Travel Safety Warning: Accidents Can Happen Anywhere…Even Disney World

According to an article on the KSDK.com website, one man is missing the tips of two of his fingers after taking a ride on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World in Florida.

Officials are still unclear about how the incident took place. The ride was stopped when it happened, and it was inspected carefully to ensure that everything was operating according to standard procedure. In the Magic Kingdom, which is the Disney park where this incident happened, many of the rides contain animatronics, which are not known to malfunction.

The man was taken to an area hospital immediately after his injury occurred.

Now that summer is here, man St. Louis residents will be taking off on vacations. It’s a lot of fun to take the family to Disney World or another theme park for a long-anticipated break from the norm. Even so, while you’re away from home, accidents do happen. It’s important to follow all of the instructions that the staff provides before you ride any ride.

However, even when people follow the instructions perfectly, accidents do still happen. Roller coaster cars can break free from the track, or a ride can malfunction in a number of ways. If you’re hurt this summer while you’re on vacation, be sure to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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A Word from Your St. Louis Attorney: Stay Safe on the Water this Summer

It’s a common misconception that you don’t have much to worry about when it comes to enjoying some time on a boat during the summer months. However, according to an article that was recently posted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, water fatalities increased this year from those that occurred last year.

As your St. Louis attorney, we want to caution you to be careful when you’re on the water. Drinking alcohol while driving a boat can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving a car. Each year people are killed or injured because of these types of decisions.

Water safety is also a concern. Be sure to check any equipment you’re renting or that you purchased for defects before you use it. This will lower your chance of injury because of faulty equipment.

By taking the proper safety precautions this summer, and by avoiding making risky decisions, you and your family can enjoy many sunny weekends enjoying the water. However, sometimes it’s not possible to avoid an accident, especially if you’re put in harm’s way by the negligent behavior of others.

If you or a member of your family is injured in a boating accident that’s caused by someone else’s impairment or careless driving, it’s important to contact a St. Louis attorney right away. An attorney will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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Stray Bullet Hits Woman in the Cheek on the 4th of July

Imagine sitting around enjoying a nice 4th of July barbeque with your family. Your children are there, your grandchildren are there. It’s a wonderful occasion, full of celebration. Suddenly, you’re struck by an object and it feels as though someone has hit you in the face with a bat. A trip to the local ER reveals that you’ve been hit by a stray bullet.

This is exactly what happened to one sixty-one-year-old Fenton woman on the 4th of July this year. Fortunately, no one else was hurt by the bullet, which just missed hitting the woman’s three-year-old granddaughter, who had been sitting on her lap.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to remind you to use extra caution when you’re celebrating with your family and friends this summer. Even though the 4th of July is behind us, people still set off fireworks and participate in other dangerous activities all summer long. Guns that are fired into the air have bullets that have to come down eventually. When they do, they can often cause injuries.

In this case, the woman was treated for her injuries at a local hospital. However, her situation could have ended up much worse. If you suffer from an injury this summer, please contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right away to discuss the details surrounding your case.

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Caution from Your St. Louis Attorney: Use Extra Care When Traveling During Summer Holidays

Now that summer is here, it’s tempting for drivers to relax and just enjoy their commutes a little bit more. It’s stressful to deal with ice and snow during the winter. Even so, summer is not the time to let your guard down when it comes to driving. In fact, you might want to exercise a little bit more caution for many reasons.

Motorcycles – It’s hard to travel anywhere in St. Louis without seeing at least one motorcycle this time of year. Be extra cautious to ensure that you and motorcyclists can travel safely.

Impaired Drivers – Summer means more parties. That inevitably means more impaired drivers on the road. Learn how to spot drivers who might be under the influence, and always keep a good amount of distance between you and them while you’re driving.

Children – Now that children are out of school, many of them are out playing. This could mean many kids playing in the streets of their neighborhoods, and it’s not uncommon for them to run out into the road after a stray kickball. Be watchful.

As your St. Louis attorney, we’re just as excited as you are that summer is here. However, it’s important to remain safe, no matter what you’re doing this summer. If you or someone you love is injured in an accident, please contact a St. Louis attorney right away.

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Argument Over Trash Can Results in Serious Injury

A thirty-three-year-old woman from De Soto was injured this week during an altercation that occurred following an argument over a trash can, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

The woman was accompanying a man to a friend’s home in De Soto to assist with some car repairs. While they were working on the car, another man and a woman approached them and began arguing with them. The argument centered around a trash can, which had apparently been moved. When the argument escalated, the woman was hit in the face with a baseball bat and kicked in the head. She received immediate medical attention, including being flown to St. Louis University Hospital, where she had to have surgery for a bleed in the brain. She also received a skull fracture.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to caution you to remain aware of your surroundings at all times, especially at night. Even an act of wanting to lend a helping hand to a friend can result in serious injuries if you end up in an altercation.

If you or someone you love is injured in a fight, or in any type of accident, it’s important to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney. Your attorney will know how to handle your case, and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Relative Retaliates after Beating of Alton Man

A forty-one-year-old Alton man was allegedly beaten with various weapons, including a motorcycle helmet and a golf club by three assailants earlier this month. According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, a relative of the victim reportedly shot one of the assailants in the leg at a local convenience store on that same night.

While the details remained unclear, warrants were issued for everyone who was involved in the situation. Both of the victims received treatment at a local hospital.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we understand that it can be tempting to take the law into your own hands when you are injured in an attack or in an accident. While you might never consider this type of an extreme retaliation effort, by not going to the police you are only creating more problems for yourself. You could also be creating problems for your family.

If you are injured in any way, the best thing to do is contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney after you have received the medical attention you need. An experienced attorney will know exactly how to handle your case, and your rights under the law will be protected. Taking the law into your own hands is dangerous, and by doing so, you will be forfeiting any chance you might have for appropriate compensation.

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St. Louis Superman Seen Breaking up Fights at Cardinals Games

There’s no question that no matter what sport you’re into, sports fans of all shapes and sizes can get pretty passionate about their love for their favorite team. Once baseball season starts or once football season starts, fights at games are just par for the course, and you never know what you might encounter when you venture out to a St. Louis Cardinals game.

However, one Cardinals fan in particular has taken to using his own methods to control violence and break up fights at St. Louis games this year. He goes by the name the St. Louis Superman, and he does his best to traverse the stadium in search of fights so that he can do his part to keep the peace.

Attending a St. Louis baseball game isn’t as safe as it once was. Parents attending games with their kids do so with an element of caution because fights often break out without warning, and without any regard to the bystanders.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we hope you’re enjoying Cardinals baseball this season, and we also hope you’re able to make it to a few games. However, if you’re injured in any way at those games, remember that it’s important to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney as soon as possible, even if Superman does come to your rescue.

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Dixon, MO Man Shot During Property Disagreement

Most property disputes are settled civilly, and when they’re not able to be settled, they will often go to court. However, this was not the case for one Dixon man, who was shot in the face over a dispute with an eighteen-year-old man this past week.

According to the article on the KSDK.com website, there were three men participating in the argument. One of them pulled out a gun, and the Dixon man attempted to flee from the scene on a stolen ATV. Unfortunately, he was shot in the face. The man was taken to a local hospital, and was reported to be in critical condition.

The shooter was subsequently arrested.

Even among friends, property disputes can often get quite heated, and things can get out of hand rather quickly. As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, if you are involved in any type of dispute, we advise you to proceed with caution, and leave the scene before it escalates as this situation did. It is much easier to settle such matters in court, rather than to put your own life at risk.

However, if you are injured in a dispute, it’s important to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney immediately. A qualified attorney will know how to advise you according to your case, and will help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

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University Students Alerted About Teens Firing Pellet Guns

Lindenwood students and staff were notified to use caution this week when two teenage boys were seen shooting pellet guns on campus, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

Police officers searched the campus but did not locate the boys, who were reported to have been driving a white Hyundai. Witnesses said that the boys were shooting at signs, and not aiming their guns at students at faculty.

Although this is typical teenage behavior, shooting pellet guns in a public place is a very dangerous activity. Even so, with school out for the summer, it’s expected that kids and teenagers are going to engage in these types of practices, and sometimes with little to no regard for the safety of people around them.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, it’s our goal to provide you with the information you need to keep you and your family safe. Pellet guns can be very dangerous when they are used improperly, and although these teens did not cause any injuries with their careless behavior, this is one situation that could have ended in serious injury for staff or students.

If you’re injured this summer because of a similar display of reckless behavior, please contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney immediately. Acting quickly is the best way to ensure you’re compensated for your injuries.

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Fatal Crash in Franklin County Kills Motorcyclist

With the warm weather here, we’ve been seeing motorcycles all around the St. Louis area. Unfortunately, this also means that there are going to be motorcycle accidents that result in injury or even death for some motorcyclists. One such accident occurred this past week in Franklin County, and it resulted in the death of a twenty-one-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle north on Highway PP.

A seventy-six-year-old man driving a Ford Explorer was crossing the highway at the time, going from one driveway to another. However, he stopped in the middle of the road at the exact moment the motorcycle was approaching. The motorcyclist attempted to swerve to avoid the SUV, but hit the front of it. He was thrown from his bike and struck a nearby utility pole. Unfortunately, he died at the hospital at a later time.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we feel it’s important to continually remind you to exercise caution when you’re driving this time of year. Any unusual stops or turns could be fatal for someone near you who is riding a motorcycle.

If you or someone you love is injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s very important for you to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right away. Negligence cannot be ignored, and an attorney will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

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