Month: March 2012

Death Caused By Man Driving While Drunk

Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination which can have life changing consequences in a blink of an eye!  Statistics show that in 2009, there were 878 accidents in the state of Missouri.  Of those accidents, 358 were alcohol related.  Of those that were alcohol related, 300 or 41% resulted in a senseless fatality. […]

Written by on March 29, 2012

Texting While Driving = Fatal Car Crash

Texting while driving has proven to be dangerous, and in many cases, deadly, regardless of what your age is! reported on March 23, 2012 that a little boy, who was fatally injured in a car accident in St. Clair County has been identified.  Diego Rangel was riding with his mother Mindy Hoyt on March […]

Written by on March 27, 2012

Tiny Baby Loses Family In Fatal Car Crash

Tiny baby Gabriel, just two days old, was the sole survivor from his family of four that was involved in a two vehicle car crash on February 29, 2012. Connect reported on February 29, 2012 that 19 year old Emily Frake caused the accident when she crossed the center lane on Missouri Highway 52 and […]

Written by on March 22, 2012

Alcohol May Be The Cause Of Fatal Car Crash

Despite the successful decline in nationwide drunk driving incidents, every single day, across the United States, more than 30 people will die in alcohol related vehicle accidents.  Countless others will be seriously injured due to the reckless endangerment caused by people choosing to drink and drive. Chesterfield Patch reported on March 19, 2012 that police […]

Written by on March 20, 2012

Man Enters Guilty Plea in Vehicular Homicide Case

A man who was charged with negligent homicide in a deadly road accident in Mason City, Iowa has pleaded guilty. The Globe Gazette, a leading news source in North Iowa, reported that James Bollinger, 51, entered his guilty plea during a hearing in the Cerro Gordo County District Court on the 5th of March, 2012. […]

Written by on March 15, 2012

Distracted Driver Accident Victims Look to State Legislatures for Relief

There is an alarming trend of an increased number of car and truck accidents caused by distracted drivers not only in the St. Louis area, but nationwide. In fact police now say that distracted driving is a contributing factor in as much as 25% of all reported accidents. Many car accident and truck accident victims […]

Written by on March 14, 2012

Failure to Diagnosis In Emergency Room

A woman will receive a $17.9 million settlement from a health care facility, doctors and city in a suit involving medical malpractice that resulted in the amputation of her hands and feet, according to court documents. After being transported to an emergency room, the patient was sent home with pain killers after doctors diagnosed her […]

Written by on March 14, 2012

Charges in Fatal Chesterfield Car Crash Still Pending

Criminal charges may be filed for a car crash that occurred in Chesterfield on the 28th of February. The fatal car crash took the life of 18-year-old Clayton Pfeiffer, a freshman at the Missouri Baptist University. Local authorities said that law enforcement officers had visited the office of the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney sometime […]

Written by on March 8, 2012

Student Arrested after Injuring Teacher

A Philadelphia area middle school teacher had to be hospitalized recently after a student repeatedly punched him.  The unidentified teacher from Leeds Middle School in Mount Airy PA was assaulted by the student around 8:40 am in his 8th grade science classroom. According to reports, the 14-year-old student punched the veteran middle school teacher in […]

Written by on March 6, 2012

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

St. Louis personal injury claims arise when a person is injured physically or emotionally by the actions or conduct of another individual or business entity (retail store, employer, bus company, etc.). However, when the victim (the “decedent”) dies as a result of his injuries, he is obviously unable to bring suit himself. When this occurs, […]

Written by on March 1, 2012