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Automobile Accidents

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 17, 2017

Legal & Safety Blog by Matthew Devoti     100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers I published this same blog last year, but I feel the information is so valuable it warrants a re-post. After reading, I urge all parents/caregivers to talk to your teen drivers about this article. It is essential that all young […]

Ride Sharing Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 16, 2017

As part of the UN’s Global Road Safety Week, ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are joining forces to help educate the public on ride sharing safety. One thing all ride sharing services can agree on – the safety of riders and drivers is paramount. Hence the reason companies such as Uber and […]

Matt Casey Delivers ‘Distracted Driving’ Message to Bishop DuBourg Sophomores

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 4, 2017

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Casey & Devoti Partner Matt Casey presented the ‘End Distracted Driving’ program to 85 sophomores at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis.  This interactive presentation is done free of charge and offers the sobering statistics of the current safety crisis, shares true stories of the costs of distracted driving, and offers […]

Matt Casey to Deliver ‘End Distracted Driving’ Message at Bishop DuBourg High School

Posted by Lara Vitiello on March 27, 2017

Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States. One in four accidents in the U.S. involve texting and driving.  Every day 11 teenagers die in car accident because they were texting and driving. These statistics are frightening and underscore the need for more community education regarding distracted driving. Feeling compelled to do something about […]

Local Attorneys Educate Teen Drivers on Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted by Lara Vitiello on March 3, 2017

In the state of Missouri, a teen is involved in a motor vehicle accident every 90 minutes.  In the United States, car crashes are the number one cause of death for teens ages 15-19.  For all age groups, distracted driving is the number one cause of all car accidents nationwide – even more than drunk/impaired […]

Buckle Up: Young Man Killed by Wrong-Way Driver

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 24, 2017

Last week a 24-year-old man from Alton, Illinois was killed by a wrong-way driver on U.S. Highway 67 in St. Charles County. The wrong-way driver was hospitalized in serious condition.  While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, the highway patrol did note that neither driver was wearing a seat belt.  This […]

Teens and Driving

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 13, 2017

Legal Blog by Partner Matt Devoti My Teen Is Ready to Drive.  Now What? “Am I ready for this?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked myself that question over the past year.  My oldest daughter, Sophia, turned 16 this last month.  With that landmark, Soph moved from “permit driver” to “intermediate driver”.  […]

What Should I Do After a Serious Car Accident?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 7, 2017

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey What should I do after a serious car accident? A deadly car crash over the weekend in St. Louis that killed three young men is a sad reminder of how quickly your life or the lives of your family can be turned upside down.  For many people, a serious crash is […]

A New Year’s Resolution All Drivers Should Make

Posted by Lara Vitiello on

Legal Blog post by Matt Casey A New Year’s Resolution All Drivers Should Make Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States – in fact they are the number one cause of death for teens aged 15-20.   These preventable crashes drain our economy of $292 billion annually.  As a personal injury attorney, I see first-hand the physical, […]

Car Crash Prevention Tips: Back to the Basics

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 6, 2017

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Devoti Car Crash Prevention Tips:  Back to the Basics A Washington County, Missouri woman was killed in a car crash. A news report suggests that the crash was preventable.  The crash is like many we hear and read about in that the resulting harm could have been avoided had the drivers paid […]


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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