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Depositions and Preparing Witnesses

As you are preparing to take depositions in a case it is important to make sure that you have all of the documents and information necessary to question the witness; and that you have a purpose and/or a goal in mind.

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A General Practicioner’s Guide To Handling Personal Injury Cases

When a person comes to your office with a personal injury case you should, at the very least, collect the following information:

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Understanding The Law Of Damages

In order to understand your client’s damages, you must get to know your client. To me, this means spending a considerable amount of time with the client from the beginning to the end.

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Liability For Acts Of Third-Parties

Under Missouri law, an employee who is injured at work can make a worker’s compensation claim. However, when the employee is injured as a result of the negligence of a third-party, then such employee can pursue a personal injury case as well.

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Liability For Third-Party Criminal Acts

The Missouri Supreme Court has recognized that business owners may be under a duty to protect their invitees from the criminal acts of unknown third persons depending upon the facts and circumstances of a given case.

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Liability Of Land Owner For Negligence Of Independent Contractors

The law of premises liability in Missouri provides that a property owner owes an invitee the duty to use reasonable and ordinary care to prevent injury to the invitee as the result of a dangerous condition existing on the premises.

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Expert Witnesses In Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability cases present a number of challenges. Convincing a jury that a business owner is responsible for someone who has fallen on its property is no easy task.

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Jury Analysis And Selection – Choose The Right Audience

The words “voir dire” mean to speak the truth and that is exactly what we would all like prospective jurors to do. However, it is not always easy to figure out every prospective juror’s bias that will, without a doubt, affect the rights of the Plaintiff and Defendant.

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Electrocution And Electric Shock Litigation

Electrocution cases present a number of challenges and often involve several liability and medical experts.

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Opening Statement

Coming from the Plaintiff’s perspective, your opening statement should focus on two things: (1) the defendant’s bad conduct and (2) the Plaintiff’s damages. The case is about what you talk about the most.

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