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  • Boating Accidents

    The latest posts for Boating Accidents are listed below.
    • Boating accidents can cause very serious injuries

      One type of accident that many people don't consider when they hear the word "crash" or "collision" is a boating accident. These are far more rare than your typical motor vehicle accident, but they pose just as serious of a threat to the people involved as any other collision between motor vehicles. When a boating accident occurs, there are a few immediate risks. First of all, there usually aren't ...
    • College student drowns while in Missouri police custody

      An afternoon of boating fun ended with tragedy Saturday when a college student who had been taken into custody by Missouri Water Patrol on suspicion of drunk driving drowned after falling or jumping into the water while handcuffed. According to reports, the 20-year-old Arizona State University student was arrested while partying with friends in Lake of the Ozarks after police suspected that he was ...
    • Tips for a safe boating season from the Missouri State Patrol

      The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that May 17 through May 23 -- the week before Memorial Day weekend -- is National Safe Boating Week. Officials with the MSHP want to remind Missouri residents to make safety their No. 1 priority when they hit the lakes and waterways during the upcoming warmer months. While many Missourians love spending time on the water, a fun day of recreation can ...

    Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • What to Do When Hit by Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

      People get into car accidents every day. According to statistics, every 14 seconds an auto accident results in an injured victim. These collisions are so common that the state of Missouri requires all vehicle drivers and owners to maintain some kind of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage to pay for any damages and injuries sustained or inflicted upon another during a collision. According to ...
    • The 3 Types of Distracted Driving

      Driving while distracted has been an issue for nearly as long as we’ve had cars. Today’s environment has done very little to improve this problem. Modern conveniences have made it easier to do a number of things while driving, which regrettably has only increased the amount of time we spend driving and not paying attention to the road in front of us. Whether it’s an in-car feature, something on ...
    • Tesla's "Autopilot" Technology Involved in First Fatal Crash

      A May 7 auto accident in Williston, Florida has opened a heated debate about modern auto technology. Joshua Brown was killed when his car went underneath a semi-truck that had turned unexpectedly in front of him. However, what’s unique about this accident is that Brown was in a Tesla Model S luxury vehicle with its autonomous driving technology, dubbed “Autopilot” by the manufacturer. Brown was ...

    Dangerous Products

    The latest posts for Dangerous Products are listed below.
    • Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

      Have you or a loved one experienced serious medical complications due to the implantation of pelvic or transvaginal mesh? If so, you may have grounds to pursue the compensation you deserve. Thousands of women all over the country have turned to pelvic mesh as a course of treatment for experiencing the effects of childbirth, only to later to have their well-being jeopardized by this notoriously ...
    • Essure Birth Control Device Receives FDA Black Box Warning

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the permanent contraceptive device Essure will receive a "black box label" following complaints of dangerous side effects from thousands of affected women. The device, which is manufactured and marketed by Bayer, is now linked to serious health complications, including life-threatening pregnancies and stillbirths. Essure is a small coil that ...

    Hit & Run Accidents

    The latest posts for Hit & Run Accidents are listed below.
    • Should You Release Your Medical Records After a Crash?

      You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own insurance company. One day, they ask for a medical authorization ...
    • 15-year-old arrested in connection with hit and run accident

      There has been a break in the case of a pedestrian who was killed by a fleeing motorist outside of Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri in late June of this year. The fatal accident involved a 50-year-old pedestrian, who was trying to cross the street outside of the stadium of the St. Louis Cardinals. Witnesses saw a black Mercedes plow through the pedestrian, and then flee the scene. Police ...
    • Hit and run accident claims life of pedestrian victim

      While the following hit and run accident didn't happen here in Kansas City, Missouri, it could have happened anywhere and the result would be important for the sake of public safety. In this particular crash, a 57-year-old man was just walking home after getting ice cream with a friend when he was struck by a truck. Police revealed that the truck is likely a model between the years 1992 to 1996, ...

    In The News

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    • Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Following Post-Surgical Paralysis

      FOX News recently reported on the story of a UK pediatrician who has filed a malpractice suit against her doctors after experiencing post-surgical paralysis. The case demonstrates that even other doctors recognize when their peers have made an error, they should be held accountable for their negligence. As FOX News reports, 69-year-old Diana Birch lost a kidney and must now use walking sticks to ...
    • Tesla's "Autopilot" Technology Involved in First Fatal Crash

      A May 7 auto accident in Williston, Florida has opened a heated debate about modern auto technology. Joshua Brown was killed when his car went underneath a semi-truck that had turned unexpectedly in front of him. However, what’s unique about this accident is that Brown was in a Tesla Model S luxury vehicle with its autonomous driving technology, dubbed “Autopilot” by the manufacturer. Brown was ...
    • Stay Connected with Our Firm Online

      At Adler & Manson, our Kansas City personal injury attorneys take pride in providing world-class legal services. In addition to professional and proactive legal counsel, we desire to maintain constant communication with our present and future clients. As a result, we have expanded our reach and impact across the web by being available on a wide variety of social platforms. Not only can you ...

    Motorcycle Accidents

    The latest posts for Motorcycle Accidents are listed below.
    • Should You Release Your Medical Records After a Crash?

      You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own insurance company. One day, they ask for a medical authorization ...
    • Camera-toting motorcyclist captures close call

      We are less concerned with the circumstances of the motorcycle accident in our source article than we are with the camera that was attached to one of the motorcyclists during the actual wreck. This isn't to say we don't care about the circumstances of the wreck. Obviously they are important. But the use of a video camera is a major factor in this wreck, and it serves as an important lesson for ...
    • How many fatal motorcycle accidents occurred in 2012?

      Motorcycle accidents have an absolutely devastating effect on the person driving the motorcycle, and it's not hard to see why. Motorcyclists have very little safety equipment to help them, and even when they do, the inherently vulnerable nature of their vehicle means that a crash is almost guaranteed to deal them serious injuries. From broken bones to horrible laceration and abrasions, to some ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Missouri Takes Aim at Tort Reform

      Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recently signed a “Right to Work” bill into law, which overshadowed two more recent major legislative moves aimed at another pivotal issue: tort reform. Many people support tort reform until they or a loved one is injured and they realize how dreadful it can be. Interestingly, the corporations and insurance companies lobbying for tort reform do not seek to reform ...
    • Why Capping Your Recovery is Both Unfair and Unnecessary

      If you are injured, you are entitled to compensation for things such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The amount you are awarded depends on many factors, including the severity of your injury, the impact it has on your life, the impact it has on your ability to work, how long it takes you to recover, and more. However, the amount you are awarded may be bound by a “cap,” ...
    • Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Following Post-Surgical Paralysis

      FOX News recently reported on the story of a UK pediatrician who has filed a malpractice suit against her doctors after experiencing post-surgical paralysis. The case demonstrates that even other doctors recognize when their peers have made an error, they should be held accountable for their negligence. As FOX News reports, 69-year-old Diana Birch lost a kidney and must now use walking sticks to ...

    Truck Accidents

    The latest posts for Truck Accidents are listed below.
    • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

      People are right to be afraid of getting into motor vehicle accidents with commercial trucks and rightfully so. Some of these vehicles can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds! These big rigs also tend to be less maneuverable, which makes it hard for them to avoid stopped vehicles or obstacles in their paths. While truck drivers are usually well-trained to deal with most situations, they ...
    • Should You Release Your Medical Records After a Crash?

      You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own insurance company. One day, they ask for a medical authorization ...
    • Trucking Industry Attempts To Lobby Away Its Liability For Your Injuries

      As reported by The Kansas City Star , "Big rig crashes kill nearly 4,000 American each year and injury more than 85,000. Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 17 percent. Injuries have gone up 28 percent." Given these realities, one would think that the trucking industry would want to emphasize its safety record by providing transparency to the public. Unfortunately, one ...

    Work Injury

    The latest posts for Work Injury are listed below.
    • Timeline of a Workers' Compensation Claim

      When you are injured on the job, filing a workers’ compensation claim is the best way to make sure your injuries and lost wages are all adequately taken care of while you are unable to work. However, this can be an intimidating and confusing process, which is where the legal advice of a skilled Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer can help you by keeping your claim flowing smoothly and ...
    • The Difference between Partial and Total Disability

      If you are seriously injured on the job to the point where it will impact you permanently—including impacting your ability to perform some or all of your essential job functions—you can claim that you have become “permanently disabled.” When this is the case, a claimant is eligible for permanent disability benefits. Securing this compensation, however, is not always easy. Because permanent ...
    • New Guide Benefits Insurance Companies, Not Workers

      On January 1st, 2015, the workers’ compensation system in Kansas was changed when a new medical guide became the tool for evaluating workers’ compensation injuries. The 6th edition of the workers’ compensation medical guide has removed several injuries that previously qualified injured workers for compensation. Effectively, the new guide makes it harder for workers in Kansas to retrieve suitable ...

    Workers' Compensation

    The latest posts for Workers' Compensation are listed below.
    • Apple Sues Major Supplier for $1 Billion in Massive Suit

      Last Friday, Apple filed a 100-page lawsuit against Qualcomm, a global mobile chip supplier that pits the iPhone makers against one of its most important suppliers. The complaint alleges that Qualcomm is demanding royalties for technology it has nothing to do with—namely Apple’s fingerprint reader and high-capacity storage technology. Apple accuses Qualcomm of abusing its power from a monopolistic ...
    • Timeline of a Workers' Compensation Claim

      When you are injured on the job, filing a workers’ compensation claim is the best way to make sure your injuries and lost wages are all adequately taken care of while you are unable to work. However, this can be an intimidating and confusing process, which is where the legal advice of a skilled Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer can help you by keeping your claim flowing smoothly and ...
    • The Difference between Partial and Total Disability

      If you are seriously injured on the job to the point where it will impact you permanently—including impacting your ability to perform some or all of your essential job functions—you can claim that you have become “permanently disabled.” When this is the case, a claimant is eligible for permanent disability benefits. Securing this compensation, however, is not always easy. Because permanent ...
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