Auto Accidents – Negligent Entrustment

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The standard claim in a personal injury case is against the other driver whose negligence caused the auto collision.  However, there are occasions where you can sue not only the negligent driver but also sue the owner of the vehicle.  This is based on the legal theory of ‘negligent entrustment.’  Negligent entrustment is where the… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Traumatic Brain Injury – Cognitive Symptoms

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Auto collisions are one of the primary causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States.  There are many different symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.  There are three general categories of symptoms: physical; emotional; and cognitive.  Cognitive (thinking and mental processing) symptoms can be very obvious, such as severe difficulty in thinking or processing… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Traumatic Brain Injury – Physical Symptoms

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Auto accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury.  The symptoms or a traumatic brain injury are multiple and varied.  Generally, there are three categories of brain injury symptoms.  Those are: physical; cognitive; and emotional.  Physical symptoms, such as headache or blurry vision, are obvious to the victim of brain injury.  However, many signs… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Roadway Design and Maintenance

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In addition to a personal injury claim against a negligent driver that caused a collision, you may also have a claim against the designer and builder of a roadway or against the entity responsible for maintaining the street or highway.  Examples of a design or construction defects include: inadequate sight-distance, lack of or improperly installed guiderails,… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Defective Vehicles

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In addition to a personal injury claim against the negligent driver that caused the car wreck, you may have other claims for your injuries.  For instance, defects in your automobile may have contributed to causing the collision or may have made your injury worse.  This type of claim is a product liability claim against the… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Economic Damages

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Missouri and Kansas provide for two types of damages in a personal injury claim.  The first is non-economic (pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, and disfigurement).  The second category of damage is economic.  Economic damages include: 1) medical, hospital and rehabilitation expense; and 2) lost wages.  Medical expense is frequently limited to the amount actually paid… Read more »