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Automobile Accidents

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 […]

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 […]

Partner Matt Devoti Co-Leads NBI Webinar on Auto Injury Litigation

Posted by Lara Vitiello on January 22, 2019

Casey, Devoti & Brockland is proud to announce Partner Matt Devoti was again selected by the National Business Institute (NBI) to be a presenting faculty member for a webinar entitled “Auto Industry: Damages Bootcamp”. This is the third time in as many years that Matt and his fellow presenters have delivered this widely popular webinar, […]

Daylight Savings: Night Driving Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 1, 2018

When the sun goes down, extra dangers arise on the road. Dark conditions are not ideal for human eyes. As we age, our ability to see clearly at night deteriorates. The National Safety Council estimates that a 50-year-old driver may need twice as much light to see comfortably over a 30-year old driver. Limited light […]

Partner Matt Devoti Reflects on Most Memorable Case

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 10, 2018

Casey & Devoti Legal & Safety Blog by Matthew Devoti   Trial veterans often say that trial lawyers learn more from their losses than their wins. That may be true.  But, I think, there are few cases we lose so long as we give our clients our best effort and the opportunity for them to […]

“I’m Sorry”, Doesn’t Cut It

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 2, 2018

“I’m Sorry”, Doesn’t Cut It Legal & Safety Blog by Matthew J. Devoti   Kathleen Koutrobis died in a car crash two years ago. Koutrobis was a victim of reckless driving.  Two middle aged men killed her, reportedly drag racing and driving while intoxicated. Koutrobis’ death is the worst kind of injury – injury that is […]

Casey & Devoti Secures $600,000 Verdict for Car Crash Victim

Posted by Lara Vitiello on September 7, 2018

A jury recently awarded a firm client $600,000 for serious injuries he sustained in a car crash in the City of St. Louis. Partner Matthew Devoti tried the case over 4 days in mid-August with Judge Clinton Wright presiding.  After deliberation, the jury assessed the man’s damages at $600,000 and assigned the majority of fault […]

The Great Multitasking Myth

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 27, 2018

People think they are great at multitasking.  But the reality is, humans are terrible at multitasking. Here’s why multitasking is a myth: When you do two things at the same time, your brain is quickly jumping between the two things.  This is why it’s so dangerous to talk on the phone and drive at the same time.  One […]

Car Accident Checklist

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 13, 2018

Car accidents happen.  In fact, Missouri and Illinois record thousands of car accidents each year with injuries ranging from minor to fatal. The moments immediately following a car crash are chaotic. Whether victims are seriously injured or not, their mental state is often dazed and confused.  Emotions run high and people can be amped up […]

Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 11, 2018

Nothing says summer like a family road trip.  Before you hit the road, take the time to review these National Highway Transportation Safety Administration tips for a safe summer road trip. Before You Go Regular maintenance will go a long way toward preventing breakdowns. If your vehicle has been serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, […]

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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

Kids In Hot Cars: Look Before You Lock!

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 […] more

Tornado Safety 101

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 […] more

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