What is “Pain & Suffering”?

What is “Pain & Suffering”?

In the context of a injury claim, “pain & suffering” commonly refers to the compensation an injured person deserves for their pain, hurt, and discomfort that is brought on by a traumatic injury. Quite simply, pain & suffering represents a category of damages that is set aside to account for the non-economic damages an injured […]

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Why Are Injury Claims Worth So Much?

Why Are Injury Claims Worth So Much?

My job is to make sure injured people receive fair and full compensation in their insurance claims. My work is seldom easy because well-funded insurance companies fight hard to minimize the injury settlements they are willing to pay to resolve claims.  

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How To Protect Yourself Against Other Drivers Who Don’t Carry Enough Insurance

This blog recommends that drivers check with their insurance agent to make sure they have under-insured motorist coverage on their auto policy to ensure they’re covered against drivers who don’t carry enough insurance.    

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Something To Think About If You Know Someone Who Has Been Diagnosed with a Head Injury

Something To Think About If You Know Someone Who Has Been Diagnosed with a Head Injury

Frequently I am involved in cases where a person has suffered a head injury and is eventually diagnosed with “MTBI” or mild traumatic brain injury. As a personal injury lawyer, I normally see the MTBI diagnosis when the injured person continues to experience symptoms associated with head injury like headaches, dizziness, loss of concentration, etc. […]

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How We Can Fix Our Driving Culture

How We Can Fix Our Driving Culture

Our driving culture is a mess, and the problem on our roadways seems to getting worse. As a crash lawyer, I have had a front row seat for a steady increase in collisions that cause serious injury and traffic fatalities. I estimate that 10 years ago about 5% of the drivers on the road were […]

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Something To Think About If You Know Someone Who Is Considering Law School

Something To Think About If You Know Someone Who Is Considering Law School

Last Saturday night I was talking to a group of college students, some who were thinking about law school. They liked the idea of law school, but were concerned about the job market for young lawyers. I told them they could always think about starting their own law practice and they were interested to know […]

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I-70 Westbound On-Ramp at Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs

I-70 Westbound On-Ramp at Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs

The I-70 Westbound On-Ramp from Adams Dairy Parkway is a danger zone primarily because it is highly constrictive, making it very difficult for drivers to get up to speed to safely merge with I-70 Highway speed traffic.

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Dangerous Intersection Alert: 40 Hwy & Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs

Dangerous Intersection Alert: 40 Hwy & Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs

Attorney Doug Horn will be profiling dangerous intersections in the Kansas City area. As a crash lawyer, Doug Horn has represented many people who have been seriously injured or killed in intersection collisions. While all intersections are potentially dangerous, Horn’s purpose is to influence drivers to adopt the safe driver habits and behaviors that will […]

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Why are Motorcycles so Hard to See?

Why are Motorcycles so Hard to See?

According to recent statistics, there over eight million registered motorcycles on the roads in the United States. While drivers are more aware of motorcyclists today, than they have been in the past, accidents still occur all too often. For example, in 2015, there were 35,092 reported fatal motorcycle accidents, which represents an increase of 7.2 […]

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How Do I Obtain A Fair Injury Settlement From An Insurance Adjuster?

How Do I Obtain A Fair Injury Settlement From An Insurance Adjuster?

If you have ever made a personal injury claim against an insurance company, you know how hard it is to get a fair and full settlement. Insurance company Claims Adjusters will work hard to adjust the claim so that they settle injury claims favorable to the insurance company. While the Claims Adjusters may be willing […]

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