Thousands of accidents each year are caused by distracted driving. This new attorney-authored article from Kent Emison looks at liability issues and litigation trends related to cellphone usage while driving.
Brennan Delaney authored a piece on the ramifications of automobile crashes, and ways to assist clients in attempting to recover for the deaths and injuries that result from them. Sometimes in evaluating the claims against drivers, and the product claims regarding vehicles involved, attorneys might miss the road itself as a potential avenue of recovery.
In the newest move related to the dangerous Takata airbag, Toyota announced it is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. This includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of automotive recalls in the nation’s history.
Langdon & Emison partner Brett Emison discussed the dangers of Takata airbags in a recent ABC investigative report that aired across 193 stations nationwide. The report featured Langdon & Emison client Joshua Reliford who lost his eye after the Takata airbag in the car he was driving exploded and shot shrapnel through the vehicle compartment.
Langdon & Emison, a nationwide personal injury firm with offices in Missouri and Illinois, has released its Fall 2018 newsletter, available for download. The firm publishes a quarterly newsletter dedicated to providing attorneys and clients current information about legal trends and issues, consumer safety and litigation tips.
The largest automotive recall in U.S. history still has motorists wondering if their Takata airbags will explode and shoot shrapnel through their vehicles. But, another set of unsuspecting motorists might not know they’re in danger.
Langdon & Emison paralegal Alesia Emison has been named the 2018 Paralegal of the Year by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Emison was selected from paralegal candidates across the country and will accept the award July 8 at AAJ's Annual Convention in Denver.
Langdon & Emison obtained a $5.25 million verdict on behalf of a woman injured in a 2016 head-on collision yesterday afternoon in Dallas County, Missouri. After a four-day trial, the jury awarded $4.25 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. Langdon & Emison attorneys Mark Emison and Lindsey Scarcello led the legal team in this matter, Knight v. Zey, Case No.: 17BE-CC00008-01.
The crash occurred on Highway 7 in Benton County, Missouri. The plaintiff suffered severe and permanent orthopedic injuries to her leg, ankle, and arm. The plaintiff’s legal team showed that the defendant drove under the influence at the time of the crash and showed a reckless disregard for the safety of others, which justified punitive damages. The verdict also includes damages for past and future medical costs, past and future pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Mark Emison has been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and Super Lawyers as one of the state’s top lawyers under 40, with special distinction for his work in personal injury litigation. He serves on multiple boards of legal and nonprofit organizations, including the Midwest Innocence Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of wrongfully convicted men and women. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, he is also a board member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.
Lindsey Scarcello has been a member of legal teams at Langdon & Emison in a wide array of personal injury matters. In 2018 she was included in the National Trial Lawyers’ 40 Under 40 list for the state of Missouri. Before joining the firm nearly six years ago, Lindsey earned her law degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where she was awarded a Second Century Scholarship for academic excellence. She also received the Robert C. Byrd and Bright Flight scholarships.