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House Fire Serves As Reminder About Fire Safety & Working Smoke Detectors

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 6, 2017

On Monday morning, a fire at a home in St. Louis caused extensive damage to the structure and injured two firefighters. The home was a brick, 2-story with a third level attic space.  Investigators said the blaze was contained to the attic and the roof.  A single occupant of the home escaped without injury, along […]

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

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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 […]

Self Driving Cars: Who Will Be Held Liable?

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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

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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 […]

Deadliest Roads in the St. Louis Region

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Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Devoti Deadliest Roads in the St. Louis Region I recently wrote about a deadly crash that happened on Highway 21 in Jefferson County. For many years, that highway was known as “Blood Alley” due to the number of crashes resulting in serious injury that occurred on it.  As the result […]

What Should I Do After a Serious Car Crash?

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Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey What Should I Do After a Serious Car Crash? 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 […]

Beware of Liability Waivers and Releases

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Blog post by Partner Matt Devoti Beware of Liability Waivers and Releases Would you hire a plumber who refuses to warranty his work? Would you work with a contractor who refuses to guarantee that he will roof your house in a workmanlike manner?  Would you retain a professional like a lawyer, doctor or architect who […]

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

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Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Every year hundreds of thousands of 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 […]

Understanding Elder Financial Abuse

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Legal Blog Post by Partner Matt Casey: Understanding  Elder Financial Abuse Elder financial abuse involving family, caregivers and others in trusted positions swindles $6.67 billion every year from vulnerable seniors. Why are the elderly attractive targets? Persons over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth Many seniors do not realize the […]

Identity Theft: Tax Fraud

Posted by Lara Vitiello on January 30, 2017

What is it identity theft tax fraud? Tax refund fraud is the use of a stolen identity to steal money from the United States treasury by filing fake tax returns that claim refunds. Stolen identity refund fraud has become a national epidemic.  In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that tax refund fraud was […]

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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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