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What Does the Term “Crashworthiness” Mean and How Does it Apply to My Case?

Published on Jan 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Car Accidents.

Crashworthiness is defined as the degree to which a vehicle will protect its occupants from the effects of an accident. In other words, it means how safe a vehicle is. Although it might seem as though a car’s safety features focus on protecting the passengers from the initial collision on the exterior of the vehicle, they actually protect passengers from the second collisions between them and anything inside the vehicle, like the steering wheel or the dashboard.

Those impacts can be the most dangerous of any accident. So when a vehicle is not as safe as it is supposed to be and causes more injuries for the passengers after an accident, the case falls under product liability.

New Law Changes Coming to Missouri in 2020

Published on Jan 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm in News.

As 2020 begins, Missouri lawmakers are geared up for a busy year, and residents should be aware of the law changes that could impact their everyday lives.

While new laws will be decided upon throughout the year, there are a few that will start in January that you should know about. The new law changes coming to Missouri in 2020 include changes to motor vehicle inspection requirements, punitive damages caps, and extended summer vacation for school districts.

Can a Herniated Disk Happen After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 8, 2020 at 6:21 pm in Car Accidents.

At some point after a car accident or a personal injury you may notice that the pain in your neck or back has not gone away. Or, you notice that have you numbness, tingling, or some other sensation in your arms or legs. You can’t quite figure out what the issue is and you tell a doctor. The doctor has you go through some physical therapy, but that doesn’t help either.  Eventually, the doctor orders an MRI and tells you the news: You’ve got a herniated disk. Unfortunately, the doctor doesn’t spend much time talking to you about what this means for you and how it happened. So, you want to know more and you want to know if the herniated disk was caused by a wreck. First, let’s examine what a herniated disk is.

Can Bulging Disks Occur After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 2, 2019 at 7:17 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident or any other type of personal injury you may notice pain in your neck or back. Wisely, you decide to go see a doctor and he tries to resolve your pain conservatively (without surgery) by recommending anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and home stretching programs. However, your pain doesn’t go away and eventually the doctor orders an MRI. When your results come back, the doctor tells you that you have a “bulging disk” somewhere along your spine.

Unfortunately, doctors can fail to understand that this is the first time you’ve ever heard the term “bulging disk”. Just as with every other profession, a doctor probably hears the term “bulging disk”, just as often as a lawyer hears the term “lawsuit”. For clients and patients though, these terms are a foreign language and can be scary to hear. A doctor may tell you it’s not serious, but you want to know more. Hopefully the below will help you understand what a bulging disk is and what it means for your car accident case.

How Do Nursing Homes Handle Understaffing?

Published on Oct 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Discussing long-term care options with your loved one can be difficult. When round-the-clock, professional care becomes a necessity, you’ll want to choose the best facility for your loved one to reside in. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide the quality of care their residents deserve. In fact, a staggering number of nursing homes in the United States are severely understaffed. As a result, residents are forced to live in unsanitary and depressing conditions.

When a resident is abused or neglected in Missouri, family members can file a personal injury claim on their behalf to seek compensation for losses and hold the negligent facility accountable. If you find yourself in a situation like that, getting in touch with an attorney is your best chance at seeking justice.

In order to ensure your loved one is receiving the care they deserve in their long-term care facility, it’s important to understand why understaffing is so common, what can happen when it’s an issue, and what can be done to ensure that every resident is allowed to thrive physically, emotionally, and socially.

How Fault Is Determined in Car Accidents Caused by Traffic Violations

Published on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:56 am in Car Accidents.

Person on cellphone while driving

Traffic violations happen all the time. They can range from something as minimal as parking in front of a fire hydrant, to something as dangerous as driving under the influence. A traffic violation is when a driver violates any law that regulates vehicle operation on streets and highways. While committing a traffic violation is wrong and can cost you a ticket and fine, it’s even worse if it leads to a car accident.

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.

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