Month: December 2018

How Does an Insurance Company Determine Pain and Suffering Settlements

When you’re in a car accident, you’re often at the mercy of the insurance company. It’s their job to determine how much you are owed as compensation, and this amount should include an amount for your pain and suffering. But the question is, how is that figure determined? It’s important to understand how they come […]

Written by on December 27, 2018

How to Calculate the Possible Settlement Amount of a Personal Injury Claim

When you have been injured in an accident, there are so many worries on your mind. You may have had to miss work, you may have mounting medical bills, and you’re in a lot of pain. One of the first thoughts you might have is, I wonder how much my personal injury claim is worth? […]

Written by on December 25, 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries Are More Common Than You’d Expect

There are so many different types of injuries that can happen as the result of an accident. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are quite common, and there are many incidents that can cause them. Let’s talk about a few of them, and hope that you never have to suffer through this type of injury. Top Causes […]

Written by on December 18, 2018

Know the Rules in Missouri on Auto Accident Insurance and Settlement Payouts

It’s important to understand Missouri’s laws for car accident insurance and settlements. If you don’t, you could end up having serious financial problems if you’re ever a victim in an accident. Let’s talk about the laws in more detail. Do You Have to Have Car Insurance if You Don’t Own a Car? In the State […]

Written by on December 13, 2018

Shopping Slip and Fall Accidents – What to Know When It Happens to You

This time of year, stores have a hard time keeping people from slipping and falling in their buildings. Lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, and the floors get really wet and slippery from all the snow that gets tracked inside. If you’re out shopping this season and you slip and fall, there is […]

Written by on December 11, 2018

Motorist Killed by Falling Bridge Barrier from Overpass

There are tens of thousands of wrongful death cases that occur each year. A recent article documenting such a case details how a motorist’s life was taken by a falling non-fixed bridge barrier. The bridge barrier had fallen after another driver had run into the barrier while traveling on an overpass. When tragedies like these […]

Written by on December 6, 2018

NY Limo Crash Deadliest in US History – Could It Happen in Missouri?

The St. Louis wrongful death attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman see the aftermath of a lot of terrible accidents. But the recent limo crash in Upstate New York reminds us how truly devastating road accidents in the U.S. can be. Among the Deadliest in U.S. History The October crash involving 18 people traveling in a […]

Written by on December 4, 2018