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  • Treatment Options That Can Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

    Spinal cord injuries are absolutely devastating in nearly every instance. People who suffer spinal cord damage are highly likely to experience some sort of debilitation, such as reduced mobility and chronic pain. The chances of becoming paralyzed are also unfortunately high. However, there are treatment options out there to help alleviate the worst symptoms of a spinal cord injury. Thanks to ...
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  • What Should I Do If I Was Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

    In recent years, Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services have become increasingly popular. They provide transportation to millions of people across the world every day, and they are easy to use and generally cheaper than traditional taxi services. However, with the growth of these companies has come questions of liability for car accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers. If you have been injured in ...
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  • 3 Factors That Could Harm Your Personal Injury Claim

    If you are injured by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek justice. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and other economic and non-economic damages. However, there are 3 factors that could hinder your ability to obtain the compensation ...
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  • Top 3 Risks Facing Missouri Construction Workers

    Construction work is riskier than many other types of occupations. In fact, accidental fatalities and injuries occur more frequently than you might think. With this in mind, it’s important that construction workers educate themselves about the inherent risks associated with their line of work. In this blog, we explain the top 3 risks construction workers currently face. Risk #1: Working At Tall ...
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  • Why It's Important to Follow Your Doctor's Instructions Following An Accident

    After an accident, one of your first priorities should be to schedule a doctor’s visit, even if you think your injuries are minor. Symptoms do not always immediately surface, which is why it is imperative for a doctor to examine you and properly assess the extent of your injuries. This is important not only for your health, but also for your personal injury case. Your doctor will likely provide ...
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  • The Impact an Infection Can Have on a Pregnancy

    Pregnancy can make women more susceptible to a variety of infections, which can pose a risk to either the mother, the baby, or both. Being pregnant heightens the severity of certain infections, often making them more severe and causing serious illness in the pregnant mother. Unfortunately, many of the medications used to treat infections pose a serious risk to the baby, causing terrible side ...
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  • The Impact a Brain Injury Can Have on a Child's Development

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the United States. These injuries often lead to widespread deficits in a range of different functions, from language to motor skills and cognition. For children who are very young, traumatic blows to the head may result in ...
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  • Is it Better to Settle Your Claim Outside of Court?

    The answer to this depends on the details of your case, since each set of circumstances are as unique as the individuals involved. It is important, however, to understand both the positive and negative aspects of settling a case outside of court. People often think that settling means an attorney did not want to fight for them in court, but sometimes settling truly is the option that best serves ...
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  • How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

    Personal injury cases are not one-size-fits-all and will vary in length of time depending the circumstances and facts of the case. If you want it to resolve quickly, you will likely end up getting very little financial compensation in your settlement. To avoid this, be prepared for your case to take more time. Insurance companies prefer quick settlements, so a speedy outcome serves their interests ...
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  • Five Dangerous Toys That Should Stay Off Your Christmas List This Year

    Christmas is almost here. If you have children in your life, you probably experience some joy in making this time of year a memorable one for them. You want to give a gift that makes them smile. What you do not want to do is give them a gift that may potentially harm them. To help make the holidays a little safer, we’ve put together a list of some of the most dangerous toys available this year ...
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  • Four Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Any type of negligence-related accident resulting in injury can be a huge disruption to a person’s life. The victim has to go through the steps of speaking with the proper authorities, exchanging information with the negligent party, contacting insurance companies, and seeking medical treatment. Medical attention can be expensive, causing bills to add up. This financial stress may cause the victim ...
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  • Things to Know in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    What do you do when someone acts negligently and causes you harm? This is a question that not many people have an answer to, but the reality is, there are thousands of incidents every day that results in someone sustaining a serious injury. Quite often — more than we’d like to imagine — these injuries are caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or careless actions. While we never expect to ...
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  • Matt Love v. API

    Overview: Matt Love was hunting with a tree stand and safety belt in Jefferson County, Missouri. He was harnessed to the tree with a tree stand safety belt. While he hunted, this safety belt was the only thing that connected him to the tree. While using the belt, Mr. Love fell more than 25 feet. He suffered fractured vertebrae, resulting in paralysis . Mr. Love's life care plan indicated projected ...
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  • John Doe v. Switchgear Manufacturer

    Overview: A 48 year old man suffered third degree burn injuries to his upper body and had his arm amputated after he was electrocuted while at work. He was ordered by his supervisor to place a lead identification tag on an energized cable inside an energized 15,000 volt switchgear, a job which violated OSHA regulations and which other more highly-trained workers had refused to perform. To perform ...
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  • Jone v. Coleman

    Overview: A claim was brought against Coleman by the mother of a young man named Cary Lam. Cary went camping with his uncle. They lit a lantern for warmth in the middle of a cool night, and Cary died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Coleman propane cylinder that was used did not mention the risks of carbon monoxide and stated that the propane should be used in a ventilated area. Both 2' x 2' ...
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  • Jane Doe v. Polaris

    Overview: Plaintiff suffered injuries when riding an ATV on an asphalt road. Plaintiff filed a lawsuit in Washington County, Missouri alleging that due to negligent manufacture or design of a bolt that kept the rear control arm in place, the bolt snapped , causing Plaintiff to lose control of the ATV. The Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries when the ATV collided with at least two trees. Polaris ...
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  • John Doe v. Polaris

    Overview: Plaintiff suffered severe injuries including a compound fracture to his ankle and torn ligaments in his opposite knee as a result of an ATV accident. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit against Polaris in Crawford County, Missouri alleging that the throttle on the ATV was negligently designed so that it was prone to sticking. Plaintiff further alleged that the ETC, which was designed to ...
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  • Jury Finds Toyquest Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide Dangerous and Defective

    A jury recently returned a $20.64 million verdict to a man whose wife died of injuries suffered while using a Toyquest Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide. The wife's family sued Toys "R" Us, alleging that the slide was not properly designed and was not adequately tested. The woman slid head-first down this inflatable slide at a pool party. The slide deflated toward the bottom so that the wife ...
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  • Longer Driving Hours for Truckers Maintained

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Tuesday, December 11, that it was issuing an interim final rule that maintains the current 11 hour driving limit. The new rules also require truckers to rest for 10 hours before going back out on the road. But the announcement is only the latest step in a continuing back and forth between the FMCSA and safety groups. Twice the rules have ...
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  • Man claims Jeep has Sudden Acceleration Problem

    WIVB.com is reporting on a story of a Jeep that suddenly accelerates on its own. The vehicle, a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee owned by a Peter Swales of Springville, New York is said to have sped up 3 separate times. One of the times it accelerated resulted in $10,000 worth of property damage claims. The car dealership responded by installing a black box in the Jeep that is referred to as a "Co-Pilot" ...
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  • Man dies from exposure to asbestos-containing products in the shipbuilding industry - $9.18 Million verdict

    A man worked for NewPort News Shipbuilding for 37 years. During this time, he worked with asbestos-containing products. The products in question were gaskets and sheet packing manufactured by John Crane, Inc. Plaintiff filed claims alleging that the manufacturer was negligent in failing to warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure and that the manufacturer was strictly liable for selling an ...
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  • Jury Finds Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Responsible for Careless Chemical Monitoring Resulting in Man's Death

    A jury recently returned a $7.5 million verdict to the estate of a man who loaded gasoline at a bulk gas distribution terminal operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The estate sued Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, alleging that they failed to monitor the premises for benzene exposure, disregarded standard industrial practices, and failed to warn invitees of the dangers of benzene exposure. The ...
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  • Ford Under Investigation for Sudden Acceleration Problems

    Sources, including the Detroit News, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, and the Chicago Tribune have reported that an investigation has been opened into Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles by federal safety regulators because those models have floor mats that may interfere with the accelerator pedal. Ford has been under the scope for safety problems before – including fuel fed fire problems in ...
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  • Baseball coach awarded $35.6 million for "Viper" Exercise Device

    A 27-year-old high school baseball coach utilized the "viper" while working with a group of players. The viper is a strength-training device with a bungee like piece of rubber tubing and harness. The coach was using the device when it then snapped, retreated back and hit him in the face causing him to sustain bilateral orbital blowout fractures of both eyes, facial lacerations, left lens damage, ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide: A Silent Killer

    Please read this article to learn how to protect you and your family from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. At The Simon Law Firm, through our clients and their cases, we’ve seen firsthand the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. One thing that stands out to us is that most people don't know much about how carbon monoxide is formed, how it hurts people or how to avoid it. As a result, ...
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