Jackson Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer
Our Jackson, Missouri personal injury lawyers are ready to help if you were seriously hurt. If you were hurt in Jackson, Missouri, you will likely have numerous questions that need to be answered by a competent Missouri personal injury attorney. Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience in helping people get fair compensation from insurance companies. Because most people are hurt as a result of motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, this comprises the majority of our case load. However, we have significant experience helping those hurt as a result of medical malpractice, workman’s compensation claims, product liability, premises liability, and other types of accidents.
Jackson, Missouri is located in southeast Missouri along the Mississippi River, just north of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and 150 miles south of the St. Louis. Jackson, Missouri is a suburb of Cape Girardeau and the majority of working persons living within Jackson travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri daily for work, shopping, and entertainment. On average, Jackson residents spend 20–30 minutes daily in their commute. Constant travel created an increase of more than 5% in traffic volume on Highway 55 between 2007 and 2009. More traffic volume increases the chances of a car accident.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 334 traffic accidents during 2009 in Jackson, Missouri, 18% of which involved injury or wrongful death. The number of collisions in 2010 increased 25% to 415, and personal injuries related to traffic accidents decreased slightly to 15%. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, two thirds of all accidents in Jackson, Missouri involved drivers under the age of 21 or over the age of 55. In order to lower car accidents in Jackson, Missouri, officials developed special traffic education programs dedicated to educating residents about the importance of wearing seat belts and not drinking and driving.
If you find yourself involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident within Jackson, Missouri, you may need immediate help. Here are some resources you may find helpful in the event of a car accident:
- St. Francis Medical Center
- Southeast Hospital
- Jackson, Missouri Police Department
- Jackson, Missouri Fire Rescue
If your Jackson, Missouri personal injury claim cannot be settled with the insurance companies and the accident giving rise to your case occurred within Jackson, Missouri, under Missouri law, your personal injury lawsuit would need to be filed with the Circuit Clerk’s office. The Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County is located at 44 North Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The area of personal injury is a specialized field of law and can be very complex to navigate through the courts. Because of this, you should always consult with an experienced Missouri attorney after a injury producing event to determine what legal rights you may have. Our lawyers provide free consultations to all injured people.
Our Jackson, 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. Call 314-400-0000 today for a free legal evaluation with one of our Missouri accident lawyers to learn more about your legal rights. As always, if your injuries prevent you from traveling, one of our attorneys will make arrangements to meet with you in your home or hospital room.