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Matthew C. Casey

A New Year’s Resolution All Drivers Should Make

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States – in fact they are the number one cause of death for teens aged 15-20.   These preventable crashes drain our economy of $292 billion annually.  As a personal injury attorney, I see […]

Matt Devoti

Personal Injury Attorney and Another Driver Indicted for Fatal Street Racing Crash

Back in July, I wrote a blog about a fatal crash in St. Louis County caused by two drivers who were street racing on Lindbergh Boulevard.   Kathleen ‘Kay’ Koutroubis’ car was struck from behind by a car driven by Haven […]

Matt Devoti

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 […]

Matt Devoti

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 […]

Matt Devoti

“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. […]

Matt Devoti

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 […]

Matt Devoti

Extended Holiday Weekend Increases Threat of Impaired Driving

This year we celebrate Independence on a Monday. That means the holiday weekend kicks off on Friday, offering an extended weekend to gather with family and friends at our homes, the community pool and the neighborhood park. It also means […]

Matt Devoti

Steps to take if you are hit by a drunk driver.

Memorial Day Weekend.  Fourth of July.  Labor Day Weekend.  Pool parties.  BBQs.  The official start of summer kicks off a season that brings many opportunities for getting together with friends and family. Unfortunately, the opportunity for drinking too much – and being the victim […]

Matt Devoti

Passengers also have a responsibility to ‘End Distracted Driving’

Distracted driving is an epidemic. But it’s an epidemic that can be stopped if everyone embraces their roles and responsibilities – as drivers, pedestrians and passengers.  Today I’d like to talk about the important role passengers can play in helping […]

Matt Devoti

I Have A Mountain of Medical Bills…Help!

“I was in an accident. I needed treatment.  Now the hospital is hounding me.  What do I do?” The question comes from a person injured in a car crash; he’s called me because a situation he never dreamed would happen […]