Personal Injury

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Missouri Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers | The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Putting a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a tough, emotional decision. What makes it harder is finding a facility that you trust to care for your loved one. Unfortunately, Missouri nursing home abuse is regularly reported at many facilities across the state, while many more cases go unreported each year. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, “elders who…

Insurance Company Isn’t Always by Your Side

A car accident claim settles 20 years later…

September 4, 1996 – A Chevrolet Suburban crashed into Sherri Burg’s Jeep Grand Cherokee in Berks County, Pennsylvania, causing the vehicle to spin four times and hit a pole. The Berg family was okay, but it was then that a personal injury claim began a legal battle with the insurance company, Nationwide.

Due to the insurance company’s scar…

Legal Battles Take Their Toll on Stress Levels

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Blog entry provided by Thiesen & Roche, a personal injury law firm serving Chicagoland.

There are many reasons why people become overly stressed about legal battles. Quite often, they fear that their livelihoods are at stake. More specifically, they fear for their financial safety nets, their loved ones, or even their entire futures. It’s only natural to feel incredibly stressed in the midst…

Dog Bite Attacks

When Man's Best Friend Attacks

If you’re the victim of a dog bite attack, there are some important steps you need to take in order to make sure your rights are protected.
The road to recovery may be a lot longer (and more costly) than you anticipate, so it’s important to get the compensation you need for your injuries.

Seek immediate medical attention; your health and…

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries Attorney, St. Louis Missouri

Every personal injury case is serious. But sometimes injuries are so traumatic and devastating they’re considered “catastrophic injuries.” These injuries typically have life-changing consequences such as paralysis, brain trauma, disfigurement, neurological damage, or loss of limbs. Closed head injuries, or injuries involving unborn babies, newborns,…

Mo. Driver Awarded Damages in Excess of Offer

Auto Car Accident Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Driver involved in three-car collision, awarded damages for medical bills, injuries.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A jury recently awarded a Mo. woman damages in the amount of $20,000 for injuries she received in a February 2011 auto accident on the Chesterfield Parkway in St. Louis County. The injured driver, Emily Hooper, suffered permanent neck and spine injuries after driver Marcia Geisler struck t…

Slip and Fall Accidents and Tips

Snow and Ice Increase Slip and Fall Risk
The holidays can indeed be the most wonderful time of the year, but winter is not without its downside. Since Missouri’s first big snow storm last week, Mercy Hospital has seen a 20% increase in slip and fall accidents, according to Dr. Scott Henke.

Slip and fall accidents can happen anytime and…

Railroad Crossing Accidents

Railroad Crossing Accidents

Train travel may seem like a relic of the past, but when it comes to freight and shipping, it plays a big part in the future. In the state of Missouri alone, there are over 7,000 railroad crossings. With more reliance on trains for shipping, you can bet to see more trains at these crossings. Unfortunately, that also means you might see more train accidents at thes…

Medication Errors – Beware of Bad Medicine!

We count on medicine to make us feel better, but it doesn’t always work that way. Medication errors and bad medicine harm more than a million people each year.
Some drugs go on the market before adequate safety testing is done and end up harming people through unknown side effects. Sometimes, doctors prescribe drugs that react dangerously with your current medication or interfere with your…

Why Truck Accidents are Different

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Truck Accidents
Not Your Average Fender Bender
From parkways to parking lots, and side streets to interstates, commercial trucks are a common part of the roadway. As the trucking industry grows, more of these vehicles hit the road every day, and with more trucks come more truck accidents.

These vehicles, also known as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, and 18-wheelers, can caus…

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