Wrongful Death and Documentary Films
201611.01
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I recently learned of an interesting and very tragic story involving a wrongful death lawsuit. The wrongful death incident happened in 2012 but has new heightened awareness thanks to a husband and wife filmmaking duo who created a documentary called Audrie and Daisy – a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Pick. The film sheds light on… Read More »

Personal Injury – The Spookiest Part Of Halloween
201610.20
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The scariest part of Halloween for most people might be having their house covered in eggs or their car toilet-papered. For personal injury lawyers, however, All Hallows’ Eve presents its own unique legal challenges. To start, Halloween presents legal cases that simply do not exist at any other time of the year. For example, in… Read More »

Questions To Ask When Hiring An Attorney
201610.07
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A friend recently asked me, “what are the top three things I should be thinking about when hiring an attorney?” He is not a lawyer, and I know he was looking for help navigating through a complicated and cluttered space and hoping for a simple answer or formula. The truth is that while there is… Read More »

When Technology And Teens Are A Good Mix
201609.21
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What does the future look like with Chevy’s teen driver technology? Now that I have a daughter in high school, I becoming more aware of teens and driving, and the “distracted driving” problems that are an epidemic, thanks to smart phones and the constant need for this young demographic to be social every minute of the… Read More »

Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?
201608.30
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School Buses – Where Are The Seat Belts? Ever wonder why most school buses do not have seat belts? Federal law requires seat belts in buses under 10,000 pounds. However, the only buses under that weight limit are the 12 seater buses that are infrequently used. 80% of the school buses are the long, standard… Read More »

Hit-and-Run Car Accidents – Legal Perspective
201608.22
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Earlier this month, a 23-year-old suspect in St. Louis was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a fatal hit-and-run. The accident took the life of a 12-year-old boy. The suspect was driving at a high speed and continued on after hitting the pedestrian. Eventually, they located his car and he was tracked… Read More »

Car Accidents – Can We Avoid Them?
201608.17
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As a firm that handles personal injury cases, car accidents are a daily conversation for us.  Living in St. Louis, driving is a part of our everyday life. As attorneys we deal with insurance companies everyday. We research statistics regularly related to auto and truck accidents. We put together a summary of “how to best avoid car… Read More »

Product Liability Close To Home- Ikea Recall
201607.31
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Earlier this year, many of us were returning the Hoverboards that Santa brought after learning that the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat and catch fire and/or explode.  Over half a million units have been recalled by 10 companies alone. ( As an attorney, this is gets our attention as we work with people who have… Read More »