Month: January 2018

Bitten by a Dog – Should You Sue the Owner?

Bitten by a dog? The St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to ensure you’re receiving just compensation. If you were bitten by a dog without provocation, you are entitled to damages from the dog’s owner. Strict LiabilityMissouri is a strict liability state. If you were on public property or lawfully on […]

Written by on January 30, 2018

Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Car Accident in St. Louis

Left in shock after a hit-and-run driver carelessly sped away, leaving you to face the consequences alone? The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to know there’s still something you can do about it! 1. Get witness information.Were there witnesses? Traffic cameras? Immediately gather essential contact information including name, phone, […]

Written by on January 25, 2018

Why You Need Hoffman & Gelfman on Your Side After an Auto Accident

Just because you’ve suffered a car accident, does that mean you need a lawyer? The St. Louis car accident attorneys want you to understand why it’s best to have a seasoned personal injury attorney on your side. Unforeseen ObstaclesIn the heat of the moment, your accident may seem manageable. However, unforeseen obstacles may pop-up over […]

Written by on January 23, 2018

More Drug Recalls by the FDA Put Users at Risk for Medical Complications

Every year, the FDA approves various drugs. In fact, they approve about 25 per year on average and those numbers have been climbing in recent years. In 2015, there were 45 new drugs approved for various purposes. What’s interesting is the fact that just as many drugs are being recalled because they’ve been found to […]

Written by on January 18, 2018

Missouri is a High Risk State for Deer-Auto Collisions

Here in St. Louis, the colder months are traditionally the months when we have to watch out for deer. These animals are cute to look at, but not so much when they’re standing in the middle of the road you’re traveling down. Unfortunately for us, Missouri is considered a state that is at high risk […]

Written by on January 16, 2018

Complaints Rise Against State Run VA Nursing Home in St. Louis

Cases of nursing home neglect are all over the news in St. Louis. One case seems particularly shocking, and it involves a veterans’ nursing home. Many families claimed that their loved ones were not being taken care of properly. When bringing their concerns to staff members, they were given passive answers and never saw any […]

Written by on January 11, 2018

What the Family Should Do After a Fatal Car Accident in St. Louis

Losing someone you love because of an accident is a burden no family should have to bear. Still, it happens every day in St. Louis. If you’ve recently lost a family member, you may feel lost. You need to know exactly how you should proceed, regardless of what the circumstances of the accident are. What […]

Written by on January 9, 2018

How are Truck Accident Claims Different from Auto Accident Claims

If you’re in a truck accident in St. Louis, it’s very important that you treat it differently than you would if it were a car accident. The two types of claims are actually quite different from one another, although there are a few similarities. Types of Truck Accidents Truck accidents are much less common than […]

Written by on January 4, 2018

Army Reserve Mother and Boyfriend Killed by Speeding Stolen Car

A St. Louis couple was recently involved in a fatal crash with a stolen vehicle, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch website. The article states that the accident happened late at night when they were on their way to drop of the woman’s daughter and prior to going to work. A police officer had spotted […]

Written by on January 2, 2018