Wrongful Death

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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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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Job site injuries: When to contact an attorney

Many companies have specific programs aimed at avoiding work-related injuries. Safe work practices and efforts to avoid injuries are important for employers and employees alike. However, once an injury happens, it’s not in your best interest to avoid reporting the incident. When an injury is not reported, an employer can...

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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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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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What to Know About All-Terrain Vehicle Collisions

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are popular vehicles among teens and adults; not only to haul heavy objects, but for recreational purposes as well. Many states, including Missouri, do not require a driver’s license to be issued in order to operate an ATV. Conversely, these vehicles are the cause of a high...

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Injuries Sustained by an Uninsured Driver

In the state of Missouri, 14 percent of motorists do no have car insurance. There are a number of steps you can take if you find yourself in a situation where the other driver is uninsured. Your current insurance coverage policy may include uninsured motorist coverage. If you have suffered...

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Why You Should Seek a Lawyer After Wrecking a Vehicle

The days following a significant automotive incident can be full of emotional turmoil, confusion and pain. Dealing with an insurance company over a dispute along with returning to everyday life, can affect relationships and mental well-being. By working with an attorney to get your well-deserved justice, you can focus on...

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