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Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Car Accident Settlements?

|Posted on July 15, 2019 in Car Accident |

Statistics reveal most people will be in at least one car accident in his or her lifetime. Knowing what to expect from the process is essential for a victim of negligence to protect his or her right to compensation. One of the most common questions we hear from clients is, “Will my car accident settlement… read more

Is Missouri a No-Fault Auto Insurance State?

|Posted on July 1, 2019 in Car Accident |

Missouri is not a no-fault state for auto insurance. It is an at-fault state, meaning a driver involved in an automobile accident can file a claim either with his or her own or the other driver’s insurance company. The state practices a pure comparative fault system. This kind of system assigns each driver involved in… read more

Missouri Texting and Driving Laws

|Posted on July 1, 2019 in Texting and Driving |

It’s estimated people sent more than 1 trillion texts worldwide last year. Teens are responsible for the vast majority of texts sent and teen drivers are responsible for 13% of fatal vehicle accidents in Missouri. Missouri is the 23rd state to ban the use of texting while driving. Texting and driving is a dangerous practice… read more

Missouri Helmet Laws

|Posted on June 10, 2019 in Brain Injury,Product Liability,Safety Tips |

Many Missouri residents enjoy riding motorcycles and other motorized bikes, scooters, and mopeds. These vehicles are small, light, affordable, and can offer a convenient alternative to walking or public transportation. While Missouri does not impose any helmet laws on motorized bike and scooter use, the state does uphold a universal law for motorcycle helmets. Missouri’s… read more

Missouri Moped Laws

|Posted on June 10, 2019 in Personal Injury,Safety Tips |

Every state has different traffic laws. Missouri residents who own and use mopeds should understand the state’s laws as they pertain to these vehicles. “Mopeds” are single-rider motorized bikes and Missouri applies the definition of motorized bikes to mopeds; a vehicle qualifies as a moped in Missouri if it is a single-rider vehicle with two… read more

The Deadliest Highway Stretches in Missouri and Kansas [Interactive Map]

|Posted on February 20, 2019 in Firm News |

In 2015 and 2016, nearly 2,600 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions in Kansas and Missouri. A fatal crash can occur anywhere at any time. At Wendt Law, our Kansas City car accident attorneys wanted to find out if there were stretches of highway where they occur more frequently. So, with the help of… read more

Can I Sue for Emotional Distress?

|Posted on February 13, 2019 in Personal Injury |

Most states, including Kansas and Missouri, allow accident victims to seek financial compensation not only for physical and financial damages but for emotional ones as well. Emotional traumas associated with a severe accident or injury can be debilitating for survivors. Filing a claim may not erase emotional distress, but it can bring justice to the… read more

Can I Sue My Insurance Company?

|Posted on January 31, 2019 in Firm News |

When an individual purchases an insurance policy, the policy functions on a contract basis between the policyholder and the insurer. The policyholder agrees to pay premium payments to maintain coverage in return for the insurer providing coverage for events that fall in line with the terms of the policy. It is essential for insurance policyholders… read more

Kansas City E-Scooter Laws

|Posted on January 18, 2019 in Safety Tips |

A recent trend appearing in major cities all over the country is bike-sharing and electric scooter-sharing services like Lime and Bird. Users download the corresponding app and use it to unlock a nearby scooter or bike. They pay through the app for the service, get on the scooter or bike, and ride to their destination…. read more

What Is Patient Abandonment?

|Posted on December 27, 2018 in Firm News |

Doctors owe their patients high standards of care. Rules, laws, and expectations in the medical industry protect patients from a wide range of harms and negligence. Within a doctor-patient relationship, a physician owes duties and responsibilities to his/her patient. One of these responsibilities is not to abandon the patient, or to sever the professional relationship… read more