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  • 6-Dec-2016

    Is a Personal Injury Settlement Taxed?

    Being involved in an accident is arguably one of the most stressful experiences a person and their family can go through, especially when the injuries are caused by another's negligence. If you are considering filing a lawsuit or have recently ...
  • 22-Nov-2016

    What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

    After a particularly violent accident – whether it be a car accident, motorcycle accident, medical malpractice incident, and so on – a person may be said to have suffered catastrophic injuries. For many people, the thought of being ...
  • 16-Nov-2016

    Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

    One of the greatest challenges someone can face after being hurt in a truck accident is proving that they are in no way liable for what happened. Overcoming this obstacle becomes easier once you get an understanding of some of the most common causes ...
  • 15-Nov-2016

    Tati Scholfield-Johnson Joins Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci

    Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci is proud to announce the addition of Tati Scholfield-Johnson as our firm’s 10 th attorney! Tati will practice primarily out of our Springfield office and will bolster our firm’s strength in handling ...
  • 11-Nov-2016

    Building a Medical Record for Your Injury Case

    During the personal injury claims process, the total end value of a claim will depend largely on a victim's injuries and the specific damages that were suffered as a result. However, in order to maximize the value of a settlement, claimants must ...
  • 4-Nov-2016

    Who Can You File a Lawsuit Against for a Dangerous Drug?

    The market for prescription medication has expanded dramatically over the past few decades. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all Americans use at least one prescription drug every month. The ...
  • 31-Oct-2016

    Former Joplin Police Officer Charged with Misconduct

    While many members of law enforcement are honest, hardworking people who work to ensure the safety of the community at large, unfortunately, not all police officers adhere to the laws they have sworn to protect. A prime example of this reality comes ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    Attorney Roger Johnson Honored by Best Lawyers in America

    Attorney Roger Alan Johnson of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci has been selected for inclusion in the 23 rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law: Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation: ...
  • 28-Sep-2016

    Five Tips for Driving Safely on a Road Trip

    There may be no better way to see the states than to hop in a car and hit the road. When you are planning your next big trip, whether you are heading one state over or across the country, it is important to stay safe. You never know what you may find ...
  • 14-Sep-2016

    Injuries Caused by Pokémon Go

    It has been nearly two months since the release of “Pokémon Go” and criticisms of the game continue to mount amid reports that an elderly woman in Japan was struck and killed by a distracted driver. Collisions and injuries due to ...
  • 17-Aug-2016

    Tips for Defensive Driving & Accident Avoidance

    In order to get a driver’s license or permit, everyone needs to show their state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that they know how to drive safely. But with time, the safest driving habits can be forgotten or left behind, and even ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    2015 Could See Large Spike in Fatal Car Accidents, Says NSC

    Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) and other safety organizations collect fatal car accident statistics to compare them to previous years in hopes of seeing an improvement and understanding what is causing traffic collisions. Due to the ...
  • 1-Aug-2016

    Top 3 Safe Driving Public Service Announcements

    Fatal car accidents are a persistent problem across the country with thousands of motorists losing their lives each year and many, many more suffering severe or permanent injuries. One of the greatest challenges of promoting safe driving behaviors ...
  • 25-Jul-2016

    Attorney Brian Johnston Secures $2.7M Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Attorney Brian Johnston of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci has recovered a massive $2.7 million jury verdict on behalf of a client who suffered an intra-abdominal catastrophe after a radiologist failed to diagnose an internal hernia and bowel ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    Nearly All Hoverboards Officially Recalled by CPSC Action

    Ever since the winter holiday season ended, hoverboards – the two-wheel mobility devices – have been in the news for starting house fires and bucking riders off unexpectedly. Now, after months of collecting injury reports, including 3 rd ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Notice and Filing Deadlines for Personal Injury Cases

    The law does not like looking too far back into the past to come to a decision. Evidence and memories will only get less reliable as time goes on, so statutes of limitations exist to prevent people from creating lawsuits and claims too far after the ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Should I Hire a Plaintiff Attorney for my Car Accident Case?

    If you have been injured in a car accident, it is likely that you will want to file a personal injury claim against those responsible for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, you may be considering handling your claim on your own in order ...
  • 17-Jun-2016

    Tips for Reducing the Impact of a Car Accident

    Most people who are in a car accident never know it’s coming until they only have a few precious seconds to react. Even in single-vehicle accidents where distraction or weather conditions lead to a crash, the warning is incredibly slight, if ...
  • 8-Jun-2016

    When Is a Personal Injury Case Ready for Settlement?

    If you have been injured at the hands of another party’s carelessness, it is highly likely that you will want to file a personal injury claim against those responsible in pursuit of monetary compensation for your losses. If you are unable to ...
  • 19-May-2016

    Benefits of Working with a Lawyer Who Works for Contingency Fees

    Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you never had to pay for anything that didn’t benefit you in the end? Imagine buying a car, using it for a couple weeks, and then returning it for a full refund. Better yet, imagine being able to get a ...
  • 12-May-2016

    Common Signs of Dangerous Premises

    If you are injured on someone else’s property, you need to be able to prove that they were negligent in caring for your safety or clearing up a hazard. To strengthen your premises liability claim, evidence is key, especially photographs of the ...
  • 27-Apr-2016

    Common Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Treatments

    A spinal cord injury is a type of serious injury that causes damage to the collection of nerves in a person’s spine, causing varying levels of paralysis. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year, ...
  • 13-Apr-2016

    Scott Vorhees to Appear on Four States Business Showcase

    Attorney Scott Vorhees of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci will be featured on an upcoming edition of Four States Business Showcase. Attorney Vorhees will discuss the widespread problem of medical errors in modern hospitals and how individuals who are ...
  • 24-Feb-2016

    Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Claim

    A personal injury of any type can set you back financially as well as cause you undue pain and suffering. Litigation surrounding a standard personal injury case can still be complex and require a careful eye for detail and a tenacious lawyer by the ...
  • 10-Feb-2016

    Steps You Should Take After a Car Accident

    As evidenced by the number of car accidents in America each year, which range well into the thousands, even the best defensive drivers on our roads can get blindsided by a reckless motorist. The erratic maneuverings of an intoxicated driver or ...