The Missouri Injury Law Blog is published by Sansone Law, LLC, personal injury lawyers. The author of this blog is Benjamin J. Sansone. This blog covers the broad topic of personal injury law.
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No, not paying someone off to say what you want, but a cycling accessory that tracks your ride and takes video and still pictures. Bike accessory manufacturer Cat Eye has released the "Inou" which is a front facing camera that takes stills and video. Additionally, it tracks your ride and has...
In a previous Missouri injury law blog post I discussed that a witness' opinion that another witness or one of the parties to the lawsuit is telling the truth or lying is inadmissible in most situations. See: Witnesses Generally Cannot Testify that they Believe another Witness is Telling the Truth...
Last week a jury returned a verdict holding the driver not liable for injuries caused to a child on a bike. All I know is what I have read about this case in the legal papers, but I am not surprised that despite the evidence that the driver was at fault, the jury sided with the driver. As a...
We have talked repeatedly about the dangers of distracted driving, particularly the distraction of texting. Studies have shown that texting while diving can be even deadlier than driving while intoxicated. The proliferation of smartphones have only exacerbated the problem. However, perhaps the...
Last year, we discussed Missouri punitive damages under Ronald Sanders v. Iftekhar Agmed, MD, et al, one of several cases to go before the Missouri Supreme Court on the issue of punitive damages caps. Last month, one of these cases was decided. If this case is a harbinger of what's to come, then it...
Bike accidents happen all too frequently and as a St Louis bike injury lawyer the vast majority of bike accidents I see are exactly that, accidents. Accidents wherein a driver may be liable for the injuries because they were negligent, meaning they unintentionally and mistakenly did something wrong...
A recently released Food and Drug Administration study has found that measureable amounts of lead exist in many popular brands of lipstick. In total, the FDA found 400 lipsticks on the market that tested positive for lead. Of the brands tested, the least contaminated lipstick was Wet 'n' Wild Mega...
Distracted driving is something that takes the lives of many innocent Missouri drivers each year in fatal car collisions. You would think that something so deadly would be heavily regulated in the hopes of eliminating the danger. Not so in Missouri. Compared to the rest of the nation, Missouri...
Medical Bills at Trial: "Billed" versus "Paid" Amount, what if Bills Partially Paid? So "Billed" versus "Partially Paid"?
In Missouri, injury claims, such as a car or truck accident, are valued by the amount of harms and losses suffered by the victim. There are two general types of harms and losses or "Damages" in personal injury cases; (1) Special damages or economic damages: which include specific amounts billed or...
More and more often, personal injury cases are now involving my client's Facebook or other social networking accounts. Always assume, anything you put on your social networking account will be seen by the other side and can compromise your injury claim. Before the Internet, insurance companies,...