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  • Texting May Have Caused Car Accident

    Posted on November 21, 2015, 1:30 pm by RMorris


    A car accident near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has taken the life of a mother. The accident happened on Friday morning when 27-year-old Tara Johns was operating a Ford Taurus along southbound Tarrtown Road. She collided with a dump truck traveling north and the impact was devastating. Johns was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the truck was uninjured but very upset. According to authorities, Johns was driving on a suspended license and may have been texting when the accident occurred. Police also indicate that Tarrtown Road is very narrow and is a common location for accidents. Johns will leave behind three children.

    Fatal auto accidents are devastating and occur too frequently. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, it is estimated that 37,000 people are killed in car accidents every year in the United States. Regardless of the numerous resources to encourage safe driving, a large portion of these auto accidents are caused by negligent driving. Negligent driving can be demonstrated by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, speeding, inattentive driving, and aggressive driving. If you have lost a loved one in a auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish.

    The experienced St. Louis auto accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have handled hundreds of accident cases. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your case while holding the negligent party responsible. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Schnucks in St. Louis Recalls Meat

    Posted on November 20, 2015, 6:20 am by RMorris


    The grocery store chain, Schnucks, is recalling meat sold at one of their St. Louis locations. The recall is for ground beef and ground pork that was sold on November 14 and 15. The meat was sold at the Schnucks location in the Hilltop Village, and it is believed to be an isolated incident. The reason for the recall has not been made public. However, it is likely linked to a contamination or illness. Anyone who purchased the meat should return it to the location to receive an exchange or refund.

    Nearly everyday media outlets are reporting on recalls issued by numerous manufacturers. Consumer complaints often lead to the recall meaning an injury, illness, property damage, or death have already occurred. Product liability laws hold all manufacturers responsible for producing products that will not cause harm. However, thousands of dangerous and defective products inflict harm upon consumers every year. Vehicles, toys, electronics, and food products are all examples of items that can cause damage if they are defective or dangerous. Those affected may be entitled to compensation for their damages.

    The experienced St. Louis product liability attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have the experience and skill to handle your case. Our attorneys will fight to obtain the justice you deserve and are available to communicate with you promptly. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the process. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, contact us to receive a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Missouri Car Crash Injures Nebraska Man

    Posted on November 18, 2015, 8:43 pm by RMorris


    A car accident in northwest Missouri resulted in a man from Nebraska sustaining serious injuries. The accident happened during the very early hours of Monday near Craig, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Andrew N. Pitcher was traveling northbound on Interstate 1 when he fell asleep while driving. The vehicle veered off the roadway, and Pitcher overcorrected causing the vehicle to overturn numerous times on the east side of the Interstate. Emergency crews transported Pitcher to the hospital for serious injuries, and his current condition is unknown.

    Thousands of auto accidents occur every year, and the majority of these accidents are preventable. Distracted driving, inattentive driving, and fatigued driving are examples of driver negligence that cause several car accidents every year. Cell phone use has increased providing yet another temptation to distract drivers. Several states have implemented laws restricting cell phone use while driving, but there are many individuals that ignore these rules causing auto accidents. Fatigued driving is less common than the other forms of negligent driving, but is prevalent in causes of accidents involving commercial vehicles. Truck drivers are prohibited from operating their vehicle for more than a specific number of hours a week. However, many drivers and trucking companies ignore these rules and regulations in an attempt to increase profit. Regardless of the form of negligence responsible for your accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney to hold the at-fault driver responsible.

    The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have handled hundreds of accident cases and will work diligently to hold the negligent party accountable for your accident. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free consultation.




  • St. Louis Bus Accident Injures Six

    Posted on November 17, 2015, 10:00 pm by RMorris


    Authorities in St. Louis are investigating a bus accident that resulted in six people sustaining injuries. The accident happened on Tuesday morning at approximately 6:55 a.m. A school bus traveling along E. Cook Avenue collided with an Oldsmobile heading south on N. Grand Boulevard. The driver of the Oldsmobile ran a red light at the intersection causing the crash. Four high school students were passengers on the bus and they sustained injuries as well as both drivers. None of the injuries are said to be serious, and the individuals were treated at the local hospital. It is unknown if the female driver of the Oldsmobile was issued any citations.

    Negligent driving is the most common cause of the thousands of auto accidents that occur every year in the United States. Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, distracted driving, speeding, and aggressive driving cause numerous car accidents that often result in serious injuries, property damages, and death. Traffic laws have been established and enforced to protect motorists. A driver that causes a car accident due to their reckless or negligent actions will likely face criminal consequences, but should also be held accountable for the damages they cause.

    The experienced St. Louis auto accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable while working to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Illinois Ranked as #13 for DUI Drivers

    Posted on , 4:21 am by RMorris


    The company Credio conducted a research study ranking the top 15 states in the U.S. with the most drunk drivers. Illinois ranked 13 in the study after 471 individuals were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2013. The total number of deaths in the United States for 2013 equaled 15,530 all caused by drunk driving accidents. South Carolina made it to number one on Credio’s list with 47% of driver fatalities that had a blood alcohol level above .08, the legal limit.

    According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, there are 28 individuals killed in auto accidents involving a drunk driver each day in the United States. On average, every two of three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point during their lifetime. Every driver is educated about the risks and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, millions of drivers make the negligent decision to operate a vehicle while impaired. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney.

    The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of accident cases and will provide you with a full investigation into your accident. We will work diligently to hold the at-fault driver accountable while fighting to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Auto Accident Results in Fatality

    Posted on November 14, 2015, 6:12 am by RMorris


    On Friday, a two-vehicle auto accident resulted in one death and another person seriously injured. The accident happened in Nottoway County, Virginia when 80-year-old Edward E. Dalton was operating a 1993 Cadillac along Route 609 southbound. The vehicle collided with a semi-truck at around 3 p.m., and the impact ejected the passenger of the Cadillac. The truck driver was uninjured in the accident, but Dalton was seriously injured. His passenger, 71-year-old Betty J. Dalton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The accident is being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

    Every year, thousands of auto accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities. Tragically, the majority of these accidents are preventable and caused by some form of negligence. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving are the most common causes of auto accidents. The party responsible for your accident could include road engineers, automotive manufacturers, or negligent drivers. Individuals that are injured in car accidents will likely incur medical bills, lost wages if time off work is required, property damage, and emotional damages. To recover the compensation you deserve for these damages, it is imperative to consult a skilled St. Louis car accident lawyer.

    The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will provide you with a full investigation to determine liability. Once our attorneys decide if you have grounds to file a case, we will plan and execute a strategy to hold all negligent parties accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Truck Accident Results in Fatality

    Posted on November 13, 2015, 4:47 am by RMorris


    A truck accident in Detriot, Michigan killed a man on Thursday afternoon. According to the Michigan State Police, a semi-truck tanker was traveling southbound on Interstate 275 when the driver crashed into a road crew. A Wayne’s County Commission truck was parked with an arrow board activated near Michigan Avenue when the semi-truck collided with it and the crew at around 2 p.m. The impact resulted in the death of the semi-truck driver, and the driver of the commission truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The area near the accident was closed for several hours while authorities investigate the accident and clear debris. The cause of the accident is not yet known, and the identity of the driver has not been released.

    Auto accidents involving commercial trucks often result in serious injuries and fatalities. On average, a commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and when combined with a speed of around 60 mph, the impact is devastating. Truck accidents can be caused by mechanical defects, design flaws, dangerous roadways, and negligent driving. Truck drivers responsible for negligent driving are often guilty of fatigued driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, and inattentive driving.

    The experienced St. Louis truck accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will investigate the accident to determine liability. Once established, our attorneys will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Driver Killed in Head-On Collision

    Posted on November 11, 2015, 10:08 pm by RMorris


    A head-on auto accident resulted in the death of a driver in Bexar County, Texas. The accident happened on Monday evening when 21-year-old Sergio Cardena Medrano was operating a vehicle along Blanco Road southbound. Witnesses stated that Medrano was driving erratically, speeding and swerving. Medrano’s vehicle collided head-on with an SUV containing three women, a teenager, and a child. The impact resulted in the death of Medrano, and all five occupants of the SUV were injured. Two of the women were airlifted to the hospital for critical injuries, and the other three passengers were transported by ambulance. Medrano was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and investigators are attempting to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

    Thousands of auto accidents occur each year resulting in approximately 37,000 fatalities annually, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Design flaws, reckless driving, mechanical defects, and dangerous roadways are the most common causes of auto accidents, and most of them are preventable. All parties responsible for negligence should be held accountable for the damages they cause. Victims of car accidents often experience physical, financial, and emotional damages. To recover compensation for these damages, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.

    The Morris Law Firm has handled hundreds of accident cases. Our attorneys will use their experience and knowledge to handle your case. We will fight aggressively to hold the at-fault party accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact us to receive a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Elderly Woman Cited With DUI

    Posted on , 4:15 am by RMorris


    The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a St. Louis woman for a drunk driving accident last week. According to the traffic crash report, 61-year-old Wallace D. Wilson was operating a 2002 Mazda Protege while intoxicated when the accident occurred. Wilson was traveling on Enterprise Driver northbound when she lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway, and collided with a ditch in Bloomsdale, Missouri. Emergency crews arrived on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. and transported Wilson to the hospital for minor injuries she sustained. Police arrested her for driving while intoxicated.

    Thousands of auto accidents are caused by drivers who operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, two out of three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lifetime. Lawmakers have created and enforced strict traffic laws pertaining to driving while intoxicated. Despite the criminal charges and risk of injuring or killing themselves or others, millions of individuals make the irresponsible decision to commit DUI. Losing a loved one is tragic and learning that the accident could have been prevented is devastating. There is no amount of money that can replace the loss of a loved one; however, compensation may be owed for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish.

    The experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have the experience and skill to handle your case. We will fight to hold the at-fault driver accountable while recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation.




  • Driver Charged for Fatal DUI Accident

    Posted on November 9, 2015, 8:22 pm by RMorris


    On Friday, Steven L. Willis pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a fatal DUI accident that happened last month. The accident occurred on October 23rd when Samantha Miller’s vehicle had broken down along Interstate 55. Miller, 27-years-old, and her three young children were waiting for help next to the disabled vehicle when she was struck by Willis’ vehicle. Miller was killed in the accident, and investigators determined 38-year-old Willis was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He has been charged with aggravated DUI and was released after he posted bond on a $200,000 bail. Miller, of Edwardsville, Illinois, was a member of the roller derby team Confluence Crush and her teammates attended the hearing on Friday. They have also begun to raise funds for Miller’s surviving children that are only 3,6, and 8. Willis will be required to return to court at a future date and has a lengthy criminal record including more than 40 traffic citations.

    Drunk driving accidents claim the lives of 28 individuals every day, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. Every driver is equipped with the knowledge regarding the risks and consequences of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol. However, millions of individuals make the reckless decision to drive intoxicated resulting in serious injuries and fatalities to innocent victims. To receive full justice against a drunk driver, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney.

    The Burns Law Firm will fight aggressively to hold all negligent and reckless drivers accountable for their actions. We will investigate the accident, gather all evidence, and work to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Motorcycle Accident Kills Man

    Posted on November 7, 2015, 5:38 am by RMorris


    A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of a man in Galveston, Texas. On Thursday night, 35-year-old Cody Frankum was traveling on 8 Mile Road on his motorcycle when it collided with a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer was attempting to turn onto 8 Mile Road from FM 3005 when the two vehicles collided at around 11:30 p.m. Frankum and his passenger, 22-year-old wife Carole Frankum, were ejected from the motorcycle and Cody was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Carole sustained critical injuries and remains hospitalized. The accident is under investigation to determine which driver is responsible for the crash.

    Motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities due to the lack of protection offered by the vehicle. Passenger vehicles are enclosed providing some protection to the motorists in the event of a crash, as well as offering safety devices such as seatbelts and airbags. The openness of the motorcycle is typically one of the reasons drivers choose to operate the vehicle. While reckless driving by the motorcyclist can cause an auto accident, the negligent driving of other travelers is more often the cause. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may have grounds to file an accident case.

    The experienced St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will fight aggressively to hold any negligent party responsible. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of accident cases and will work to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Firefighter Killed in Car Accident

    Posted on November 6, 2015, 5:15 am by RMorris


    A car accident claimed the life of a firefighter in Roanoke County, Virginia on Thursday morning. According to authorities, 25-year-old Jesse Clingenpeel was traveling to work as a Roanoke City firefighter when he was killed in a traffic crash at approximately 7 a.m. Clingenpeel was traveling northbound on Brambleton Avenue when he attempted to turn left and was struck by a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Basir Kahn. Clingenpeel was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, and Kahn was not injured in the crash. Authorities have not yet determined liability, but witnesses claim Clingenpeel had been driving erratically and had run a red light when he attempted to make the left turn that caused the collision.

    Car accidents are responsible for the deaths of thousands of individuals every year. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 37,000 individuals are killed in auto accidents annually. Tragically, the majority of auto accidents are caused by negligence and could have been prevented. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving are common causes of car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to receive a full investigation to determine if you have grounds for a case.

    The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have handled hundreds of accident cases. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, determine liability, and execute a strategy to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Driver Killed In Car Crash

    Posted on November 5, 2015, 3:48 am by RMorris


    A Metro East auto accident has resulted in the death of one individual. The accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in Glen Carbon, Illinois. According to the Illinois State police, a male was operating his vehicle along Interstate 270 when he attempted to exit onto Route 157. He lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway and collided with a tree at approximately 4:41 p.m. Witnesses state the driver had been passing vehicles on the shoulder of the roadway and was driving erratically. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

    Auto accidents occur in many forms including truck accidents, ATV accidents, motorcycle accidents, rear-end collisions, and single-vehicle accidents. Often individuals injured in single-vehicle accidents assume that they do not have grounds for a car accident case. While negligent driving is often to blame for auto accidents, there are other factors that contribute to a crash such as dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, and mechanical defects. Also, if an individual was injured as a passenger in a single-vehicle crash where the driver was at fault, they could have grounds to file a case. No assumptions should ever be made after sustaining injury or death in an auto accident. It is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your damages.

    The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will investigate your accident, gather all evidence, and determine who is liable for the accident. Our attorneys will use their skill and knowledge to fight aggressively and hold the liable party responsible for your accidents. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while we support you throughout the process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Individual Seriously Injured in Auto Accident

    Posted on November 4, 2015, 5:47 am by RMorris


    A two vehicle auto accident that occurred in Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah resulted in one individual sustaining serious injuries. According to authorities, at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, two vehicles were traveling on U.S. 189 when they both were involved in an auto accident that caused both vehicles to overturn. Police have released little information regarding the crash but did confirm that there was one person critically injured and another individual sustained minor injuries. The accident is under investigation.

    One of the most preventable forms of fatal accidents is that of auto accidents. The Association for Safe International Road Travel estimates that 37,000 individuals are killed every year in traffic accidents. Dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, vehicle design flaws, and reckless driving are all examples of negligence that can cause an auto accident. A car accident can be a traumatic event that can result in serious injury, property damages, emotional trauma, and even death. It is easy to become desensitized to the severity of auto accidents due to the frequency in which they occur. Drivers should always operate their vehicles with care and responsibility to prevent the damages an accident can cause. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

    The experienced St. Louis car accident lawyers at The Morris Firm will investigate your accident, determine who is responsible, and fight to hold them accountable. We will work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident contact us today.




  • Fatal Car Accident Possibly Caused by DUI

    Posted on November 3, 2015, 6:39 am by RMorris


    A car accident in Colorado has resulted in one fatality and two individuals seriously injured. The accident happened in Lakewood on Monday morning. According to Lakewood Police, a vehicle was traveling on 6th Avenue eastbound when a male driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in a crash. As the driver lost control, the vehicle veered off the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned several times. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger, 19-year-old Kayla Ann Flinchpaugh, sustained serious head trauma resulting in her death. Another female passenger was also injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. The accident is under investigation, and preliminary results indicate drugs and alcohol may have caused the crash.

    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most negligent forms of driving. Thousands of car accidents happen each year, and a large portion of traffic crashes are preventable. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, 28 individuals are killed in drunk driving accidents each day and every two minutes an individual is injured. To determine if you have grounds to file a drunk driving accident case, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney.

    The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will provide you with a full investigation, determine who is liable for your accident, and fight aggressively to hold the negligent party accountable. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free consultation.




  • Wrong-Way Driver Causes Multiple-Vehicle Crash

    Posted on October 31, 2015, 4:34 am by RMorris


    A multi-vehicle auto accident in New York was caused by a driver traveling the wrong way. The accident happened on Friday night in Guilderland, New York. According to authorities, at approximately 9:39 p.m., a driver of a silver Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of Interstate 87. The driver crashed into vehicles between the Exits of 23 and 24. The authorities have provided little information regarding the accident but did confirm there were several vehicles involved as well as serious injuries. The accident is under investigation.

    Thousands of auto accidents occur every year claiming the lives of thousands of individuals and injuring thousands more. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and negligent driving are common causes of car accidents, and all are preventable. Individuals that sustain injuries in an auto accident will likely incur medical bills, lost wages if time off work was required, property damages, and mental anguish. The financial strain caused by an auto accident can add insult to injury. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may have grounds to recover compensation for your damages. To receive the compensation you deserve it is imperative to contact an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney.

    The Morris Firm has the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to hold all negligent parties accountable while working to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

    Posted on October 30, 2015, 4:37 am by RMorris


    A pedestrian accident in Houston, Texas has claimed the life of a man on Thursday morning. According to authorities, Michael Lott was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 when he was struck by a vehicle around 6 a.m. The driver of the vehicle that struck Lott, a Hyundai Sonata, remained at the scene of the accident and is cooperating with investigators. Authorities are unaware of the reason Lott was crossing the roadway but do not expect citations to be issued to the driver. Lott was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

    In 2013, 4,735 individuals were killed in pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage all pedestrians to practice safety precautions to avoid an accident such as wearing reflective clothing, walking in well-lit areas, and utilizing crosswalks and sidewalks when available. Despite following all safety precautions, a pedestrian could be injured or killed in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of motorists. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving are a few examples of negligent driving that inflict injury and death upon others.

    The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will fight aggressively to hold all negligent drivers accountable for your damages. We will investigate your accident, determine who is liable, and work to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Hit and Run Accident Leads to Fatal Collision

    Posted on October 29, 2015, 3:08 am by RMorris


    A driver that was involved in a hit and run accident was killed in another crash attempting to flee from the scene of the accident. The accident happened in Schaumburg, Illinois Monday night when 19-year-old Michael Owsiany caused a minor car accident and fled the scene. As he was driving away, 39-year-old Erin Semerad negotiated a left turn in front of Owsiany’s vehicle and the two vehicle collided. Both Semerad and Owsiany were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and Owsiany’s passenger, 23-year-old Ashley Trenholm was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.

    Hit and run accidents have increased in occurrence over the past several years and have caused thousands of injuries and deaths. All drivers involved in an auto accident is required to remain at the scene of the accident to provide information to the other individuals involved. When a driver flees the scene of an accident to avoid the consequences, he is committing a hit and run accident. Drivers found guilty of hit and run accidents may face criminal punishment but they should also be held accountable for your damages.

    The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will work diligently to hold all negligent parties accountable for your damages while fighting to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, contact us today for a free consultation.




  • Boy Hit By Car While Skateboarding

    Posted on October 28, 2015, 3:10 am by RMorris


    An 11-year-old boy was riding his skateboard when he was struck by a vehicle on Monday night. The accident happened in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin at approximately 6:20 p.m. According to authorities, the boy was skateboarding along W. North Ave. when he attempted to cross the street and fell to the ground. He was then run over by an SUV near N. 70th Street. The boy was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene of the accident and is cooperating with investigators.

    Pedestrian accidents are one type of auto accident that often results in serious injuries and death. Individuals that travel on roadways and are not in motor vehicles are considered pedestrians. Drivers may have a difficult time seeing pedestrians traveling near or on roadways making it imperative to devote all of their attention to operating their vehicle. Distracted driving is often to blame for pedestrian accidents, and the individuals responsible for the negligent driving should be held accountable for their actions. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish.

    The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have handled numerous accident cases and will work to recover the justice you deserve. Our attorneys will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Two Killed in St. Louis Car Accident

    Posted on October 26, 2015, 11:06 pm by RMorris


    A car accident on Thursday night claimed the lives of two people, a male and female, in St. Louis. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 22-year-old James Draper III, who ran a red light at the intersection of Hall Street and Gimblin Street. The accident occurred around 9 p.m. when the car collided another vehicle. According to authorities, the impact caused Draper’s vehicle to strike a utility pole. He and 27-year-old Dishai Wilson were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another female passenger in their vehicle was injured and transported to the hospital. The other occupants of the vehicle involved also sustained injuries, but their conditions are unknown. Authorities are investigating to determine why Daper ran the red light.

    Dangerous driving results in thousands of preventable auto accidents every year. Vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, dangerous roadways, and reckless driving are all examples of negligence that causes numerous injuries and deaths annually. Individuals that are victims of preventable car accidents may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and mental anguish. The most effective way to recover the compensation you deserve is to contact an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.

    At The Morris Firm, a skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney will work diligently to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, determine who is liable, and fight aggressively to hold the negligent party responsible. We will use our skill and expertise to handle your case while communicating with you throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Alabama Football Star Killed in Car Accident

    Posted on October 23, 2015, 4:07 am by RMorris


    On Tuesday evening, Altee TenPenny lost his life in a car accident in Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the 20-year-old former Alabama running back was traveling on Mississippi Highway 1 when he veered off the roadway and struck a sign at approximately 5 p.m. The collision caused the vehicle to become airborne, overturning several times, and finally came to rest after it struck a utility pole. The impact ejected TenPenny from the vehicle, and he was transported by an ambulance to the hospital where he died from his injuries. TenPenny was passing through Mississippi on his way to his home in Arkansas. The accident is under investigation and police have not determined what caused the crash. Thousands of auto accidents occur every year, injuring and killing thousands of individuals. While some accidents may be unavoidable, the vast majority of auto accidents are preventable. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving are all examples of negligence that cause preventable car accidents. Individuals injured in car accidents will likely incur physical, property, financial, and emotional damages. To recover compensation for your damages, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer. The attorneys at the Morris Firm will use their experience and skill to handle your case. Raphael Morris has handled hundreds of car accident cases and will work diligently to hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions. He will fight aggressively to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the process of the case. Contact The Morris Firm to receive a free no-obligation consultation.




  • Semi-Truck Driver Responsible for Fatal Pedestrian

    Posted on October 21, 2015, 4:04 am by RMorris


    The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a pedestrian accident that occurred in Stafford, Missouri on Monday afternoon. According to authorities, 69-year-old John Freelove was walking along Missouri 125 when he was struck by semi-truck that was exiting Interstate 44 onto Missouri 125. Freelove was transported by ambulance to a Springfield hospital where he died from his injuries soon after arrival. The driver of the semi-truck, a 65-year-old man, continued driving along the roadway and had to be stopped by police. He has not yet been charged for the accident, but authorities are continuing their investigation. Thousands of pedestrians are killed and seriously injured in accidents involving motor vehicles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages all pedestrians to follow safety precautions while traveling, such as utilizing crosswalks and sidewalks when available, wearing reflective clothing, and walking in well-lit areas. However, the safest pedestrian is still at risk of being injured or killed in an accident due to the negligent driving of motorists. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, and aggressive driving can all cause a pedestrian accident. Raphael Morris  is a skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney that will fight aggressively to hold the negligent driver accountable for your damages. The Morris aAw Firm will use his expertise and skill to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish while supporting you throughout the case. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact The Burns Law Firm today for a free no-obligation consultation.




  • St. Louis Area Car accident Kills Two and Injures More

    Posted on October 20, 2015, 2:29 am by RMorris


    An accident occurred in Madison City, Illinois last Wednesday involving a stolen vehicle. The occupants of the stolen Honda Odyssey caused a crash while trying to flee from police officer who tried to pull the driver over for not stopping at stop signs. The Honda Odyssey got away from the police officer, only to come into contact with the officer again soon after. After this, the driver of the stolen car drove northbound on Route 203, driving across traffic that was headed in their direction. The Odyssey came close to hitting one vehicle, but instead hit a different one. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles involved in the accident to spin. After spinning, the Honda Odyssey rolled over, sadly causing two of the people in the vehicle to die and the third to be taken to the hospital by plane. The driver of the vehicle hit by the Odyssey was injured. The accident is still being further looked into for more details. Every year, about 10 million auto-accidents occur nationally. These accidents vary in severity, with some being minor fender benders and others tragic total losses. It is important that drivers practice road-safety. While driving, vehicle operators should be focused on the road and their surroundings. In addition, it is important that all people in the car wear their seat belts.

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, the qualified personal injury lawyers of the Morris Law Firm can assist you. These lawyers have dealt with car accidents of various types and are experienced in taking action against negligent drivers. The lawyers at the Morris Law Firm will give you superb legal advice and will get compensation for your medical bills related to the accident. Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation.




  • Missouri Accident Injures Two People

    Posted on October 19, 2015, 12:31 am by RMorris


    An auto accident in Northwest Missouri has led to two people sustaining moderate injuries. The accident occurred on Saturday early morning at around 2:30 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Trey Holmes was driving a pickup with a 15-year-old male traveler along Highway 111 at the time of the crash. Holmes crossed the center line, drifted off the street, into a creek and hit an embankment sending out the truck airborne. Both passengers were hurt in the crash and needed to be transported to the medical facility by personal car. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Atchison Sheriff’s Department are examining the accident to identify the cause.

    Auto accidents such as truck accidents, single-vehicle crashes, head-on crashes, drunk driving crashes, and pedestrian accidents take place countless times each year. Car accidents cause injuries and declare the lives of countless innocent victims and most of these crashes are avoidable. Harmful roads, mechanical problems, irresponsible driving, and design defects are all examples of aspects that can cause an auto accident. Each of these examples likewise has an irresponsible party that is responsible for the cause, and those parties must be held accountable for their negligence. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a car accident, it is crucial to speak with a knowledgeable St. Louis auto accident attorney Rafael Morris at the Morris Law Firm.

    The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at the Morris Law Firm have legal experience and have recuperated a lot of money for our clients for their injuries. Our attorneys will fight to hold the irresponsible party responsible while working to recover payment for your medical costs, lost incomes, and mental distress. Contact us today to get a free assessment of your case.




  • St. Louis Semi Accidents Can Be Dangerous

    Posted on October 15, 2015, 1:30 am by RMorris


    A semi accident, known as jacknife, takes place when a tractor-trailer skids, as well as the trailer turns out to one side of the tractor. It could result in a rollover, a runaway trailer, or a total loss of control. Securing the trailer axles could result in a loss of directional control, and also securing the drive axles could result in a jackknife. The activities the vehicle driver takes will certainly establish whether or not the trailer will certainly proceed out of control.

    When a trailer turns out of control, it could squash smaller sized automobiles that are close by. In various other scenarios, the turning trailer could squash or tear the tops off of traveler cars that were following to the truck at the time of the collision.

    If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident, it’s essential for you to stay at the scene as well as to speak to the cops. You must ask for a duplicate of the authorities record and also a duplicate of the tractor conference information recorder.

    Call the Missouri semi-truck accident attorney Raphael Morris, at the Morris Firm he will help handle this very complex situation. Typical problems consist of clinical expenses, pain and also suffering, loss of salaries, future clinical costs and also various other relevant expenditures.




  • St. Louis Area Struck and Killed Riding Bicycle

    Posted on October 13, 2015, 4:12 am by RMorris


    A boy from Belleville, Illinois was involved in a bicycle-motor vehicle accident Sunday night.  Cameron Curran, age 16, was riding his bike when he was hit by a car.  Tragically, he died soon after the accident.

    743 bicyclists died in the year 2013 due to collisions with vehicles, while 48,000 bicyclist injuries were reported.  There are several causes for bicycle-motor vehicle accidents, such as: riding while intoxicated, riding in areas with heavy traffic flow, and driver inattention.  It is important that bike riders have the proper protection while riding to prevent accidents.  For example, it is advised that riders have reflectors on their bikes in order to ensure that vehicles on the road will see them at night.  In Illinois, it is state law that bicyclists follow the same traffic laws as motor vehicles.  If a bike rider fails to take safety precautions that are required by law, their negligence could cause an accident.  In addition, it is important that motor vehicles follow laws and take safety precautions as well.  For example, when a vehicle passes a bicycle in Illinois, the vehicle has to have a space at least three feet wide between them and the bicycle.

    If you or a loved one has been in an accident due to a negligent driver, the Morris Firm can help.  The St. Louis personal injury lawyers are experienced in recovering lost expenses, lost wages, and get you compensated for your pain and suffering.  Call today to talk to a St. Louis car accident lawyer during a free consultation.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/belleville-teen-struck-and-killed-by-car-while-riding-bicycle/article_ed290223-6a41-5aa9-a2c9-3d065be7ef19.html




  • School Bus Crashes in St. Louis City

    Posted on , 3:58 am by RMorris


    A school bus crashed on eastbound Interstate 44 and Washington on Thursday, in the mid-afternoon.  When the accident occurred, there were three students aboard the vehicle.  None of them were badly hurt due to the accident. School buses can be dangerous for several reasons.  For example, school buses become especially dangerous in the winter, once the road conditions become wet and slippery.  In addition, school buses can be dangerous when being operated on a highway due to fast speeds.  It is important that the school bus company hires the best, most experienced drivers in order to ensure the safety of the passengers riding the bus. If someone you care for has been involved in a school bus accident due to a negligent school bus driver, call the Morris Law Firm.  The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at the Morris Law Firm have handled many vehicle accident cases and are experienced in recovering expenses that have been lost due to negligent drivers.  Contact the car accident personal injury attorneys at the Morris Law Firm today for a free consultation.




  • St. Louis Car Accident Leads to a Man Being Shot

    Posted on October 10, 2015, 4:15 pm by RMorris


    An overnight car accident in the St. Louis area resulted in a confrontation where one individual fired shots at another. The car accident happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday in St. Louis. According to the St. Louis police, a 20-year-old male motorist was running his car when he was involved in a collision with a car driven by a 32-year-old man. The auto accident happened in the 4200 block of Schiller Place, and both men left their cars and a fight followed. The argument became heated, and the 20-year-old male shot the other man in the torso. He ran away from the scene of the accident, and his whereabouts are presently unknown. An ambulance carried the victim to the medical facility where he is noted in stable condition. The accident is stated to have been minor, and no injuries were sustained. St. Louis Police is motivating witnesses to contact authorities with information concerning the suspect.

    All auto accidents are different concerning their conditions. However, a vast majority of auto accidents are preventable and cause significant damage through injuries, property damage, and death. Even a minor car accident can be distressing and trigger an individual to incur medical bills, lost earnings, and psychological damages. To get compensation for your damages, it is essential to call a seasoned St. Louis car accident lawyer.

    The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at The Morris Firm has the experience needed to deal with any car accident case in the St. Louis area or Missouri. Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers will use their expertise of handling many car accident cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact us today.




  • Four Jefferson County Men Hurt in Car Crash

    Posted on October 8, 2015, 5:52 am by RMorris


    The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating an auto accident that involved 2 cars on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred in Antonia, roughly 36 miles south of St. Louis. According to the Patrol, at around 11:13 a.m. 18-year-old Nicholas Wynde was operating a 1995 Honda Accord on Highway M taking a trip west. Wynde rear-ended a car being hauled by a 2000 Mack Truck driven by 66-year-old John Peters. The crash took place near Old Lemay Ferry Road hurting Wynde and his three male passengers. Two of the injured were carried to the hospital for treatment, and two others declined medical treatment at the scene. Peters was uninjured in the accident, but both automobiles sustained extreme damage. None of the occupants in the Honda had on safety belts, and it is unidentified if there have been any citations issued.

    According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, it is estimated that 37,000 auto accident deaths happen every year in the United States. The statistics are incredible, and the opportunities that you will be involved in a car accident are high. Unsafe roadways, automobile design flaws, mechanical problems, and irresponsible driving are all examples of common causes of auto accidents. If you have been in a car accident, it is imperative to seek advice from a knowledgeable St. Louis auto accident attorney.

    The car accident lawyers at The Morris Firm have legal experience to handle any car accident in St. Louis or all throughout Missouri. Contact us today for a complimentary no-obligation assessment.




  • Man Driving Under the Influence Gets 50 Years

    Posted on October 7, 2015, 5:41 am by RMorris


    A guy was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison for a drunk driving accident that asserted the lives of 2 teenagers. The accident happened in the summer season of 2014 when James Poe was running his automobile 88 miles per hour, crossing the center line and then collided with another vehicle. That car included 4 teens, 2 were noticeably dead at the scene of the accident, and the other two made it through. Poe left the scene of the accident and was located the following day when he sought treatment at a health care facility. Medical staff at the healthcare facility, along with a police deputy, testified that Poe still smelled like alcohol the day after the crash. The accident occurred when Poe ran out prison on bond for a previous DUI charge. A jury discovered him guilty of DUI murder and hit and run charges. Poe has denied being intoxicated at the time of the crash and has actually failed to reveal remorse.

    According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, 28 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every day. Despite the stringent criminal consequences, motorists might deal with if they are found guilty of driving under the impact of drugs or alcohol, countless people remain to make the negligent choice to do so. DUI is one example of negligent driving that leads to car accidents, and if you or a family member has actually been the victim of a drunk driving accident it is vital to seek advice from a knowledgeable St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney.

    The auto accident attorneys at The Morris Firm have actually dealt with countless cases and will utilize their ability and experience to handle your case. We will certainly work faithfully to hold the irresponsible driver liable while recovering the optimum compensation […]




  • Four Missouri Football Player in a Serious Car Accident

    Posted on October 6, 2015, 5:27 am by RMorris


    Prized Missouri freshman Terry Beckner and three teammates were involved in a serious car accident near the University of Missouri campus Friday afternoon and was taken to the University of Missouri Hospital as a preventive measure, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.

    Beckner is a reserve defensive tackle who has made four deals within his very first two games. Likewise in the vehicle were redshirt freshman large receivers DeSean Blair and Keyon Dilosa and redshirted recruit Trevon Walters, who has not played while restoring a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Tribune reported that they were each dealt with for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel showed up later to check the scene. Missouri lost one of its finest gamers for the season this summer when junior defensive take on Harold Brantley was badly injured in a June 21 automobile accident.

    If you or somebody you understand has just recently been injured in a car accident due to the negligent, careless, or criminal actions of another individual, it is imperative that you keep our instant representation. When you protect the supportive assistance of Aaron Sachs & Associates, you can be confident that you will certainly get the personalized legal options that you require. We will certainly attend to each of your issues and totally inform you about the laws referring to your case. Our objective is to assist you make notified choices every step of the way. While you focus on your recuperation, we will concentrate on optimizing your payment.

    Speak to a Raphael Morris a Missouri personal injury attorney about your case. Discover how your circumstance looks from a lawyer’s point of view. If the car accident was not your fault, or if another is even partially responsible, you could be entitled to payment for your injuries.




  • Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in St. Louis Area

    Posted on October 5, 2015, 11:49 pm by RMorris


    Wrong-way car accidents occur when a vehicle is being driven in a lane of traffic that is going the opposite way of the legal direction of traffic.  These kind of car accidents make up for a minority of accidents that occur on divided highways.   In most wrong way collisions the wrong way driver is seriously impaired, either through intoxication or other reasons.  It is more probable that the injuries resulting from wrong-way accidents will be more severe and dangerous than injuries resulting from other kinds of accidents on highways since the cars are colliding from opposite directions. Last night a wrong-way car accident occurred on westbound Interstate 44, which shut it down until early this morning.  A driver was driving toward the east while in the westbound lanes, and she collided with another vehicle head-on.  The driver who was in the wrong lane was taken to the hospital where she passed away.  In the other car involved in the accident there were two people injured, but not severely. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a wrong-way car accident, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at the The Morris Firm in St. Louis.  The lawyers at the The Morris Firm are experienced in handling car accident cases and will help you recover lost expenses and provide you with professional advice.




  • Fatal Crash Kills Two Near Wentzville, MO

    Posted on October 1, 2015, 7:45 am by admin


    A wreck that killed two individuals on westbound Interstate 70 in St. Charles County closed down many lanes of the interstate later Friday and into Saturday. The highway reopened around 3:20 am. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-70 at Wentzville Parkway under a railroad overpass at Highway Z and involved three passenger cars and one tractor-trailer. The semi was heading west when a Chevy Silverado driven by Kevin Hase, 26, of Warrenton, MO, attempted to pass it on the left shoulder. The truck then struck the wall and reversed, running into a Ford Escape. A third vehicle, a Saturn, then attempted to prevent the other 2, however, might not. Hase was killed in the crash in addition to Jeffrey Jackson, 27, of Warrenton, who was a passenger in Hase’s automobile. Neither was using a seatbelt. The 38-year-old guy was driving the Ford Escape likewise suffered small injuries.

    Did you know that out of every eight automotive accident deaths include big trucks such as huge rigs, tractor-trailers, and other work vehicles? Did you also know that 4 percent of all injuries sustained in motor car crashes are due to big trucks? When a work truck is associated with an accident, 86 percent of deaths and 77 percent of those hurt are the drivers and passengers of the smaller sized automobiles affected in the crash.

    Since 1992, injuries have intensified by 10 percent. Although the number of accidents involving business trucks remains to increase, not much is being done to enhance driving security policies. Provided the size of the trucks, the long hours that motorists are on the road and the failure of some operators to abide by speed limits to satisfy deadlines, it is no wonder that stats show that every 16 minutes, an […]




  • Drunk Driving in St. Louis – The Top 3 Things You Should do After Being Charged for a DWI in Missouri

    Posted on December 24, 2013, 4:13 pm by RMorris


    In Missouri, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI). If you have been charged with a DWI because you made a careless mistake, you should take appropriate measures to make sure the charges against you don’t become a criminal conviction.

     

    Read on to learn more about the top 3 things you should do after being arrested and charged for an DWI in St. Louis.

     

    1.    Contact a St. Louis DWI Attorney

    If you are charged with a DWI in St. Louis, you should contact a drunk driving attorney for a case review before subjecting yourself to a criminal investigation conducted by law enforcement officials. A DWI attorney, such as myself, will provide you with legal counsel and guidance on how you can defend the charges asserted against you.

     

    Warning – you should never talk to the police without your attorney being present. You do not want any of your statements to be used against you in the court of law.

     

    2.    Contact the Missouri Department of Revenue

    You will need to contact the Missouri Department of Revenue immediately following your drunk driving arrest or conviction. You will have 15 days from your receipt of Notice of Suspension/Revocation to request an administrative hearing under the Administrative Alcohol Law.

     

    Under Missouri law, there are two separate sections that govern the suspension or revocation of a person’s driver’s license if he or she is arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

                  1.  Criminal Alcohol Law

    Under the criminal alcohol law, a person’s driving record will receive points if convicted of an alcohol offense. Additionally, a driver’s license may be suspended or revoked if a […]




  • Criminal Marijuana Drug Trafficking Charges in St. Louis

    Posted on , 3:51 pm by RMorris


    A conviction for marijuana trafficking in St. Louis will result in serious legal, financial, and social consequences. It can threaten the security of your employment, costs you thousands of dollars in court fines, and result in incarceration for a prolonged period of time.

    You should consult with a St. Louis drug trafficking attorney immediately if you are charged with the trafficking of marijuana.

    Read on to learn more about the criminal penalties and sentencing regarding marijuana trafficking in St. Louis.

    Missouri Marijuana Trafficking Laws

    Generally, in order to be convicted of a marijuana trafficking charge in Missouri, the prosecutor must prove that you had knowledge and control of the marijuana in which you sought to traffic.  Note, you can still be charged with a trafficking offense even if you have a small amount of marijuana in your possession.

    Knowledge & Control of Marijuana Possession

    I previously discussed the key elements of what the prosecution must prove in order to show that a person had knowledge about the nature of marijuana within their possession.

    Basically, the prosecutor must show that a person had either actual control or constructive control of marijuana. Additionally, for a criminal conviction pertaining to the trafficking of marijuana, the prosecution must prove that the accused attempted to deliver or purchase marijuana.

    Here are some of the fines and penalties for the manufacture, sale, and trafficking of marijuana in Missouri.

    Amount Max.                       Sentence Max.                                     Fine

    5 Grams or Less                 7 Years                                                        $5,000

    5 – 30 Kilograms                5 to 15 Years                                             $5k-20k

    5 – 30 Kilograms                10 Years to Life                     […]