October 2016: Legal Tips for Bankruptcy & Personal Injury

Bankruptcy Tip- A court imposed fine or penalty is normally not dischargeable in bankruptcy unless it is considered “pecuniary in nature.”  A recent federal court has found that incarceration costs imposed on a criminal defendant are pecuniary and thus are dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Personal Injury Tip – Slip and fall cases are very tough in Kansas as there is no recovery unless the property owner was more than 50% at fault for the fall.  Even when a store has a slippery condition on the floor, if a jury finds both parties 50% at fault for the fall, there is no recovery.  Missouri does not have this threshold.

Have a great week Kansas City and visit The Law Office of David S. Adams today at http://www.olathelaw.com/ for more information on personal injury and bankruptcy. David has over 25 years experience in legal service and offers free initial consultations to new clients in Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee and Kansas City.

October 2016: Legal Tips for Bankruptcy & Personal Injury