What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury in Missouri?

What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury in Missouri?

If you have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you deserve compensation for your personal injuries. But no matter how much concrete proof you have, you could lose your case if you file too late. Missouri has strict deadlines, called statutes of limitations, on personal injury claims. In most cases, the time…

How Dram Shop Laws Work for Drunk Driving Accidents

How Dram Shop Laws Work for Drunk Driving Accidents

Along with any criminal charges they might face, drunk drivers are also financially liable for any property damage and personal injury they cause. But what about the bar or restaurant that served them? Do they owe the injured party financial compensation, too? Commercial businesses have a duty to their community to keep people safe. If…

What Happens if You Get Hurt at the Gateway Arch (or Other Public Lands)?

What Happens if You Get Hurt at the Gateway Arch (or Other Public Lands)?

And Can You Sue Federal, State, and Local Governments? Summer is coming and with COVID-19 restrictions lifting, families are ready to flock to local attractions in the St. Louis region. A fun trip can be ruined fast if someone gets hurt. When injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, victims can usually be compensated for…

River Barge Accidents: Common Injuries, and How to Get Compensation

River Barge Accidents: Common Injuries, and How to Get Compensation

The St. Louis region has the second-largest total tonnage of goods passing through its river ports. That means heavy barge and commercial boat traffic. There is a high chance of river boat accidents—not in the form of collisions (although those happen on occasion)—but workplace accidents involving the men and women who work on them. Working…

Does Workers’ Compensation Apply to River Barge Accidents?

Maritime law does not just deal with ships at sea. Every year, more than 37 tons of commodities travel on barges down the St. Louis region’s rivers. The same rules and laws that govern ocean liners apply to river traffic too. The men and women who work on these vessels do difficult and sometimes dangerous…