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Do I Need an Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether you need an attorney to pursue a claim on your behalf.  Not every case requires an attorney and in some cases, where damages are minimal, an attorney will be of little assistance.  At the same time, questions with regard to the amount your injuries are worth, comparative fault, and hospital liens can make settling a case on your own very difficult.  

Tort Reform

Carson and Coil personal injury attorney, Mark Ludwig penned a letter to the editor which was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune on Sunday, March 22, 2015, on the issue of tort reform.  In his letter, Mr. Ludwig rips through each of the pro tort reform arguments.  

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March brings warmer temperatures and peeks of sunshine to Missouri, but it's also Brain Injury Awareness Month. While brain injuries can certainly occur as a result of car or truck accidents, falls, sports and even blunt trauma are all common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Being more aware of the signs of a concussion can help you be better prepared to recognize and seek treatment for a brain injury.

Premises liability: Accidents can cause serious injury

It takes just seconds for a life to be changed forever. Every year, thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents across Missouri and the rest of the country. Falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, and they can also cause spinal cord injuries and other serious complications. Even a more minor fall can result in broken limbs, leaving the victim with medical bills and needing to take time off of work to recover.

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.

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.

More Coverage Than You Thought?

If you have been injured in a car accident, there be more insurance coverage available than you originally thought. In a recent opinion, the Western District Court of Appeals determined that each separate policy of insurance issued to a driver, must provide at least the state minimum insurance coverage of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. The Court's opinion does not apply to policies written for multiple vehicles under the same policy.

When slips, trips and falls lead to premises liability claims

A major slip, trip or fall at a public place can hurt more than just a person's ego. Each year countless people in Missouri and the rest of the national are seriously injured in slip-and-fall accidents that can result in brain injuries, back injuries, broken bones and lacerations. In fact, these are the second most-common type of accidents in the United States following car accidents.

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