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Automobile Accidents

Recent Trends Increase Driving Costs

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 22, 2017

Does it seem like driving has become more expensive in recent years? It likely has. The U.S. has seen more new cars on the road, and those cars are driving more miles than in years past. The severity of traffic-related accidents has grown worse, and insurance claims for bodily injury have become more expensive. Together, […]

“Come for Vacation, Leave on Probation”: Utah Becomes First State to Lower BAC to .05

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 21, 2017

Legal & Safety Blog By Matt Devoti Utah Becomes First State to Lower BAC to .05 Much Needed Legislation or Governmental Overreach?   Earlier this Spring, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill lowering Utah’s “driving under the influence” level from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content (BAC). Utah’s BAC threshold is now the lowest […]

Busy Roads Mean Increase in Impaired and Distracted Driving Accidents

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 25, 2017

Low gas prices and consumer confidence is expected to cause a surge in summer travel.   If fact, this summer, travel will hit a 12-year high – with the majority happening on U.S. roadways.  More cars on our nation’s roadways means a greater risk for car accidents and traffic fatalities. Summer holidays tend to center around […]

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”.  […]

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What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

Oftentimes we associate a workplace injury with a single, catastrophic event such as an explosion or fall from a height.  However, most workplace injuries develop slowly, over time from the cumulative effect of repetitive movements or postures on the job.  These can include a wide  range of movements, such as keyboarding, hammering nails or holding […] more

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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