St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

3 reasons why thorough car accident follow-up is important

After a driver strikes your vehicle, you may feel pulled in several different directions. You will have to take actions at the accident scene to ensure anyone with severe injuries gets help. At the same time, you must think about gathering enough information in case you want to file a claim later. But being thoughtful […]

Sep 18 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Deaths involving recalled children’s products jumped last year

There’s considerably more attention paid to the safety of children’s products today than when most of us were kids. However, the number of fatalities is still alarmingly high. According to a study by a Chicago-based nonprofit advocacy group, Kids in Danger (KID), 38 children died in 2019 due to injuries suffered from recalled products. The […]

Apr 4 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Not all crash injuries are immediately apparent

You were in a car crash a few days ago or maybe even a week or more ago. You thought you escaped uninjured — aside from feeling shaken. Maybe you broke a bone or two, and you thought that was the extent of your injuries. Now you’re starting to experience some troubling symptoms. You wonder […]

Feb 24 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Products sold on Amazon may not meet safety standards

If you’re still taking dozens of Amazon Prime boxes to the recycling bin that recently contained toys you bought for your children or other kids in your life, you need to know that many toys sold through the popular online retailer don’t meet federal safety standards. The biggest culprits are toys made by small third-party […]

Jan 2 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Why you shouldn’t settle an accident claim too soon

Often people who are injured in a car accident don’t realize how serious their injuries are for some time. Sometimes, they don’t realize they’ve been injured at all. The shock of being in a crash may prevent you from noticing symptoms of a problem. You may be so relieved to be safe and alive that […]

Dec 16 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

What impact does car size have on the severity of a crash?

If you ever have wondered why motorists often buy sports utility vehicles (SUVs), trucks and other large vehicles, you’re probably aware that one reason that they assume that it will protect them better than if they’re struck riding in a small passenger car. Size does matter when a motorist driving a larger vehicle crashes into […]

Nov 1 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Tips to keep your kids injury-free this Halloween

If your kids are still young enough to go trick-or-treating, you or another adult is probably going with them this Halloween. However, you still want to make sure that your children (and others you may be in charge of for the night) follow important safety precautions. The American Red Cross provides some valuable tips to […]

Oct 14 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Don’t neglect the dangers of autumn driving

While fall weather in Illinois and Missouri is certainly more moderate than what we endure in the winter, it can carry some serious driving hazards. If drivers get complacent, they can cause accidents. Fallen leaves are a hazard that many drivers don’t consider. You should always be cautious when driving through them or avoid them […]

Sep 23 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

What parents of new drivers need to know

If you’re the parent of a teen who’s going to be taking driver’s ed and getting their license this school year, you’ll likely be spending some hours in the front passenger seat with them. They’ll want and need plenty of behind-the-wheel practice before they take their road test. It’s probably been at least a couple […]

Sep 2 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

What are 3 common causes of child injuries?

Parents and caregivers in O’Fallon need to keep a close eye on children no matter what age they are. When they don’t, it puts them at serious risk of injury or death. There are several ways that minors get hurt when left unattended by their adult caregivers. Data from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) […]

Aug 21 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury