Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?
201608.30
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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…

Car Accidents – Can We Avoid Them?
201608.17
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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
201607.31
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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
201606.28
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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…

The Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
201603.30
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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…

Driving While Intexticated – The Dangers of Texting and Driving
201603.22
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Driving While Intexticated – The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving do not mix. Similar to drinking and driving, people still continue to do it even thought they know that its dangerous. Did you know that 1 out of every 4 car accidents involves cell phone usage? · It takes a minimum of 5 seconds of your time to look at your phone…

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Do You Need One?
201602.29
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Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Do You Need One?

Do you know if you need a medical malpractice lawyer? A medical malpractice lawyer helps people who were victims of medical negligence. The lawyers at our firm have been successfully doing this for nearly 40 years.  Medical Malpractice covers a huge area, it can include a surgical errors, failure to monitor medication, not advising the patient…

Personal Injury: When Social Media Can Do Damage
201601.29
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Personal Injury: When Social Media Can Do Damage

Social Media and Personal Injury Law We tell our kids to be careful when posting ANYTHING on social media as nothing can ever truly be erased, and we have all heard horror stories of colleges and potential employers conducting social media background checks that end with revoked offers. These same digital guidelines and warnings hold…

New Electronic Monitoring Rules for Truck Drivers Hope to Reduce Accidents
201601.11
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New Electronic Monitoring Rules for Truck Drivers Hope to Reduce Accidents

Truck Accident Prevention: New Electronic Monitoring Rules Anyone who has ever driven on a highway and had a mammoth 18 wheeler fly by them is well aware of the potential dangers of overly tired truck drivers on our highways. At the very root of the problem is how over the road drivers are compensated. Truck…

Missouri Car Accidents – More Fatalities This Year
201512.15
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Missouri Car Accidents – More Fatalities This Year

Missouri Car Accidents in 2015 From 2001 to 2014 the number of fatal Missouri car accidents on highways had been declining every year thanks to the efforts of law enforcement, public education, advocacy groups, emergency medical services and improvements in technology and road engineering. All good news until the numbers for 2015 rolled in. As…

How to Select a Personal Injury Attorney
201511.16
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How to Select a Personal Injury Attorney

As a reputable attorney with a license to practice in Missouri and Illinois, I’m often ask how individuals go about selecting a personal injury attorney.  I advise them to look at the following criteria: Client reviews. There may be no better indication of how good an attorney is than what his past clients have to…

The Evils of Big Pharma Exposed
201511.04
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The Evils of Big Pharma Exposed

Big Pharma Exposed Though the US contains just 5% of the world population, did you know it uses more than 50% of prescription drugs and 80% of painkillers? Read more about the problems of Big Pharma on Global Research.

Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice
201511.04
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Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice A profound shift in our legal history as companies that you deal with every day are banning class action lawsuits, through the allowance of individual arbitration. Learn more from the New York Times.

Premise Liability Lawsuits on Halloween
201510.13
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Premise Liability Lawsuits on Halloween

Halloween – Keeping Premise Liability Lawsuits Away from Your Door We’re not out to scare you, but if you are planning on inviting trick or treaters to your home later this month, you should know about your legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions on your property. Worry more about safety of kids and less about…