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Product Liability

Fireworks Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 27, 2018

As families and friends gather for the Fourth of July holiday at backyard barbeques, cookouts and pool parties, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers to celebrate safely when using fireworks. There were an estimated 12,900 fireworks-related, emergency department-treated injuries in 2017. Moreover, 67 percent of those injuries occurred during the month […]

ATV Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 4, 2018

Over the weekend, a woman was killed in an ATV accident in Franklin, County. She was a passenger on an ATV when it veered off the right side of the road causing the driver to overcorrect and run off the left side of the road, hitting a tree. Even though the number of annual ATV-related […]

Bike Safety Tips for National Bike to Work Day

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 16, 2018

May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 18th is National Bike To Work Day. According to the League of  American Bicyclists, 40 percent of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, […]

National Poison Prevention Week

Posted by Lara Vitiello on March 23, 2018

March 18-24, 2018 is National Poison Prevention Week National Poison Prevention Week was established by the U.S. Congress in 1961 to focus national attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.  The two most important things to remember are: Prevention is key.  In case of a poison emergency, call the Poison Help […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by Lara Vitiello on January 2, 2018

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas.  According to the CPSC, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental CO poisoning associated with consumer products, such as furnaces and generators.  The month of January has the most accidental deaths from CO […]

Electric Space Heater Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 7, 2017

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), while 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths. The peak months for home heating fires are December, January and February. The NFPA cautions the public to practice safe home heating behaviors by following these electric […]

Safety Question: Should I Buy My Kid a Hoverboard?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 1, 2017

Since 2015, many brands of hoverboards have been the subject of various warnings and recalls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been on the frontlines in warning the public of the risks hoverboards pose from overheating fires. CPSC is aware of more than 250 self-balancing scooter/hoverboard incidents where the battery overheats and/or explodes during the […]

Electric Shock Drowning: An Invisible Danger

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 12, 2017

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) is a real danger. The danger is invisible, but it may be lurking within water around docks and marinas. Electricity used to power boats, dock lights and boat lifts can leak into water if not properly equipped, maintained and grounded. These leaks, caused by faulty electrical equipment, wiring and improper grounding, […]

Self Driving Cars: Who Will Be Held Liable?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 6, 2017

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey Self Driving Cars:  Who Will Be Held Liable? As I stated in my blog from earlier this month, self-driving cars are here. In fact, the federal government is so sure autonomous cars will save lives they are pumping millions of dollars into a ‘Zero Deaths’ campaign. Their goal […]

Self Driving Cars Race to Market

Posted by Lara Vitiello on

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey Self Driving Cars Race to Market I got a new car last week. The technology is amazing. My car is equip with blind spot warning sensors, lane departure prevention, and collision avoidance systems. Within a few days, I put the collision avoidance system to use. While in heavy […]


100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

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 […] more

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Every year an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable or unwilling to communicate the abuse, the victim may feel ashamed, or […] more

Matt Casey to Present Distracted Driving Program at Nortek Air Management

On Tuesday, April 23rd, St. Louis personal injury attorney, Matt Casey, will deliver a powerful ‘End Distracted Driving’ message to the employees at Nortek Air Management in O’Fallon, Missouri. Distracted driving is an epidemic and everyone is guilty of doing it. “It goes really beyond just texting and driving, but any kind of activity that […] more

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