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Car Accidents

5 Ways to Reduce the Impact of a Car Accident

Although car accidents come with no warning, that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for them. Every time you get behind the wheel, there are tips and tricks you can follow to make sure you’re ready for the unavoidable.  Here are five ways to keep injuries to a minimum:  Buckle Up  Using your seatbelt should never be optional. Properly securing yourself vastly decreases your chance of suffering severe injuries Maintain Your

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Personal Injury Settlement

Should I settle my personal injury case?  If you’ve been wrongfully injured, you might want to file a personal injury claim to get compensated for your losses. While some of those lawsuits might go all the way to trial, the majority of cases are settled out of court. A settlement gives up your right to pursue further legal action in exchange for money.  How does a settlement work? And is

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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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$34 Million Verdict is top 100 in the U.S.

$34 MILLION JURY VERDICT AGAINST COXHEALTH HOSPITAL RANKED 58TH LARGEST IN UNITED STATES AND LARGEST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VERDICT IN MISSOURI IN 2021 Springfield, Mo., July 8th, 2022 – The $34.1 million jury verdict against CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield obtained by the Joplin law firm Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci has been named the 58th largest jury verdict of 2021 in the United States by the National Law Journal and the largest

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JVM Helps Create New Fund for Families of First Responders

There’s no higher calling than protecting and serving others. The families of those who answer that call deserve all the support they can get.  To help, the Joplin Regional Community Foundation (JRCF) has created a new charitable fund: “Answering The Call”. The fund assists the children of public safety officers in Jasper and Newton Counties who are killed or injured in the line of duty.  Not only are we proud

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JVM Works Beyond the Courtroom to Improve Our Community by Giving Volunteer Hours & Cash Donations

Johnson, Vorhees and Martucci aggressively fights for justice in courtrooms across the 4 states.  But the struggle to make our communities better does not just happen when injuries occur.  JVM believes that we must also work tirelessly to improve our community and prevent harms from happening when we can.  We are committed to making changes for the better.  We do this by lending a helping hand and devoting our time

Awards & Recognition

JVM Secures the Largest Jury Verdict for Medical Malpractice in 2021

In March of 2021, a Greene County jury awarded more than $34 million to the family of an infant born with severe medical problems at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. This award has been named the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State of Missouri last year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a legal trade publication that follows the state’s legal industry. JVM does not shy away from a tough fight.

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