Month: 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Outdated Headlights Put Pedestrians and Drivers at Risk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 personal injury lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman have uncovered lackluster lighting as a common source […]

Written by on August 31, 2017

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 you aware of the risks. Sharp ConsequencesSpikes overextending from the edges of wheel rims can […]

Written by on August 29, 2017

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 want to remind you of the dangers. A Careless DriverOne May morning, thirty-nine-year-old Scott Bowles, […]

Written by on August 24, 2017

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 want you to know some relevant facts, so you can protect your loved ones from […]

Written by on August 22, 2017

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 at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to be aware of the dangers. Driver Crossed Center […]

Written by on August 17, 2017

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 rise in the U.S., often due to technological distractions, the St. Louis personal injury attorneys […]

Written by on August 15, 2017

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 Eliquis, the St. Louis defective drug attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to make you […]

Written by on August 10, 2017

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 for post-surgery recovery. While there, she fell, re-fracturing her hip. No doctor was called and […]

Written by on August 8, 2017

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. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to know that a little […]

Written by on August 3, 2017

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 & Gelfman want you to be aware of these risks. Motorcycle MysteryMissouri State Highway Patrol […]

Written by on August 1, 2017