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All about Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States. These accidents are those that occur on the property of another (such as offices, business establishments, and the like), with its owner failing to keep the premises of such property in safe and secure conditions. This is what plaintiffs in personal injury cases try to prove. These property owners, in the operation of their businesses, are under an obligation to keep their employees, customers, and guests safe while within their properties. Personal injury cases and lawsuits arise when there is a failure to fulfill that obligation and injuries happen as a result.
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Determining Liability in Personal Injury Cases

These are just some of the many types of personal injury cases. These occurrences are frequent, and this is why the law allows for compensation, by way of damages, in favor of an injured party. This does not only mitigate the difficulties experienced by him, but it also, in a way, helps curb the frequency of personal injury cases—if one does not want the hassle and the unforeseen expenses, they better act with care and due diligence.
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Texting and Driving

Distracted driving, as the term suggests, is basically driving while doing something else—it consists of any act that detracts the driver’s attention from driving a vehicle. The NHTSA, in a different 2020 report,  classified distracted driving into three categories:
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Whiplash Injuries

One of the most common injuries in a car accident is whiplash.  Whiplash is an injury—normally to the soft tissue in the neck area—that is frequently caused by a rear-end collision.
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The Devastating Consequences of Distracted Driving

Every day, there are countless drivers who are behind the wheel while distracted. Studies show that most accidents today are a result of distracted driving. Smartphones are the main culprit. These tempting devices are within an arm’s reach at all times. The reality is that most drivers, if not all, have been guilty of driving while distracted. There have been numerous campaigns aimed at raising awareness and preventing such accidents. All it takes is a few seconds of distraction to cause an accident, injuries, or even fatalities.
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The MHRA: An Overview of Missouri’s Employment Discrimination Law

Hard-working individuals in Kansas City and throughout Missouri face discrimination every day.  Nowhere is discrimination more pervasive than in the workplace. Luckily, most workers in Kansas City and Missouri who suffer employment discrimination have an avenue of relief under the Missouri Human Rights Act (the “MHRA”).
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Introduction to Non-Solicitation Agreements in Kansas and Missouri

Non-solicitation agreements, like non-compete agreements, are becoming increasingly common. We have addressed the basics of non-compete agreements in a previous blog post: https://pslawkc.com/blog/introduction-to-non-compete-agreements-in-kansas-and-missouri-pospisil-swift-llc/. This post focuses on non-solicitation agreements—what they are and when they are enforceable.
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Kansas Caps on Personal Injury Damages Held Unconstitutional

For decades, the state of Kansas has had a cap on the non-economic damages Plaintiffs can recover in personal-injury lawsuits. No longer. On June 14, 2019, in Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd., the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that caps on non-economic damages in personal-injury cases are unconstitutio
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