Companies Harmed by Wrongful Actions

Business Tort

A business tort is an intentional or negligent wrongful act committed against a business. Unlike most actionable offenses, business torts are not committed against persons or property. The damages are to intangible assets, such as economic interests or business relationships....

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

ATV Accidents

All-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) are small, single- or dual-person vehicles that use four low-pressure tires to handle rough terrains. They are used for recreational purposes on off-road courses or open land. Over 100,000 people are seriously injured in the United States...

Companies Harmed by Wrongful Actions

Fraud

Fraud is the intentional deception of a person or business for monetary or personal gain. Fraudulent acts include trickery, deceit, intentional misrepresentation, concealment, and nondisclosure for the purpose of inducing another to part with something of value. Fraud is sometimes confused with...

Farmers Harmed by Agricultural Companies

Protecting Farmers from Agricultural Companies

Agriculture is the number one industry in Missouri. The state contains nearly 100,000 farms, 90% of which are family owned and operated, that produce approximately $10 billion in cash receipts from agricultural commodities every year. All of these interconnected transactions...

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

DBJ has successfully resolved hundreds of automobile cases over many decades.  Our results include a $45 million verdict and many dozens of cases involving multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts. Over six million automobile accidents occur in the United States every...

Companies Harmed by Wrongful Actions

Insurance Dispute/Bad Faith

An insurance company has the duty to act in good faith toward an insured. When an insurer unreasonably withholds the benefits of an insurance policy from its insured, it is considered to be in "bad faith." One type of “bad...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Boating & Personal Watercraft Accidents

Approximately 3,000 people are injured and 600 people are killed in the United States every year in boating or personal watercraft accidents. When determining who was at fault in a boating accident, state law, federal law, and even maritime law...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Gas Explosions

Natural gas is used to heat more than half the homes in the United States. Propane is the most common source of energy in rural areas that do not have natural gas service. The overwhelming majority of Americans are at...

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Aviation Accidents

Although commercial flying is statistically the safest form of travel, there are still thousands of plane crashes and hundreds of deaths every year in the United States. Many accidents involving private aircraft go unnoticed because they are not heavily reported...

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

FELA (Railroad Employee Injuries)

In the early 20th Century, the United States railroad industry was growing exponentially, leading to increased dangers for railroad workers. The average life expectancy for a switchman was just seven years, and the odds of a railroad brakeman dying on the...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Electrocution

In the modern world, electrocution is a constant danger, both at work and at home. Every year in the United States, over 1,000 people are killed by electrocution and another 30,000 suffer non-fatal shock accidents. Electrocution is the main cause...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Mass Tort Actions

A mass tort is a lawsuit involving multiple plaintiffs joined together in law suits against one or more defendants.  Similar to a class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs share common questions of fact or law arising out of the same series of transactions...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. Approximately 250,000 Americans die every year as a result of some form of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Nursing Home Negligence

There are more than 40 million people in the United States age 65 or older, many of whom will need some form of long-term care. Unfortunately, the elderly suffer abuse at one of every three nursing homes across the country,...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Premises Liability

Under the legal theory of premises liability, property owners are responsible for some injuries that occur on their property. To recover damages, an injured visitor typically must prove that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Pharmaceutical

If you’ve ever watched a television commercial, you know that there is a prescription drug available to treat just about any medical condition or disease you can imagine. Doctors currently have more than 10,000 prescription medications at their disposal. While...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Under the legal doctrine of product liability, a manufacturer or seller is held liable for a defective product that injures a consumer. All the companies involved with the manufacture, sale, marketing, or distribution of the product may be responsible for...

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Railroad Crossings Accidents

The last few years have seen a significant increase in railroad crossing fatalities. Nearly 300 Americans are killed every year at railroad crossings, and thousands more are injured, often seriously.   Railroad corporations can prevent most railroad crossing accidents by: Installing...

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Railroad Derailments

There are more than 5,000 train accidents in the United States every year, resulting in nearly 1,000 fatalities. Railroad derailments, when train cars run off the rails of their tracks, account for over 90% of these train accidents. Railroad derailments...

Companies Harmed by Wrongful Actions

Shareholder Disputes – Private Company Ownership Disputes

Disputes among the owners of closely held businesses are extremely common.  Whether a company is organized as a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC), conflicts about how the business should be run can turn into intractable disagreements that can...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord, usually from a sudden, traumatic blow that fractures or dislocates vertebrae, that affects muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in parts of the body below the injury. Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete, meaning no remaining...

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

Trucking + Trailer Decoupling Accidents

Trucking accidents happen for many reasons.  DBJ has represented people injured because trucking companies were negligent in many ways.  The negligent acts include:   tired truckers, truckers driving longer than allowed; phony log books; faulty brakes; truckers driving while sick and...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Traumatic Amputation

An amputation is the separation of a limb or appendage from the body. Unlike a surgical amputation, which is planned as treatment for a medical condition, a traumatic amputation is the result of a sudden accidental injury. Although amputations may seem...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma, usually a violent blow to the head or body, causes damage to the brain. Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injuries every year, including 50,000 deaths. Causes...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Wrong Side/Wrong Procedure

Medical errors involving patients who have had surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or received an operation intended for another patient are almost impossible to imagine. Indeed, "wrong-side, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors" (WSPE’s) are known as “never events”...

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

When someone is killed as a result of negligence or intentional conduct, there may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death suits are brought against the person or company that caused the death by the surviving family of...