What Kind of Injury Lawyer Do You Want?

On June 1, 2017, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

You need a personal injury lawyer.  There are a lot of them out there.  Should you just toss a coin?  Should you pick the one on the back of the phone book?  Should you call the guy or gal who is listed at the top of Google?  Well, let me ask you this…what do you do when you need a doctor?  If you think you are having a heart attack, you go to the nearest emergency room and hope that … Continue Reading >

The Momma Bird Trial Attorney

On June 1, 2017, in Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Working full time while being a mother isn’t easy.  Add to the mix being a single mom, and the challenges multiply.  But I can honestly say, I love my life.  I am proud of what I do.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  And here’s why…

I’m a trial attorney.  I represent those injured as a result of the carelessness of others.  I protect and care for my clients – those injured in car crashes, property falls etc.  I’m also a … Continue Reading >

What Will Our Schools Be Like in 5 Years? Bullying Continues

On June 1, 2017, in Personal Injury, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

There are many forms of bullying; most people will think about a kid’s lunch money being taken from them on the playground. Unfortunately this is not the only scenario where bullying occurs – it can happen just about anywhere. Not only is it still happening in the schools, it is also a problem at the workplace, within certain corporations such as insurance companies, online, and even via text messaging.

In all cases of bullying (school bullying, employment bullying, workplace bullying, … Continue Reading >

Construction and Road Workers Face Risks Each Day

On June 1, 2017, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Construction work can be dangerous work no matter where it is taking place. But one particularly dangerous type of construction work is highway work. With warming temperatures and longer daylight hours, we are sure to see more and more construction work beginning on our highways. In fact, April 23-27 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, with many activities taking place right here in the greater St. Louis area. With the warmer weather, there will be more Illinois drivers and Missouri … Continue Reading >

Who Pays for Injuries Caused in a Car Crash?

On June 1, 2017, in ATV Accident, Auto Accident, Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Typically, the insurance company will pay for the harms and losses caused by a car crash. An insurance company will also usually be who pays for injuries caused by falls, dog bites, dangerous products, defective drugs etc. Many people believe that if a lawsuit for injuries is filed against an individual, that specific individual will pay for the harms and losses. Most times, this simply isn’t true.
Let’s assume Driver A and Driver B are involved in a crash. Driver … Continue Reading >

Why Do We Need the Civil Justice System? To Protect Our Kids!

On June 1, 2017, in Personal Injury, Safety, Tort Reform, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The below information is taken directly, word for word, from the American Association for Justice’s online pamphlet “Why We Need the Civil Justice System: TOYS“. The American Association for Justice is a group of trial attorneys, nationwide, who devote their time to protecting the injured and their families.
Choking Hazards
The choking hazards of small toy parts, small balls, and balloons have long been one of the leading causes of toy-related fatalities. At least 196 children died from choking on … Continue Reading >

Johnson & Johnson Tried, and Failed, to Sweep Negative Testing Reports Under the Rug

On January 24, 2013, in Medical Devices, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

By now, most everyone has heard of the DePuy hip recall. More than 90,000 patients have received one of these metal-on-metal DePuy hip manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics. Given the failure of these hips, the pain and future medical treatment, and the recall, more than 10,000 patients have filed lawsuits against these companies.

Recently, the New York Times released an article that provides the public with information that Johnson & Johnson, the parent of DePuy Orthopaedics, never … Continue Reading >

What I Love Most About Being An Injury Attorney

On January 23, 2013, in Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

When I was younger, I was aware that my grandfather was a Judge (Judge Gail McWard) in Taylorville, Illinois (Christian County). I watched folks look up to my grandfather in that small town. Back then, being a lawyer was still a noble profession. Aside from meaning you likely made a good living, lawyers and judges were respected in the community for being stand-up citizens – giving back – doing something with their lives. As time has gone on, things have … Continue Reading >

Looking for injury-related information? Find me on the Injury Board!

I have made a decision to devote most of my blogging efforts to my Injury Board profile.  If you are unfamiliar with Injury Board, you can obtain additional information by checking out the Injury Board website.  I have am commited to putting people before profits – commited to fighting for the little guy – commited to doing the right thing – commited to standing up to bullies – and that is exactly what the Injury Board is all about. 

If … Continue Reading >

Joplin Tornado Hero Victimized by Insurance Company

On October 24, 2011, in Community, Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

After assisting the Joplin tornado victims weeks after the horrific tornado demolished several miles in the town of Joplin, Missouri, I vowed to do everything I can to help these people. I heard amazing stories of strength and also despair. But I’m not sure anything can top what I just heard today. Mark Lindquist, a social worker, nearly gave his life in a heroic attempt to save three disabled individuals during the tornado.

Lindquist heard that three men with Down … Continue Reading >

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