Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer
The Kansas City personal injury lawyers car crashes, school bus accidents, motorcycle collisions and ATV accidents. Our KC accident lawyers are often called upon to help people with personal injuries from Platte County, Clay County, and Jackson Counties.
We help people who are seriously hurt in Raytown, Harrisonville, Independence, Lees Summit, Liberty, Parkville, Blue Springs, Grandview, Lone Jack, Grain Vallueu, Lake Lotawana, Buckner, Greenwood, Levasy, Lake Tapawingo, Unity Village, Sibley and River Bend.
Kansas City Mo car accident statistics
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.
Pedestrian Accidents in KC
- Crosswalk strikes;
- Outside of Crosswalk strikes;
- Motorist failure to yield to motorists;
- Drunk drivers that hit people;
- People hit in parking lots
- Gas station injuries;
- Tractor trailers that hit people;
- Uninsured motorists that hit pedestrians; and
- Underinsured motorists who hit people.
Kinds of KC Car accidents we handle
- Lyft and Uber driver ride sharing accidents
- Wrong way drivers
- Illegal U-Turns
- Violating stop signs
- Drunk driving accidents
- Tractor trailer crashes
- Improper lane changes
Kansas City car accident resources
- St. Luke’s Health System
- Truman Medical Center
- North Kansas City Hospital
- Kansas City Police Department
- Platte County Sheriff
- Jackson County Sheriff
- Kansas City Fire Department
Kansas City history
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.
Kansas City Personal Injury Lawsuits
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 KC your personal injury lawsuit will need to be filed with the the Jackson County Circuit Court 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 KC personal injury attorney. If you fail to do this, you risk having your case dismissed by the Court.
Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer after an accident is crucial and the sooner you do this, the better. Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers do not charge any fee for a consultation. If you decide to hire our KC 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 816-384-9666 today for a free consultation with a lawyer about your legal rights. Our office is located at 107 W. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105.