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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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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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The Importance of Open Communication

Nearly everyone is familiar with the legal concept of attorney-client privilege. It protects certain communications between a client and his or her attorney and prevents the attorney from being compelled to testify to those communications in court. That open communication is critical to the success of any case. But when...

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Stages of a Personal Injury Case

Every personal injury case is unique – different contributing factors, different timelines, different impact on the victim’s life. Understanding the stages your case may go through will help you assist your attorney achieve the best possible outcome and also prepare you for the legal process. Your Initial Case Evaluation During...

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4 Factors That Impact The Value of Your Case

Every personal injury claim is unique, but there are common factors that affect the viability of your case. Knowing what those are can help you improve your chances of fair compensation. FAULT If the negligent party is clearly 100% at fault for your injury, this increases your case value. If...

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5 Laws You Need to Know if You’re Injured Abroad

Injuries can happen anywhere, at home, at work, and even while traveling. Experiencing an injury can be difficult, especially in another country, and knowing your rights can help improve your compensation. Automobile Collisions in Another Country Anytime you rent a car, be sure you are covered by your personal insurance,...

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