Monthly Archives: February 2012

$1.25 Million Awarded in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

In 2010, a woman talking on her cell phone pulled her car out of a parking lot and directly into the path of a motorcycle. The 55-year-old motorcyclist sustained catastrophic personal injuries in the collision and died 8 days later. … Continue reading

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St. Louis Seniors Push Up Car Accident Fatality Rate

St. Louis’ senior drivers are more prone to auto accidents than drivers in other age groups, according to a new study by TRIP, a national transportation research group. With the active, mobile Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, the number … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning Lawsuit Against Jimmy John’s

A woman from the Midwest recently sickened after eating sprouts from Jimmy John’s has filed a lawsuit accusing the sandwich chain of serving unsafe food. The lawsuit filed earlier this week seeks damages for pain and suffering and alleges that a resident of Iowa … Continue reading

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Speeding Driver Causes Fatal St. Louis Auto Accident

A speeding 21-year-old driver caused a fatal three-car accident Saturday when he ran a red light and his Grand Prix collided with a Metro Call-A-Ride bus. Seconds later, a third vehicle crashed into the Grand Prix. The two passengers in … Continue reading

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Texting Trucker Caused Fatal Missouri School Bus Crash

After a 17-month investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that distracted driving caused the four-vehicle truck-bus accident that killed two Missouri teenagers and injured 38 other people in August 2010. Two school buses, a semi truck and a pickup … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Abuse

The estate of retired surgeon whose legs were broken while he was a resident of a nursing home facility was awarded $8 million in damages after a two-week trial. It was alleged that the nursing home tried to cover up … Continue reading

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Snow Storm Causes Truck Accidents

Last night’s snowstorm turned St. Louis roads slick and slippery, resulting in numerous St. Louis personal injury auto accidents and two traffic fatalities. Fender-benders, cars sliding off the roadway, truck accidents, and frightening spinouts were reported across the city as … Continue reading

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Tassimo Coffee Makers Recalled for Personal Injury Burn Risk

Reports of serious burn injuries have resulted in the recall of more than a million Tassimo coffee makers in St. Louis and across the U.S. and Canada. In today’s announcement of the product recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said … Continue reading

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St. Louis Teen Killed by Drunk Driver

A 19-year-0ld St. Louis teen died Saturday, February 4, 2012, the day after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. The fatal St. Louis bicycle accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Delmar Boulevard near Goodfellow Boulevard not far from … Continue reading

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Burn Hazard Sparks Recall of Honeywell Portable Heaters

A possible burn hazard has prompted the recall of 19,000 Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters. The voluntary space heater recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with the product’s distributor, Kaz USA  Inc. of … Continue reading

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