5 Leading Causes of House Fires

Every year, close to 360,000 house fires start, killing almost 3,000 people and causing catastrophic injuries for thousands more. These fires are devastating, but the good news is that most of them are preventable. So what are the most common causes of house fires, and… read more

How Long Does It Take To Get A Personal Injury Settlement Check in Missouri?

It typically takes a few weeks to a few months to settle a Missouri personal injury claim. Nevertheless, personal injury claims do not resolve themselves—you must fight for them. Even then, progress can seem painfully slow unless you know how to pressure the opposing party… read more

What Types of Lawyers Are the Highest Paid?  

There’s a commonly held perception that working as a lawyer comes with a high income. This can be true, but it’s not always the case or even the norm. Certain types of law can lead to a higher income, but many factors impact how much… read more

Three killed and dozens injured after Amtrak train goes off the track in Missouri

Tragedy struck on Monday evening (6/27/22) when an Amtrak train collided with a dump truck, derailing the train. Eight train cars and two locomotives departed from the tracks at an uncontrolled intersection near the city of Mendon, Missouri, at 12:42 p.m CT. The intersection did… read more

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

Personal injury lawyers send settlement demand letters to insurance companies demanding a specific amount to resolve a personal injury claim. The letter is a starting point for settlement negotiations between the parties. Most personal injury cases settle through negotiations instead of going to trial. Injury… read more

All About Tattoo Infections

Missouri has regulated tattoo artists and tattoo parlors since 1998. Before then, getting a tattoo was risky. Some diseases, like hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV, can be transmitted through a tattoo needle. Since sterile procedures were not required before regulation, infections were common. Since 1998, the… read more

Delayed Concussion Symptoms

When some people hear the word “concussion,” they don’t think of a traumatic or dangerous injury. But the truth is that concussions can be very serious. In fact, they are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Unfortunately, concussions are not always taken seriously, and… read more

Allstate Worst Insurance Company For Consumers

By nearly every measure, Allstate can be one of the worst insurance companies for consumers. Allstate plays hardball with third-party claimants and customers. In recent years, Allstate even cut the percentage of premiums it paid as claims and doubled its profits. This makes Allstate a… read more

Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Missouri?

Buying a new pet can be a lot of fun. Not only do these furry friends offer companionship (and look cute doing it), but they are also proven to boost human health. According to the CDC, there can be many benefits to owning a pet. … read more

What to Wear to Court in Missouri

There’s never a better time to put your best foot forward than when you are in a courtroom. Whether you are fighting a traffic ticket or pursuing compensation after a car accident, appearances matter. So while your attire may seem like it’s the least of… read more