Study: Teen Distracted Driving Worse Than Previously Thought

Study: Teen Distracted Driving Worse Than Previously Thought April is Distracted Driving Month, and it appears the problem - identified a significant catalyst for many crashes involving teens in particular - is far worse than previously understood. The alarming new study was conducted by the American Automobile Association, and revealed 60 percent of all teen driver traffic accidents were caused at least in part Read More

St. Louis County Fatal Teen Crash Drives Home Road Risks

St. Louis County Fatal Teen Crash Drives Home Road Risks A fiery crash in north St. Louis County early this month claimed the lives of two teens, ages 15 and 17, after authorities say the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the concrete base of an electric traffic signal on Robbins Mill Road. Those who knew the Hazelwood Central High School sophomores say they were on their way home from a Read More

Teen Driver Safety Spotlighted as School Year Begins

Teen Driver Safety Spotlighted as School Year Begins Not long after the start of fall classes, a 16-year-old high school junior from Highland and her friend were out together on a Friday night. The driver was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of the car. She crashed into a field and was killed. Her young friend survived, but suffered severe injuries requiring Read More

St. Louis Injuries a Fourth of July Risk

St. Louis Injuries a Fourth of July Risk Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers would like to wish you and your family a safe a happy Fourth of July weekend. There will be plenty of exciting things to do and see over the holiday period this year. Many will go to backyard cookouts. Others will watch the St. Louis Cardinals kick off a three-game series against the Marlins and check out the new Ballpark Village. Read More

St. Louis Teen Traffic Collisions Spike in Spring

St. Louis Teen Traffic Collisions Spike in Spring Spring begins the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers. With fewer responsibilities, less supervision and a later curfew, novice drivers are especially vulnerable to a crash during the warmer months. Students Against Destructive Decisions report that teens spend 44 percent more time driving in the summer than during the school year. There are also more Read More

Teens Skipping Out on GDL Program Face Serious Accident Risks

Teens Skipping Out on GDL Program Face Serious Accident Risks A Southeast Missouri weekend accident took the life of a local 16-year-old. According to ABC8, the accident happened on Missouri Highway 80 near Matthews. Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol report that the young driver lost control of his vehicle when he veered off the road and flipped over. Accident reports indicate that he was not Read More

St. Louis Injury Lawyers Encourage Parents and Teens to Talk About Safe Driving

St. Louis Injury Lawyers Encourage Parents and Teens to Talk About Safe Driving We've got to keep our eyes on our teen drivers. When they're behind the wheel, they face some serious risks for accidents -- risks higher than any other age group of drivers. As a matter of fact, car accidents continue to be the number one cause of death for teens across the country. Our St. Louis accident attorneys are here to help Read More

Missouri Law Not Stopping Texting Teen Drivers

Missouri Law Not Stopping Texting Teen Drivers Currently, the state of Missouri does not ban drivers from talking on a cell phone behind the wheel. State law only stops drivers under the age of 21 from texting. All others are free to do as they wish, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The law isn't helping to bust these young drivers though. According to KTTS, very few citations Read More

Officials Warning Motorists of Weather-Related Car Accidents in Missouri

Officials Warning Motorists of Weather-Related Car Accidents in Missouri As we recently reported on our St. Louis Car Injury Lawyer Blog, motorists have been facing some serious risks for car accidents in the area with the sketchy winter weather. Unfortunately, risks for car accidents skyrocket in various weather conditions, ice and snow being among them. As officials with the Transportation Department work to get Read More

Boost in Traffic Over Holiday Week Brings Risks for Car Accidents in Missouri

Boost in Traffic Over Holiday Week Brings Risks for Car Accidents in Missouri As we are in the heart of the holiday season, Missouri will not only have to worry about hectic traffic but the dangers of winter weather conditions as well. During this time, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) would like to remind drivers to be cautious on our roadways. Even the smallest amount of snow can cause fatal car Read More