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MSB Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List of Top Attorneys

Morefield Speicher Bachman’s founding members Rick Morefield, Andrew Speicher, and Stan Bachman were named to Super Lawyers’ Annual List of Top Attorneys in Kansas and Missouri for 2016.   Rick earned Super Lawyer distinction in the area of personal injury.  Andrew and Stan were honored as Rising Stars in the areas of personal injury and construction …

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Reduce Your Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury in a Bike Accident

When a car and bicycle collide, the injuries to the bike rider can be catastrophic. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a majority of bicyclist deaths the most serious injuries are to the head. Recent studies show that wearing a bike helmet can significantly reduce your risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury …

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Missouri Mechanic’s Lien – Subcontractors Protect Your Lien Rights

In Missouri, subcontractors, skilled laborers, and materials suppliers who are not paid for their work, have a right to file a Mechanic’s Lien against commercial real property for work performed or materials delivered to the project, when the work and/or materials was for purposes of improving upon the property.  Sounds simple enough right?  Almost but not quite.  …

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Motorcycle Accident: Does a Helmet Help My Case?

We hear the question a lot.  “If I am injured in a motorcycle accident without wearing a helmet, can I still recover for my injuries, medical bills, and lost wages?  The answer depends on where the motorcycle accident happened. In Kansas, the law does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet.  Therefore, no comparative fault can …

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Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

This is the third article in our “Law for Non-Lawyers” series. If you are involved in a lawsuit, you should ask your lawyers about mediation or alternative dispute resolution. Alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) refers to any method of resolving a claim that is an alternative to trial. ADR includes mediation, arbitration, summary jury trial and conciliation. Mediation …

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After a car accident, should I give a statement to the other driver’s insurer?

When you are injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence you will likely be asked by the at-fault driver’s insurance company to make a statement about the wreck and your injuries. If you have hired an attorney to represent you, you should make your attorney aware that you have …

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When Should You Call a Car Accident Attorney?

After suffering injuries in a car accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, most people are focused on getting the medical treatment they need to recover. This is especially true in instances of catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. Your first thought probably isn’t “I wonder if I should …

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Missouri Lien Law 201

From the Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, came a case of “first impression,” on 2 different issues concerning mechanic’s liens in Missouri. The case is Midwest Floor Co. v. Micelli Development Co., 304 S.W.3d 243 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2009), for those who care to find and read the entire case. Various plaintiffs …

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Law for Non-Lawyers: Can I Recover Damages If I Was Partly At Fault?

In negligence cases, one of the first issues a personal injury lawyer considers is who was at fault.  In non-legal terms, negligence cases are those in which the injured person (the plaintiff) claims that someone else (the defendant) was not careful enough and this lack of care resulted in an injury to the plaintiff. In most …

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