Month: 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. A jury recently awarded the motorcycle accident victim’s family a $1.25 million settlement in compensation […]

Written by on February 28, 2012

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 of older drivers on America’s roadways is increasing. Despite a general decrease in traffic fatalities […]

Written by on February 23, 2012

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 was diagnosed with E. coli poisoning after eating a Jimmy John’s turkey sandwich in West […]

Written by on February 22, 2012

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 the Grand Prix, ages 19 and 21, and the driver of the second vehicle were […]

Written by on February 21, 2012

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 truck collided on I-44 in Gray Summit, Missouri, just 30 miles southwest of St. Louis, in […]

Written by on February 16, 2012

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 what happened when the patient was improperly transferred from a chair to his bed. The […]

Written by on February 14, 2012

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 4 inches of snow accumulated on St. Louis roadways, nearly doubling the season’s total snowfall. Slick […]

Written by on February 14, 2012

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 it has received more than 140 personal injury reports of people being sprayed with hot […]

Written by on February 9, 2012

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 the youth’s University City home. Police arrested the 29-year-old woman who was driving the car that […]

Written by on February 7, 2012

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 Southborough, Massachusetts. The portable heaters are manufactured in China. According to the recall notice, a […]

Written by on February 2, 2012