Last year a young college student was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck at the intersection of 63rd Street and Paseo Boulevard. The young man was immediately taken to Research Medical Center, where he was treated for head, back, and facial injuries. While the head and back injuries were treated quickly and did not require follow-up treatment, lacerations and puncture wounds caused a good deal of scarring to his chin, just below his lower lip. Although the scarring has improved with time, it is still very noticeable. It is now time to evaluate what constitutes a fair and full legal recovery for the young man against the insurance company for the driver at fault. Continue reading “Scarring from Accident Deserve Special Treatment in the Legal Recovery”
If you or someone you know has suffered a head injury, you know that can result in serious consequences. Even minor head injuries can traumatize the brain resulting in the loss of mental/physical function and significantly diminishing the victim’s quality of life. Continue reading “Helping Head Injury Victims Fully Recover in Insurance Claims”
Here I am with my friend and neighbor, Larry Vilmer. Even though Larry was diagnosed with ALS last year, and the disease progression has occurred, his good nature, kindness, and high spirits have been so encouraging to many in the Kansas City community that are raising funds to help find a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known commonly as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Continue reading “Friend of Horn Law Advancing Cure for ALS”
The general rule is that if your injury requires hospitalization and/or rehabilitation treatment (physical therapy, chiropractic care) legal representation is going to be substantially beneficial in reaching a fair and full settlement in your claim. Continue reading “More Tips for Hiring The Right Personal Injury Lawyer”
If you have suffered a concussion and are now considering an insurance company offer of settlement, it is a good idea to get a legal opinion before you sign on the dotted line. Continue reading “Be Very Cautious in Settling Concussion Claims”
This Thursday marks the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Flag. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress, created the Flag in just one sentence. Continue reading “National Flag Day June 14, 2018”
Attorney Doug Horn likes to say that he has had both a front row seat and a bird’s eye view of the distracted driving epidemic that is gripping America’s roadways. His perspective comes from over 25 years of providing legal representation to people who have been seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.
Earlier this week, on KSHB, Horn’s distracted driving prevention program was profiled by Reporter Cynthia Newsome. Unlike traditional efforts to reduce distracted driving, Horn’s program encourages motorists to protect themselves against distracted drivers by driving alert, buckled, cautious, and defensive. Horn gave further explanation, “by urging drivers to adopt safe driving habits, we not only hope to reduce accidents, but also help elevate the driving culture”.
Horn has been involved in efforts to advance driver safety since 2009. He has developed a driving safety communications platform called “Drive By Example”. Currently, he is in the process of looking for driving safety partnerships to help reverse a significant increase in traffic fatality trends in Missouri. Along with distracted driving prevention, Horn also has programs designed for teen driver protection and safe driving programs for corporations and businesses.
People who live in rural areas of Missouri know that there is not much room for error on the county and state highway roads that cris-cross Missouri. Accidents are on the rise and many blame the significant change in the driving culture. As drivers continue to drive aggressively, more distracted, and more impatient, traffic safety experts are saying that all of us are facing a “new universe of roadway risk”, however the highest risks for a violent collision are on Missouri’s rural roads. Continue reading “Independence, Missouri Lawyer Develops Program To Help Reduce Accidents On Missouri’s Rural Roads”
With the nice weather expected this weekend, I expect there will be many more motorcycles on the road so please keep an extra-careful lookout. Because of low-profile, motorcycles are very difficult to see. Continue reading “Driver Alert For April 27-29”
The reason this is an important question is because, typically, an injured person is entitled to only one insurance settlement in their personal injury claim. This means that injured persons with claims must be careful and cautious when considering a offer to settle a personal injury case. This is where legal consultation can be helpful. Here is how I approach it when people call me for an evaluation of their claim. Continue reading “What is the Difference Between an Average and a Very Good Settlement in an Injury Claim?”