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  • The Dangers of Texting and Other Phone Use While Driving

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 28-Jun-2019

    The prevalence of texting and driving is one of the most talked-about safety issues that faces Americans today. Phone use behind the wheel is so hazardous because it completely distracts you from the task of driving. When you text and drive, your eyes, hands, and mind are all on your phone instead of the road. Using your phone while operating a vehicle is something that no driver should ever do. ...
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  • Winter Weather is Making Roads More Dangerous in Missouri

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 16-Jan-2019

    A winter storm has hit Missouri, and the sleet, snow, and ice is making traveling conditions hazardous for drivers and pedestrians throughout the state. Haley Brink, a meteorologist for CNN, said “We have a strong snowstorm that's stretching 1,400 miles from Kansas to the East Coast. St. Louis is seeing its worst snowstorm in five years. We're going to see a significant snow event ...
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  • Missouri Duck Boat Accident Leaves 17 Dead

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 20-Jul-2018

    Seventeen people were killed after an amphibious duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in a heavy storm near Branson, Missouri on Thursday. The boat, from a service called Ride the Ducks, was one of two vessels caught in a thunderstorm that rolled into the area about 7 p.m. local time. Videos posted online show the two boats struggling to make it to shore amid heavy winds and choppy ...
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  • Did a Trucking Violation Cause Your Accident?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 1-Nov-2016

    Because commercial trucks are large machines capable of causing serious damage, the U.S. trucking industry enforces a number of safety regulations. These laws – on both a state and federal level – are designed to protect public safety by ensuring vehicles are maintained appropriately, drivers are qualified and safe, and trucking companies are operating in accordance to the law. When ...
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  • Proving Negligence: Important Elements of a Personal Injury Case

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 13-Oct-2016

    Our civil justice system recognizes that victims harmed as the result of another’s conduct shouldn’t be forced to bear the burden of their losses. This is why it provides victims and their loved ones with the legal pathways to hold at-fault parties accountable for their actions and financially liable for the damages they caused. Although these pathways exists, they are not easy to ...
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  • What Damages Can Auto Accident Victims Recover?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 12-Sep-2016

    Being injured in any type of auto accident can change your life. Although every case is different, victims and families tend to face a number of setbacks following wrecks. This includes losses and strains related to their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. At Klenofsky Law Firm, our Kansas City car accident lawyers know victims and their loved ones depend on full and fair recoveries to ...
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  • What You Need to Know After a Dog Bite Accident

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 18-Aug-2016

    In the state of Missouri, there are certain laws that protect victims when a dog bite occurs. Because these laws can be complex and unfamiliar, there are many questions that will arise when you or a loved one is bitten or attacked by another person’s dog. Furthermore, it is important to understand what your rights are when a dog bite takes place so you can protect yourself, as well as your ...
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  • Personal Injury 101: How Much is My Case Worth?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 27-Jul-2016

    One of the most common questions we receive from victims injured by the negligence of others involves the value of their claims. In person, and after reviewing a case, we can provide some insight into what compensation may look like. At the outset, however, the answers is always: it depends. Every accident, injury, and victim is unique, which means it becomes difficult to say how much a claim may ...
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  • 9 Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 20-Jun-2016

    After a car accident, no matter how small or large, there are a number of emotions you may be feeling. There is a moment of shock and panic, confusion, and even physical pain if there were serious injuries sustained. Klenofsky Law Firm wants to help prepare you in the event that a car accident does happen. While we all wish we could prevent these types of occurrences, we cannot control the actions ...
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  • Stay in Touch With the Klenofsky Law Firm

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 28-Apr-2016

    At the Klenofsky Law Firm, we really take pride in guiding clients through difficult times and in helping them secure the best results possible – in many cases results that will shape their futures. In order to achieve this, and to have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for the men and women we have represented through the years, we make clients our number one ...
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  • Can I Sue a Restaurant if I Get Food Poisoning?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 8-Mar-2016

    Each year, more than 5,000 people are killed by food poisoning in the U.S., and more than 30,000 others are hospitalized. From produce to meat, nearly any type of food can become contaminated if it is improperly packaged, handled, cooked, or served. If you were served contaminated food at a restaurant, you may have grounds to seek compensation. Call the Kansas City personal injury lawyers at ...
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  • How to Recognize Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 27-Jan-2016

    When you entrust another person or facility to care for your elderly family member, you expect that he or she will treat them as you would yourself. Unfortunately that is not always the case, and often times the result is nursing home abuse or neglect. Therefore, it is imperative to understand and recognize the many signs and warnings of a potential nursing home abuse situations. According to the ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Can Hurt a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 26-Jan-2016

    There are many things that can greatly impact your chances of successfully settling a personal injury claim. Therefore, our skilled Kansas City personal injury attorneys would like to help you understand some things to keep in mind when proceeding forward with a case such as this. What Are Types of Personal Injury Claims? A personal injury claim is an accident in which a plaintiff is hurt by ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Recent Dole Recall

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 29-Dec-2015

    What is Listeriosis? Recently, it is all over the news that Dole packaged salads have been recalled throughout several states due to a listeria scare. Likewise, when the bacterium listeria monocytogenes is ingested it can lead to listeria contamination which is a serious infection that can make you or loved ones very ill. Tragically, at least one person has died from the most recent Dole recall. ...
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  • Dangers of Texting While Driving

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 6-Nov-2015

    With the increase in technology also come the dangers that follow. Furthermore, with the increase in popularity of mobile devices sadly also follows dangers of using it while driving. Likewise, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA), in 2012, an increase of 18 percent of all fatal car crashes were as a result of driving while distracted; 3,328 people were killed and ...
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  • Semi-Truck Accidents: Causes and How to Stay Safe

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 23-Oct-2015

    Semi-truck crashes are some of the most deadly on the roads due to the enormous size and weight of the vehicles. Furthermore, there are many varying factors which typically lead to the devastation semi-truck crashes can cause. Therefore, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now attempting to reduce the number of ...
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  • Personal Injury: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 29-Sep-2015

    What is a Personal Injury Claim? Understanding the law and the different types of personal injury claims you can file is important to you and your family. Additionally, personal injury law or a tort law is defined as when an injured person (plaintiff) receives compensation due to another’s negligence or intentional act which has caused them harm. Additionally, the following all fall under ...
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  • What Makes an Eligible Wrongful Death Claim?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 15-Sep-2015

    The term wrongful death as defined in the legal dictionary is taking one’s life as the result of a willful or negligent act of another person or persons. When a loved one is killed due to the wrongful act of another person or persons, the victim’s family or beneficiaries may be entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the guilty party or parties. Likewise, this area of the legal ...
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  • What to Do After a Car Accident

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 12-Aug-2015

    Unfortunately, car crashes are something that almost every driver or passenger experiences at one time or another no matter who's fault it is. However, when you’re involved in a car accident, do you know what to do to keep yourself safe? Likewise, it is important to understand what some of the key causes of car crashes are, and what you can do to avoid one. In addition, if the unexpected ...
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  • What Are My Rights After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 3-Aug-2015

    Car accidents are always stressful and uninvited events, however at times they are unavoidable no matter how alert you are. Furthermore, when you or a loved one is hit by a drunken driver, the trauma and loss is often times much more devastating. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence the following statistics of being involved in a drunken driving accident in a ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Injured on the Job

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 30-Jul-2015

    If you are injured at work, would you know what to do? Chances are you would be looked at by a medical professional, but many people don’t know that the employer may be held accountable for your injury. In addition, each state is required by law to provide their employees a safe and healthy work environment, and when they fail workplace accidents typically ensue. What Are Your Rights If ...
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  • Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Posted By Klenofsky Law Firm || 1-Jun-2015

    The truth is that most people do not want to get involved in lawsuits because they are wary of the time and expense it will take. Fortunately, though, a good attorney can actually reduce the headaches and make sure that the entire process is taken care of smoothly, from beginning to end. What Does Contingency Fee Mean? Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, as opposed to an ...
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