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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 […]


Firm, Anne Brockland Named to 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers List

Casey, Devoti & Brockland has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ‘Best Law Firms’ list.  The firm received a Best Law Firm Tier 2 ranking under the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs practice area. In addition, Partner  Anne Brockland has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America® […] more

Now Booking ‘End Distracted Driving’ Presentations for Spring 2020

The attorneys at Casey, Devoti & Brockland are proud to be authorized speakers for the nationally recognized ‘End Distracted Driving’ program.  Each year, they provide these powerful presentations at no-charge to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. Since 2015, they have delivered this important safety message to over 5,000 high school students and […] more

Road Safety: Skid Out & Breakdown Tips

Yesterday in St. Francois County, three people were killed in a tragic accident.   A driver who skidded off any icy U.S. 67 and two Good Samaritans who stopped to help the driver were standing outside their vehicles.  Another approaching vehicle lost control on the Big River Bridge, near where the first vehicle had slid off […] more

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