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Automobile Accidents

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, […]

National Safety Council Unveils ‘Check To Protect’ Recall Campaign

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 19, 2018

The National Safety Council recently unveiled ‘Check To Protect’, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check the recall status of their vehicle and have open recalls fixed immediately. The campaign is focused on drivers of vehicles five years old or older and drivers of used cars. Recall compliance rate is only 44% for these vehicles compared to […]

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 24, 2018

As a personal injury lawyers, we have the unfortunate perspective of seeing the devastating aftermath of countless car crashes. With summer approaching, we wanted to make parents aware of the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, it is estimated that nearly 1,000 people are killed in crashes involving teen […]

Casey & Devoti Secures Jury Verdict Against St. Louis City Police Officer

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 8, 2018

A man represented by Casey & Devoti, a St. Louis-based personal injury firm, was successful in his case arising from a motor vehicle crash with an on-duty St. Louis City Police Officer.  A jury in the City of St. Louis awarded the man $185,000 following a three-day trial that concluded on May 2, 2018. On […]

Jury Service Has Powerful Impact

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 4, 2018

Legal & Safety Blog By Matthew Devoti The constitutional principle permitting each of us the ability to present disputes to a “jury of our peers” took on special meaning for me this week. I tried a case to a jury.  The trial was in the City of St. Louis.  The City is my hometown. The […]

Motorcycle Safety: Share The Road

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 12, 2018

On Wednesday, a motorcyclist heading south on Lemay Ferry Road was struck and killed by an SUV pulling onto Lemay Ferry heading north. Police are still investigating the crash, so there is not yet a definitive answer on the cause or who was at fault. May is officially Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, however this recent […]

Firm Adopts Safe Driving Policy

Posted by Lara Vitiello on March 12, 2018

As passionate advocates for distracted driving awareness, Matt Casey and Matt Devoti thought it was only fitting for the firm to adopt a safe driving policy. This policy sets guidelines and expectations for all Casey & Devoti employees whether they are on the road driving or in the office. Oftentimes, Matt and Matt travel great distances […]

Share The Road Safely With Semi-Trucks

Posted by Lara Vitiello on January 23, 2018

Semi-truck accidents make-up a small percentage of total motor vehicle accidents, but they cause more destruction, more severe injuries, and have a greater percentage of fatalities. The reasons are obvious – their size is mammoth compared to a car, they weigh up to 20 times more, they take longer to stop, and they have more (and bigger) blind […]

Vehicle Breakdown Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on January 9, 2018

Sadly, two separate fatal pedestrian accidents occurred this week on St. Louis roadways. In one instance, a pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to run across Interstate 55 near 7th street. In the other accident, two teenagers were killed while attempting to push a stalled vehicle off a road in Jefferson County near Hillsboro. One of the scariest […]

Avoid Opioids: 5 Alternatives for Pain Management

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 12, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Living Safer Magazine (Vol. 9 Ed. 3)   Legal & Safety Blog Avoid Opioids:  5 Alternatives for Pain Management By Matthew Casey   Pain is the most common reason people seek medical care, according to the National Institute for Health. One hundred million Americans suffer […]

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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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