Sumner Law Group Attorneys Secure $14.2M Verdict for Australian Couple Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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The husband suffered a severe TBI (traumatic brain injury) when a winery’s pickup truck made a left turn into the path of a group of motorcyclists on a guided tour of historic Route 66 in St. James, Missouri. Trial lawyer Brent Sumner won a $14.2 million verdict on behalf of…

7 Ways a Semi Truck Accident is Different from an Auto Accident

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The devastating injuries or loss of a loved one due to a semi-truck accident creates many family stressors, including overwhelming financial burdens. In 2019, several crashes involving semi-truck tractor-trailers in Missouri and Illinois were the result of distracted truck drivers, operators driving too fast for conditions, and preventable load errors…

Drowsy Drivers Can Be Deadly

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Virtually every driver has felt too tired to drive home at some point in their life. However, some drivers still get behind the wheel and attempt to make it home before they get some rest or sleep. Drivers may believe that turning on the radio, opening the windows, drinking coffee,…

When is a Bar Liable for Over Serving?

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Bars and advertisements for alcoholic products often encourage people to “drink responsibly,” but in many cases, the establishments or bartenders serving these drinks may be at least partially liable for a patron’s alcohol-related injury or death. Under certain circumstances, bars can—and should—be held responsible for over-serving patrons. Many states have…

Big Trucks, Bad Brakes

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It doesn’t take a Missouri truck accident lawyer to know that semi-trucks take longer to stop than passenger cars. Accident reconstruction textbooks even include formulas for calculating the stopping distance of a big rig and all of the leading software used by accident reconstruction experts does the same thing.  …

Personal Injury and Auto Accident Claims

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When you or a loved one are injured in an accident resulting in injury – be it an automobile accident, pharmacy prescription error, or slip and fall or something else – the last thing you need to do is worry about the technicalities of personal injury law. Depending on the…

Expect Better

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As a community we can expect better from people on the roadways. The United States civil justice system is the greatest justice system in the world. Juries get to decide disputes between parties in a civil case. The jury that hears the case is made up of a cross-section of…

Negligent Hiring

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Negligent hiring, training and supervision of employees are how an employer is liable for personal injuries of innocent third parties. Over the years, we have handled numerous personal injury cases against companies for the negligence of their employees. The rule is simple, if your employee is negligent and hurts someone,…

Should You Hire a Lawyer?

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If you have been injured in a car accident you should hire a lawyer? People ask all the time if they should hire a lawyer for their car accident case. The answer is yes because with a personal injury lawyer, you will get more money from the insurance company then…

Snapchat Use and Teen Driving

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For those who may be unfamiliar with it, Snapchat is a popular application that can be used to send and receive photos, videos, and texts via Smartphones. Snapchat has more than 100 million users, according to a Bloomberg Technology report. Over 9,000 photos, or ‘snaps’, are shared every minute on…