Protecting Yourself on the Job

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At Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law, the safety of our clients is always a top priority. We work to help clients seek out justice, but if you can prevent an injury in any way, that is absolutely the best option.

That being said, work has its own set of challenges, and often we need to think about staying safe in a different way. From working in an office to working at a construction site, each job has its own set of risks. Fortunately, there are some precautions that can be taken. Our work injury lawyer is here to explain some of the steps you can take to protecting yourself on the job. Read on to see how you can stay safe, and in the event that an employer’s negligence has left you injured and/or out of work, know that Roger Fincher is the one to call.


As is usually the case for just about anything, having a preventative mindset is always best. For most jobs, this can start by understanding the risks associated with the job. Working with electricity means there’s a higher risk for electrocution, truck drivers have higher risks for motor vehicle accidents, and even teachers have a higher risk of contracting illness (germs from young kids are no joke). When you understand the hazards of the job going in, you’ll have a better idea of how to best prevent these injuries or illnesses from happening. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to prevent every single possibility from happening, but some knowledge is always better than none.

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Most employers recognize the necessity of keeping their employees safe on the job (though unfortunately, this is not always the case). Whenever you have the opportunity to go through a safety training or orientation, be sure to attend it, even if it’s not mandatory. At the very least, this is an essential part of expanding your safety knowledge and being able to protect yourself while on the job. But in some cases, if future accidents do happen and you truly were as prepared and safe as you could be, this can serve as evidence that the negligence and onus is not on you.


Sometimes, wearing all the proper equipment can seem like a hassle. Whether it’s having an apron on at all times in a restaurant kitchen, or wearing the gloves or the hard hat at the construction site, wearing the correct gear can seem restrictive, or even make it more difficult to do your job efficiently. But the first step in safety means slowing down, and this ties in with making sure you’re outfitted with your personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times. In fact, some employers might have it in their contracts that they’re not liable if you’re injured while not wearing the required gear.

The proper, protective equipment and gear is there for a reason — if you’re not wearing it, you could be at higher risk for injury or illness.


If something feels off, even if you’ve done it twenty other times and had no problems, listen to your instincts. Trusting our gut can be hard to do, especially if we’re in a situation where our bosses or coworkers are telling us we need to get something done. And trusting your instincts doesn’t mean you have to say “no” to a project or a task (though if you feel very uncomfortable with it, remember that you every right to abstain) — you can continue, and just be extra diligent and precautious. But regardless of how you’re feeling, listen to your instincts if something doesn’t feel right.


It’s extremely unfortunate, but sometimes, employers will try to take advantage of their workers. Employers might try to ask things of you that not only aren’t part of your job responsibilities, they might also put your health at risk. If something is asked of you that’s outside the norm, recognize this, and be willing and ready to advocate for yourself.

Of course, the only way to do this is if you truly understand your contract, your job role, and your overall rights as an employer. This gives you a much better idea of when something’s a normal task (even if it’s outside of your regular responsibilities), and when something’s not.


It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. You can be as safe as humanly possible while at work and still end up injured or ill. Sometimes this is just an average human experience, such as getting a paper cut or coming down with a cold, but other times, injuries or illness happen due to the negligence of the employer. If this is the case, our work injury lawyer is here to hear you out. Schedule a free consultation today with our Topeka attorney.

Four Things to Do After a Car Accident in KS

If you should ever get into a car accident in Kansas, do you know what to do? If unprepared, many people begin to panic and can inadvertently make huge mistakes. To help you prepare for this type of scenario, our firm offers some tips that can keep you in control and limit your liability.


The first and most important thing you should do after a collision is to stop and render aid to all that are involved. Check yourself, your passengers, and anyone in the other involved vehicles. If anyone is hurt, call an ambulance immediately. If anyone appears to have suffered a serious injury, do not attempt to move them unless you have sufficient medical training.

Moving an injured person can potentially worsen their condition, as is the case with spinal cord injuries. It is always best to proceed with caution and leave treatment to medical professionals. Do not, under any circumstances, leave the scene of an accident before it is deemed appropriate to do so by law enforcement. If you flee without rendering aid, you can be charged with a hit and run and expose yourself to serious legal consequences.


Once you have called for medical help, calling the police is the next step. Law enforcement officials can help you stabilize the scene, move your vehicles to a safe location if possible, and create a police report of the incident. Obtaining a copy of this report is key, as it can contain the implications of fault and important details about the accident. Write down the names and badge numbers of any responding police officers, as they may be needed later.


Now that the police have arrived, you must exchange information with the other involved drivers. It is highly likely that these people will be angry and highly emotional during this time. Do your best to stay calm so that things do not get out of hand.

Record the following information:

While you are doing this, do not discuss the details of the crash. Anything you say can potentially be used against you, especially seemingly innocent comments such as “I’m sorry,” or “I didn’t see you.” These can be seen as an admission of fault, making you liable for the crash before an investigation has taken place. The only people you should speak with about the crash should be the police and your attorney.


After a car accident, negotiating with insurance companies can be an uphill battle. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Kansas, retaining the services of a highly skilled attorney can be invaluable to maximizing your chances of securing fair compensation for your injuries. At Roger Fincher Attorney at Law, our lawyers have handled thousands of cases and can use their expertise to negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf. Protecting your rights is our top priority, and we are prepared to do everything we can to help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible.

To take the first step towards retaining results-driven advocacy, request a no-obligation consultation or call our office today at (785) 222-4066

The Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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It was a legal case that is still talked about today. It’s thought of as an example of greed and corruption, how you can simply sue your way into lots and lots of money. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s a story that has become more and more fictitious over the years, where the facts have ended up losing a lot of clarity and traction. It’s a lesson that our personal injury lawyer hopes to clarify in today’s blog: It’s time to dive into the true story of the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit.


It was 1992, and Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman living in Albuquerque, was being driven around by her grandson. They stopped at a McDonald’s to get some coffee, which she took back to their parked car to enjoy. Then Stella did something that all of us have done at one point or another: she spilled the coffee.

As Vox reported, “Liebeck acknowledged that the spill was her fault.” However, that wasn’t the problem. The issue was that the coffee was so hot — almost near boiling point, at 190 degrees Fahrenheit — that she was severely injured as a result. This wasn’t a simple burn — Stella Liebeck had third-degree burns on her body, to the point of almost dying, and she needed extensive surgery and recovery time.


Despite what the public seemed to eventually misinterpret, Liebeck was not looking to go to court. She was simply looking for coverage of her medical expenses, which were about $20,000. McDonald’s responded to this offer with a mere $800, which led her to pursue legal action in 1994.

This was only the beginning of McDonald’s problems. During the trial, it was revealed that in the decade prior, there had been 700 reports of people being burned from McDonald’s coffee. The famed restaurant franchise itself knew and admitted that their coffee was dangerously hot, but claimed that “customers wanted the coffee this hot.”

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Liebeck’s personal injury lawyer presented a strong and practically unprecedented case, and the jury, after very little deliberation, was on Liebeck’s side. In fact, they thought that McDonald’s handled the situation so poorly, that they thought she should get a much heftier settlement — to the tune of $2.9 million, in order to send a message. Liebeck actually went for less than $600,000, and anyone who orders a coffee from McDonald’s has never again needed to fear for their lives.


A lot of people thought that Liebeck was trying to get money for something that McDonald’s wasn’t actually liable for. This led to a lot of moans and groans every time someone heard the words “I’m suing you!”, feeling that people were trying to get money when they don’t really deserve it. But Liebeck admitted from the start that the spill had been her fault; she only pursued a course of legal action when her medical bills were not being covered (medical bills that would not have existed, had she spilled coffee that was at an appropriate temperature).Gavel on book


Corporations can absolutely be liable for your injuries, should you sustain them. Stella Liebeck knew she was not at fault, which was why she was looking for medical coverage, and she also thought it was unfair when McDonald’s refused to pay. If you are significantly injured from the negligence of others, be it a corporation, your employer, or a car accident (to name a few), a personal injury lawyer can take a look at your case, and possibly help you get the compensation you deserve.

Plus, with Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law, you won’t have to pay any fees until your case is won. You have nothing to lose from setting up a consultation with Roger Fincher, but everything to gain. Contact our law offices in Topeka to get started.

Teen Driving Tips

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How is it that your child, who once fit in the palms of your hands, is now a teenager who’s ready to hit the road? We know it seems impossible, but it’s an exciting milestone for every teen to hit — even if their family is a little more anxious than thrilled.

Teen drivers refer to anyone before the age of 20 who’s driving a vehicle (often starting legally at the age of 15 or 16). While teenagers make up about 7 percent of the population, they are involved with or cause 11 percent of motor vehicle accidents, according to the CDC. Starting your teen out with some safe driving tips is essential to helping them stay safe on the road — while protecting other drivers as well.

Find some driving tips that your teen (and really, anyone) can benefit from, and contact personal injury lawyer Roger Fincher in Topeka for car-related accidentswork injury incidentsproduct liability issues, and wrongful death lawsuits.

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As any parent who’s tried to give their teenager instructions for cleaning up the house will know, distractions are pretty common for a teenager. Granted, they might just want to watch YouTube videos on their phones instead of listen to their chore list (which is understandable), but either way, there are tons of distractions that can make their way behind the wheel.

To start, talk with your teen about distracted driving and how it causes many accidents. Next, brainstorm a list together of things that can cause distractions while driving (phones and having other people in the car are two of the biggest examples). Start discussing ways that your teen can be proactive, and don’t be afraid to put rules in place. Talk about driving as a privilege, and make sure they know the consequences if they end up breaking this rule. If your child went against what they promised while driving, it’s OK to take away their keys for a little while or revisit some ways to take away the distractions. They might see it as a punishment, but it’s for their safety, and they made the choice to not practice safe driving.


The last thing you want is your child to be out driving when suddenly that dashboard light that’s been on for several weeks becomes a real issue. Leaving certain things unfixed can worsen the problem, and can create serious safety hazards that could have otherwise been avoided.

At the start of your teen having their license and going through driver’s ed, spend time each month going through some basic checks — like checking the wiper fluid, lights, odometer, and tires. Teach them to refer to the manual and to talk to you right away if something comes up.

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No one wants to deal with a tire blowout, a snowstorm, or a sudden crack in the windshield, but these things do happen, and it’s important to be prepared. Make sure your teenager knows how to respond in certain automobile situations. Even if they never come across them, at least they’ll be prepared.


Hopefully, this never happens, but it’s another “what if” scenario to go over, and one that can escalate quickly if the proper steps aren’t followed. Help your teen practice pulling over to the side of the road, and encourage them to always check and make sure they have the necessary documents (car title, driver’s license, etc.) in the vehicle. Go over how to respond to police officers and take information from other parties involved as well.


Teens are assumed to be at fault for most motor vehicle accidents, but this isn’t always the case. If your teen was injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault, it might be possible to get justice and/or compensation for any medical bills. Our personal injury lawyer would love to hear from you.

Contact Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law in Topeka to get incredible legal services — and since you don’t pay unless we win, you have nothing to lose by scheduling a consultation. Give us a call today.

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Attorney Roger Fincher Selected to 2017 Best Lawyers in America©

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The team of Topeka personal injury lawyers at Roger Fincher Attorney at Law are proud to announce that our very own Attorney Roger Fincher has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017!

Since first being published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has since been regarded as one of the most highly respected and consulted guides to legal excellence by both members of the public and legal professionals alike. Unlike many other attorney rating organizations, lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to be included in any Best Lawyers lists. Instead, these lists are compiled on an annual basis based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation involving more than 80,000 attorneys, with only the highest echelon of legal professionals being able to earn and maintain a listing from year to year.

As a result of his unparalleled counsel and client satisfaction, attorney Fincher has established a reputation as a powerhouse advocate in the personal injury field both inside and outside the courtroom. With thousands of cases represented throughout his 20+ years of legal service, he has helped countless injured clients get back on their feet and pursue fair financial recovery for their suffering.


If you have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, our powerful advocates at Roger Fincher Attorney at Law can provide the premier-quality advocacy you need to seek fair compensation and ensure your rights are protected. Backed by many positive client testimonials, we are dedicated to doing everything we can to help you get through this difficult time.

Get in touch with us online or schedule a no-cost case review today to find out if you have a claim

Common Attorney Misconceptions

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Many people are interested or curious about working with a lawyer. They feel that they’ve been wronged, they are pretty sure that justice has yet to work in their favor, but they don’t reach out to an attorney. This is all too common, because people tend to be swayed by the many misconceptions that exist when it comes to pursuing your case with an attorney.

Today, our personal injury lawyer is going to address some of these common misconceptions, and help you sort through fact from fiction. Stay tuned, and contact Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law in Topeka to see the potential that your case may have. We look forward to hearing from you.


This is one of the most common misconceptions around. If you ask someone why they didn’t choose to pursue justice and hire a lawyer, it’s nearly always because they think they’re too costly. And to be fair, who would really want to work with a lawyer and pay tons of fees, only to lose your case or your trial? That feels like a lose-lose, and an expensive one at that.

With our personal injury lawyer, you only pay if you win. We’ll say that again: you only pay if you receive a settlement, and win your case. We don’t require any upfront costs or fees until then, meaning you get to focus more on your trial, and less about your bank account.


The number of jokes that are associated with lawyers often paint us in this greedy, money-hungry light, when the truth couldn’t be further from it. Nearly every person who goes into law wants to make a difference, and want to help represent people in a just and fair manner. For Roger Fincher, we go back to our previous point, in that we don’t receive anything from you in terms of payment until you receive a settlement. We would not pour our hearts into your case and work so diligently for you to feel some semblance of justice if we were solely looking for money.

Additionally, Roger Fincher has been listed as one of the best lawyers in America, and is active in both the Kansas and American Associations for justice. A personal injury lawyer who’s only in the job for money would not dedicate themselves to law and the courts themselves, or devote hours outside of their workday to being involved in the legal community.


More and more, it would seem that people are understanding that this is, truly, a misconception — but those gripping cinematic portrayals that cover a trial in two-and-a-half hours would state otherwise. It takes months — and sometimes, years — to reach a settlement, or to reach a verdict if a case goes to trial.

The truth is, there’s no telling how long a trial or reaching a settlement can take. We can’t even begin to provide an idea of how long it can take, until you reach out to our personal injury lawyer. Simply by contacting our law firm, you’ll be able to have some sense of understanding, and know whether your case even has a chance.

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Here’s a common scenario: a person gets hit in a car accident, and several months later, what was once thought of as whiplash is still flaring up and preventing them from living their life to the fullest. But at this point, it’s been practically a year since everything happened, meaning at this point, all they can do is try to grin and bear it, and get through the pain the best that they can.

Here’s why this is a common misconception: in Kansas, you have two years from the time an injury is sustained, to the time you decide to take legal action. Even if your injury happened almost two years ago, you still have time to reach out to an attorney.

Granted, we recommend contacting our law firm sooner rather than later, as the evidence may be more pertinent or easier to gather. But if it’s been less than two years, you still have a chance to seek out the justice you’ve previously only dreamed of.

Beginning to think about pursuing justice and to finally get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, sustained at the hands of another person’s negligence, can be scary. People don’t like thinking about pouring all this time and effort into a case, only to have it end up negatively. But with Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law, we will do everything we can to get you the settlement you deserve. At the very least, you can get a feel for our abilities and dedication to your representation by scheduling a free consultation. We’d love to hear about your case, and give you the information you need to consider moving forward. Contact our personal injury lawyer today to get started.

A Few More Dog Owner Safety Tips

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Welcome back to our blog series on dog owner safety precautions! In our first blog, we talked about training your dog and not making assumptions about their behavior (both on your part as a dog owner, and on the part of people interacting with your dog). We’ll continue with this topic, providing you some tips on making sure your dog is not endangering the safety of yourself or others.

As a personal injury lawyer in Topeka, Roger Fincher has dealt with dog bites cases that, with the right training and circumstances, likely could have been prevented. Our law firm is here to represent you in personal injury and workers’ compensation legal matters, with the promise of working diligently to help you find justice once more. But ultimately, we care first and foremost about the safety of Topeka’s residents.

Stopping dangerous or harmful situations from happening in the first place is always our first priority. If you do find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer, make sure you choose an attorney who’s received national recognition. Make sure you choose a personal injury lawyer who won’t charge you fees until you win your case. Make sure you choose Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law.


Environment is everything. A dog that’s able to run off has a much higher chance of getting hurt or hurting others than one who’s contained to the premises. Secure your property’s perimeter by installing a fence, or consider using an invisible fence for your favorite Fido. There are also ways to leash your dog in your yard, while still giving them the flexibility to move and run around. With the right environment, your dog can be set up for success — protecting others in the process.


It might seem obvious, but a well-cared for and well-fed dog acts completely different than a hungry one. In many instances of dogs acting out or causing harm to humans, they were not being properly cared for and their defenses were inherently up. No one should get a dog if they can’t provide them with the necessary care and attention. Additionally, no one should get a dog if they can’t afford to keep up with the day-to-day expenses (food, stimulating toys, checkups with the vet), as well as the unexpected expenses (emergency vet visits).

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It’s tempting to take your dog off the leash while you’re on a walk. After all, you don’t want them to be stuck or restrained — you want them to enjoy the freedom (provided they stay close to you, of course). But just like you need to create a good environment for your dog, you need to set them up for success outside of your home. Putting them in situations where they can have run-ins with other people could result in disaster. Make sure you keep them on the leash whenever you’re leaving the house.


Your dog might be the best dog in the world, they might be extraordinarily patient and seemingly great with children, but there’s still no guarantee that they’re going to do well with every child. Even the best dog can be provoked by a child who doesn’t know how to interact with animals, and end up lashing out.

There are countless incidences of kids — even kids who have dogs at home — being around a new dog, and then end up in harm’s way. Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason for it, which is why it’s best to limit your dog’s interactions with children. At the very least, make sure that your dog is closely supervised when they’re around children. Don’t be afraid to let a child and their parents know that they shouldn’t pet your dog, and also be ready to put your dog in a room or part of the house where they can’t easily interact with others.


As much as you might try to protect others from your dog, people still might try to interfere. People of all ages love dogs, and with how adorable and domesticated they are, nearly always forget that they are wild animals.

Many dog owners can testify that verbal warnings to strangers are not always enough to stop them from approaching their pet. Fortunately, there are vests you can buy for your dog or leash attachments that make it more noticeable that strangers need to keep some distance. Prevention is ultimately the best way to deal with a dog bite.

With the right safety precautions in place for your dog, dog bite injuries might never take place, and personal injury lawyers may never be contacted. But if something does happen, know that Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law is the best lawyer to represent you and take on your case. Contact our legal offices for a free consultation.

5 Safe Driving Tips for Poor Weather

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Driving a car can be dangerous even under normal circumstances. When poor weather is thrown into the mix, however, it can be a recipe for disaster. Conditions such as rain, snow, fog, sleet, ice, high winds, and dust can greatly limit your visibility and hinder your vehicle’s traction on the roads, increasing even the best drivers’ chances of losing control and being involved in a collision or fatal accident. As such, our law firm knows that it is imperative for drivers to make adjustments to the way they drive and compensate for poor conditions to stay safe on the roadways.

The following tips can help you avoid a collision during bad weather:

  1. Slow down: Many car accidents occur because drivers are going too fast for road conditions. Reduce your speed to at least 10 miles below the speed limit during inclement weather, especially during rain or snow. Slower speeds can help increase your traction and give you more time to react to hazards. The faster you go, the higher your chances of skidding become.
  2. Inspect your vehicle: The last thing you need during a storm is to find out that something is wrong with your vehicle. If inclement weather is on the horizon, perform a full inspection of your vehicle and make necessary repairs. Be sure to pay extra special attention to your headlights, tire treads, windshield wipers, and brakes. If you live in a snowy region, equip your vehicle’s tires with chains.
  3. Give extra space: Fog or dust can make it difficult to see what is going on in front of the car in front of you, giving you less time to react in the event that they should brake suddenly. Be cautious and allow for more room between yourself and other vehicles.
  4. Brake and accelerate lightly: Do not make any sudden or forceful movements in bad weather. If you need to slow down, lightly pump your brakes to reduce your chance of locking your tires and spinning out of control. Conversely, if your vehicle as an anti-locking braking system (ABS), hold down the brake as far as possible in an emergency, as your vehicle will prevent your wheels from locking and allow you to maneuver around hazards.
  5. Pull over: If conditions look particularly bad, do not try to push your luck and pull off the road until it is safe to drive. Listen to weather warnings and react accordingly.
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Unfortunately, nobody can ever truly predict the actions of another driver. If you have been injured in a collision caused by another driver’s negligence during poor weather, contact the Topeka personal injury lawyer at Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law today. Having been protecting the rights of injured clients for more than 20 years, our firm has the knowledge and skills to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.

End-Of-Summer Safety Tips

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You could be taking your bike out for just another spin, expecting the same beautiful ride and the same gorgeous, end-of-summer weather. The leaves are just beginning to turn, the air is breeze is a bit cooler but the sun is warm, and as you feel the wind whip past you, you’ve never been more thankful for time on your motorcycle.

This is what’s expected when you go for a ride, but motorcycle accidents are never expected, and they frequently happen. A classic ride can quickly turn into catastrophe, even if you, the motorcyclist, is not at fault. At Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law, our motorcycle accident attorney is committed to your safety, first and foremost. We’ve compiled a number of tips you should take into consideration each and every time you hit the road. We hope you stay safe out there, but if an incident happens that wasn’t your fault, our personal injury lawyer might be able to help. Schedule a free consultation today with Roger Fincher.


Getting your motorcycle license is one thing that is legally required for all operators and owners of a motorcycle to do. However, there are consistent training opportunities that are often available for motorcyclists to stay up-to-date on their safety, as well as their rights. Abate has courses available around the country, including in Kansas, that can help you continue to grow in your motorcyclist skills. Considering that motorcyclists are five times more likely to get in an accident on the road, your biggest mistake can be feeling like you’re invincible, or that those kinds of accidents will never happen to you. Continue adding training and technique to your motorcycling skills.


This is one of the mantras from nearly every motorcycle and driver’s ed. course out there, but it’s a saying that’s repeated for a reason. Not only do you need to be aware of where you are in the line of sight for other drivers, but you need a way to stand out. Make sure your lights are functioning by checking on all functions once a month during riding season. Additionally, wear bright jackets or other clothes to reflect off of a car’s lights, and to further help you stand out.

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Everyone is going to tell you to wear a helmet — you might never wear a helmet yourself, but you’d likely still recommend it to others. We’re going to say it again because we cannot stress it enough: you need to wear a helmet when you’re going out on your ride. It’s one of the few protections that can come from riding a motorcycle, and even if it feels restricting, it could absolutely save your life. At the very least, you could minimize the severity of your injuries, should you get into an accident.

Plus, if you’re injured from an accident, you’re not at fault, and you’re seeking justice through working with a motorcycle accident attorney, one of the first things they’ll ask you is if you were wearing a helmet. If not, this could, in some instances, mean that you were being negligible while on the road, because you weren’t taking every safety precaution available on your ride.

In our next blog, we’ll cover a few more tips that you can follow for maintaining your safety on the road. Until then, know that Roger Fincher is the personal injury lawyer and motorcycle accident attorney that can help you seek justice. Named as one of the best lawyers in the country, you have nothing to lose by consulting with Roger Fincher. And, should qualify for our legal services, you won’t have to pay until we win! Contact us today to get started.

Staying Safe on Spring Break

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When the temps start rising and the cold winds start to die down, it can only mean one thing. The arrival of spring is always highly anticipated, especially after those winter months where everything seems to be a bit too grey and a bit too cold. People tend to migrate south in droves, in search of heat and sun and beaches and everything fun. But in this rush to get on spring break and to enjoy the warmer weather, there are some risks and dangers that can present themselves along the way.

As a law firm specializing in personal injury law, we are here to help those who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Roger Fincher is a personal injury lawyer with decades of experience, who has seen countless examples of accidents or injuries that have resulted in someone’s life changing. Our law firm seeks justice for those who have been wronged, but we also know how important prevention is — and your safety and well-being is a top priority.

Spring break season serves as a great time to go over some general reminders and rules of thumb. See some of the ways you can stay safe over spring break, and know that if any injuries or accidents happen that aren’t your fault, our law firm may be able to help. Contact us today to learn more.


You should, of course, always be a cautious driver. As we’ve mentioned in a previous post, driving always has its risks, but there are certain times that you need to be even more on your A-game. When everyone is heading to Panama City Beach or high-tailing it to south Texas, things can so easily go awry. Far too many put getting to the destination as a higher priority than taking their time to be safe along the journey, and accidents can happen as a result.

Before going on a road trip, take your car in for a checkup, or run through your turn signals, headlights, brakes, and more to ensure that everything is functioning as it should. Remember to think defensively as you drive, and to not make any assumptions (such as assume that the motorcyclist who’s one lane over can see you). Leave a good amount of distance between your car and the car ahead of you, and practice safe passing techniques. These might all seem like little things, but more often than not, it’s the little things that result in an accident when they’re overlooked or forgotten.

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Your spring break should be fun, exciting, relaxing, and the type of week or long weekend where your only concern is applying enough sunscreen. And yet, things sometimes happen that can turn your terrific trip into a terrible memory. If this happens to you, speak with our law firm and personal injury lawyer Roger Fincher to see if you have a case worth pursuing.

Serving Topeka for more than two decades, Roger Fincher has an impeccable career record and could be the answer you need to getting the reparations you deserve. As always, if our law firm takes your case, you do not pay unless we win! Schedule a free consultation with Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law today.