When Technology And Teens Are A Good Mix
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When Technology And Teens Are A Good Mix

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…

Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?
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Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?

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…

Hit-and-Run Car Accidents – Legal Perspective
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Hit-and-Run Car Accidents – Legal Perspective

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…

Car Accidents – Can We Avoid Them?
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Car Accidents – Can We Avoid Them?

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…

Product Liability Close To Home- Ikea Recall
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Product Liability Close To Home- Ikea Recall

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…

Tips for Teen Drivers
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Tips for Teen Drivers

The concept of  “ teen drivers ” is transforming from some sort of surreal horror movie to reality as my oldest daughter enters high school. As an attorney specializing in personal injury I am all too familiar with the dangers and risks of teen drivers. The first issue is simply lack of experience behind the wheel. This is…

Catastrophic Injury at the Ballpark
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Catastrophic Injury at the Ballpark

The term “ catastrophic injury ” does not have a precise legal or medical definition. Rather it is used to refer to an injury that has permanent life changing consequences for the victim and their family. At our law firm, we most often see catastrophic injuries in the form of brain damage and spinal cord…

Trial vs. Settlement
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Trial vs. Settlement

To Try or Not To Try….That Is The Question When clients contact us after an injury or incident, we explain to them that there are two potential ways to be compensated from the people at fault. You can have a jury or judge determine who was at fault and what you deserve as compensation (a…

A Look Into the Talcum Powder – Johnson & Johnson Cases
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A Look Into the Talcum Powder – Johnson & Johnson Cases

As of today, May 10, we have seen two large talcum powder verdicts here in St. Louis, against Johnson & Johnson. The community speculates that there may a thousand more to follow. The scientific link between talcum and ovarian cancer is still being disputed. The NIH and CDC have not fully reviewed talc. However, in…

Partner Goes Above and Beyond For A Client In Need
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Partner Goes Above and Beyond For A Client In Need

A Partner at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C. proves he’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect his clients. We’ve always been known as a firm who understands our clients’ problems and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty in order to do the best job possible on behalf of our clients. We listen….

The Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
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The Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

For decades women have used baby powder and talc as part of their routine hygiene. Some of these products such as “Shower to Shower” talc (formerly owned by Johnson & Johnson but sold to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2012) are specifically marketed to women with tag lines such as, “A sprinkle a day keeps the odor…