of the Accident?

If you are injured in a car accident in Springfield MO and another driver was at fault, you want what is fair. Nothing more, but nothing less. But what happens if you were not wearing your seat belt ...
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How to Pay For Medical Treatment after a Springfield Missouri Car Crash

One of the most pressing problems victims of Springfield Missouri car accidents run into is how to pay for the medical treatment they need. Many people are shocked and dismayed to learn that the other ...
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Missouri Auto Accident Fatality Totals Drop for Fifth Straight Year

Springfield Missouri personal injury lawyers see first hand the consequences of families impacted by car wrecks, motorcycle crashes, semi-truck disasters, and all manner of other motor vehicle ...
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