Zeller v. Scafe – Missouri Dram Shop Remedies in Drunk Driving Cases

Zeller v. Scafe - Missouri Dram Shop Remedies in Drunk Driving Cases Dram shop laws generally make it possible for alcohol servers, bar owners, and to a far lesser extent, social hosts, to be found civilly liable if a customer/guest becomes intoxicated and causes injury - usually by drinking and driving. Missouri's Dram Shop law is codified in section537.053 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, and is the exclusive Read More

St. Louis DUI Accident Prevention Focus of Alcohol Awareness Month

St. Louis DUI Accident Prevention Focus of Alcohol Awareness Month A St. Louis driver was recently sentenced to nine years in prison after prosecutors say he caused two crashes - one fatal and the other involving a 9-year-old girl - in a time frame of just eight months. In the first incident, the 26-year-old man crashed his vehicle traveling 95 miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone, killing his 21-year-old Read More

St. Louis DUI Accidents – Defendants Seeking Legal Loopholes

St. Louis DUI Accidents - Defendants Seeking Legal Loopholes A St. Louis man faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting he was drunk when he ran a red light two years ago, killing a woman whose car he struck as a result. At the time, his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.12 percent - well above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. It was the first time he was arrested on any type of drunk driving charge, but Read More

St. Louis Traffic Accidents – Don’t Drink and Drive this Holiday Season

St. Louis Traffic Accidents - Don't Drink and Drive this Holiday Season That's why officials with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety remind you who are planning on consuming alcohol during these holiday celebrations, designate a safe and sober driver to help get you home. You can also call a cab. But whatever you do, officials remind you to avoid driving while impaired. During this time, officials across Read More

Drunk Driving Gets 7 Years after Killing Bicyclist

Drunk Driving Gets 7 Years after Killing Bicyclist A 31-year-old woman will spend three years behind bars after she struck a bicyclist and then struck a plea deal. She was sentenced for driving drunk and killing a bicyclist in University City in 2012. According to STL Today, the woman won't be eligible for parole under after a year of prison time. According to local officers, the intoxicated driver had a blood Read More

Super Bowl Festivities Contribute to Spike in Drunk Driving Accidents in St. Louis and Elsewhere

Super Bowl Festivities Contribute to Spike in Drunk Driving Accidents in St. Louis and Elsewhere Super Bowl Sunday hosts America's most popular national sports event. Millions of people are expected to attend gatherings across the county to watch this year's game -- Super Bowl XLVI -- between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Unfortunately, this is a time when drivers get Read More

Fatal Springfield Car Accidents Common on Fourth of July

Fatal Springfield Car Accidents Common on Fourth of July The Fourth of July is the number one holiday for alcohol-related fatal car accidents, according to MSN. Missouri law enforcement, including the Springfield police, will be teaming up with a number of agencies to aim their enforcement efforts towards drunk drivers over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to Ozarks First. Officers will be setting up Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Fast Approaching – Increased Risk of St. Louis Car Accidents

Memorial Day Weekend Fast Approaching - Increased Risk of St. Louis Car Accidents Many of us already have Memorial Day Weekend plans and can't wait for the first holiday weekend of the year. But law enforcement is cracking down on drunk drivers in an effort to reduce the risk of drunk driving accidents in St. Louis and across the state. Ryan R. Cox and Associates encourage safe driving during the holiday weekend. A Read More

St. Louis drivers urged not to rely on dumb luck in avoiding car accidents this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Louis drivers urged not to rely on dumb luck in avoiding car accidents this St. Patrick's Day The Irish headquarters of St. Louis, Dogtown, will draw many celebrators this Thursday for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, causing an increased risk for drunk driving and St. Louis car accidents. St. Louis personal injury lawyers urge residents and visitors to safely celebrate the Irish holiday this weekend. Read More

Pledge not to drink and drive in 2011; nearly half of all fatal St. Louis car accidents involve alcohol

Pledge not to drink and drive in 2011; nearly half of all fatal St. Louis car accidents involve alcohol Eleven people were killed in Missouri car accidents over the New Year, which included the Missouri Department of Transportation's "Drive Clear in the New Year campaign," which encouraged motorists not to drink and drive. St. Louis car accident attorneys understand the risks associated with drinking and driving. A Read More