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    • A New Year’s Resolution All Drivers Should Make

      A New Year’s Resolution All Drivers Should Make

      Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States – in fact they are the number one cause of death for teens aged 15-20.   These preventable crashes drain our economy of $292 billion annually.  As a personal injury attorney, I see […]

    • Personal Injury Attorney and Another Driver Indicted for Fatal Street Racing Crash

      Personal Injury Attorney and Another Driver Indicted for Fatal Street Racing Crash

      Back in July, I wrote a blog about a fatal crash in St. Louis County caused by two drivers who were street racing on Lindbergh Boulevard.   Kathleen ‘Kay’ Koutroubis’ car was struck from behind by a car driven by Haven […]

    • Five No-No’s in Auto Accident Lawsuits

      Five No-No’s in Auto Accident Lawsuits

      While a lot of my cases have to do with issues of product liability and other areas of automotive litigation, there is still a large number of auto accident cases in the U.S. each year.  With cell-phone usage while driving […]

    • The Dangers of Overhead Power Lines

      The Dangers of Overhead Power Lines

      Electrocutions are the second leading cause of death in the construction industry and the fifth leading cause of work-related deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our firm has litigated cases where electrical injury accidents occurred […]

    • Self-Driving Car Accidents:  Who Will Be Held Liable?

      Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who Will Be Held Liable?

      As I stated in my blog from earlier this month, self-driving cars are here. In fact, the federal government is so sure autonomous cars will save lives they are pumping millions of dollars into a ‘Zero Deaths’ campaign. Their goal […]

    • Victims of Nursing Home Abuse Can Now Have Their Day in Court

      Victims of Nursing Home Abuse Can Now Have Their Day in Court

      Nursing homes can no longer force elder abuse or wrongful death claims to private arbitration, thanks to a new rule passed by the federal agency that oversees nursing homes with 1.5 million residents.   The rule, passed recently by the […]

    • What’s at Stake with the Vanishing Jury Trial

      What’s at Stake with the Vanishing Jury Trial

      Over the last couple decades, much has been published in law journals and law reviews about the national decline in trials.  As reported recently in the New York Times, the Southern District of New York held only 50 criminal jury […]

    • Self-Driving Cars Race to Market

      Self-Driving Cars Race to Market

      I got a new car last week. The technology is amazing. My car is equip with blind spot warning sensors, lane departure prevention, and collision avoidance systems. Within a few days, I put the collision avoidance system to use. While […]

    • Drunk Driver Kills Couple on Motorcycle

      Drunk Driver Kills Couple on Motorcycle

      Over the weekend, a man and woman riding a motorcycle were killed by a drunk driver in southeast Missouri. Riding a motorcycle comes with inherent risks.  The most obvious being that a rider has very little protection between their body and another vehicle, a […]

    • Understanding Elder Financial Abuse

      Understanding Elder Financial Abuse

      Elder financial abuse involving family, caregivers and others in trusted positions swindles $6.67 billion every year from vulnerable seniors. Why are the elderly attractive targets? Persons over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth Many seniors […]