March 2018 Archives

Grocery stores are more dangerous than they seem

Missouri grocery shoppers know to a certain extent that their food stores are places where injuries might occur. However, it is the responsibility of the supermarket owners to create an atmosphere in which the largest and most predictable risks are controlled. Slips, falls and contact with merchandise-- a box falling onto a customer's body, for example-- are among the leading causes of grocery store injuries, and they are largely preventable.

Weighing the options concerning your business during divorce

If you are the owner of a small business, chances are, you may have invested a great deal of time and money into making your company successful. After all this effort, you probably don't want to see your company come to harm, but planning for certain life scenarios can be challenging at best.

Bars should not be violent: part 1

Bar patrons in Missouri usually do not expect violence to erupt while they are out having a good time. However, sometimes situations get out of hand. It is the responsibility of the entities that facilitate drinking to prevent these altercations from happening, but they occasionally lapse in their duties.

When can you sue over a scar?

When you think of personal injury law in Missouri, the first cases that come to mind probably involve slips and falls, auto accident injuries and other common incidents. However, permanent scarring you suffered might also constitute grounds for a lawsuit. 

Mediation offers a better way to resolve custody disputes

As Missouri parents know, child custody is one of the most commonly disputed aspects of a divorce or separation. This is a sensitive and complex issue, and many parents find that the complications of dealing with custody do not necessarily end simply because the divorce process is final.

Tips for smooth visits with noncustodial children

If you live in Missouri and have a child who does not live with you, visits present a great opportunity for you to spend some quality time with your son or daughter and have a positive impact on his or her life. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we have considerable experience helping clients pursue visitation with their children, and we understand the steps you can take to ensure a smooth visit with your noncustodial child.

How common are amusement park accidents?

Missouri has its fair share of amusement parks, and while these attractions can prove to be a great way to spend the day, such visits can also turn sour quickly if someone suffers an injury because of a park owner or worker’s negligence. Regrettably, amusement parks are not quite as safe as you might think, and thousands of park attendees suffer injury every year.

How motorists can minimize the risk of bicycle accidents

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bicyclists face a greater risk of injury or even death than people who ride inside motor vehicles. Since bicycles often share the road with motor vehicles, motorists should exercise caution to prevent their vehicles from hitting a bicyclist. Fortunately, there are ways that Missouri drivers can minimize the risk of getting into an accident with a bicyclist. 

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