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.
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
Published on Mar 29, 2019 at 9:00 am in Fun Stuff.
Happy Opening Day 2019! Every year I get excited about baseball — America’s pastime. Whether it’s watching the boys of summer on TV or the sound of metal bats clinking balls at the little league fields, baseball is back and summer is near.
Anyone who has played backyard baseball as a child has envisioned him/herself standing at the plate in this scenario: Bottom of the ninth, tie game, two outs, full count. The pitch is thrown and you swing — Crack! goes your bat as it hits the leather of the ball — “Going going gone!” You run around the bases pumping your fist as you hit the game-winning home run to the cheer of the crowd.
Choosing your vehicle isn’t often a quick decision. You want to make sure the car is affordable, you’re comfortable when driving it, and you’re going to want to know how safe it is in preventing car accidents or how it performs in the event of an accident.
While events beyond your control can cause an accident, the vehicle you’re driving may help reduce the severity of the damages regardless of the causes of the wreck. Let’s take a look at safety features in cars that help prevent collisions as well as some of 2019’s top choices for Missouri car buyers.
One of the most difficult things to prove in any type of personal injury case is that my client has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially when the “expected” signs and symptoms are not apparent. When we think of traumatic brain injury, we conjure up images of someone not being able to talk, walk, or perform basic daily tasks. While some people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries unfortunately experience these life-altering disabilities, many people who experience a TBI face less obvious, yet still very challenging effects.
In trying to show an insurance adjuster or a jury that my client has symptoms of TBI, I can point to references in medical records and I can rely upon testimony from family and friends who knew the person before and after the injury. Oftentimes this testimony reveals that the person is more forgetful, is more anxious, is more angry, and gets easily frustrated. We learn that the person used to act one way and now acts another, as if his whole personality is changed, many times for the worse.
United States Senators recently heard horrific tales about abuse and sexual assault in nursing homes across the country. According to CNN, The “US Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing to discuss reports of abuse and neglect in some nursing homes nationwide.” What caught lawmakers’ attention and scorn was that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services had given a specific facility the highest possible ranking even though there were previous reports of abuse.
When pressed on what CMS was doing to protect nursing home residents, a representative from CMS stated, “[w]e do have expectations for nursing facilities for having the appropriate staffing for their patient population, and we survey for that on a regular basis.” According to the article, Senator Bob Menendez responded, “I think there’s a gulf between the expectations and the reality in several of these instances and we look forward to working with you to bridge the gulf.”
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18:00 24 Oct 18
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14:55 03 Apr 18
Mike Campbell is an inspiration to trial lawyers. I've known Mike for 3 years and as a fellow plaintiffs' lawyer, I have been very impressed by Mike's integrity, honesty and skills as a trial lawyer. Mike is simply a decent, caring and compassionate person and someone I enjoy being around.If you get the chance to hire Mike Campbell, you can be rest assured that you've made an excellent choice.
21:03 22 Mar 18
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19:34 06 Mar 18
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00:33 21 Feb 18
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22:27 11 Jan 18
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21:15 15 Sep 17
Knowledgeable, eager, dedicated, and friendly are a few words I'd use to describe the experience in working with Mike. Not only is he extremely good at what he does, but Mike is also personable and professional.
22:29 21 Mar 17
Helped me with My traffic case and did a great job. Felt like he really had my best interest in mind. 10/10 would call on Mike Campbell
00:41 22 Jun 16
Very professional. Fantastic at what he does. Will go the extra mile for you when a lot of lawyers won't. If I could rate over 5 stars I would.