St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

What is the Economic Loss Doctrine in Missouri

The Economic Loss Doctrine, a pivotal legal concept in Missouri, holds significant implications for construction cases. Understanding this doctrine is paramount for anyone navigating the intricacies of construction law, especially in disputes concerning financial damages. Recovery Theories Construction law is a multifaceted area that offers various recovery theories for aggrieved parties. One of these theories, […]

Oct 30 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Economic Loss Doctrine

What is the Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Missouri?

If you discover your recent home improvement or building project has a defect, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In construction law, this is known as the statute of limitations. Failing to abide by this time limit can keep you from recovering compensation for a defective construction project. Statute of Limitations […]

Sep 5 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction Defect Claims

The Impacts and Complications of Burn Injuries

The statistics are startling; approximately 486,000 fire or burn injuries were treated in emergency departments between 2011 and 2015, and there were 3,390 civilian deaths from fires in 2016 alone. If you or someone you love has suffered a severe burn, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Missouri Burn Injuries: Impacts and […]

Aug 22 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

What are the leading causes of fatal accidents?

Although cars become safer every year, the incidence of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois remains constant, with fatal accidents continuing to climb. About 13 accidents occur every minute, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While drivers cannot entirely prevent accidents, they can drive defensively and be aware of the most dangerous driving situations. Fatal […]

Apr 13 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Workplace injuries and seeking compensation

If you are suffering from an injury at work in Illinois, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages you have incurred because of your injury. This can include various types of damages, each aimed at helping you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial toll of your injury. Some of the most common […]

Feb 13 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

When can you sue a contractor for delays in Illinois?

Construction jobs of any kind involve some level of unpredictability. This is why you should always make a comprehensive and formal agreement before breaking ground on the project in Illinois. You can’t predict everything But even with the most airtight construction…

Dec 19 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

Top 5 workplace injuries to look out for in Illinois

Back injuries Back injuries are some of the most common workplace injuries, and they can occur from lifting heavy objects to sitting in an uncomfortable position for long periods. Symptoms of a back injury if you experience pain, stiffness or numbness in your back. Prevent some injury by using ergonomic chairs, moving frequently and using […]

Oct 10 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

What to avoid after a car wreck

A car accident may result in serious injuries or property damage. If you are struck by a negligent motorist while traveling in Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation to pay medical bills or to repair a damaged vehicle. However, there are key mistakes that you’ll want to avoid after a crash to minimize the […]

Aug 15 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

How can you pay for medical expenses after an accident on the job?

An accident on the job can leave injured workers with significant medical costs for appointments, medication, surgery, physical therapy or other treatment. This can leave families wondering how they can address the cost of that care, especially if those injuries keep the injured person away from their work. What should injured workers know about paying […]

Aug 8 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

When can I sue over construction project delays?

Construction projects in Illinois never seem to meet their intended completion date. However, what is the difference between unforeseen delays and those where contractors were negligent in performing their duties? What type of construction delays are open to lawsuits? Construction delays are fraught with pitfalls Delay claims are some of the most misunderstood issues in […]

Apr 15 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog