Our Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyers at E. Ryan Bradley help victims of all types of Missouri personal injury cases. However, we find our law practice mainly dedicated to helping those hurt in Columbia, Missouri car accidents, bus crashes, motorcycle collisions and ATV accidents. Our Columbia, Missouri personal injury attorneys are called upon to assist persons suffering from injuries while on the roadways, on the job, or at school. Attorneys at E. Ryan Bradley have over 30 years of experience securing fair compensation for victims of Missouri accidents.
Columbia, Missouri is centrally located in Missouri. It is 100 miles east of Kansas City and 70 miles west of St. Louis. Columbia has the highest concentration of young people (the average age is 26) in Missouri. Also notable is the high number of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher, as more than half the population aged 25 and over, twice the Missouri state average, are college educated. According to the United States census, Columbia grew by more than 20% over Missouri’s average rate of 4.4% in the last ten years. A rapid influx of residents in addition to the youthful mean age predictably increases the likely hood of Columbia, Missouri motor vehicle accidents.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were 2,780 traffic accidents during 2009 in Columbia, Missouri, 25% of which involved injuries or fatalities. Columbia ranks 5th among all Missouri cities for motor vehicle accidents reported with injuries. The number of wrongful death claims and personal injuries related to traffic accidents increased slightly in 2010 even though the total number of motor vehicle accidents decreased by one third. One contributing factor may be in the number of commuters and/or passengers who choose to not wear seat belts. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the state-wide average for safety belt usage decreased from 2009 to 2010 to 76%, well below the national average.
If you have been injured in a Columbia car accident, here are some helpful resources:
If your personal injury claim cannot be settled and the incident giving rise to your case occurred within Columbia, Missouri, under Missouri law, your personal injury lawsuit would need to be filed with the Circuit Clerk’s office. The Circuit Court of Boone County is located at 705 East Walnut Street, Columbia, Missouri.
Our Columbia, Missouri car accident lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you decide to hire one of our Missouri injury lawyers, we do not earn an attorneys’ fee unless we are successful on your case. Call 314-400-0000 today for a free consultation with one of our lawyers about your legal rights. If your personal injuries prevent you from traveling, we will make arrangements to visit with you at your home or hospital room.