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Boating Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 2, 2019

With summer in full swing, many people are cooling off by boating on area lakes and rivers.  Whether you’re a boating novice or a seasoned skipper, here’s everything you need to know to stay safe on the water.   Be Weather-Wise   Always check local weather conditions before departure. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile […]

Share the Road Safely with Bikes

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 28, 2019

With millions of miles of roads out there, it will take time before bike lanes are universal. In the meantime, keep in mind that cyclists are legally required to drive on roads and as a driver you are legally required to treat bicycles as you would any other vehicle on the road. According to the […]

Top Ten Medical Errors During Hospitalization

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 12, 2019

Most people enter the hospital expecting to get better. However, there are real risks during hospitalization that can sometimes leave people sicker or, even worse, dead.  Several years ago, Dr. Leana Wen published an article highlighting the ten most common medical errors that can occur during a hospital stay.   We thought her list was spot-on; […]

Kids In Hot Cars: Look Before You Lock!

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 3, 2019

An average of 37 kids die from being left in a hot car each year in the U.S.  In 2018, 52 hot car deaths were recorded – the highest number in the last 20 years.   In some cases, these deaths occur on relatively mild days with temperatures only in the 70s. These unimaginable tragedies can happen […]

Tornado Safety 101

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 23, 2019

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds.   While they can spawn anywhere, tornados are most common in the Midwest and Southeast.  In 2018, Missouri recorded 47 tornados.  For this reason, residents should review tornado safety tips annually, have an emergency supply kit […]

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 15, 2019

With summer approaching, we wanted to make parents aware of the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road. According to AAA, from Memorial Day to Labor Day it is estimated that nearly 1,000 people are killed in crashes involving teen drivers and, of those killed, 550 are teens.     Additionally, car crashes are the […]

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 13, 2019

Every year an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable or unwilling to communicate the abuse, the victim may feel ashamed, or […]

DEA Hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 16, 2019

As personal injury lawyers, we know many of our clients are prescribed painkillers to deal with the pain caused by their injuries.  Opioid painkillers serve a purpose and provide much needed immediate relief from pain. While pain management is paramount to the healing process, they are often over-prescribed.  Prescriptions are typically dispensed in 30, 60 or 90 […]

Injured by a Vaccine? We Can Help.

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 10, 2019

Vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect you and your loved ones from the serious effects of certain diseases. In fact, nationwide routine vaccination schedules have helped eradicate some diseases, like smallpox and polio. Overall, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. In most cases, vaccines cause no side effects. As with […]

Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Underscore Need for Driver Awareness

Posted by Lara Vitiello on March 21, 2019

With two fatal motorcycle crashes in the metropolitan area in as many weeks, the attorneys at Casey, Devoti & Brockland want all drivers to be aware of motorcycle safety. The first crash, in Warrenton, left a man dead and his wife seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding has hit by a car that failed to […]

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Boating Safety

With summer in full swing, many people are cooling off by boating on area lakes and rivers.  Whether you’re a boating novice or a seasoned skipper, here’s everything you need to know to stay safe on the water.   Be Weather-Wise   Always check local weather conditions before departure. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile […] more

Share the Road Safely with Bikes

With millions of miles of roads out there, it will take time before bike lanes are universal. In the meantime, keep in mind that cyclists are legally required to drive on roads and as a driver you are legally required to treat bicycles as you would any other vehicle on the road. According to the […] more

Top Ten Medical Errors During Hospitalization

Most people enter the hospital expecting to get better. However, there are real risks during hospitalization that can sometimes leave people sicker or, even worse, dead.  Several years ago, Dr. Leana Wen published an article highlighting the ten most common medical errors that can occur during a hospital stay.   We thought her list was spot-on; […] more

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