Our Springfield, Missouri personal injury lawyers have helped Green County residents with their serious injury cases for decades. When you are injured in Springfield, MO, you need qualified lawyers with a track history of success to handle your legal matter. E. Ryan Bradley helps people like you who have been injured through no fault of their own, in all types of Missouri personal injury cases. Because so many people are hurt in Springfield, MO car accidents, bus crashes, and motorcycle collisions, this comprises the majority of our case load. However, we do handle other kinds of cases such as product liability, medical malpractice, on the job injuries, and other types of cases.
Other Springfield, Missouri lawyers recognize our expertise in motor vehicle accidents and sometimes ask for our assistance and guidance in serious injury cases. In fact, our law firm obtained the top trial award for a motor vehicle crash in 2010, obtaining a $10,150,000 award in the case Adams v. King and Shelter Mutual Insurance Company. If you are looking for experienced lawyers to answer questions about your injury claim, you have come to the right place.
Springfield, Missouri was incorporated in 1829. It is the largest city in Greene County and the third largest city in Missouri. Springfield is known for being the birth place of historic Route 66 and for hosting the nation&rsquo:s first duel&ndash:style shootout between Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt Jr. The Springfield, Missouri area maintains a steady growth in population as 14,680 students move into the city each year to attend Southwest Missouri State University. The growth of permanent residents continues to grow as well. Springfield, Missouri&rsquo:s current population is 159,498, a 5.2% increase since 2000. As a result of the arrival of new residents and students to Springfield, traffic on Interstate I&ndash:44 has grown over 5% in the past two years.
The car accidents in Springfield, Missouri are frightening. Springfield, Missouri ranks third among all Missouri cities for auto accidents. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported 6,955 traffic crashes within Springfield&rsquo:s city limits in 2009. Of these reported collisions, 31% produced injuries or wrongful deaths (there were 11 fatalities and 2,113 injuries). Unfortunately, in 2010, the number of injury&ndash:producing traffic accidents increased and the number of wrongful deaths increased by 64%.
Population growth is among many contributing factors to the large percentage of fatalities and injuries related to car accidents in Springfield, Missouri. Other contributing factors in these collisions are drinking and driving and the number of young drivers in the area. The statistics for car accidents in Springfield, MO are alarming: 33% of all Springfield, Missouri car accidents involved drivers over the age of 55, 8.7% involved drinking and driving, and 28% involved drivers aged 21 and younger.
If you are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in Springfield, Missouri, you may find the following resources helpful:
If your personal injury claim cannot be settled with the insurance company and the incident occurred within Springfield, Missouri, your personal injury lawsuit would need to be filed with the Circuit Clerk&rsquo:s office. The Greene County Circuit Court is located at 1010 North Boonville, Springfield, Missouri. The attorneys at E. Ryan Bradley frequently handle cases in the Greene County Circuit Court and our personal injury lawyers know the complex Missouri laws standing in your way to a successful outcome. You should always speak with an experienced Missouri attorney prior to filing any lawsuit to avoid having your pleading dismissed by the Court. Feel free to contact our lawyers by phone or e-mail. Our lawyers stand ready to assist you and answer any questions you have.
Our Springfield, Missouri accident lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you are unable to travel due to your injuries, our attorneys will make special arrangements to meet with you in your home or hospital room. If your case involves a wrongful death, we understand many family members may want to attend this meeting, making travel for a large number of people unfeasible. For this reason, we meet with families suffering from a wrongful death at their homes, where all family members can be present. Speaking with one of our personal injury attorneys is risk-free and if you decide to hire us, we do not earn an attorneys&rsquo: fee unless we are successful on your case. Call 314-400-0000 today for your free consultation with one of our Missouri lawyers about your legal rights.