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  • How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 23-May-2017

    After you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to another’s negligence, you have the right to seek a recovery of your economic and noneconomic damages by pursuing a personal injury claim. Although you have this right, financial compensation is never guaranteed, especially because the process can be complex and because insurance companies are aggressive in their attempts to ...
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  • Top 5 Risks for Missouri Construction Workers

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 4-Apr-2017

    Construction is consistently among the most dangerous professions in the country. Each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 150,000 construction site accidents across the U.S. With an active residential and commercial construction industry, Missouri sees its fair share of construction accidents as well, and they often result injuries. As a proven Kansas City law ...
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  • Kansas City's Most Dangerous Intersections

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 6-Mar-2017

    Driver distraction is as much a problem in Kansas City as it is throughout the country. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of serious, preventable car accidents. A survey of more than 7,500 auto accidents in 2012 revealed that driver distraction was the number one culprit behind a number of preventable collisions at intersections. Data from public records provided by the Missouri State ...
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  • What Are Your Rights After an Intersection Accident?

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 9-Feb-2017

    Intersections involve a lot of moving parts, especially if they are located on busy multi-lane roads. From vehicles traveling in multiple directions, to multiple signals, turn lanes, and crosswalks used by pedestrians or bicyclists, risks of collisions increase significantly in intersections as compared to straight roadways. In Missouri and Kansas City, it’s no different. In fact, a recent ...
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  • 6 Mistakes to Avoid After You've Been Hurt on the Job

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 2-Feb-2017

    Thousands of individuals are injured on the job each year and many are unprepared for what to do after the initial shock wears off. If you find yourself facing a similar scenario, take heart in the fact that you're not alone. However, arming yourself with valuable knowledge can give you a significant advantage over others who are left in the dark. So what should you not do after getting ...
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  • Proving Liability in Car Accident Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 30-Nov-2016

    Victims injured in car accidents caused by others may have a right to file personal injury claims against the responsible party. These claims can allow victims and their loved ones to recover compensation for their damages. There are two main points these claims will attempt to prove: Another person's actions caused a victim harm; and The at-fault party should be held liable for the damages ...
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  • What You Need to Do At the Scene of Any Car or Truck Accident

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 28-Jun-2016

    If you are involved in a car or truck accident - especially an accident that results in personal injury - there are certain things that, if you are physically able, you should do to preserve your claim for damages. Assess the situation. First, assess your physical condition, and the condition of anyone riding as a passenger in your vehicle. If anyone in your vehicle is complaining of any type of ...
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  • Watch Out, Foot Commuters!: Safety Tips for Pedestrians

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 14-Jan-2016

    When living in a big city, the best form of transportation may be by foot. By walking, you can avoid traffic, make frequent stops without having to find parking, and even enjoy the friendly smiles of those passing by. Although in some cities, such as Kansas City, commuting by foot may be the most efficient form of transportation, it can also be one of the most dangerous. In fact, the National ...
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  • Traveling the Sunday After Thanksgiving Weekend? Here's the Safest Times to Drive

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 13-Nov-2015

    On Thanksgiving weekend, many people are traveling to and from the homes of family members and friends. Of course, due to the numerous drivers on the road, heavy traffic congests roads during the holiday weekend. In addition, there is a larger risk of car accidents due to the high volume of drivers occupying the roads. However, some times are better to travel than others. Waze, the world’s ...
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  • Driving Safety Tips for Winter Weather

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 12-Dec-2014

    The holiday season is upon us and with it comes winter weather. Each year throughout the country and the Kansas City area, numerous motorists and pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents during the winter. Many of these accidents are caused in part by unsafe conditions on public roadways, including rain, snow, and ice. Whether you and your loved ones are planning a long trip for the holidays ...
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  • Federal Officials Issue Advisory for Defective Takata Airbags

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 4-Nov-2014

    Every year in the United States, numerous products, prescription drugs, and auto parts are recalled because they post dangers to consumers. This year, however, has been unlike any other when it comes to auto recalls. According to statistics from auto manufacturers, 2014 has seen a record-setting number of vehicle recalls – over 56 million. That's roughly more than three times the number ...
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  • New Study Shows Hands-Free Devices Still Make Distracted Drivers

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 14-Oct-2014

    Most people know that driving distracted can be incredibly dangerous. From statistics that reveal thousands of injuries and deaths caused by distracted driving, it seems that many people continue to drive distracted anyway. Because distracted driving has become such a widespread problem, states across the nation have passed laws banning text messaging and the use of handheld electronic devices ...
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  • Kansas City Area Drivers Among Safest in Country, Study Says

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 17-Sep-2014

    Traffic accidents have long been one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death across the United States, and it's no different in Kansas City. What is different, however, is that Kansas City drivers may be just a little safer than others in the country, according to a recent study from Allstate Corp. In the insurance company's tenth annual Best Drivers Report, Kansas City, ...
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  • Amusement Park Accident Liability in Missouri

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 25-Sep-2013

    Amusement parks can be both fun and exciting. Every year millions of Americans visit parks like Six Flags and Worlds of Fun. Unfortunately, many people are also injured in amusement parks. Whether a person injured in an amusement park can recover his or her damages depends on a variety of factors, including the legal duty of care owed by the amusement park, to the injured individual. Such legal ...
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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome claim settled for $2.75 Million

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 8-Sep-2013

    $2.75 Million Settlement of Buchanan County, Missouri Motor Vehicle Accident Plaintiff's ankle fracture develops into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Venue: Buchanan County Circuit Court Date: July 2013 Plaintiff's Attorney: James Montee, The Montee Law Firm, P.C., St. Joseph, MO Caption: Confidential Defense Attorney: Confidential Insurer: Confidential A Buchanan County, Missouri plaintiff ...
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  • Man Wins $8,000 For Small World Breakdown

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 28-Mar-2013

    Disneyland is commonly known as "The Happiest Place on Earth" but one visitor at the park in Anaheim, California would beg to differ. The individual with the initials J.M. was stuck on the malfunctioning It's A Small World ride for over 30 minutes when the ride stopped working. The accident happened in 2009. J.M. was told to remain in his boat. While on the boat, he suffered a ...
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  • Dealing With Public Sidewalk Slip And Fall Cases In Missouri

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 25-Jan-2013

    Every day, thousands of people are injured as a result of slip and fall type injuries, also known as premise liability claims. Many of these injuries occur when an individual falls on a defective public sidewalk. In Missouri, a claim arising out of a fall on a public sidewalk presents many challenges. Contrary to popular belief, a landowner is not required to repair or maintain a public sidewalk, ...
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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 20-Aug-2012

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formally known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), affects approximately 1.2 million Americans. CRPS is considered a chronic condition. It can impact any part of the body, but most often impacts an arm or a leg. Many individuals first develop CRPS after suffering injuries in a car accident, or truck accident. CRPS is hard to diagnose. Therefore, insurance ...
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  • Studies Indicate That Tired Drivers May Be As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 3-Aug-2012

    Many people that would never consider getting behind the wheel of a car or truck after having a few drinks think nothing of driving while tired. In fact a recent study by the AAA Foundation found that 2 out of every five drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel. The AAA study also found that one in six deadly crashes, and one in eight crashes leading to hospitalization, resulted from ...
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  • Missouri Supreme Court Rules Non-Economic Damage Caps Are Unconstitutional in Medical Malpractice Cases

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 1-Aug-2012

    In a decision that can only be described as a great victory for victims of medical malpractice, on July 31, 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down statutory, non-economic damage caps in medical malpractice cases. Prior to the decision, RSMO Section 538.210 imposed caps on non-economic damages. In Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, et al., SC91867, the court held that the damage cap ...
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  • Car or Truck Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 27-Jul-2012

    Somewhere in the United States, an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every 15 seconds - over 2 million TBIs each year. A TBI usually results from a severe blow to the head. However, rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, without the head actually striking anything at all, the type of movement associated with many car accidents, may also cause a TBI. In fact, car accidents ...
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  • Whiplash Mythology

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 25-Jul-2012

    When dealing with soft tissue cases, arguing that whiplash is not a serious injury is possibly the biggest myth perpetuated by insurance adjusters. Whiplash injuries commonly result from car accidents, and can be a very serious. In fact, over 20% of those individuals that have suffered a whiplash type injury still complain of pain 12 months following the injury. Even so, adjusters still insist on ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents and Proving Liability Using Helmet Mounted Cameras

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 23-Jul-2012

    If you have been riding a bicycle for any period of time, you have undoubtedly had the misfortune of dealing with a car or truck driver that feels he or she owns the road. If you are fortunate enough to only have experienced the honking of a horn, or a few choice curse words directed your way, and have not been involved in a bicycle accident, consider your self lucky. Every year, hundreds of ...
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  • Minor Impact Car Accidents and the Insurance Adjuster's Refusal to Pay

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 20-Jul-2012

    I hear it from insurance adjusters time and time again: “Your client‘s car accident, involved a minor impact collision, with little property damage; therefore, your client cannot possibly be seriously injured”. At best, such a statement represents an insurance adjuster’s fundamental misunderstanding of the laws of physics, as they relate to car accidents. Unfortunately, I ...
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  • Slip and Fall Accidents a Leading Cause of Injuries in the U.S.

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 17-Jul-2012

    Almost everyone has a friend of family member that has been injured due to a slip and fall. According to the National Safety Counsel, falls account for approximately 8.9 million emergency room visits per year. OSHA estimates the 70% of slip and fall accidents occur on level walking surfaces. Every year thousands of Missourians suffer injuries from slip and falls that would not have occurred but ...
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