Month: May 2018

Preparation Tips: What to Do Before You Meet with an Auto Accident Attorney

If you have never met with an accident attorney before, you might be feeling a bit nervous. You may not know what questions to ask, or what information to have available for them. This is completely normal. We’d like to help you learn how to be prepared for your consultation. Gather the Details Your attorney […]

Written by on May 31, 2018

Damages: Can You Sue for Suffering from Identity Theft?

Finding out that someone has stolen your identity can be one of the worst feelings of your life. You feel absolutely betrayed by someone you’ve never even met before. However, you might not realize that you do have legal options you should explore. If you’ve been a victim of identity theft, this is information you […]

Written by on May 29, 2018

Suing for Wrongful Death – Legal Rights Don’t Expire at Death

Sometimes when people die in an accident, the family doesn’t realize that there is anything they can do. They assume that because the individual they love has passed away, that suing because of the accident won’t produce any results. A great example of this is when someone dies because of being in an accident on […]

Written by on May 24, 2018

Judge Sides with Plaintiff in Personal Injury Case Appeal

One woman was recently denied compensation after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Fortunately, an Appeals Court believed otherwise. The crash left her with permanent injuries to her neck and back. She did have pre-existing conditions, which the accident only exacerbated. During the trial, a physician who had not seen or treated the victim […]

Written by on May 22, 2018

Questions to Ask As You Interview an Attorney for a Personal Injury Case

If you’re in need of an attorney for a personal injury case in St. Louis, you’ll find that there are a lot of choices. You may not know the correct questions to ask; especially if you’ve never hired a lawyer before. We’d like to help you by giving you some examples. What to Ask a […]

Written by on May 17, 2018

Injury Danger: School System Pays Out $337,000 in Personal Injury Settlements

Injuries are much more common on school grounds than most people think they are. When students or their parents are injured, the settlements from those claims can really add up. For example, the KRQE website recently ran a story about one school district that paid out $337,000 in personal injury claims in 2017. That was […]

Written by on May 15, 2018

Will a New Tax on Lawsuit Settlements Impact Your Case?

You may have seen that there’s a new tax law regarding lawsuit settlements. It’s possible that if you were planning to file a case in St. Louis that this has put you off a bit. It might not make sense for you to sue if you’re not going to see much of your settlement when […]

Written by on May 8, 2018

Court Upholds Verdict to Pay Elevator Victims $10.6 Million Settlement

Elevators are there to make our lives easier, but they can malfunction. Sometimes when they do, it causes serious damage, and even more so when someone is inside them. That’s exactly what happened to one man. He was forty-seven years old at the time of the incident and was doing carpentry work when the elevator […]

Written by on May 3, 2018

High Blood Pressure Medicine Maker Settles Claims for $300 Million

In recent news, drug manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo agreed to a $300-million settlement for those suffering at the hands of commonly-prescribed high blood pressure medication, olmesartan, for failure to adequately warn patients about drug risks. Dangerous drugs remain in-use for high blood pressure patients, and the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want […]

Written by on May 1, 2018