While the connection between traumatic brain injuries and an increased risk of dementia has long been established, a recent study done on a statistically significant group of veterans now demonstrates that even a mild traumatic brain injury – namely a brain injury that does not result in a loss of consciousness – will increase a […]
A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the result of either a direct impact to the head or an impact to the body causing whiplash to the brain. It is a common injury in car accidents and slip and fall accidents and is sometimes accompanied by a loss of consciousness or period of confusion that lasts […]
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If you have health insurance, you might have noticed that certain healthcare providers will provide a discount on medical bills based on the type of health insurance you have. If you have been injured by another person’s negligence, Missouri and Kansas law state that you are entitled to recover the amount of the medical bills […]
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Our brains are complex, mysterious, and vital to our well-being. No trauma to your head should be overlooked as any blow to the head can result in injury or damage to your brain. A concussion or so-called “mild” traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is typically classified as mild when there is a loss of consciousness for […]
People who have been injured by another person’s negligence (or by a company’s negligence), who must sue to receive fair compensation for their injuries, are barred from informing juries that a defendant has liability insurance to cover the damages being sought in the lawsuit.
When an injured person brings a personal injury action against a negligent company to recover damages for the harm they suffered, their spouse may have the right to bring a separate, standalone action called a loss of consortium claim. Missouri law recognizes that an injury to one spouse can cause significant harm to the other […]
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If you have an automobile that is damaged during a car accident, you may have a diminution of value claim. These claims come from the idea that a vehicle that has been damaged in an accident, but is subsequently repaired, still has an inherently diminished value when compared to its status before the damage occurred […]
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The infamous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit is often lauded as an example of “frivolous lawsuits” brought by people who are just trying to scam businesses into paying them money. The insurance industry and the Chamber of Commerce have worked very hard to use this lawsuit to make people in the United States believe that tort […]
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If you are pursuing a personal injury case against an at-fault driver or at-fault party, and you are a military member on active duty or a veteran, you may find that either Tricare or Veterans Affairs (VA) has asserted a lien on any settlement or judgment you could receive.
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If you have been injured in an accident and Medicaid has paid for any of your medical care, Medicaid will have a lien on your settlement, which means that it is entitled to be reimbursed from your settlement.
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