Injuries from a Semi-Truck Collision

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Each year there are over 15 million truck driving on the highways and streets of the U.S.  Every year there are almost 500,000 truck collisions in this country.  Approximately 500,000 truck collisions result in fatalities and another 106,000 people are injured.  Pursuing a claim for personal injury resulting from a collision caused by a semi-truck… Read more »

Auto Accident Injury – Do You Need a Lawyer?

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If you have suffered an injury as a result of an auto collision, you may not need a lawyer – especially if your injury is not severe.  However, if you have suffered a serious injury it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer for several reasons.  First, because you are occupied… Read more »

Medical Malpratice – Incompetent Cervix

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An incompetent cervix is one that is weakened.  During pregnancy, as the baby grows and becomes heavier, it presses on the cervix.  Before pregnancy the cervix is normally closed and stiff.  During labor the cervix becomes shorter and opens up.  However, before labor, If the cervix is weakened it can lead to  opening before term. … Read more »

Kansas Auto Accident – PIP Lost Wage Benefits

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  Kansas has ‘no-fault’ insurance.  Included with your automobile liability insurance are Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits.  One of the PIP benefits available to you, if you have been injured in an auto collision and your injury forces you to lose time/wages from work, is PIP Lost Wage benefits.  Your auto insurance company will pay… Read more »

Auto Collisions – Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

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Whether you have a personal injury claim against the other driver in the collision was negligent, or at fault, in causing the collision.  A vehicle collision is almost always the result of one of the drivers failing to follow the rules of the road.  Fault, under the laws of Kansas and Missouri, means negligence.  Negligence… Read more »

Missouri Auto Accidents – Medical Payment Benefits

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Medical payments (MedPay) benefits is an option in our automobile liability insurance to be used if you were injured in an auto collision.  It can be purchased in any amount, usually starting with $2,000.00, although it is routine to purchase more coverage.  If you are not sure whether you have MedPay benefits with your insurance,… Read more »

Kansas Auto Accidents – Medical Benefits

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If you are a Kansas resident and are injured in an auto collision, you have medical benefits from your own automobile insurance to pay for treatment of your injuries.  As a No-Fault state, Kansas requires auto insurance companies to provide Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits.  One of those benefits is for medical treatment.  At a minimum,… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Other Driver’s Insurance Investigator

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In almost all cases an adjuster or investigator from the negligent driver’s insurance company will contact you shortly after the collision.  The adjuster will want to obtain a statement from you and, if possible, record your statement of how the collision occurred.  Never give a recorded statement.  You have no legal obligation to give a… Read more »

Auto Accident Injuries – Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a rheumatological disease that affects the soft tissue around joints.  It is well recognized that the trauma from an automobile collision can trigger fibromyalgia symptoms.  The signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia include: pain, stiffness, and aching in muscles; presence of multiple tender ‘trigger’ points; sleep disturbance; localized abnormal skin sensation; leg cramps; perceived… Read more »