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January 2019 Archives

What is a security freeze with the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

Missourians who are dealing with financial concerns based on their credit reports are frequently unaware of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Since it is vital to have functional credit, an accurate credit score is imperative. Credit reporting agencies are not immune to mistakes and people who have been victimized by identity theft can have their credit negatively impacted and face extensive challenges because of it. Knowing about the law and what rights are available is critical.

Safety tips to avoid a motorcycle crash

Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and freeing experience, but there may also be many challenges that come along. For many, riding alongside large SUVs and tall semis can feel daunting, not to mention that you are riding in an open-air vehicle that exposes your body. Even the most experienced bikers might find themselves in an accident that could have been avoided. No matter how comfortable you feel on your bike, it is important to practice safe and defensive riding habits so that you do not find yourself in an unnecessary crash:

Holiday motor vehicle accidents claim eight lives in Missouri

When people are celebrating the holidays in Missouri, there are always risks that they will encounter a driver who is under the influence and decided to get behind the wheel. This is unfortunate, but it is a fact of life. People who have lost a loved one in a crash during the holidays, on New Year's Eve or at any time will face similar challenges in the aftermath. Funeral costs, lost companionship, lost income and more will arise. It can be difficult to think about, but a legal firm that understands personal injury and wrongful death cases can be of assistance to pursue compensation.

Roadside worker suffers personal injury in hit-and-run

Roadwork is common and necessary in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. While many drivers will view it as an inconvenience and a delay as they try to get from one place to another, it is important to maintain road safety. When drivers encounter road work, they are expected to reduce their speed to make sure the workers and other drivers are safe. Unfortunately, some drivers do not take this seriously and accidents happen. This can cause personal injury and death to vulnerable workers. To make these circumstances worse, some drivers flee the scene making it a hit-and-run. People who have been impacted by these accidents should think about the future and consider a legal filing.

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