The Kansas City, Missouri personal injury lawyers at E. Ryan Bradley aid victims of all types of Missouri personal injury cases from the Kansas City Metropolitan area. However, we find our practice predominately devoted to helping those hurt in car crashes, school bus accidents, motorcycle collisions and ATV accidents. Our Missouri accident lawyers are often called upon to help people with personal injuries from the three counties that comprise Kansas City: Platte County, Clay County, and Jackson County.
Kansas City, Missouri first incorporated in 1853 and is now the largest city in Missouri with 2.2 million residents in the metropolitan area. Kansas City is best known for its fountains, Hyde Park, Brush Creek, and its unique barbeque. In 2007, Kansas City was voted third in the country for “Best Cities for Relocating Families”. The Kansas City, Missouri metro area maintains a steady growth in population and continues to grow toward surrounding suburbs. Because of suburban sprawl, traffic volumes on local stretches of interstate have increased. For instance, interstates I-435, I-70, and I-35 have sustained a growth of more than 5% in the past two years. This dramatic increase in traffic volume has contributed in making Kansas City the number one city in Missouri for traffic accidents.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reported 16,801 traffic accidents in 2009. Of those collisions reported 23% produced injuries and/or wrongful deaths. In 2010, the number of traffic accident reports increased 3% with the reports of injury and/or fatality totaling 25%. Population growth is among many contributing factors to the large percentage of traffic collisions in Kansas City. 16% of all accidents involved speeding, 3% involved drinking and driving, and 25% involved drivers aged 55 and over. Kansas City also ranks number one for motorcycle accidents in the state of Missouri, over 50% higher than the number two city, St. Louis. Of the 257 motorcycle accidents, 5% resulted in fatalities.
Consulting with an experienced Missouri personal injury lawyer after an accident is crucial and the sooner you do this, the better. Resources you will find helpful after a traffic accident:
The Attorneys at E. Ryan Bradley are licensed to practice at the Platte, Clay, and Jackson County Circuit Courts. Personal injury lawsuits are very complex and Missouri law requires specific requirements for these types of pleadings. If your injury claim cannot be settled and the incident giving rise to your case occurred within these Counties, under Missouri law, your personal injury lawsuit would need to be filed with the Circuit Clerk’s office where the incident occurred. The Clay County Circuit Court is located at 11 South Water Street, Liberty, Missouri. The Jackson County Circuit Court is located at 415 East 12th Street, 3rd Floor – Associate Circuit Judges’ Records, Kansas City, Missouri. The Platte County Circuit Court is located at 328 Main Street, Suite 5-CH, Platte City, Missouri. Prior to filing any case, you should consult with an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney. If you fail to do this, you risk having your case dismissed by the Court.
Our Missouri accident lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you decide to hire our injury lawyers, we do not earn an attorneys’ fee unless we are successful on your case. If you are unable to travel due to your injuries, our attorneys will make arrangements to visit with you at your home or hospital room. Call 314-400-0000 today for a free consultation with a Missouri accident lawyer about your legal rights.