A Clean Driving Record: Don’t Blow it

“Death is inevitable, but life – that’s the tricky bit where things happen,” Simon Travaglia. Morbid yet true, over 10,000 Americans arrive at death’s door unexpectedly each year. What if these 10,000 lives could be spared? Life is where things happen. Life is where we make decisions. These 10,000 deaths are preventable; these 10,000 deaths…

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Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

Every year tens of thousands of individuals in the United States are seen and treated for slip and fall injuries. While these injuries are often minor including cuts, bumps, bruises, mild concussions and minor bone fractures, there are many cases that can take months and even years of recovery time. More serious slip and fall…

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What To Know About Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries as the result of an automobile accident. The injury is sustained when the impact of a crash causes the driver or passenger’s body to be violently “whipped” back and forward.  While many accidents only result in mild cases of whiplash, some injuries can cause on-going discomfort or…

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Halloween Safety and Children

Halloween can be an irresistible holiday for children. After all, dressing up in costumes, going trick-or-treating, and fall fun all seem made for kids. Their enthusiasm over Halloween is understandable, but sometimes in all the excitement, children can forget to be careful or follow basic safety rules. Reviewing these Halloween safety tips with them in…

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Texting and Driving is a Deadly Distraction

According to Time, the average American checks their phone an average of 46 times per day. With the increasing use of smartphones, it’s an unfortunate fact that many people (adults and teens alike) use their mobile device while driving. Many drivers are under a false impression that they can text and navigate the roads without…

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10 Questions to Consider After a Car Accident

If you have ever been in a car accident, you know that there are a plethora of things to consider immediately following the incident. Injuries, emotions and even distractions from the other driver or their insurance carrier can create increased complication in an already difficult scenario. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself after you…

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Civil liability of a Statutory Employer – HARMAN v. MANHEIM REMARKETING, INC., SD33414 (Mo.App.S.D. 5-26-2015)

We recently obtained a favorable ruling in the Southern District Court of Appeals.  Our client suffered a slip and fall on ice at work resulting in a hip fracture requiring a total hip replacement. Our client was working for an independent contractor as a security guard and received workers’ compensation benefits from his direct employer….

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Welcome to our new site!

Morrissey Law Firm in Springfield, Missouri is proud to debut our new website.  We worked with a digital agency to provide a better User Experience for our clients and more content on the cases we have handled.  Be sure to check out “Our Court Rulings”, which should be an area of interest for anyone who…

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