Our Cole County Missouri personal injury lawyers help victims of all types of Missouri personal injury cases. However, we find our practice mainly dedicated to helping those hurt in car crashes, bus collisions, motorcycle and ATV accidents. Our Cole County Missouri accident lawyers are frequently called upon to help people with personal injuries from Jefferson City, the largest city within Cole County and Missouri’s state capital. Our Cole County personal injury lawyers are highly skilled and have over 30 years of experience obtaining fair compensation for victims of Missouri motor vehicle accidents.
Cole County is located in the center of Missouri, south of the Missouri River and west of the Osage. The average population of Cole County has a 16% higher median income than the state’s mean. Cole County’s population remains steady, growing only 5% in the ten-year period between 2000 and 2010. Even though the permanent population has grown slowly, the traffic volume has grown considerably. The largest roadways in Cole County are United States Highways 50 and 54, and rural roads like Route C. Cole County’s roadways have seen a growth in traffic volume of more than 5% in the past 24 months. Naturally, a swell of this level in motorists on local highways raises the number of Cole County, Missouri motor vehicle accidents.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were 1,688 traffic accidents during 2009 in Cole County, 27% of which involved injuries or fatalities. The number of wrongful deaths and personal injuries related to motor vehicle accidents increased almost 10% in 2010 positioning Cole County 15th among all 115 Missouri counties in traffic collisions of reported accidents in 2009. 60% involved drivers under 21years of age or drivers over the age of 55. The majority of the remaining vehicle accidents involve school bus accidents (.5%) and pedestrians (.9%).
If you have been injured in a Cole County accident, here are some useful resources:
If your injury claim cannot be settled with the insurance company, under Missouri law, your Missouri personal injury lawsuit would need to be filed with the Circuit Clerk’s office. The Circuit Court of Cole County is located at 301 East High Street, Jefferson City, Missouri. Personal injury lawsuits are very complex and Missouri law calls for specific requirements to be fulfilled when filing these types of pleadings. If you fail to meet the requirements set forth by Missouri law, your case could be dismissed by the Courts. Prior to filing you should always consult with an experienced Missouri personal injury lawyer.
Our Cole County Missouri accident lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you cannot travel to St. Louis, our lawyers will make arrangements to meet with you at your home or hospital room. If you decide to hire our injury lawyers, we do not earn an attorneys’ fee unless we are successful on your case. Call 314-400-0000 today for your free consultation regarding your legal rights.