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Automobile Accidents

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 […]

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 6, 2017

Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. In a car crash, fluffy padding immediately flattens out from the force, leaving extra space under the harness. A child can then slip through the straps […]

Making a Personal Injury Claim: Step #9 – Judgment

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 2, 2017

Casey & Devoti attorneys, Matt Casey and Matt Devoti, have published a Step-By-Step Guide to Making a Personal Injury Claim.  This detailed guide explains the entire process of filing a PI claim from start to finish.   This is the ninth in a series of ten posts – each highlighting a specific step in the claim process.  We hope […]

Making a Personal Injury Claim: Step #8 – The Settlement

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 31, 2017

Casey & Devoti attorneys, Matt Casey and Matt Devoti, have published a Step-By-Step Guide to Making a Personal Injury Claim.  This detailed guide explains the entire process of filing a PI claim from start to finish.   This is the eighth in a series of ten posts – each highlighting a specific step in the claim process.  We hope […]

Halloween Safety For Pedestrians and Motorists

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 30, 2017

According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year, and October ranks No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,550. To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the […]

Motorists Warned to Watch Out For Deer

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 18, 2017

As we enter the fall season, motorists are warned to keep an eye out for deer, as the majority of vehicle-deer accidents occur in October, November and December. The combination of shorter days and the deer rut season make for a significant increase in accidents during the fall.  In fact, half of all deer-related accidents […]

Making a Personal Injury Claim: Step #7 – Discovery

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 13, 2017

Casey & Devoti attorneys, Matt Casey and Matt Devoti, have published a Step-By-Step Guide to Making a Personal Injury Claim.  This detailed guide explains the entire process of filing a PI claim from start to finish.   This is the seventh in a series of ten posts – each highlighting a specific step in the claim process.  We hope […]

Can I Recover More Than the Other Driver’s Insurance Limits?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 11, 2017

Casey & Devoti Legal Blog Can I Recover More Than the Other Driver’s Insurance Limits? by Matthew Devoti   The circumstances are uncanny. The families of two men horribly injured in collisions reached out to me within a matter of three weeks.  Both men suffered injuries that required extended hospitalization and multiple surgeries.  Neither man […]

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Earlier this week, the winter switch was flipped in the St. Louis region.  The winter snow storm on Monday left a wake of traffic congestion and accidents across the metro area.  While the official snowfall total was only 1.5 inches in St. Louis, it wreaked havoc on area roads causing 203 crashes and injuring 17 […] more

Firm Client Receives Favorable Appellate Court Ruling

The Missouri Court of Appeals issued an opinion earlier this week in favor of Casey, Devoti & Brockland client, Peter Dittrich. Dittrich was injured in a motor vehicle collision on February 2015, when the Jeep Liberty he was driving was struck by a trash truck in Jefferson County.  The crash happened on Missouri Highway 30 […] more

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