• Complaint / Petition & Answer in Personal Injury Law While the insurance claim(s) will typically exist prior to this, a “lawsuit” is formally initiated when the Plaintiff files a Complaint (term used for the filing in Federal Court) […]

  • “Arbitration” in Personal Injury Law Arbitration is another form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third party (arbitrator) hears evidence and arguments from both sides and then makes a decision, which can be binding or non-binding, depending […]

  • “Mediation” in Personal Injury Law An often voluntary form of furthering the negotiation of settlement where a neutral third party (mediator) receivesand reviews the relevant evidence from the perspective of either side to be able to discuss the […]

  • “Negotiation” in Personal Injury Law Before significant money and time are spent to complete all the steps necessary to get a case to a jury trial; it is common for the parties to keep lines of communication open […]

  • “DEMAND LETTER” in Personal Injury Law After gathering the relevant medical records, medical bills, imaging studies, investigative reports, and expert opinions necessary, a letter “demanding” payment of a specific amount of money in exchange for release of the […]

  • “Claim” in Personal Injury Law In personal injury law, the injured individual makes a “claim” for damages with the insurance carrier who sold liability coverage(s) to the at-fault parties.  If the at-fault party did not have insurance, or […]

  • Hiring an Injury Attorney While hiring a personal injury attorney may seem daunting or not worth the effort, we’re here to demystify the process by breaking down the typical costs and fees involved, helping you make a well-informed […]

  • The Medical Treatment Benefits in Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation Law This benefit allows injured workers to receive treatment necessary to cure or relieve the effects of their work injury without incurring bills or costs like co-pays or deductibles.  The […]

  • Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law In Missouri, Workers’ Compensation was created by the State Legislature many years ago to assist workers’ who suffer injuries, or acquire conditions, at work.  For the most part, Missouri Workers’ Compensation does not give […]

  • How do I know if I have a personal injury case? In law school, my torts professor entered the first day and repeated the following: 1. INJURY 2. DUTY 3. BREACH 4. CAUSATION Those terms are rather vague, […]