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A wrongful death case occurs when the negligence of a company or an individual causes a death.Read more
You deserve full and fair compensation for your injuries and the damage it has caused in your life.Read more
A civil lawsuit can have a significant impact on your rights, your public record, and your financial interests.Read more
Have you been a victim of Sexual Harassment or Racial, Religious, Age, Gender or Sexual Orientation Discrimination?Read more
Even if the worker is injured due to his or her own carelessness, compensation is available in most states through the Workers Compensation Act (WCA).Read more
We understand you may be overwhelmed as to what your rights are, how to best protect them, and what your next move should be.Read more
We realize that often-voiceless consumers suffer the brunt of corporate wrongdoing and have little power to hold companies responsible for their behavior.Read more
When you are facing criminal charges, it is critically important to get an experienced criminal defense law firm involved in your case as soon as possible.Read more
The freedoms granted to you shouldn’t be violated, but if they are, a civil rights lawyer can help put things right.
Civil rights lawyers protect individuals and groups from discrimination and other civil rights violations through lawsuits and settlement negotiations. Your civil rights include: Freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, the right to petition the government, the right to procedural due process, freedom from discrimination for protected classes, which are characteristics such sex, race, and national origin
You may want to meet with a civil rights lawyer if any of your civil liberties have been violated. A civil rights lawyer can help you if you’ve been mistreated based on characteristics such as race, religion, gender or disability. Some common cases of civil rights violations.
If you have been seriously injured due to the recklessness or negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you sustained. Negligence is conduct by an individual, business or government entity that is unreasonable under the circumstances and that causes harm. When another person places you at risk due to their actions (or inactions), and you sustain an injury, liability laws may be applicable. Personal injuries are not necessarily always physical. You can suffer from mental injury as well. For instance, if someone subjects you to severe emotional abuse and causes you a great deal of distress, he/she is liable for causing you injury.
If you have suffered due to the negligence of a third party, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover everything you have lost as a result of that person’s negligence. You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses such as doctor, medication, and hospital bills. You can also recover damages for any physical pain and suffering you have incurred, your out of pocket expenses, your mental and emotional anguish, your lost wages, benefits, and other forms of compensation.
There are a number of procedures that must be dealt with when entering into a personal injury lawsuit. This is not an easy task to do alone. You will want the help of an attorney to ensure that your lawsuit is lucrative.
Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of thirty four. According to annual statistics, 40,000 deaths will result from auto accidents; which means 115 vehicular fatalities occur on a daily basis. 150 billion dollars is spent on auto accidents per year. These staggering statistics indicate that most people will be in a car accident at least once in their lifetime.
If you become involved in an auto accident, you should call the police immediately, even if it appears that no injuries were sustained by either party. The police will create an auto accident report which will be useful when the insurance company has to determine fault. You will also want to seek out the help of a medical professional, despite the fact that there may not be any obvious physical injuries. Claims for damages resulting from injuries incurred during the accident usually depend on medical records, which must link the injuries to the accident. If you wait too long to seek treatment, it will be difficult to prove your injuries were a direct result of the car accident.
Auto accidents can be devastating. The physical consequences can range from whiplash to more serious injuries such as brain damage. Unfortunately, the stress of being in a car accident doesn’t end after the collision. You may still have to deal with insurance paperwork and police reports, and that can be mentally taxing. If you suffered from personal injuries or property damage because of an auto accident, it is in your best interest to consult with one of our expert attorneys. You are entitled to seek damages for the cost of medical treatment, loss of property, and loss of wages.
According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in all instances of employment, an employer must treat an employee equally with respect to their gender, age, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, and medical conditions. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution limit the power of the Federal and State Government to discriminate. These Amendments also guarantee that individuals will receive equal protection of the law. The law does not tolerate any form of discrimination.
Employment discrimination is a type of bias that usually impacts an employee economically. The employee may not receive a promotion or he/she may get demoted, suspended, terminated, or lose his/her hard earned benefits. While these instances of discrimination are prohibited by the state of Missouri and the Federal Government, they may not be enough to constitute legal action unless a variety of other factors are taken into consideration.
Discrimination has become a very misunderstood term in most workplaces. Being a member of a protected class is not enough for a discrimination case. Protected classes include, but are not limited to: minorities, females, people with mental and/or physical disabilities, or people over 40 years of age.
Due to the trickiness of discrimination laws, it is not wise to take legal action alone. If you feel you have suffered from employment discrimination, you should consult with a qualified attorney at Canady Law.
Have you been a victim due to the violation of employment laws? Have you been subjected to any form of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or employment discrimination due to your gender, race, age, or disability? If an employer has done anything to compromise the employment laws set forth by both State and Federal Government, you as an employee, are entitled to defend your civil rights by seeking the advice of a credible attorney. Employment law clearly states that any form of employment discrimination is illegal. These laws demand that employers treat their employees with fairness, respect and in a manner that is not offensive. Employment law defines areas of discrimination as follows:
Sexual Harassment - unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive workplace.
Wrongful Termination – firing an employee due to race, age, gender, or another illegal reason; that is considered wrongful termination.
Discrimination – treating one or more employees less favorably than other employees because of their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation, age, or disability.
You do not have to tolerate an employer’s unethical treatment in the workplace. At Canady Law we can help you sort through the complexity involved with employment law cases. If your rights have been violated, we can help you pursue legal action.
Products liability refers to the responsibility of all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for any damages that are caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of a product’s parts, assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retailer. The manufacturer of the product’s components is generally at the top of this chain and the retailer tends to be at the bottom. Products that are inherently defective can cause harm to the consumer of the product. Typically, products are considered personal property, but products liability has expanded that definition to include things such as gas, pets, homes, and even writings (e.g. maps).
Products liability claims can be based on three things. These things are negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. Products liability laws differ from state to state. At this time, a federal product liability law does not exist. However, most jurisdictions demand that a consumer must prove that the product is defective due to its design, manufacture, or marketing.
Products liability is usually considered a strict liability offense, which means the liability wrongs do not depend upon the carefulness of the consumer using the product. It does not matter if the supplier used great care when they manufactured the product. If the product is defective and it causes personal harm, the supplier is accountable and the consumer has a products liability case.
As a consumer, you have the right to assume the products that you purchase are not defective. If you used a product for its intended purpose and you heeded the warnings provided by the supplier, but you were still injured, the supplier is responsible. You have the right to sue the manufacturer for selling you a faulty product, if it caused you personal harm. If you have suffered injury due to a faulty or defective product, contact us. Our Firm will help you construct a strong products liability case that can lead to winning end results.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and it is extremely illegal according to both Missouri and Federal Laws. Unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal (slurs, derogatory comments, or comments about a person’s body and appearance) or physical (assault, blocking movement, or bodily interference) conduct that is sexual in nature is considered sexual harassment. If lack of submission to an offender’s requests or sexual advances has affected your work or performance at your workplace, or if your workplace has become more hostile and threatening, you need to contact our firm immediately and speak with one of our experienced sexual harassment attorneys.
Remember, sexual harassment can occur in a variety of instances, and is a direct violation of your Civil Rights. The offender can be a man or a woman. Sexual harassment is not gender exclusive. The victim can be of either sex. The offender can be the victim’s supervisor, co-worker, or even a non-employee. The victim may be sexually harassed directly or affected indirectly by the sexual harassment taking place. Suspicious looks, offensive gestures, and obscene pictures/drawings are also instances of sexual harassment. All of these situations merit concern and legal action, especially if you have reported these occurrences to your employer and nothing was remedied.
At Canady Law we understand how daunting it can be to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace; that is why we strive to provide our clients with the best legal counsel available. Our dedication to individual cases and histories, expert knowledge, and years of practice has produced exceptional legal and economical outcomes for clients all throughout Missouri.
A great percentage of auto accidents include large trucks. A large truck has a weight of over 10,000 pounds. Auto accidents that involve large trucks are more likely to cause severe injuries, even fatalities. This is due to the truck’s weight and size. Big rigs, 18 wheelers, and trailers can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. If they collide with an automobile, fatal injuries are likely. Statistics show that 10% of the parties involved in truck accidents will die. Many times, truck accidents include multiple vehicles, whereas car accidents tend to be more one-on-one. This is yet another reason that truck accidents are so severe in nature.
Both the state of Missouri and the Federal Government have laws that protect automobile drivers from the recklessness of truck drivers and their employers. Truck drivers are required to follow a certain protocol to ensure that they are operating in optimum condition. They must be well rested so that they do not experience fatigue. Truck drivers also must follow outlined speed and lane changing regulations. The trucking company has responsibilities too. For example, the company must ensure certain standards are met when it loads the truck with materials. All of these precautions are necessary, and they must be implemented each time a truck driver hits the road.
Truck accidents are lethal, and there are many reasons why they occur. If a truck driver is at fault for instigating a truck accident, further inspection may be required to determine if negligence is an issue. Negligence can be on the behalf of the truck driver or the truck driver’s employer. Regardless of who is at fault, responsibility must be taken for careless actions.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, immediate legal attention is crucial. You will want to start building your case with a legal team that has the knowledge and background to ensure success in the court room. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful death is a term used to describe a death caused by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice or inaction of another person. In some cases, the family or beneficiary of the decedent can file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a loved one. These lawsuits help the family recover from the losses they incurred due to the wrongful death of their loved one.
Civil lawsuits allow for the family of a wrongful death victim to be compensated for their individual pain and suffering, funeral costs, lost wages, grief, lost of companionship, medical expenses and punitive damages (to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from causing harm to others). Immediate family members such as parents, spouses, and children are almost always eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In some cases, other family members such as stepparents, grandparents, and dependents may also be permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, due to an injury resulting from the negligence, recklessness, or misconduct of a person or company, you should contact our firm right away. Certain time and legal limitations could prevent you from filing your wrongful death lawsuit if you do not take action within a set timeframe, according to Missouri statutes. At Canady Law we will provide you with accurate facts, sound legal advice, and full commitment to your individual case. We understand the hardship that comes with losing a loved one, especially when it is an instance of wrongful death. We want to make your lawsuit easy, quick, and painless.
The first issue in any criminal case is the legality of the original encounter between the accused and the police. We need to know as many details as possible about that encounter, as even minor details can make all the difference. If the police did not have a 'reasonable and articulable' basis for your detention, all evidence seized must be suppressed, and the police will have no case.
Each charge carries a different consequence. You may be facing a simple misdemeanor or a felony which may carry up to a life sentence. It is vital that you understand the ramifications of the charges you are facing, as even a misdemeanor can have serious consequences and completely alter the course of a person's life.
Every criminal charge is unique. Strict procedures and laws must be followed in order for the charges to be upheld. Preparing the defense in criminal cases involves investigation of the facts (which includes discovery of the government's evidence and interviewing witnesses, etc.), researching the law and of course, discussing the case with the prosecutor. The point is, we need to get involved in the case as early as possible.