How to Maximize Your Case Value After a Car Accident

| Brent Sumner

If you’ve been injured in a Missouri car accident that was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Between medical bills, lost wages, pain, emotional trauma, and other losses, a car accident can be a significant blow. You can take several steps to…

3 high schoolers killed in Sunday crash in St. Louis County

| Brent Sumner

A crash that occurred in Ballwin, Missouri, which is a suburb of St. Louis County, Missouri, has claimed the lives of three children.  Police said that Cole Anello, 16, of Manchester, Missouri was driving a Nissan Maxima when the car crashed into a tree and burst into flames.  Cole Anello,…

How Do I Get Medical Help After a Crash If I Don’t Have a Primary Care Physician?

| Brent Sumner

You may wonder where you should seek medical care if you do not have a primary care physician (PCP). The truth is that even if you do have a PCP, it is often better to be seen by a specialist. A PCP may know your medical history, but a specialist…

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

| Brent Sumner

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

| Brent Sumner

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

| John Greffet

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?

| John Greffet

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

| Brent Sumner

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

| Brent Sumner

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

| Andrew Martin

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…