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January 05, 2016
2015 Ends with 11% Increase in Traffic Death Rate in Missouri After a few years of steadily declining traffic fatalities in Missouri, last year, there was a dramatic jump in the death rate, as officials report that 853 people were killed in fatal crashes in Missouri in 2015. This reportedly marks... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
December 31, 2015
Tips for Avoiding a DUI Arrest New Year’s Eve is one of the most festive holidays of the year. As partygoers across the nation get ready to count down the last seconds of 2015, however, law enforcement officials are preparing to target and arrest impaired drivers as part of the national NYE Drive... Read Full Post
Category: Traffic and DUI
December 20, 2015
12 Holiday Safety Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas The holiday season is upon us. For many people, this means planning for holiday celebrations, buying gifts and decorating for the season. When it comes to holiday decorations at home, however, being aware of some of the risks that can arise can... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
December 15, 2015
A St Louis personal injury lawyer discusses whether self-driving cars may be safer than conventional vehicles. As Google and others continue to develop self-driving vehicles, the safety of these vehicles has been a growing concern among some parties, with the central issue being whether self-... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
December 05, 2015
Buckle Up No Matter Where You Sit in a Vehicle, IDOT Urges Although more than 95 percent of drivers in Illinois are reportedly buckling up, seatbelt usage among back seat passengers is still “lagging behind,” according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). In fact, a recent IDOT... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
November 20, 2015
Blood alcohol content (BAC) test results are often the cornerstone of DUI cases. Despite the accuracies of these tests, however, it’s not uncommon for these tests to produce unreliable – if not possibly inaccurate – results when mistakes are made at various points during the testing process.... Read Full Post
Category: Traffic and DUI
November 10, 2015
Last year, U.S. workers in the private sector sustained about 3 million nonfatal injuries, marking a slight drop in the injury rates when compared to the numbers from 2013. 3 million nonfatal work injuries sustained by U.S. workers in 2014 This is according to a recent report from officials at the... Read Full Post
November 05, 2015
Spine Injuries Rose 60% for People 65+ over Past Decade Since 1993, there has been a dramatic surge in spinal cord injury rates among those 65 and older in the U.S., according to a Vanderbilt University study published in the June 2015 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
October 31, 2015
Eighteen pedestrians have been hit and killed in St. Louis so far in 2015, representing more than then the number of pedestrian fatalities that occurred in St. Louis in 2013 and 2014 combined. As safety officials scramble to try to reverse this trend and protect all travelers on St. Louis roads,... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
October 25, 2015
Following a work accident or an occupational illness, Illinois workers can file for workers compensation benefits to obtain financial support as they recover. Given that the application process can be complicated, below we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions about Illinois... Read Full Post