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What Injuries Do Commercial Truck Accidents Commonly Cause?

Published on Aug 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

While automobile accidents are always stressful and overwhelming events, accidents involving larger vehicles, like commercial trucks, can be devastating. There are a number of factors that contribute to the types of injuries accident victims sustain. In order to understand why some injuries are more common than others when it comes to tractor-trailer crashes, let’s start by going over why the likelihood of being injured is higher.

Congratulations to Our Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner!

Published on Aug 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm in News.

At the Law Office of Mike Campbell, we pride ourselves on giving back to our local and nationwide community however we can. As part of that dedication, we decided to start a scholarship in 2018. The Fall 2019 submission period just came to a close and we were humbled by the amount of applications we received as well as the overall quality of every essay.

Thank you to everyone who applied! We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Cyrus Garcia of Rio Rancho, New Mexico!

Cyrus will be attending Arizona State University and is planning to pursue a career as a pilot.

What Are My Legal Options When a Pharmacist Issues the Wrong Medication?

Published on Aug 23, 2019 at 3:16 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you’re picking up medicine from a pharmacy, you’re usually filled with relief. You’ve been to the doctor, gotten a diagnosis, and now you’re ready to get your medicine so you can start treating whatever is ailing you. However, when pharmacists make mistakes, severe adverse health effects can occur. You could end up with another injury because of the wrong medication you took. This should never happen to anyone, but unfortunately it does.

What Should I Give the Insurance Adjuster if I’ve Been in an Accident?

Published on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm in Car Accidents.

Short answer: Nothing! If you are negotiating your personal injury case on your own with the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster, then you’ve probably dealt with a few things. First, insurance companies regularly switch adjusters on injured people, making it even more confusing to know who to call and how to get ahold of the adjuster. Second, some adjusters can try and convince injured people that their case is not worth that much. They tell an injured person that the company is only permitting the adjuster to offer a certain amount. 

What they don’t tell the injured person is that they (the adjusters) are evaluated based on whether or not they were able to resolve the injury case below the true value of the case. Also, insurance adjusters tell injured people that they need certain things to “investigate the case” such as written statements and other documents as explained below.

How Often Do Cases of Assault and Battery Happen at Nursing Homes?

Published on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:47 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

When your loved one enters a nursing home, they do so with the assumption they will be cared for and provided with the necessities they need to be comfortable, happy, and healthy. Unfortunately, there are times where that does not happen. While we often think of nursing home abuse happening between a staff member and a resident, there are instances where resident-to-resident abuse occurs. When this happens, it’s possible a case of assault and battery could arise.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Safety at a Business?

Published on May 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Premises Liability.

When you go to a business, you expect it to have proper security measures to keep people on the premises safe. Criminal activity like theft or more serious matters that involve weapons are terrifying and often leave people wondering if they could have been stopped. Businesses and institutions that don’t take the correct safety precautions could potentially be putting their customers and visitors at risk.

If you or a loved one was injured because an establishment lacked the security to properly maintain safety, then you can seek legal options. A Columbia, MO negligent security lawyer from The Law Office of Mike Campbell can help you get the justice you deserve. We can look into what happened when you were injured and how responsible security would have most likely stopped it. You can rest assured that an attorney will be looking out for your best interests.

What Are the Different Types of Car Accidents?

Published on May 15, 2019 at 2:05 pm in Car Accidents.

When you’re involved in a car accident, the nature of the damage sustained and of your injuries depend on many factors. Some of these factors include elements such as the position the vehicles were in when the collision occurred, the speed at which both vehicles were traveling at, and the direction both vehicles were traveling toward. All these factors are taken into consideration when the collision is investigated to determine what party was liable and what happened in the moments before the crash.

These factors are commonly categorized into various “types” of accidents that can occur. These categories are used during the investigation as well as by insurance companies to determine who may be eligible for compensation and how the settlement may likely proceed.

The Tribune Looks Deeper into Trucking Company Safety Standards

Published on May 2, 2019 at 9:39 am in Truck Accidents.

The Columbia Daily Tribune recently published an article which discussed a tragic and fatal wreck occurring in Columbia in November of 2018.  The wreck involved a tractor-trailer driver who did not brake for stopped traffic on Interstate 70 at highway marker 131.  The traffic had stopped on I-70 that day due to another wreck on the highway further up the interstate.

While others had stopped or slowed, the truck driver involved in this wreck did not.  Unfortunately, the wreck led to the unnecessary loss of four lives – including the driver of the tractor-trailer and three others who died from the resulting collision(s). The article does a deep dive into the safety standards within the trucking industry and highlighted troubling information about the wreck, about the trucking company involved in the wreck, and about trucking industry safety regulations.

Complications that Arise from Soft Tissue Injuries: Part 2 – Sprains

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 10:00 am in Personal Injury.

Soft-tissue injuries are injuries that occur to muscles, tendons, tissues, and ligaments, as compared to injuries like fractures and breaks, which involve breaking or fracturing a bone. A couple of weeks ago, we went over one common type of soft tissue injury, strains. This time, we’re going to go over sprains. Sprains are another common type of soft tissue injury that can result in complications following a serious accident or incident.

According to the AAOS, “[a] sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, a strong band of connective tissues that connect the end of one bone with another. Ligaments stabilize and support the body’s joints. For example, ligaments in the knee connect the thigh bone with the shinbone, enabling people to walk and run.”

What “Goliath” Can Teach a Lawyer About Practicing Law

Published on Apr 5, 2019 at 9:46 am in Fun Stuff.

During our first week of law school, we were told by a professor that law school would ruin all of our favorite legal tv shows and movies.  The professor told us that we’d watch the shows and realize just how far from reality they are.  I agree with that — some shows are pretty far fetched and they emphasize things that just wouldn’t happen in real life (you’ll rarely see a jury consultant in any of my trials like in “Bull”).  Yet, there’s also some things we all see in legal (or non-legal) shows or read in legal and non-legal books that lawyers can use everyday.

Going through law school can cause funnel vision for many lawyers.  They think the world operates one way, when in reality it sometimes works a lot like the things you see in TV shows and read in books.  After graduating from law school I realized I’d been living in a bubble — I knew some latin phrases and knew how the law worked, but fancy latin phrases and all the legal knowledge in the world won’t get you far with many of the juries I’ve appeared in front of. After passing the bar exam I had all the legal requirements necessary to practice law: A law degree and a law license.  What I’ve learned, and what many other attorneys have learned is that those two things will only get you so far if you want to be a good trial lawyer.

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