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Recognizing Medical Neglect

What is medical neglect? When a caregiver fails to provide adequate medical or dental care for their child, especially when needed to treat a serious injury or illness. Several factors are considered necessary for the diagnosis of medical neglect could include: 1.If a child is harmed or is at risk...

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Recent Recalls: Motor Vehicles

Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe for users, and to follow engineering standards that build in safety. Still, every day at worksites around America, in homes and on our roads, product failures result in tragedy for those who should be protected because manufacturers take shortcuts to...

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Winter Storm Damage 101

Are you responsible if fallen snow from the top of your vehicle causes damage to another vehicle while driving down the road? What about if a fallen tree limb from your yard damages your neighbor’s roof? Winter storms can wreak havoc on the roadways and at homes and businesses. These FAQs from the...

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Understanding under-insured motorist coverage

Each year, about 2.9 million people are injured in car crashes – resulting in medical care and productivity loss costs of about $99 billion nationally. Motor vehicle insurance coverage covers some of that cost in most cases. But what happens when you’re injured by another driver, and the cost of...

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Injury – What are my rights?

If you are involved in an accident, what are your rights? Most people know they are eligible to hire a lawyer, but what are you really entitled to? Every case is unique, but we have narrowed down the top rights you may receive if someone else injures you: 1.Past Medical...

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8 Reasons CBPW is right for your case

We have over 101 years of combined legal experience. Partner Michael Ponder has over 25 years’ experience and was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Award from the Missouri Bar. $2.55 Million Settlement in Electrocution Case. We’ve litigated cases from Kansas City to Cape Girardeau, from Phoenix to Philadelphia and Miami...

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5 Steps to Take After a Car Wreck

A car wreck can be a traumatic experience for anyone. Even if damages are minor and both parties are uninjured, you may find yourself panicking about what to do next. Here’s a list of important steps to take following any crash, no matter how severe: Step 1.) Stay calm. This is...

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Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages

Q: What are economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case? A: Clients in personal injury cases may recover economic and non-economic damages. Some attorneys may refer to them as “general” or “special” damages. In some circumstances, punitive damages may be available as well. So, what exactly are economic damages? Economic damages...

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