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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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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Prepare for Winter Driving

It is important to be prepared when winter weather strikes. With today’s technology there are a number of resources to check road conditions before you travel. What other measures could you take to ensure your safety if the worst did happen? Take special precaution when driving in winter weather by...

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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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Top Causes of Big Truck Collisions

For the most part, big truck drivers are skilled and patient drivers. Although the size and weight of semi-trucks are related to the dangers, additional components contribute to big truck collisions. Speeding Speeding is the No. 2 cause of semi-truck accidents, involving nearly 23% of commercial truck crashes. In 2012,...

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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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