Monthly Archives: August 2017

Outdated Headlights Put Pedestrians and Drivers at Risk

Despite advances in car technology ranging from backup cameras to warning signals and other electronics technology designed to make travel safer, one heavily-relied-upon piece of equipment has remained, for the most part, unchanged: Automobile headlights. In the DarkThe St. Louis … Continue reading

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Truck Wheel Ornaments are a Danger to Pedestrians

Glancing over at the medieval-looking spikes on the tractor trailer idling next to you at a stoplight is not only unnerving – these spikes are dangerous and the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman want to make … Continue reading

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Tow Truck Driver Hit and Killed While Recovering a Disabled Vehicle

A Killeen, Texas tow truck driver was recently killed in the line of work. Be wary, not all drivers are familiar with – or follow – “move over” laws. And the St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman … Continue reading

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Are Nursing Home Complaints in St. Louis Being Kept Secret?

In July 2015, Minnesota launched a statewide abuse reporting hotline for vulnerable adults in nursing homes, hospitals and other state-licensed facilities. Two-years later, MN DOH regulators cannot keep up. The St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman … Continue reading

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Fatalities in Auto Accident Caused by a Driver Texting

A March 2017 auto accident claiming the lives of 13 was found to be caused, in-part, by texting while driving. A problem rampant across the U.S., everyone on the roadways is at risk, and the St. Louis Personal injury attorneys … Continue reading

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Could This be a Legal Precedent for Auto and Truck Accident Settlements?

In Canada, an alarming trend has been noted in the justice system. Drivers at fault for hit-and-run deaths are walking away with little more than a slap on the wrist and victims’ families are up-in-arms. With careless driving on the … Continue reading

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Eliquis Lawsuits Allege Defective Drug Status

In three separate lawsuits, plaintiffs are alleging anticoagulant Eliquis (also known as apixaban and ARISTOTLE) was rushed to the market without an effective antidote, making it unnecessarily dangerous and defective. If your Coumadin (warfarin) prescription blood thinner was replaced by … Continue reading

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State Fails to Investigate Nursing Home Neglect, Leaving Consumers in the Dark

Twin Cities nursing home patient Mary Cleary sat 19 hours with two broken legs before being sent to the hospital for care. Less than 3 weeks later she died. Hip surgery patient Ineko Counters checked into Martin Luther Care Center … Continue reading

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Steps You Can Take to Prevent Dog Bites

4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually in the U.S. – most between the tender ages of 5-9. Surprising for many, more than half of these bites happen with known animals, with tragic consequences for all involved. The St. … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist Sent by Air Evac Helicopter to Hospital After Accident

Back in May, a Festus man was hurt while riding a motorcycle on Highway 61 north of Wentzville in St. Charles County. Managing a motorcycle on area roadways can be tricky, and the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman … Continue reading

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