St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

4 apps that encourage hands-free driving

It’s well-known that cell phone use has played a significant role in distracted driving accidents and fatalities. The silver lining is that bright minds, technology, and our smartphones have teamed together in recent years to develop apps that, if used,…


AAA: high-tech braking systems in new cars not very effective

Regular readers of our St. Louis personal injury blog might well recall a post we published about a month ago about a study that showed that high-tech safety features were helping drivers of new cars to avoid crashes, collisions and…


Tips for overcoming a post-accident disability

A car accident leaves you with permanent injuries. The worst part, in some ways, is that you don’t even remember the crash. You know that you didn’t do anything wrong; you’ve seen the footage from a nearby security camera as…


My Amazing Client

This is my amazing client (and now, friend!) Lynn. She, and others like her, are the reason I choose to stay in the challenging, under appreciated, and mentally and emotionally taxing field of injury law. I have had the gift…


Study helps pinpoint why teens are at higher risks of crashes

With high schools across St. Louis back in session, this is a good time to examine again the leading cause injury and death to teens ages 16 to 19: motor vehicle crashes. A new study of the dangers to teenagers…


How do truck accidents differ from car accidents?

Collisions involving trucks have the capacity to cause significant damages because of the force created by large vehicles. Many car drivers who are involved in collisions with trucks assume that the truck drivers will be deemed to be at fault….


High-tech safety features reducing motor vehicle crashes

When people drive around St. Louis, they are constantly making use of their vehicle’s common safety features: brakes, headlights, seat belts, etc. We often use those features reflexively; we’ve used them so many times that not a great deal of…


Missouri launches high school safe driving campaign

When the St. Louis night air begins to get crisp and the leaves on the trees slowly start to change their colors, it is a sure sign that schools have reopened their doors to students and autumn is on its…


Study: “threat appeals” reduce inclination to text while driving

Each year, the toll of distracted driving mounts in lives lost, injuries caused and dollars wasted. Thousands dead, hundreds of thousands injured and billions of dollars squandered. We all know of this horrific toll taken by distracted driving, yet you…


Talking to your teen about deadly distractions while at the wheel

Teen drivers are still in the process of familiarizing themselves with the best practices of managing a motor vehicle that experienced drivers have long since internalized. From learning how to efficiently scan for danger on the road to tuning out…