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Distracted Driving: Statistics and Tips to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Tue 28 Apr, by on Personal Injury

Distracted Driving: Statistics and Tips to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Each year, distracted drivers cause thousands of car accidents and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.” In Missouri, legislators have tried to reduce the number of car accidents and fatalities by prohibiting certain individuals from texting and emailing while driving.  Distracted …

America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

Wed 22 Apr, by on Firm News, Personal Injury

America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

April 20, 2020 – Announcing the selection of John P. Fritz among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® in Missouri for 2020.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.  To be considered for selection, an attorney must focus more than 50% of their active legal practice on …

Take Your Power Back from COVID-19: Estate Planning Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Wed 22 Apr, by on Estate Planning

Take Your Power Back from COVID-19: Estate Planning Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

News about the coronavirus is everywhere, and we have all been affected by it in some way, even if we are currently completely healthy. Although it may seem as though circumstances are spinning beyond our control, we are not powerless. There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families, both physically and financially. First, we can exercise caution in our interactions with others to ensure their health as well as our own, …

Preparing for Coronavirus: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

Mon 13 Apr, by on Estate Planning

Preparing for Coronavirus: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you or a loved one fall ill. One of the most important and relatively easy things you can do (and should do) is to select a medical agent and set up your advance healthcare directive. What Is …

When is “living probate” necessary?

Fri 10 Apr, by on Estate Planning, Probate

When is “living probate” necessary?

If you become incapacitated, who is going to take care of you?  You will not be able to make medical decisions for yourself and you will not be able to manage your day-today affairs.  If you do not have the appropriate estate plan in place, your family may be headed to the probate court long before you are deceased. Conservatorship or Guardianship Proceedings In some states a living probate is referred to as a guardianship …

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