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Charitable Contributions

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Dec 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's that time of the year to make year end contributions.   This year we have supported the following charities and request that if you have some spare money to donate that you consider these worthy organizations.  In no particular order we have supported: The Backstoppers The Evans Scholars ...

Injuries on a Canoe Trip - Who is at fault?

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Nov 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

We recently filed a lawsuit against Big Muddy Adventures for injuries sustained by our client after she was instructed to exit a river in the dark.  Our client's group was meant to be off the river before dark, but the guide failed to have them at the right exit point on time.  After dark, the gu...

Increase Your Insurance Limits Today

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Nov 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The law requires all drivers to have insurance.    Statistically, 25% of all drivers in St. Louis lack insurance.    Many drivers with minimal limits have inadequate coverage for damages caused by the drivers' negligent driving.    Medical bills are soaring.   The injuries are real. This morning...

How Can We Help With Your Construction Injury Case?

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Nov 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

These cases are born out of the organized chaos present at a construction site.    There is a silent promise amongst workers on a site:  I'll keep you safe and you keep me safe.    Sometimes this promise is broken and serious injuries causing permanent mobility losses and economic damages occur. ...

Why Types Of Malpractice Cases Resonate With Juries?

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Oct 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

There needs to be a situation and an outcome where if we explain it to you, you will say: "Boy I hope that never happens to me!"   One of the few ways that can occur is if there is a systems failure such as a failure to monitor, communicate and followup between members of the health team.    Any ...

Proving Pain and Suffering Damages

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Oct 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

One question we get a lot from clients is about proving non economic or pain and suffering damages. The last person the jury wants to hear from about suffering is from our client because it appears like whining. We like to use co workers, co sports participants, friend and family to paint a pic...

Medication Errors and Malpractice

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Oct 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Medication errors abound in the St. Louis Medical Community.     These errors include:  overdosing, wrong patient/wrong medication, allergic reactions, system failures.   The injuries caused by these errors can be as minor as a short headache, to hospitalization, to death.     Many of these error...

Claims Against The State Of Missouri

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Sep 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 33.120. — Claims against state to be presented to commissioner of administration within two years--exception, reduced rate for certain claims. 33.120. 1. Persons having claims against the state shall exhibit the same, with the evidence in support thereof, to th...

Alexander Wolff Named To Best Lawyers In America

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Sep 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Alex Wolff has joined his father Alvin Wolff Jr. in being included in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers In America for Personal Injury Litigation in St. Louis, MO. This is a real honor since this is a peer reviewed recognition limited to only 5% of the lawyers in t...

Voted into Best Lawyers 2019!

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Proud to announce that our firm has once again been voted a U.S. News Best Law Firms for 2018!  This is a peer reviewed honor and cannot be paid for.  Thank you to all of our clients for putting their trust in us and thank you Best Lawyers for the recognition!

Construction Site Injuries

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Aug 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Construction sites by their own definition are organized chaos.   The lights can be bad, every trade has a different job, and nobody is really sure what anybody is doing at any particular time.    Each worker has an unstated promise to each other person on the job.   I will keep you safe and you...

Bicycle Accidents

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Jul 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many bicycle accidents are caused by drivers persistently on their cell phones.    By the same token, riders can be hurt ignoring the rules of the road.  Stopping at stop signs, making eye contact with drivers when negotiating turns and other safe actions can certainly prevent some of these colli...

Amusement Park Ride Injuries and Regulation

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Jul 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

The summertime brings all sorts of fun: festivals, bbqs, trips to Six Flags and the water park.  But what happens when someone is injured?  What do you do? An article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch from July 6, 2018 discusses a recent injury suffered by a woman riding a new water slide at Six Fl...

Available Now! Wolff & Wolff App Available For Download

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's been in development for awhile but now our Wolff & Wolff App is available from the App Store.    The app costs nothing and has plenty of information for you when you are the unfortunate victim of a car wreck or other injury.   Even if you don't hire Wolff & Wolff, the App is a great tool to ...

Prisoner Dies in Cell, Police Dispatcher Charged

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Jun 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a story from St. Louis Post Dispatch, a prisoner died while in lockup as a result of the failure of the police dispatcher on duty to check up on inmates under her control.  Safety rules protect us all, be it on the road, at work, on a job site, or even in jail.  The inmate, a 38 year old man, ...

Doctor Commits $240 million in Medical Payments Fraud

Posted by Alexander Wolff | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent story out of Texas shows that a doctor fraudulently billed as much as $240 million resulting in $50 million to himself.  The attached story highlights how he was able to pursue an "opulent" lifestyle as a result.  Particularly troubling is the fact that he would misdiagnose patients, pro...

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise

Posted by Alexander Wolff | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shown that pedestrian injuries and deaths are on the rise.  As exhibited in the photo attached to the St. Louis Post Dispatch story regarding this study, it might be because of inattention, both by drivers and pedestrians.  Cellphon...

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted by Alvin Wolff | May 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Statistics say motorcycle fatalities made up 16 percent of all vehicle fatalities last year, though motorcycles account for just 3 percent of total vehicle registrations. About 80 percent of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, compared ...

Gun Violence and Foreseeability

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The recent shooting at Ballpark Village is a scary and sad moment in St. Louis history of gun violence.  Click here for the story on the shooting.  But this is not a post about gun control, or the St. Louis City police, or anything like that.  Since we are in the business of liability and injury...

Making Your Home Safe for the Elderly

Posted by Alexander Wolff | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

While we spend most of our time holding safety rule breakers accountable for the harms they cause, we also believe that people need to be proactive with their own safety!  Here is a link to an interesting article on how to make your home safer for the elderly.  The article has helpful hints and t...

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