Our Berkeley, Missouri personal injury lawyers help victims of all types of Missouri personal injury cases. Because of the frequency of motor vehicle accidents in Berkeley, MO we find our practice mostly focused on helping those hurt in car crashes, truck accidents, and motorcycle collisions and ATV accidents. Other areas we specialize in are worker’s compensation, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and nursing home neglect and abuse cases.
Berkeley, Missouri is located in North St. Louis County and is adjacent to Lambert St. Louis International Airport just fifteen miles northwest of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Berkeley, Missouri is home to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, one of the area’s largest employers and, as a result, is home to many Boeing employees. Because of the employment opportunities at Boeing and Lambert Airport, and ease of accessibility to downtown St. Louis, Berkeley has maintained a steady population count.
The current population of Berkeley, Missouri is 8,978. Almost half of the population travels to work daily and the commuters who are not employed by Boeing or Lambert Airport travel twenty-five minutes each way on average. It is unsurprising, based on these statistics, most Berkeley, MO car accidents happen at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 170, as well as the intersection of I-70 and Missouri Highway 115. It is important to remember that if you are involved in an accident, even though your injuries might appear minor at the time, long-lasting, and sometimes debilitating, injuries might still be sustained.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 575 traffic accidents in Berkeley in 2009. Of the 575 collisions, 26% involved personal injuries or wrongful deaths. The number of car accidents decreased markedly from 2009 to 2010. However, the percentage of personal injuries related to car accidents increased 3% and the number of fatalities remained the same. The largest contributors to the increase of personal injuries and the lack of change in the number of wrongful deaths include speeding, commercial vehicles, and drivers under the age of 21.
Here are some resources you might find helpful if you have been involved in an accident in Berkeley, Missouri:
Personal injury claims arising from torts within Berkeley, Missouri need to be filed with the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, located at 7900 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton, Missouri. Personal injury laws in Missouri are complex and can be very confusing. We recommend you speak with an experienced attorney prior to filing a personal injury lawsuit to avoid the risk of having your case dismissed by the Court.
Our Berkeley, Missouri car accident lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you decide to hire our injury lawyers, we do not earn any attorneys’ fee unless we are successful on your case. Sometimes, there are unfortunate cases that involve wrongful death and we are sensitive to the delicate nature in which these cases need to be addressed. In the event you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, we will make arrangements to meet with you and your family members in an environment that is convenient and comfortable. Additionally, if your injuries prevent you from traveling, we will make arrangements to meet with you in a more suitable location such as your home or hospital room. Call 314-400-0000 today for your free legal consultation with one of our lawyers about your legal rights.