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  • Rental Scooter Accidents in Kansas City: Injuries on the Rise

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 1-Nov-2018

    Rental electric scooters have become the latest trend in sharable app-based transportation services, growing in popularity at a clip akin to bikeshare programs and rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Similar to how those services work, customers using an app on their smart phone can locate the nearest scooter, unlock it, and get where they need to go. Since they don’t have to be docked at ...
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  • The Importance of Trucking Regulations to Public Safety, Personal Injury Cases

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 1-Oct-2018

    Commercial tractor-trailers and trucks are the largest vehicles on public roadways, with some weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Because these commercial vehicles are so massive, difficult to steer, and slow to stop, they often cause some of the most devastating vehicular accidents, and pose increased risks of injuries, catastrophic injuries, and death. Due to these extreme risks, federal ...
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  • Work-Related Accidents: Your Right to Compensation

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 5-Sep-2018

    Workplaces are filled with potential hazards, which is why most businesses carry workers’ compensation insurance as a means to protect their employees in the event of unexpected injuries. While workers’ comp can provide critical benefits to injured workers as they heal and make a return to the workplace, it is important to remember that workers have rights when they are injured on the ...
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  • U.S. Nursing Homes with Inflated Staffing Numbers Have Ratings Reduced

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 6-Aug-2018

    Choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility to care for an elderly loved one is one of the most difficult decision processes families must make. In order to make this process easier, and to help families find qualified providers whom they can and should be able to trust, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides on online service that rates nursing homes across the ...
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  • Fourth of July Safety: Reducing Your Risks

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 3-Jul-2018

    Montee Law Firm would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July. As the holiday approaches and many local residents throughout Kansas and Missouri are gearing up for celebrations, vacations, and long weekends, we’d like to send out a reminder that while celebrating our nation’s Independence has become a time-honored tradition, there are many dangers and risks associated with this ...
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  • After an Accident: 4 Things Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 2-Feb-2018

    Victims injured in accidents caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another have legal rights – including the right to seek financial compensation for the damages they suffered. By filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party – including a negligent driver who caused an auto accident, a negligent property owner who failed to address potential hazards on their ...
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  • Benefits of a Firm 100% Dedicated to Personal Injury

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 3-Aug-2017

    Victims who suffer preventable harm in accidents caused by the negligence of others have many choices when it comes to selecting an attorney to handle their personal injury claim. While there are many choices for representation, it is important to remember that not all representation is equal – some attorneys lack the experience, insight, and resources needed to produce successful ...
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  • Workers' Compensation vs. Personal Injury Lawsuits

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 3-Jul-2017

    Whether you are on the job or not, being injured in an accident can throw a wrench into your life, and create significant physical, financial and emotional burdens. Fortunately for injured victims and their loved ones, our legal system understands that unforeseen injuries have an overwhelming potential for disruption and has pathways in place for victims to secure the compensation they need as ...
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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

    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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  • 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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