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    • 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 […]

    • Warning Signs of Elder Care Abuse

      Warning Signs of Elder Care Abuse

      Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim […]

    • Deadliest Roads in the St. Louis Region

      Deadliest Roads in the St. Louis Region

      Deadly roads and distracted drivers make for a lethal combination. I recently wrote about a deadly crash that happened on Highway 21 in Jefferson County. For many years, that highway was known as “Blood Alley” due to the number of […]

    • Car Crash Prevention Tips:  Back to the Basics

      Car Crash Prevention Tips: Back to the Basics

      Many car crashes can be prevented by following a few basic tips. A Washington County, Missouri woman was killed last week in a car crash. A news report suggests that the crash was preventable.  The crash is like many we hear and […]

    • Car Seat Safety:  Buckle Up & Restrain Your Kids

      Car Seat Safety: Buckle Up & Restrain Your Kids

      Two children were killed in a collision earlier this week. Both kids were under the age of four years.  The children’s mom was driving one of the vehicles involved in the crash. The collision happened on Hanley Road near the […]

    • Teach Your Kids About Dangers of Distracted Driving

      Teach Your Kids About Dangers of Distracted Driving

      Our kids will be returning to school in just a few weeks.  Our teens and college students will be driving to and from campus, class, sports, band and play practices, and between our homes and jobs.  All the while, most […]

    • Beware of Liability Waivers & Releases

      Beware of Liability Waivers & Releases

      Would you hire a plumber who refuses to warranty his work? Would you work with a contractor who refuses to guarantee that he will roof your house in a workmanlike manner?  Would you retain a professional like a lawyer, doctor […]

    • “I’m Sorry” Not Enough For Drunk Driving Victim

      “I’m Sorry” Not Enough For Drunk Driving Victim

      Kathleen Koutrobis died this past weekend. Koutrobis is a victim of reckless driving.  Two middle aged men killed her, reportedly drag racing and driving while intoxicated.  Koutrobis’ death is the worst kind of injury – injury that is completely preventable. […]

    • Drunk Driving Victims and Crime Compensation

      Drunk Driving Victims and Crime Compensation

        Many victims of drunk drivers face a grim reality: the drunk driver either doesn’t have liability insurance or doesn’t have enough coverage to fully compensate him. The situation adds insult to injury as the injured person struggles to pay […]