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Passenger Fault in Car Accident

Can a passenger ever be responsible for a car accident?  As the person behind the wheel, the driver is almost always responsible for making sure their passengers get where they need to go in a safe and legal way. But in some very specific circumstances, the passenger might be at fault: Driver responsibility Even if a passenger is distracting or encourages the driver to engage in reckless behavior, accidents are

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Suing on Behalf of a Family Member

Can I sue on behalf of a family member? If a family member can’t represent themselves, you may be able to help. But before we can work together to get the justice you all deserve, it’s important to answer the following questions: What is required to file on someone’s behalf? Mental or Physical Impairment Your family member cannot make decisions for themselves Wrongful Death Your family member has died in

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Truth Matters

Swearing by the truth. Not all attorneys play by the rules. In 2022 in California, a lawyer admitted to tricking the jury into reaching the verdict he wanted – even though he used manipulative tactics. After claiming in court that the case against his client was “without merit”, the lawyer said in private that “we made it look like the other people did it.” Read the article here. It might

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Nursing Homes and Neglect

Standing up for seniors. All of our loved ones deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. But too often, we hear stories of people in nursing homes suffering from lack of care, serious falls, or more. Looking for abuse. The best way to protect a family member in a nursing home is to regularly check-in on their care. To prevent something more serious issues, it’s important to know what

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What If You’re In An Accident In Another State?

With the leaves gone and a chill in the air, our minds turn toward the upcoming holiday season and travel. For millions of Americans, this means a time-honored tradition: the road trip. But what should you do if you’re in an accident while on your road trip in another state? Or, what if an out-of-state driver causes an accident in your home state? If You’re in an Accident First things

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Justice for All

Dating back hundreds of years, trial lawyers have believed that justice is a basic human right. As the centuries passed from the dark ages to the age of enlightenment, from governments ruled by kings and emperors to those where the people became free to decide who their leaders would be, the notion of what justice means has also evolved. In the years before Christ, ancient Greeks and Romans celebrated the

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A Joyful Christmas: JVM Partners with Lafayette House

We believe that a community is strongest when all its members support each other. We make it our mission each year to better our community in every way possible. For the past few years we have partnered with Lafayette House to bring Christmas to their clients. Lafayette House is a sanctuary for individuals in unfortunate circumstances. As we have all gone through rough times in life, we understand how important

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Martucci and Johnson Featured In December Issue of Missouri Lawyers

Attorneys Patrick Martucci and Roger Alan Johnson won a settlement of $1 million for the family of a chef to celebrities and a U.S. president for his death after a post-operative emergency room visit. Read more in the article written by Missouri Lawyers Weekly below.

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Secure $38.5 Million Jury Verdict for Victim of Catastrophic Injury

After a five-day jury trial, a Cherokee County, Kansas jury returned a verdict for Kara Hansen on February 2, 2018, for $38,500,000.00. Roger Johnson and Anna Pace of the law firm Johnson, Vorhees, and Martucci represented Ms. Hansen, a 20-year-old resident from Riverton, Kansas. Ms. Hansen was catastrophically injured on April 9, 2014, when her custom 1966 Ford Mustang was struck in the rear by Corbin Hamilton, formerly from Pittsburg,

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Website finds Missouri has some of the worst drivers in country

Source : https://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/which-states-have-the-worst-drivers/ When you are driving down a Missouri road or highway, you may have encountered many bad drivers. Perhaps you have experienced several near misses because the other driver was texting while behind the wheel or doing any other activity that has sapped his or her attention from the task of driving. As a result, you may ask yourself if Missouri has the worst drivers in the nation.

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