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  • Elderly Couple Killed in Overland Park, KS Auto Accident

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 27-Sep-2013

    At approximately 3:38 p.m., on September 26, 2013, an elderly couple died in an Overland Park, Kansas auto accident. An 86 year old man and his 80 year old wife were traveling eastbound on 79 th Street when a vehicle traveling southbound on Mastin failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 79 th and Mastin, and struck the elderly couple's vehicle. The southbound vehicle was being ...
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  • Collision Between Truck and Tractor Results Death

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 26-Sep-2013

    At approximately 6:15 p.m., on September 24, 2013, in an unusual accident, Ms. Barbara Elmer, driving a 1998 New Holland tractor, was struck from behind by delivery truck and killed. Ms. Elmer, of Cedar Hill, Missouri, was traveling westbound on Byrnesville Road, in Jefferson County, Missouri at the time of the accident. The truck that struck Ms. Elmer's tractor from the rear was also ...
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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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  • Motorcycle Accident Results in Fatality in St. Louis County, MIssouri

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 23-Sep-2013

    At approximately 8:20 p.m., on September 21, 2013, a Pacific, Missouri man, Mr. Clyde Cooper, was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred in St. Louis, County, Missouri, just west of Six Flags The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44, when the 2002 Yamaha motorcycle Mr. Cooper was operating collided with the rear of a 1995 Jeep Cherokee operated by Mr. Alan Fish ...
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  • Failure to Promptly Report Injury May Bar a Missouri Workers' Compensation Claim

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 18-Sep-2013

    Workers' compensation laws vary state to state, and an employee that has been injured often finds his or herself attempting to navigate a complicated and confusing system. Generally, an employer owes three duties to an injured worker. First, the employer should provide medical treatment. Second, if the injury results in physical restrictions while treatment in ongoing, the employer must ...
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  • Pedestrian Killed While Mowing Church Lawn in St. Charles County, Missouri

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 16-Sep-2013

    At approximately 7:30 a.m., on September 12, 2013, in an unfortunate and very unusual car accident, a pedestrian, Valente Zapata, was struck and killed by a car while mowing the lawn at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Orchard Farm area of St. Charles County, Missouri. Mr. Zapata was mowing the church lawn when Laurel Schneck lost control of her 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer while traveling southbound, ...
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  • Kansas Highway Patrol Reports 10 Fatalities in 8 accidents in the Last Two Weeks

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 13-Sep-2013

    The Kansas Highway Patrol has reported that eight motor vehicle accidents resulting in ten fatalities occurred on Kansas Highways during past two weeks ending September 13, 2013. On August 30, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on U56, approximately 5 1/2 miles east of Herrington, in Morris County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Ethan Carroll lost control of ...
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  • Missouri Adopts No Pay No Play Statute - RSMo. Section 303.390.1

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 12-Sep-2013

    The Missouri General Assembly, by the smallest possible margin, has voted to override Governor Nixon's veto of HB339. The bill, which will now be codified as R.S.Mo. Section 303.390.1, is designed to severely limit the ability of an uninsured motorist to recover damages if that person is involved in an injury related auto accident. What Is A "No Pay, No Play" Statute? By overriding ...
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  • The Montee Law Firm is Proud to Announce the Opening of Two New Offices

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 11-Sep-2013

    The Montee Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce the grand opening of two new offices: 10200 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri; and 18640 E. 38th Terrace South, Independence, Missouri. In announcing the opening of the new locations, owner James Montee stated: "As a personal injury law firm dedicated to advocating on the behalf of injured people, the Montee Law Firm continues to expand across ...
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  • 79th Fatality on Missouri Roads in 2013

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 9-Sep-2013

    Several auto accidents resulting in serious injuries and one fatality occurred on Missouri Highways during the past week. On September 2, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on Highway 43, 10 miles north of Joplin, in Jasper County, Missouri. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a vehicle operated by John Adamson failed to stop for a stop sign and was broadsided by a ...
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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome claim settled for $2.75 Million

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 8-Sep-2013

    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 Ankle Fracture Develops Into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome A Buchanan County, Missouri plaintiff has agreed to a confidential settlement of her personal injury lawsuit for $2,750,000. On ...
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