Day Care Provider Charged in Death of Toddler

In September 2009, an eighteen-month-old toddler passed away after spending time in the care of his day care provider. The day care provider, a forty-year-old woman from the Wentzville area, allegedly hit the little boy in the head repeatedly. This was the type of punishment the provider used, and according to an article on the KMOV.com website, the woman is currently being held on felony charges for child abuse.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want you to know that we take accusations of child abuse very seriously. As a parent, you have to work to provide for your family. You entrust your young children into the care of a babysitter or day care service believing that your kids will be properly cared for. Unfortunately, all too often, children do end up injured or even killed at the hands of their child care providers, just as this little boy was killed.

If you believe your children have suffered from an injury because of the negligence of your family’s child care provider, or if you’re concerned that there your children are being abused, it’s important to discontinue working with that provider immediately. Call the police, and then contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney. It’s important for you to understand your rights in this situation, and an attorney will fight hard for the compensation you deserve.

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Hip Implants Seem Like a Miracle Cure, but will They Last?

The baby boomer generation is getting older, which means more and more of this population of people will be requiring medical procedures like hip implants. In fact, it’s estimated that in as few as fifteen years, people in the United States will be getting up to one million hip implants per year.

A hip implant is a relatively simple piece of hardware that only costs a few hundred dollars to manufacture. The cost, however, can be astronomical. Each one can cost as much as $6,000. Unfortunately, many patients are paying for these implants without any real guarantees that they’re going to last.

The other problem is that not every doctor is eager to tell patients about the type of hip implant they’re getting, and many manufacturers don’t provide any time of warranty for their devices. That means that when the implants fail, the patient has to pay for a replacement. In some cases insurance companies will pay for replacements, but that means the manufacturers don’t have to worry about absorbing any of those costs.

Perhaps you or someone you love has had a hip implant that failed, causing you a great deal of pain and financial difficulty. Please contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right way. Talking with an experienced attorney will provide you with the information you need so you’ll know how to proceed.

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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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