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Know Your Rights on a Construction Site

If you work on a construction site, you know that it can be dangerous work. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has laws and regulations in place to ensure that employers provide their employees with a safe work environment. While OSHA dictates many regulations and practices that employers must conform […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Kansas City construction accident attorneys, Kansas City construction accident lawyers|Comments Off on Know Your Rights on a Construction Site

What Are Truck Data Recorders and What Can They Tell You?

When most people hear the term “black box,” they generally think of the black box that is used in airplanes in the event of a crash. What many people don’t realize is that commercial trucks also have black boxes. Black boxes, or Event Data Recorders (EDR), are used to record various data about what […]

10 Tips to Avoid Slips: How to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries in Winter

During the winter months, slip and fall injuries increase due to the prevalence of snowy and icy conditions. Generally, slip and fall accidents only result in bumps and bruises, but occasionally a fall can cause serious injury. By following the tips outlined in this article, you can reduce the likeliness of accidentally slipping and […]

What to do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, tensions are high, adrenalin is pumping, and mistakes are often made. These mistakes can result in not being able to recover all your losses, or worse, being held liable for an accident that was not your fault. After being involved in a car accident, there are […]

Case Feature: Insurance Company Tries to Beat a Claim for a Dead Horse

Sometimes, as lawyers, we take cases that aren’t necessarily in our wheelhouse. At Pottenger Law Firm, we specialize in personal injury cases, but occasionally a case is so interesting that we can’t pass it up. That is what happened when a $1 million equine mortality policy ended up on my desk. Having never dealt […]

By |December 27th, 2016|Kansas City injury lawyers, Kansas City personal injury attorneys, Missouri Insurance Law, wrongful death, wrongful death lawsuit|Comments Off on Case Feature: Insurance Company Tries to Beat a Claim for a Dead Horse

Case Feature: Money Brings Out the Worst in Some

A major injury or death of a loved one caused by the negligence of another party is a heartbreaking situation. A settlement or jury award is meant to offset some of the pain and anguish of the situation, but it offers no comfort to the bereaved when they must then fight over the settlement […]

The Legal Implications of Impaired Driving

In the United States, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) while driving is 0.08%. If you are pulled over with a BAC of 0.08% or higher, then you will likely be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). What many people don’t know is that you can […]

How to Prevent Electrical Accidents on the Job

Each year, more than 4000 injuries are caused by electrical accidents in the workplace, and another 300 result in death. Many professions such as engineers, electricians, construction workers, and linemen work with electricity directly, and it is important that their employers encourage safety in the workplace.

Professionals who work with electricity on a daily basis […]

By |November 15th, 2016|electrocution attorneys, electrocution lawyers, Kansas City electrocution attorneys, Kansas City electrocution lawyers, Kansas City personal injury lawyers|Comments Off on How to Prevent Electrical Accidents on the Job

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’re currently looking for a personal injury lawyer, then you have likely been through a traumatic incident recently, and you need someone who will best represent you and your interests. The following are five questions that you should ask a personal injury attorney before […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Kansas City injury attorneys, Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers, Kansas City personal injury lawyers, Personal injury|Comments Off on 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

CASE FEATURE: Texting and Driving

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Reading a text message successfully distracts a driver for five seconds, and at 55mph—the national average speed—that means a driver is distracted for the distance of a football field. When a driver allows themselves to be distracted by a cellphone, they are being negligent and can be held […]