The Washington, Missouri personal injury lawyers at E. Ryan Bradley help those hurt through no fault of their own in all types of Missouri personal injury incidents. Since most people are hurt in car crashes, bus accidents, motorcycle collisions and ATV accidents, this comprises the majority of our case load. However, we do handle other types of cases, such as product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, on the job injuries, and other types of cases. Our attorneys at E. Ryan Bradley have over 30 years of experience helping personal injury victims obtain fair compensation. Other Washington, Missouri lawyers recognize our expertise in personal injury matters and sometimes call us for advice and guidance on serious injury cases.
Washington, Missouri is located just 50 miles west of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Washington was founded in 1839 and is currently home to approximately 14,000 residents, an increase of 4% from 2000. Half of the population of Washington drives or carpools to work and school on a daily basis. Growth in the area has created an increase in traffic volume of well over 5% on many Washington, Missouri roadways, including Missouri highways 47 and 97 in the past two years. The rapid increase of traffic volumes naturally leads to an increase in accidents involving personal injuries.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were 541 traffic accidents during 2009 in Washington, Missouri, and 15% of those involved serious injury or wrongful death. In 2010, the number of personal injuries related to motor vehicle accidents increased 10% but wrongful death reports remained the same. Washington, Missouri generates the highest number of car accident reports within Franklin County. The greatest number of reported traffic crashes involved drivers under the age of 21 (27%) and large commercial vehicles (13%).
If you are a victim of a truck accident in Washington, Missouri, here are some resources you may find helpful:
If your personal injury claim cannot be settled because the insurance company does not want to pay a reasonable amount to settle your case, if the crash occurred in Washington, Missouri, you would need to file your lawsuit with the Circuit Clerk’s office. The Circuit Court of Franklin County is located at 401 East Main Street, Union, Missouri. Our accident lawyers have helped hundreds of victims file their personal injury claims and we can guide you through the legal process as well.
Our Washington, Missouri accident lawyers offer free consultations. If you decide to hire us, you will never receive a bill because we don’t get paid until you get paid. Our attorneys will make arrangements to visit with you at your home or hospital room if you have sustained injuries that prevent you from traveling. Call 314-400-0000 today for your free consultation with one of our accident lawyers about your legal rights.