St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

Elevator malfunctions can cause physical, emotional injuries

If most people could see just how elevators are suspended by cables, they’d probably think twice before stepping on one. However, we take for granted that they’re going to get us to our destination safely — whether it’s the top of a St. Louis high rise office building or the second floor of a department […]

Aug 4 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Why modified stretch limos can be deadly

Americans hire limousines for everything from high school dances to weddings to a night on the town. They can make people feel special, and also allow partygoers to indulge in alcohol (often provided in the limo) without risking a DUI. Modified stretch limousines are particularly popular, and are often used as party buses. These vehicles […]

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

St. Louis police officer files federal lawsuit over shooting

A St. Louis police officer was left permanently disabled and is now “drowning in bills,” according to his attorney, after being shot by a fellow officer while off-duty. Officers were trying to apprehend three suspects who had reportedly shot at them while fleeing in a stolen vehicle. The officer has filed a federal lawsuit against […]

Jun 24 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Why are fatal falls increasing among seniors?

Americans are living longer and remaining active well into their senior years. However, too many suffer serious — and often fatal — falls. According to a new study based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, fatal falls among seniors over 75 have more than doubled between the years 2000 and 2016. The […]

Jun 18 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Digital billboards may be dangerous for drivers

Safety experts and advertisers are sometimes at odds when it comes to the use of billboards along the road. This is especially true with newer, digital billboards. After all, the goal of a billboard has always been to attract eyes. The more people who read it, the better exposure it gets and the more sales […]

May 24 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Why texting behind the wheel is so dangerous

When they’re asked about texting while driving, most people say they know it’s dangerous. In one survey, over 90 percent of people acknowledged that. However, many people do it nonetheless. Teens have the worst reputation for texting behind the wheel. It’s estimated that texting while driving is the cause of over 3,000 teen fatalities annually. […]

May 18 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Mizzou BioJoint malpractice case continues amid multiple motions

Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case against a Missouri medical facility prevailed in one legal battle recently — the release of patient outcome data that the facility was fighting to keep from being released. The case involves the Mizzou BioJoint Center at the University of Missouri (MU). Attorneys for the defendants, which include the director […]

May 17 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Shift the financial burden to the person liable for the accident

A personal injury claim can help innocent victims shift the financial burden of the incident from themselves to the party that is liable for the accident. This is important because many people don’t have the money that it takes to get the medical care needed after a serious accident. Most won’t have the funds to […]

Mar 22 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Practice safe driving through the rest of the winter

Driving during the winter months is a challenge for many motorists. It is important that you continue to use the safety practices that can help you get home safe. Unfortunately, not all drivers will do the same. You can’t control them, but you can control what you do, so be sure to remember these points […]

Feb 28 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Negligence-related incidents demand compensation for the victims

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, there are many factors that have to come together. You have to show the defendant’s negligence led to the accident that caused your injuries. You also need to show that the damages you suffered were caused by the negligence-related incident. All of this can be complex, but that […]

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