Results tagged “Columbia” from Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

February 16, 2013

Jefferson City Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Driver in Minivan

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A woman in Jefferson City was seriously injured after a woman driving a van hit her as she was walking across the street.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at approximately 7:55 a.m., Alice Andrews, age 29 of Jefferson City, was making a left turn from East Dunklin Street onto Jackson Street. At that same time and place, Carol Ortbals, age 56, was walking west, crossing Jackson Street, when she was struck by Andrews' van.

Ortbals was taken by ambulance from the scene of the accident to a local hospital in Jefferson City. From there, she was life-flighted by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia where she was reported to be in critical condition.

The Jefferson City Police Department's traffic unit is continuing to investigate the incident.

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May 11, 2012

The A.W. Smith Law Firm Supports Veterans Through Charitable Contribution to Welcome Home Inc.

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The A.W. Smith Law Firm hopes to improve the lives of United States Veterans through $250 donation to Welcome Home Inc.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm presented a $250 check to Welcome Home Inc., a nonprofit community based program in Columbia, Missouri. Welcome Home's mission is to enable homeless veterans to return to society as productive, self supporting citizens. Welcome Home's veteran only transitional living program facilitates recovery through social responsibility, personal engagement, and individualized programming based upon the needs and desires of the veteran.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill its social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. The A.W. Smith Law Firm grants charitable contributions to organizations in the Mid-Missouri area that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of The A.W. Smith Law Firm staff, in particular its president, Aaron W. Smith (also known as "A.W.").

A.W. Smith and The A.W. Smith Law firm are proud to contribute to an organization like Welcome Home Inc. who is fighting for the survival and well being of those who have fought to defend the freedom of United States citizens. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is grateful for the opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much.

About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:

The A.W. Smith Law Firm is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: www.awsmithlaw.com

About Welcome Home Inc.:

Welcome Home Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food, shelter, transportation and clothing to all Veterans of the United States of America who reside in the Mid-Missouri area. Welcome Home Inc.'s mission is to enable homeless Veterans to return to society as productive, self supporting citizens. Welcome Home Inc. provides full wrap-around services for their clients that address three main long-term goals: residential stability, increased skill level and/or income, and greater self-determination of participants. For more information, to volunteer or to donate to Welcome Home Inc., visit their website: www.welcomehomelessveterans.org

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May 4, 2012

Aaron W. Smith Helps Feed Mid-Missouri Children With Contribution to The Buddy Pack Program

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Aaron W. Smith is helping to ensure the health and livelihood of Boone County children by making a $250 donation to The Mid-Missouri Food Bank's Buddy Pack Program.

Aaron Smith presented a $250 to The Mid-Missouri Food Bank to help fund their Buddy Pack Program in Boone County, Missouri. The Food Bank partners with elementary schools in the 32 counties it serves to provide Buddy Packs to school children. Buddy Packs are backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food for children to take home with them over the weekend and holiday breaks to supplement their meals when there is not enough to eat at home.

Around 55,000 students in the food bank's service area qualify for free or reduced school meals. For many of these children, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school offer the only source of reliable nutrition; they are at risk of hunger over the weekends. The Buddy Pack Program aims to alleviate that risk.

Aaron Smith, President of The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill his social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. Aaron Smith grants charitable contributions to organizations in the Mid-Missouri area that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of Aaron W. Smith (also known as "A.W.").

"I am ecstatic to be able to make this donation to the Food Bank," stated A.W. Smith. "The Buddy Pack Program is crucial to the survival and nutritional needs of the children it serves. Without the help and support of the community, the Food Bank would be unable to fund programs such as this," he said, "It is our responsibility as a community to rally around these children to ensure that one of their most basic needs is met."

About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:

The A.W. Smith Law Firm is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: www.awsmithlaw.com

About The Buddy Pack Program:

The Food Bank partners with elementary schools in each of the 32 counties it serves to provide Buddy Packs to school children. Buddy Packs are backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food that students take home over the weekend or holiday periods to supplement their meals when there is not enough to eat at home. After the weekend, the kids bring their empty Buddy Pack back to school to be refilled by local volunteers. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Buddy Pack Program helped feed around 8,600 children each week, up from 6,500 in 2010-11. You can help by donating backpacks or money to purchase food for the program. For more information or to donate, please visit their website: sharefoodbringhope.org/buddy-packs/

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May 1, 2012

The A.W. Smith Law Firm Helps Provide Resources to Residents with Developmental Disabilities Through Contribution to BCFM

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The A.W. Smith Law Firm is supporting Boone County Family Resources in their mission to provide resources to residents with developmental disabilities in Boone County.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm presented a $250 to Boone County Family Resources (BCFR), a nonprofit organization based in Columbia, Missouri. BCFR serves persons of all ages - from infants and toddlers to older adults who have developmental disabilities. Each person they serve is supported by a knowledgeable team that helps plan the support they need and make informed decisions about where to get it.

BCFR's mission is to use agency and other available resources to enable Boone County residents with developmental disabilities to progress toward normal living and to develop, as far as possible, their capacity, performance, and relationship with other persons.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill its social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. The A.W. Smith Law Firm grants charitable contributions to organizations in the Mid-Missouri area that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of The A.W. Smith Law Firm staff, in particular its president, Aaron W. Smith (also known as "A.W.").

A.W. Smith and The A.W. Smith Law Firm graciously support BCFR in their efforts to serve and defend the well being of community members with developmental disabilities. They feel it is important for the community to get involved in helping to fund and perpetuate the cause that BCFR represents.

About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:

The A.W. Smith Law Firm is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: www.awsmithlaw.com

About Boone County Family Resources (BCFR):

BCFR is a nonprofit organization based in Columbia, Missouri whose mission is to effectively and efficiently use agency and other available resources to enable Boone County residents with developmental disabilities to progress toward normal living and to develop, as far as possible, their capacity, performance, and relationship with other persons. The people they serve present diverse needs for life, work and recreational support in their homes and in the community. For more information or to donate, please visit their website: www.bcfr.org

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March 30, 2012

Aaron W. Smith Makes Charitable Donation of Both Time and Money To Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation

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Aaron W. Smith
is helping to ensure the educational future of Missouri youth through donation of time and money to Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation who hope to break the cycle of incarceration through the gift of education.

Over the last 3 years, Aaron W. Smith (also known as A.W.), President of The A.W. Smith Law Firm, has contributed monetarily as well as countless hours to Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation. Ava's Grace is an organization whose mission is to provide scholarships and funding to the children of Ava's Grace and their work make it possible for a number of Missouri children to go on to pursue college degrees; without their financial support and encouragement, it would be nearly impossible for these youth's to continue their education.

A.W. Smith has served as a board member for Ava's Grace since 2009. In addition to monetary contributions, throughout the years he has dedicated hours of his time and hard work to help with fundraisers, idea generation and organization for Ava's Grace.

Aaron W. Smith, senior partner at The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill his social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. Aaron W. Smith grants charitable contributions to organizations that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of The A.W. Smith Law Firm staff, in particular its president, Aaron W. Smith.

Aaron Smith feels that education is vital in breaking the cycle of incarceration and poverty. Through support and donation to Ava's Grace, the hope is to provide the children of inmates with the resources they need to fulfill their dreams of higher education and hopefully break the cycle which they were born into.


About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:

The A.W. Smith Law Firm
is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: www.awsmithlaw.com

About the Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation:

Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation is providing HOPE to young people who have dreams of higher education and a different life. Their mission is to break the cycle of incarceration through the gift of education. Beginning in 2012, Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation will award at least three scholarships per year to children who have an incarcerated parent or primary care giver. To date most funds targeting children of the incarcerated are aimed at children age 12-17 for after school care, mentoring and sports programs. While getting these children through high school is a very noble goal, there is NO other organization in existence focused on scholarships for higher education for this at-risk population - until now. For more information or to donate to Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation, visit their website: www.avasgrace.org.

December 20, 2011

The A.W. Smith Law Firm Hopes to Brighten the Holiday Season for Struggling Families

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The A.W. Smith Law Firm helps to improve the holiday season for struggling families in the community through a monetary donation to The Voluntary Action Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm presented a $300 check to The Voluntary Action Center, a charitable organization based in Columbia, Missouri. Voluntary Action Center is dedicated to service, providing a wide variety of resources and assistance through programs designed to address unmet needs of those in the community. They hope to give low-income people the opportunity to gain independence, overcome crisis, meet their basic needs, and improve their quality of life.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill its social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. The A.W. Smith Law Firm grants charitable contributions to organizations in the Mid-Missouri area that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of The A.W. Smith Law Firm staff, in particular its president, Aaron W. Smith (also known as "A.W.").

"The holiday season is supposed to be a warm and happy time; however, for a lot of families and individuals in our community it is just a continuation of hard times," stated A.W. Smith," the holiday season is the season of giving and I am thrilled to be able to make this donation and do what I can to help."

About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:

The A.W. Smith Law Firm is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: www.awsmithlaw.com

About Voluntary Action Center:

Voluntary Action Center (VAC) has a heart for service, providing a wide variety of resources and assistance through unique programs designed to address unmet needs, giving low-income people the opportunity to gain independence, overcome crises, meet their basic needs, and improve their quality of life. VAC also connects local agencies and volunteers with opportunities to respond to serious social problems and community issues. For more information or to donate to Voluntary Action Center, visit their website: www.vacmo.org

August 5, 2011

The A.W. Smith Law Firm Helps to Combat Cancer with Donation to The American Cancer Society - Relay For Life

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Columbia, MO, May 19, 2011 -- The A.W. Smith Law Firm is fighting for cancer awareness and research with a $250 sponsorship for the Relay For Life in Joplin, MO.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm became a gold sponsor of the Relay for Life in Joplin, MO with a $250 donation to the event. The American Cancer Society uses the Relay for Life to raise funds and increase cancer awareness. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

Relay For Life is an overnight relay-style event where teams of people camp out around the track and members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities. Relay For Life provides a family friendly environment for the entire community.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill its social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. The A.W. Smith Law Firm grants charitable contributions to organizations in the Mid-Missouri area that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of The A.W. Smith Law Firm staff, in particular its president, Aaron W. Smith (also known as "A.W.").

Cancer has and/or will touch the lives of millions around the world. The American Cancer Society and Relay For Life are making a devoted effort to stop this devastating disease and honor those who have and are battling against it. A.W. Smith and the staff at The A.W. Smith Law Firm feel strongly about their support of this amazing organization.

About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:

The A.W. Smith Law Firm is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: www.awsmithlaw.com

About Relay For Life:

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Relay For Life hosts all kinds of events including ones for adults, students, children and even animals. There truly is a relay for everyone. For more information or to donate, visit their website: www.relayforlife.org