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Motor vehicle accidents can claim lives

Every day, Missouri residents get in their cars and drive to work, school, the store and various other locations. Prior to these excursions, the individual usually does a quick to check to make sure that there is enough gas in the tank and that everything appears to be safe. The seat belt is fastened and the journey begins. Even though this preparation only takes a moment, it is necessary in order to protect the individual in case of motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, these safeguards are not always enough.

Recently, one Missouri man left home and almost certainly had every intention of returning home after completing the stops he needed to make. However, this never happened. Rather than returning home, he was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident. The safety preparations he most likely made prior to leaving home were futile.

Does your baby have cerebral palsy?

When you first became pregnant, you were probably overwhelmed with visions of your child's future and the happy moment you would be handed your baby. Unfortunately, complications can occur during birth due to medical malpractice, and they can leave families with devastating impacts.

Even if your baby didn't appear to be injured during birth, issues can arise later on. One of the most common is cerebral palsy - a lifelong disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain.

Should you sue for a dog bite?

When a dog bites you out of the blue, it can be traumatic. Many people forget the dogs are not always man’s best friend, and unfortunately, these bites often cause injury and lead to nasty infections.

According to recent dog bite statistics, there are 4.5 million bites per year, and one out of five of these bites become infected. How do you know if you should sue if a dog bites you?

When debt collectors lie

Dealing with debt collectors is hard enough under the best of circumstances. It can be made an even more difficult and frustrating experience when collection agencies lie to you.

Federal law has provisions aimed at protecting consumers from dishonest behavior by collection agencies. For example, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act generally bans debt collectors from using false, misleading or deceptive statements in collection efforts.

Why did I get a collection notice for a discharged debt?

Bankruptcy is a tool that can be used to help people get back on their feet financially. For individuals, filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy can discharge certain debts and give someone the chance to rebuild his or her income and credit. It is not an easy step to take and can require years of repair before you are again in good standing with creditors and banks.

After all is said and done, you know what debts are completed and what you still need to pay off. You have everything planned and your financial future is looking up. However, there may be a chance you continue receiving collection notices from collection agencies.

Accidents at School: Who is Liable?

While accidents on school grounds are inevitable, parents want to know that their children are safe and secure when sending them to school. According to the law, administrators and teachers must do all that they can reasonably do to decrease the possibility of accidents and injuries. When a child is injured at daycare or school, the first things most parents want to know are: Who is responsible? And Who is going to pay for any medical bills? Answering these questions requires a complete understanding of legal negligence that not only applies to school administrators and teachers, but also to your child.

7 Boating Safety Tips

Beating the heat in the summer is so simple if you just add water. From speed boats to pontoons to jet skis and beyond, the cool spray of water colliding with a gust of wind is far more refreshing than spending the day in the air conditioning. Regardless if you like to spend your time on the water catching rays or waves, there is no shortage of activities that anyone can enjoy. For those who want to relax, sunbathing on the deck is the way to go. If you're looking for a little more excitement, skiing and tubing are much more thrilling. It is, however, critical to remember that boating accounts for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. To ensure you, your friends and your family have fun and stay safe, we suggest following these seven boating safety tips.

Roadway Safety: Avoiding a Motorcycle Accident

With nice weather rolling across the Midwest this time of year, we're sure to see our fair share of motorcyclists on St. Louis roadways. It is important for everyone on the road to watch out for these drivers as they are especially susceptible to injury from an accident. At Eason Law, we understand knowledge is power, so here are six rules of the road for riders to avoid motorcycle crashes. By following these tips bikers, can ensure they will safely enjoy another ride.

Springtime Hazards: Driving Safely on Wet Roads

April showers bring May flowers - and wet roads - to our cities. Here in the St. Louis area, we get everything from a light drizzle to pounding downpours that result in flooded roads. To stay safe while driving in springtime's hazardous weather, follow these tips for before and during your trip.

DISTRACTED DRIVING: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Getting behind the wheel of a car is one of the most common occurrences in our day-to-day lives. Whether we're on the way to work, driving to the grocery store or out to meet with friends, operating a vehicle is something most of us will do on any given day. What's unfortunately just as common is the number of auto-related injuries and deaths that occur while a driver is distracted and gets into a car accident.

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