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The Importance of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Underinsured motorist coverage is optional in Missouri, however every driver on the road should seriously consider adding the coverage.  When a person is injured in a car accident, their recovery is often capped by the other driver's insurance limits.  In Missouri, the minimum automobile coverage required is $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.  If you have substantial injuries, or are injured along with a number of other people, these limits will not be enough.  This is where underinsured motorist coverage kicks in.

Defective product litigation in Missouri

Consumer protection laws exist for a reason: to ensure that corporations do not get so greedy that they endanger the lives of US citizens just to make a dollar. In this sense, manufacturing companies must provide safe products to their customers. If manufacturers fail to do so, either out of willful or accidental negligence, they can be held financially accountable for the accidents, injuries and deaths that result in civil court.

Missouri's icy weather a factor in multiple crashes

As we come to the end of a particularly cold and snowy winter, many Missouri residents are wishing for warmer temperatures and that spring sunshine. Winter weather can make for especially treacherous driving conditions, with ice and snow on the roads making for slippery driving and tall snowbanks decreasing visibility at intersections. The winter months are some of the worst for serious car accidents, and this February has been no exception.

The key circumstances surrounding each car accident

Naturally, many car accidents happen for a multitude of reasons. For example, a young driver could be distracted by his or her cellphone and also be breaking the speed limit before driving off of the road. That means that both distracted driving and speed would have contributed to the crash. However, it is informative to look at the main reasons that accidents happened to see if there have been major trends over the years.

Dangerous toys harm as many as 1 child every 3 minutes

Toy manufacturers and designers have a responsibility to create toys that will not harm children. When they fail in this responsibility, the parents or guardians for the injured children have a right to file a civil lawsuit to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement and more.

Wrongful death case settled after restaurant explosion

Back in 2013, crews were working near a JJ's restaurant in Missouri, putting in lines for the cable company Time Warner. As these were underground lines, the crew was drilling, but the signs marking the area were incorrect, and they did not know they were drilling right over a line carrying gas to the restaurant. As the drill went down, it struck and punctured the natural gas line.

Shopping injuries during the Christmas season in Missouri

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and it is supposed to be a time of joy and festivity, but a serious injury could take all of that right out of this holiday. Every year, all across the United States, thousands of people are injured while shopping. This is one of the most frantic shopping seasons of the year, so you need to know what to do if you are hurt in Missouri.

Guilty plea entered in deadly Missouri crash

A car accident in Chesterfield, Missouri, claimed the life of a young man back in 2012. The accident was a head-on collision between the young man's car and an SUV driven by another man who is from Oakland, California. Reports indicate that the offending driver had used illegal drugs -- methamphetamine -- before that accident, and he was allegedly high at the time of the crash.

Missouri Supreme Court Reaffirms the Right to Trial by Jury

The Missouri Supreme Court in Lewellen v. Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, reaffirmed Missouri's Constitutional guarantee of a right to a jury trial in this state. In Lewellen, the trial court reduced a punitive damages award for a plaintiff based upon a 2005 Missouri statute which limited punitive damages to 5 times the Plaintiff's actual damages. The Missouri Supreme Court overturned that reduction.

Are you eligible to file a suit for dangerous pharmaceuticals?

If you have suffered serious injury because of a pharmaceutical product, you may be interested in learning about your rights in Missouri civil court. The fact is that not all pharmaceutical injuries or even deaths are eligible for civil suits, depending on the classification of the drug. Still, dangerous pharmaceuticals should never be allowed to dominate the marketplace, and consumers have the right to question the safety of many medications.

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