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Workplace Safety: Importance of Fall Protection

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 5, 2018

Two workers were killed Monday when they fell down an elevator shaft at a construction site in downtown St. Louis. This tragic workplace accident illustrates the ever-present dangers of working on a construction site. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place […]

Safe Boating Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 21, 2018

The Midwest is home to many beautiful lakes and rivers that are perfect for recreational boating. Follow these important boating safety tips for a relaxing and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend. Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved lifejacket. Your boat should have enough approved lifejackets for everyone onboard. Be sure to wear your lifejacket and make […]

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 […]

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 […]

Personal Injury Attorney And Another Driver Indicted for Fatal Street Racing Crash

Posted by Lara Vitiello on

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Devoti Personal Injury Attorney and Another Indicted for Fatal Street Racing Crash Back in July, I wrote a blog about a fatal crash in St. Louis County caused by two drivers who were street racing on Lindbergh Boulevard.   Kathleen ‘Kay’ Koutroubis’ car was struck from behind by a car […]

How to Safely Tow a Trailer

Posted by Lara Vitiello on January 17, 2017

Recently, a vehicle towing a trailer lost control on Highway 270 in west St. Louis County. The out of control vehicle weaved through several lanes of traffic causing a fiery, chain reaction four-car pile-up that left one person dead and two others seriously injured. While it is not immediately clear what caused the accident, the Missouri State […]

Another Fatal Motorcycle Crash Underscores Need for Awareness

Posted by Lara Vitiello on September 28, 2016

This morning, a 30-year-old man on a motorcycle was killed at an intersection in west St. Louis County. A woman driving an SUV westbound on Ladue Road made a left turn onto the southbound ramp of Highway 270.  The motorcyclist, traveling eastbound on Ladue Road, came through the intersection and hit the rear passenger side of the SUV. […]

Movable Soccer Goals Can Fall Over on Children

Posted by Lara Vitiello on August 22, 2016

There are approximately 225,000 to 500,000 soccer goals in the United States. Many of these soccer goals are unsafe because they are unstable and are either unanchored or not properly anchored or counter-balanced. These movable soccer goals pose an unnecessary risk of tip over to children who climb on goals (or nets) or hang from […]

Railroad Crossing Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 29, 2016

Last week five members of a Colorado family were killed when their minivan was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. The railroad crossing, located in the small town of Trinidad, Colorado, was marked only with signs – not flashing signals or gates. Unfortunately, many people assume all railroad crossings have ‘active warning’ signs such as […]

Car Break Down Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 24, 2016

Yesterday a woman was struck and killed on the Daniel Boone Bridge after her car broke down in the middle of the bridge. One of the scariest things for a motorist is having your car break down on a busy road. And, it can be especially dangerous if it happens after dark, during inclement weather, […]

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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

Kids In Hot Cars: Look Before You Lock!

An average of 37 kids die from being left in a hot car each year in the U.S.  In 2018, 52 hot car deaths were recorded – the highest number in the last 20 years.   In some cases, these deaths occur on relatively mild days with temperatures only in the 70s. These unimaginable tragedies can happen […] more

Tornado Safety 101

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds.   While they can spawn anywhere, tornados are most common in the Midwest and Southeast.  In 2018, Missouri recorded 47 tornados.  For this reason, residents should review tornado safety tips annually, have an emergency supply kit […] more

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