Personal Injury Law
The S.E. Farris Law Firm has served clients across a wide range of personal injury cases and has the experience, resources and commitment to pursue justice on your behalf. We only represent injury victims and their families, never insurance companies.
However, serious injuries and wrongful deaths can arise from dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, surgical errors, nursing home abuse or work related accidents as well. We have a solid reputation for pursuing these injury cases for the victim and their families.
St. Louis Automobile Accident Lawyers: Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries
Each year, Road and Highway Accidents result in injury and loss of life for many reasons – driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, bad road conditions, being distracted or aggressive, negligence, equipment defects or simply an error in judgment. Determining who is legally responsible can be difficult.
In each traffic accident case, it is necessary to not only examine the facts through investigative reports and other evidence but also consider whether other factors contributed to the accident such unsafe road conditions, inadequate warning signs, or defective traffic safety devices.
We urge you not to negotiate with an insurance company on a settlement amount without first seeking the advice of an experienced and reputable personal injury attorney. Learn more about Road and Highway Use Accidents.
Missouri Worker Compensation: Worker Injury Lawyer
Accidents and injuries on the job occur all too frequently despite the implementation of many regulations and industry standards that mandate certain safety measures at work sites.
If you are hurt on the job, you most likely fall under Workers’ Compensation (“Workers’ Comp”) law. Under Workers’ Compensation law, you are entitled to have your medical bills paid, a portion of your wages while you are off work due to the injury, and a lump sum payment for the disability left after your medical care ends. However, workers’ compensation often does not always cover all costs generated by the injuries and damages sustained by victims of accidents at work.
Cases involving workers who are injured or killed are often catastrophic. They may be due to an explosion, collapse, fire, equipment failure or similar hazardous event which takes place at a construction site, mining area, industrial plant, manufacturing facility or other work site location such as a railroad or on a boat.
If you or a loved one has suffered work related injuries, you may be able to obtain financial recovery for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Learn more about Work Related Injuries.
Premises Liability Lawyers: Slip and Fall Injuries
If you or a loved one is injured on someone else’s property because of a hazardous condition which the landlord or business operator failed to repair, correct, warn about or otherwise address, you may have a Premises Liability case. These are commonly accidents that involve trips or falls because of uneven pavement, loose electrical cords, liquids, defective stairs, and loose handrails. It can also include claims for failure to control a dog or other animal which bites, mauls or attacks. Another common premises liability claim involves inadequate security.
The injuries may require you to take time off from work, undergo extensive medical procedures, and pursue lengthy rehabilitation. Some disabilities or injuries may be permanent. If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe condition on another’s property you may have a case for monetary compensation. Learn more about Dangerous Property and Premises Liability.
Defective or Dangerous Products: Product Injury
As a consumer, you have the right to expect that the products you purchase are safe for use or consumption, and the manufacturer or seller are expected to supply products that are not defective or harmful to you.
When a product has a defect or poses an unexpected risk of harm, the product cannot be said to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. Product liability claims are typically cases against the designer, manufacturer or seller of an unsafe or dangerous vehicle, tire, machine, tool, equipment, toy, firearm, appliance or other product which causes its user or a bystander to be injured or killed because of defects in its design, manufacture, labeling or inadequate warning.
They may fall within three categories: manufacturing defects when products differ from the intended design, design defects when products present a safety hazard as designed, and failures to warn the consumer of a known danger. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective or dangerous product, we may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other related costs. Learn more about Product Liability.
Medical Malpractice Injuries: St. Louis
Injuries that occur at the hands of Healthcare Providers fall under the general heading of Medical Malpractice. This may involve a case against physicians, surgeons, nurses, hospitals and other medical care providers who fail to timely or properly diagnose a disease or other health condition, commit surgical or other medical errors, fail to prescribe or administer the appropriate medication, commit acts of physical abuse or sexual misconduct with patients, or otherwise fail to provide proper treatment which complies with the applicable medical standard of care.
Additionally, if a healthcare professional acted negligently and caused the death of a patient, the patient’s relatives may also file a wrongful death claim.
Medical malpractice is an act or omission, however not all mistakes are malpractice if a reasonable healthcare provider could have made the same mistake. If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, call us at 314-252-9937.
Call 314-A-LAWYER (252-9937) to discuss your potential Personal Injury case.
There is no charge for an initial consultation and we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Our main office is in St. Louis, and we are licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Federal Courts throughout the United States.
About the author, S.E. Farris
Spencer Farris is a personal injury lawyer at The S.E. Farris Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri. See his profile on Google+