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10 Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

Common Car Accident Mistakes

Car accidents can be a shocking experience. People often experience emotional and physical trauma following a car wreck. Since they are in a vulnerable state and may not be thinking clearly, it’s common for car accident victims to make mistakes. Doing or saying the wrong things after an accident can …

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Marijuana Impaired Driving Car Accidents

Marijuana Impaired Driving Car Accidents

The use of recreational marijuana is now legal in Missouri with the passage of Missouri Amendment 3 (MA3) this past November. Adults 21 and older can legally own and use marijuana products, while the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (MDH) is finalizing the laws for buying and selling. …

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter to Avoid Car Accidents

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter to Avoid Car Accidents

Winter will soon arrive in full force with subzero temperatures expected to hit Kansas and Missouri before Christmas. Many people consider winter to be the most dangerous season for driving. To help you and your passengers stay safe throughout the winter and avoid a car accident, the personal injury lawyers …

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Holiday Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Holiday Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The holiday season instantly transports many of us to cherished memories with our family and friends. Sipping hot cocoa by a fire, decorating a freshly baked gingerbread house, and the unmistakable smell of a new Christmas tree are just some of the holiday memories people remember forever. For others, the …

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What Is a Fair Settlement for a Car Accident?

4 Powerful Determining Factors to Know

Short answer to this common question is that a fair car accident settlement will cover all the financial damages that occurred as a direct result of the accident. With that being said, there is no universal dollar amount for a fair settlement, because the unique …

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What Is Recklessness in Personal Injury?

What Is Recklessness in Personal Injury?

The causes of personal injury cases generally fall into two categories: negligence and recklessness. While most people understand the common definition of those words, some are confused with how they are used in the context of an injury settlement. To help you understand what recklessness in personal injury means and …

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What is a Diminished Value Claim in Kansas?

diminished value claim in Kansas

After a car accident where your vehicle was damaged, you are likely wondering about the value of your car and how to pay for the costs of repairs. Even if you have your car repaired and it is as good as new, its value will diminish. As Kansas is a …

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Why Speeding Increases Your Chances of a Car Accident

Speeding and Car Accidents Kansas Missouri

While distracted driving has been one of the fastest growing causes of car accidents in the last decade, speeding has been causing car wrecks since the invention of the automobile. Many drivers see an open road and can’t help themselves. However, driving conditions can change swiftly and speed limits are …

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Common Autumn Accidents and How To Avoid Them

autumn accidents

Autumn is a busy time of year for many. With school back in session, football season, Halloween, and other seasonal activities, there are more people out and about which increases the risks of autumn accidents. Here, the personal injury attorneys at Patterson Legal Group review the most common autumn accidents …

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National Walk to a Park Day: Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents

National Walk to a Park Day

October 10 is National Walk to a Park Day. The Trust for Public Land (TFPL) uses the event to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the wonderful parks we have in America. The organization is also encouraging local and state governments to designate more land for parks so that …

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