July 2018 Archives

Tireless efforts in tire maintenance could prevent car accidents

Tires can sometimes be an afterthought. Just before that road trip to the other side of Missouri and back, the vacation planner in the house may add, "check tires" to the to-do list. Otherwise, the rubber meets the road day in and day out, doing its work often unnoticed for miles and miles.

Duck boat accident raises questions about life jackets

Hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones in last week's duck boat accident in Missouri. While accident investigators search for answers about what happened, other experts debate whether life jackets would have saved lives. As tourists continue to plan summer outings on the state's waterways, it is worth taking a look at what industry leaders are saying about life jackets and boating. 

Why slips and falls are no laughing matter

We here at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, know all too well the serious injuries you can receive when you slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property. Unlike the carefully choreographed pratfalls that comedians take on TV shows and in the movies, a real slip-and-fall accident is nothing to laugh at. Your injuries could result in a long hospital stay, months of rehabilitation and other treatment, significant lost wages and possibly even a lifelong disability.

Dividing property in a Missouri divorce

One of the most difficult divorce topics to tackle is that dealing with property division. People often get emotionally attached to their possessions and finances, and it can be hard to part with items that people have accumulated during a marriage. Missouri follows the equitable division of property model when distributing marital property and assets in a divorce. This means that the judge presiding over the case will divide property and assets based on what he or she deems fair. The judge will often take into account certain factors, such as how long the couple was married, the occupation and health of each party and the reason for the divorce.

Does someone you love live in a Missouri nursing home? Read this

It may have been emotionally difficult for you to help your aging parent move into a Missouri nursing home. You may have tried all available options to help him or her stay home; yet, a time still came when everyone involved agreed that was no longer feasible, and perhaps, it was also no longer safe. Once your mother or father settled into new surroundings, you may have set a goal that you would visit several times a week or as often as possible.  

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