St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

Study: Half of parents favor phones over driving safety

Which would you rather hold tightly and keep safe: your child or your phone? Of course the answer for most St. Louis parents would be their children – or would it? According to a new study, about half of parents…


July 4 traffic stats: Missouri by the numbers

We hope that all of the regular readers of our St. Louis personal injury blog had enjoyable, safe Fourth of July holidays. Unfortunately, holidays are often a time when some irresponsible members of society get drunk, cause motor vehicle wrecks…


Stay clear of a truck’s “no-zone” to avoid an accident

We have all done it before. You’re in a hurry, so you speed up to go around a barreling 18-wheeler. The other car in front has slowed down as they approach traffic. Now you’re stuck right next to the gigantic…


Motorcycle helmet laws in Missouri

Update: Missouri’s motorcycle helmet laws updated on August 28th, 2020. Find the most up-to-date information about helmet requirements here. Most states have cracked down on drivers and passengers wearing seat belts and staying off their phones. Traffic laws are intended…


Missouri ranked as one of the worst teen driving states

The moment your child obtains a driver’s license may be the next natural step towards adulthood, but it can be a dangerous step. As motor vehicle accidents are still one of the leading causes of teenage fatalities, personal finance website…


Drivers won’t stop looking at their phones

It’s not dangerous to watch “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. There’s also little danger in text message exchanges with your best friend, or in fiddling with your Spotify playlists. All those activities are pretty harmless – unless you engage in…


Missouri urged to get on the Road to Zero

We read recently a letter in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. Deborah A.P. Hersman wrote to urge Missouri legislators to focus more attention on reducing the number of motor vehicle accidents, injuries…


Cutting truck safety regulations may cause more fatal accidents

Anyone who has spent time behind a tractor trailer on one of Missouri’s interstate highways or roads understands the old bumper sticker that reads, “Without trucks, America stops.” This is true since most freight and goods in America spends time…


Why do drivers keep crashing into motorcycles?

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As the weather gets nicer and riders around St. Louis pull the tarps off their bikes to get ready to hit the road, it’s the perfect time to discuss the problem of motorcycle…


Research: distracted driving is main culprit in hit-and-run surge

A new national study automobile service AAA shows that hit-and-run car crashes are surging, with a 60 percent increase in fatalities since 2009. A traffic safety expert who looked at the research said there are several factors important in the…