Personal Injury – Vehicle Crashes

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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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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Missouri car wreck statistics

Missouri’s beautiful landscapes, rivers and tourist attractions bring in much traffic in and around Southeast Missouri. Many commercial and passenger vehicles regularly use our highways, along with our locals and visitors, to travel through the state. Car wrecks can still occur even when drivers are being cautious and obeying all...

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