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  • Amy Collignon Gunn

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    • Seven Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

      We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are thrilled to announce seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. This incredible accomplishment marks just how dedicated our firm is to excellence, and an achievement of this magnitude only further cements our level of prestige in the legal community. Our legal team is honored to join the ranks of the countless lawyers who have been ...
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    • Amy Collignon Gunn to Speak at NBI Seminar

      Amy Collignon Gunn, attorney at The Simon Law Firm, P.C., will be speaking on the topic of personal injury at a two-day National Business Institute (NBI) seminar, which begins June 29. The comprehensive seminar will provide information on the essentials of either starting or refreshing a personal injury practice, as well as give attendees an in-depth course on liens, damages, medical records, and ...
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    • The Estate of Joseph Baldwin v. National Healthcare of Mt. Vernon, Inc., d/b/a Crossroads Community Hospital

      Overview: Sixty-two year old Joe Baldwin woke up on Saturday with acute onset of severe chest and abdominal pain. He was taken by his wife to the Emergency Department at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and was assessed by an emergency medicine physician. A CT Scan of the chest revealed what appeared to be pneumonia. Mr. Baldwin was admitted to the Crossroads Intensive Care ...
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    Anthony G. Simon

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    • Seven Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

      We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are thrilled to announce seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. This incredible accomplishment marks just how dedicated our firm is to excellence, and an achievement of this magnitude only further cements our level of prestige in the legal community. Our legal team is honored to join the ranks of the countless lawyers who have been ...
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    • Creative Internet Advertising Corporation v. Yahoo! Inc., et al.

      Overview: A federal jury awarded Acacia Research Corporation's (Nasdaq: ACTG) subsidiary, Creative Internet Advertising Corporation, $6.6 million in a patent infringement trial with Yahoo! Inc. Strategy: The civil suit, Cause No. 6:07cv534, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, alleged that Yahoo! Inc.'s messenger program with IMVironments infringed ...
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    • US Ring v. World Wide, et al

      Overview: A federal jury in St. Louis handed a big win to a St. Louis company, U.S. Ring Binder L.P., when it declared invalid two patents held by China-based World Wide Stationery Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Strategy: U.S. Ring, the defendant, was sued by World Wide Stationery for patent infringement involving U.S. Ring's Insta-Clik mechanism, which is used in three-ring binders. U.S. Ring is World ...
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    Benjamin R. Askew

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    • Seven Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

      We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are thrilled to announce seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. This incredible accomplishment marks just how dedicated our firm is to excellence, and an achievement of this magnitude only further cements our level of prestige in the legal community. Our legal team is honored to join the ranks of the countless lawyers who have been ...
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    • 4 lawyers from The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015

      Congratulations on being selected by your peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®! John G. Simon has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis. Also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the field of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. Anthony G. Simon was named Best Lawyers® ...
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    Brain Injuries

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    • Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

      When most people hear “brain injury,” the first thing that comes to mind is a blunt trauma to the head – for example, getting a concussion while playing football or striking one’s head against the dashboard in a serious car accident . But did you know that there are other, non-traumatic ways to sustain a brain injury ? Unfortunately, medical negligence is a leading cause of anoxic or hypoxic brain ...
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    • Can a Brain Injury Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

      Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often coexist since the event that caused the brain injury is often catastrophic. Many of the symptoms associated with these two conditions overlap, making it difficult to determine where one ends and the other begins, and even how to adequately treat these dual diagnoses effectively. This creates a great amount of suffering ...
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    • The Impact a Brain Injury Can Have on a Child's Development

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the United States. These injuries often lead to widespread deficits in a range of different functions, from language to motor skills and cognition. For children who are very young, traumatic blows to the head may result in ...
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    Class Action

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    • Can I Sue the Government for Damages Caused By Its Negligence?

      We all want to be able to trust in the government – either state-level entities or federal-level agencies – to do the right thing at all times and generally take care of us. However, the government is run by people who are just as capable of making mistakes as anyone else. When the negligence of a government entity ends up causing harm to citizens, it might be possible to seek justice and ...
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    • Suit filed by The Simon Law Firm, P.C. against Express Scripts

      As reported in by the St. Louis Business Journal , The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six compounding pharmacies alleging St. Louis-based Express Scripts is trying to force them out of business in violation of antitrust law. The plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit against the $101 billion pharmacy benefits manager in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ...
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    • Suit filed by The Simon Law Firm, P.C. targets Scottrade in hack case

      As reported by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch , The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has filed a class action law suit against Scottrade, alleging that lax security at the brokerage firm allowed hackers to steal customer information. If you feel you have been affected, contact The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
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    Defective Products

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    • What Everyone Should Know About the FDA's Medical Device Standards

      Innovations in technology have contributed greatly to the development of life-saving medical devices. Not all of these devices are worthy of such praise, however, and it is important for consumers to understand how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices. We often hear of lawsuits against the corporations that bring such devices into the market, horror stories of birth ...
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    • Five Dangerous Toys That Should Stay Off Your Christmas List This Year

      Christmas is almost here. If you have children in your life, you probably experience some joy in making this time of year a memorable one for them. You want to give a gift that makes them smile. What you do not want to do is give them a gift that may potentially harm them. To help make the holidays a little safer, we’ve put together a list of some of the most dangerous toys available this year ...
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    • What is a Design Defect?

      In product liability cases, there are three types of claims one can make, including the issue of design defects. Unlike manufacturing defects, which are mistakes made in the process of producing a product, a design defect is a flaw in the design that makes the product dangerous even when used as intended. That means, even if the product is consistently made using the best materials, its flaw ...
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    Environmental Law

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    • Boiler Explosion at St. Louis Factory Kills 3, Injures at Least 1 More

      A boiler explosion at a factory in the Soulard industrial area of St. Louis killed three victims and critically injured another Monday morning. According to authorities, the incident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. on April 4, at the Loy-Lange Box Company. The force of the explosion caused the boiler to shoot through the roof of the building traveling over 500 feet and then crash into neighboring ...
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    • Proposal approved to help odor problems at Campbell County landfill in Rustburg, Virginia

      The News and Advance reports the Region 2000 Services Authority has approved a new system to mitigate the off-site odors that have been affecting residents. We recently blogged about this proposal. Regardless of these efforts, this will not compensate residents for the loss of use and enjoyment of their properties they have already endured. While I do not currently represent anyone involved with ...
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    • Action taken by Shawnee, Kansas officials and Johnson County Landfill

      We previously blogged about noxious odors from the Johnson County Landfill affecting Shawnee, Kansas residents. The Shawnee Dispatch now reports numerous changes have been implemented by city officials and the Johnson County Landfill to remedy the odors. Complaints had reached unprecedented numbers in the latter half of 2015. Since February, when the landfill’s owner Waste Management installed a ...
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    Erica Blume Slater

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    • Seven Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

      We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are thrilled to announce seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. This incredible accomplishment marks just how dedicated our firm is to excellence, and an achievement of this magnitude only further cements our level of prestige in the legal community. Our legal team is honored to join the ranks of the countless lawyers who have been ...
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    • Congratulations Erica F. Blume on being elected Vice-President of WLA!

      Congratulations Erica on being elected Vice-President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis! The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis has been in existence since 1976, when a brave group of women decided to band together to form an organization that would support and promote women lawyers in all of their endeavors. WLA's members consist of judges, business leaders, ...
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    • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Erica F. Blume to our Team

      We are excited to have Erica join our elite team of Attorneys. Erica represents individuals who have been injured in complex product liability and medical negligence cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. Erica joined The Simon Law Firm, P.C. in 2014 after beginning her career practicing insurance defense litigation with a large Midwest regional law firm. While gaining valuable knowledge and ...
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    Government Claims

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    • Can I Sue the Government for Damages Caused By Its Negligence?

      We all want to be able to trust in the government – either state-level entities or federal-level agencies – to do the right thing at all times and generally take care of us. However, the government is run by people who are just as capable of making mistakes as anyone else. When the negligence of a government entity ends up causing harm to citizens, it might be possible to seek justice and ...
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    Intellectual Property

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    • Welcome Jason Qiu, Law Clerk, Simon Law IP Team

      Welcome Jason Qiu, 2015-2016 Law Clerk on @SimonLawFirmSTL IP Team. Jason graduated 2012 @UW, BS Biochemistry, anticipated JD 2016 @WashULaw. Jason received the Outstanding Advocate Award and Award of Excellence for Oral Advocacy. Jason is a member of the IP Law Society. Visit our IP Team
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    • Welcome Katie & Luke to Simon Law

      Welcome Katie Landfried and Luke Hibbeler to Simon Law, 2015-2016 Law Clerks on our IP Team. Katie graduated 2008 from McKindree University, BA Sociology, anticipated JD 2017 @SLULAW. Katie is a member of the Women Law Students’ Association and the Street Lawyers Association and is Treasurer of the Criminal Law Society. Luke graduated 2013 @KState BS Chemical Engineering | Minor in Chemistry, ...
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    • Welcome Justin and Matthew to our Intellectual Property Team

      Welcome Justin Chmielewski and Matthew Lakamp 2015-2016 Law Clerks on our Intellectual Property Team Justin graduated 1999 @TrumanState, BA Justice Systems, anticipated JD 2016 @SLULAW. Justin’s concentration is civil & criminal litigation. and he was a member of Moot Court, Fall 2014. Matthew graduated 2013 @Mizzou, BA Economics & Political Science, anticipated JD 2016 @SLULAW. Matthew received ...
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    John G. Simon

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    • Seven Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

      We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. are thrilled to announce seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. This incredible accomplishment marks just how dedicated our firm is to excellence, and an achievement of this magnitude only further cements our level of prestige in the legal community. Our legal team is honored to join the ranks of the countless lawyers who have been ...
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    • Maldonado v. Regal Riverfront Hotel

      Overview: A boxer was awarded $42 million by a jury for brain damage due to a hotel's failure to have an ambulance at a boxing match. He was eventually diagnosed with severe brain damage. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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    • Matt Love v. API

      Overview: Matt Love was hunting with a tree stand and safety belt in Jefferson County, Missouri. He was harnessed to the tree with a tree stand safety belt. While he hunted, this safety belt was the only thing that connected him to the tree. While using the belt, Mr. Love fell more than 25 feet. He suffered fractured vertebrae, resulting in paralysis . Mr. Love's life care plan indicated projected ...
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    Landfill Litigation

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    • Clark Floyd County Landfill neighbors complain of burning eyes, noses and throats

      As reported by WDRB.com , the Clark Floyd County Landfill (CFCL) is emitting strong atypical odors which are causing residents of Borden, Ind., to complain of burning eyes, noses and throats. Neighbors noticed a change in the landfill odor after a 2012 vertical expansion of the site. Borden resident Freeda Heatherly stated about 80 percent of the time she cannot tolerate being outside because of ...
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    • OEPA files lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio

      Following months of complaints from 177 residents , the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) announced it has filed a lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio according to WFMJ.com . Officials from the OEPA have stated the odor is a nuisance, and against EPA regulations. Residents say unless a settlement with the OEPA is set in stone, they are not convinced the ...
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    • Public meeting regarding odors from the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio

      We recently blogged the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was investigating the rotten egg odors plaguing residents living near the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio. Now, WFMJ.com reports the Ohio EPA and local regulators will hold a community meeting on December 9, 2015, to update residents on their efforts to eliminate the odors. According to the Ohio EPA, the landfill ...
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    Mass Torts | Dangerous Drugs

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    • How Does the FDA Regulate Prescription Drugs?

      Before a drug can be released on the market, it must go through a strict approval process with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA regulates the various steps that prescription drugs and other items must go through before they can be marketed to the consumer. Not many people are aware of the approval process or the way in which the FDA regulates prescription drugs. Here’s ...
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    • Benicar is a Dangerous Drug

      Have you heard of the prescription drug Benicar? It is a blood pressure medication. Its side effects include severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as chronic diarrhea and significant weight loss. The symptoms mimic Celiac disease . Amy Collignon Gunn and The Simon Law Firm, are currently investigating the link between the use of Benicar and the gastrointestinal issues. If you or a loved one have ...
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    • Jury Verdict in Favor of Mesh Victim

      Late 2014 a Tx jury reached a verdict of $73.5M in favor of a mesh victim who suffered serious injuries from her Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh device. Earlier in 2015 J&J agreed to resolve 4 legal cases with more expected. Our Mesh practice page .
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    Medical Malpractice

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    • Four of the Worst Yet Common Medical Malpractice Types

      Medical experts in any field are expected to only provide the absolute best care while performing their job duties. Otherwise, a patient’s wellbeing can be lost and they may suffer serious injury or death. However, despite the constant reminder from internal and external sources to always adhere to the utmost standards of medical care and procedures, medical malpractice remains prevalent across ...
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    • Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

      When most people hear “brain injury,” the first thing that comes to mind is a blunt trauma to the head – for example, getting a concussion while playing football or striking one’s head against the dashboard in a serious car accident . But did you know that there are other, non-traumatic ways to sustain a brain injury ? Unfortunately, medical negligence is a leading cause of anoxic or hypoxic brain ...
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    • Fetal Lacerations Caused by C-Sections

      Caesarian sections, whether planned beforehand or performed in an emergency, pose a serious risk to the baby. Sharp medical instruments may cause lacerations that can lead to a host of other problems and injuries. That is why doctors must exercise caution when performing caesarian sections to ensure the infant is unharmed during the process. Our firm has represented numerous clients to pursue ...
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    News & Events

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    • The Basics of Consumer Fraud Claims Everyone Should Know

      Every business that operates within the public realm and relies on consumers for its income and profits has a duty to those same consumers to always act fairly and transparently. At the least, they cannot intentionally make decisions, use regulations or otherwise take actions that are damaging to a consumer’s health and wellbeing. When profits are prioritized over people, the result could be a ...
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    • Jury Awards Injured Teacher $325,000 in Lawsuit Against City Museum

      For nearly 20 years, our firm has provided legal services to injured clients. Recently, we secured a jury verdict for a teacher injured on a slide at the City Museum. We believe negligent and careless parties must be held accountable, and we are proud to help victims seek justice against those who are responsible. About the Case Amy Atkinson suffered a ligamentous injury to her left knee while ...
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    • Three Attorneys of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Named 2018 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis Area

      Our legal team at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is honored to announce that three of our very own, Attorneys John G. Simon, Anthony G. Simon and Amy Collignon Gunn have been named as 2018 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis. Each one of our attorneys has been chosen for this award for a different practice area, determining them as one of the strongest in the nation. Only one lawyer per ...
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    Opioid

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    • Opioid Epidemic Fueled by a Campaign of Misinformation

      Opioids & Heroin: Mixing Semantics Opium is a bitter, brown, granular powder derived from the seedpod of the poppy. People have used opium for the relief of pain for thousands of years. [1] But a quick word on terminology: Opiates are drugs derived from the opium poppy. On the other hand, Opioids are synthetic, or partly-synthetic drugs that are manufactured to work in a similar way to opiates. ...
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    • The Opioid Epidemic - America's Man-Made Scourge

      Opioids—drugs like OxyContin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Morphine, or Fentanyl—are a class of narcotic drugs that have claimed the lives of over 190,000 Americans in the last 20 years. [1] Perhaps better known as prescription painkillers, or even by their street drug name “hillbilly heroin,” America’s opioid problem has reached epidemic proportions. [2] And, unsurprisingly, this plague is mirrored by a ...
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    • Simon Law Firm Attorneys Secure $17.6 Million Verdict

      On June 28, 2016, attorneys John Simon and Tim Cronin of The Simon Law Firm, P.C., secured a $17.6 million verdict for their client Brian Koon and his wife. Koon was prescribed over 37,000 painkillers between 2008 and 2012 – an amount that dramatically exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended levels. At the time, Koon was under the primary care of Dr. Henry D. ...
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    Personal Injury

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    • Treatment Options That Can Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

      Spinal cord injuries are absolutely devastating in nearly every instance. People who suffer spinal cord damage are highly likely to experience some sort of debilitation, such as reduced mobility and chronic pain. The chances of becoming paralyzed are also unfortunately high. However, there are treatment options out there to help alleviate the worst symptoms of a spinal cord injury. Thanks to ...
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    • What Should I Do If I Was Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

      In recent years, Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services have become increasingly popular. They provide transportation to millions of people across the world every day, and they are easy to use and generally cheaper than traditional taxi services. However, with the growth of these companies has come questions of liability for car accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers. If you have been injured in ...
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    • 3 Factors That Could Harm Your Personal Injury Claim

      If you are injured by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek justice. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and other economic and non-economic damages. However, there are 3 factors that could hinder your ability to obtain the compensation ...
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    The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

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    • Reggie Bush Wins $12.5M for 2015 NFL Injury

      Attorney Tim Cronin of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. recently represented Reggie Bush, former NFL running back, in a personal injury lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams. Bush suffered a career-ending knee injury in a game at the Edward Jones Dome in 2015 when he was pushed out of bounds and slipped on a nearby concrete slab. The injury resulted in a torn ACL, which ultimately ended Reggie Bush’s NFL ...
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    • Attorney Amy Collignon Gunn Awarded Eileen H. Searls Service Award from Saint Louis University School of Law Women's Law Student Association

      Our team at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is excited to announce our very own Attorney Amy Collignon Gunn has been selected for achievement by the Women’s Law Student Association at the Saint Louis University School of Law. The Eileen H. Searls Service Award is delegated to individuals who are worthy of recognition thanks to their insatiable work ethic, relentless desire to succeed and impactful ...
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    • The Basics of Consumer Fraud Claims Everyone Should Know

      Every business that operates within the public realm and relies on consumers for its income and profits has a duty to those same consumers to always act fairly and transparently. At the least, they cannot intentionally make decisions, use regulations or otherwise take actions that are damaging to a consumer’s health and wellbeing. When profits are prioritized over people, the result could be a ...
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    Trucking Accident

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    • More News About the Hester Trucking Companys Poor Safety Rating

      On April 2, we blogged concerning a trucking company involved in a fatal crash that killed 11 people. Now, an "ongoing" compliance review of the Hester, Inc. trucking company in Alabama by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is underway. That same agency will soon enforce a new rule that electronic onboard recorders be installed in some trucks and buses to monitor the hours that a ...
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    • Longer Driving Hours for Truckers Maintained

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Tuesday, December 11, that it was issuing an interim final rule that maintains the current 11 hour driving limit. The new rules also require truckers to rest for 10 hours before going back out on the road. But the announcement is only the latest step in a continuing back and forth between the FMCSA and safety groups. Twice the rules have ...
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    Verdicts & Settlements

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