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Could you have a wrongful death case?

When someone you love dies in an accident or as a result of negligence, there is no right way to react, nor is there a wrong way. All feelings are equally valid. One thing that is all but certain, however, is that you have a lot of emotions to process at the same time that expenses build up. Furthermore, if it was your spouse who died, you could also be dealing with a loss of income.

When to sue an auto manufacturer for a car accident

Car accidents are still shockingly prevalent in the state of Missouri. According to data from the Missouri Department of Transportation, 283 injuries took place as a result of vehicular collisions in Kansas City in 2015. You hope you never end up being part of those statistics, but anything can happen.

Recognizing the symptoms of mesothelioma

If you experienced asbestos exposure, you might worry about developing mesothelioma. It can be confusing because other conditions can present similar symptoms. Mesothelioma symptoms can also take years to develop. Because of these reasons, many people mistake mesothelioma for other diseases or dismiss it outright.

What serious injuries am I at risk for if I slip and fall?

You may find it hard to believe that slip-and-fall accidents in Missouri can cause catastrophic injuries. On television, actors make slips and falls look comical. In real life, slip-and-fall accidents send many people to hospitals for medical treatment. They can also cause catastrophic injuries that dramatically alter the quality of one’s life. 

How drivers and laws can reduce the risk of fatal car accidents

While you might not think it would ever happen to you, fatal accidents do occur. In fact, 8,073 vehicle occupants died in Missouri car accidents between 2003 and 2012. This statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the importance of safety measures and laws. Even just one death is one too many. Whether you are driving in your neighborhood or on Interstate 435, it is crucial for you to prioritize your safety.

3 tips for pedestrians to reduce distractions

If you walk around the city, you might naturally text, make a phone call or listen to music. This type of behavior has become second nature for a lot of people with the accessibility of technology. Unfortunately, these activities also lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, almost 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic in 2016.

Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Mr. Schmitt has over 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. He is recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.

Matt Mulhern

Attorney Matt Mulhern

Mr. Mulhern has over 25 years of legal experience and a 100 percent success rate arguing before the Missouri Court of Appeals. He has a unique knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies and how they will dispute your injury claim. He practices in both Missouri and Kansas.