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…

How much can someone sue for a car accident?

How Much Can Someone Sue for a Car Accident?

An accident victim’s best chance of getting the amount of money they deserve from a negligent driver might be a lawsuit. But exactly how much can someone sue for a car accident? Technically, a plaintiff can sue a defendant for any amount they choose. But realistically, the amount of an accident settlement is meant to…

How long should you be sore after a car accident?

How Long Should You Be Sore After a Car Accident? Whiplash, Strain, and More

Injuries like broken bones and lacerations from an accident are obvious at the time of the accident, and clearly need to be treated right away. When the trauma isn’t as easy to spot, victims may endure unnecessary pain and soreness, assuming it will go away. After a car crash, it’s common to be sore for…