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St. Joseph Car Accident Lawyer

If you've been hurt in a serious car accident, you may be entitled to money through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Our team has more than 100 years of collective legal experience – let us put it to work for your case. Since 1996, we have recovered more than $250 million in settlements and jury verdicts. Our lawyers are wholeheartedly dedicated to giving each case the personalized care and attention to detail that it deserves. Contact us today to see what a topnotch St. Joseph car accident lawyer can do for your case.

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Missouri Car Accident Information

142,966 car accidents occurred in Missouri in 2011. Of these, 716 resulted in fatalities. A Total of 786 people were killed in car accidents statewide. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, only 6.99% of all traffic collisions involved severe weather conditions, such as rain, snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, mist or fog. Additionally, 72.4% of these accidents occurred on dry pavement. Although some collisions are the result of unavoidable circumstances, others are caused by negligence. Was your accident caused by someone else's careless driving? Call our office today – you may be able to recover compensation through an injury claim .

The Missouri State Highway Patrol attributes a significant portion of the Missouri "traffic crash problem" to drunk driving. Approximately 26.82% of all fatal traffic accidents in Missouri involved alcohol. 4.38% of all traffic incidents in the state involved drunk driving, and 6.58% of rural car crashes involved drunk driving. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 3,630 people were injured in alcohol-related car accidents in 2011. At the Montee Law Firm, we believe that drunk drivers should be held responsible for their negligent behavior. If you or a loved one was injured in a DUI-related accident, we have the skill and experience to help you get paid.

Types of Negligence in Missouri Car Accidents

Statistically, a variety of negligent driving habits cause car accidents. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that speeding was responsible for 23,998 accidents, 7,568 injuries and 271 fatalities in 2011. 14,672 accidents were caused by drivers who drove under the posted limit, but were moving too fast for weather conditions. 5,606 traffic accidents were caused by sign/signal violations; 2,205 were caused by motorist driving in the wrong lane; 21,297 accidents were caused by tailgating; and 22,247 traffic collisions were caused by drivers who failed to yield the right of way.

In 2011, 39,209 Missouri traffic collisions were caused by driver inattention (distracted driving.) Distracted driving is a serious threat to motorists in Missouri and the rest of the United States. Of these accidents, 29,081 involved property damage, 9,960 involved personal injury and 168 involved fatality. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, distracted driving involves a variety of behaviors, such as texting while driving, eating behind the wheel, talking on the phone, using a GPS device or applying makeup. If your accident was caused by a distracted driver, our car accident lawyers are ready to stand up for your rights. Contact us to learn about your rights as a victim of distracted driving.

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St. Joseph, Missouri

St. Joseph (informally called "St. Joe") was established in 1843. It is the chief city of the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat of Buchanan County. With a population of 76,780, St. Joseph is the eighth largest city in Missouri and the largest Northwestern city in the state. As of 2010, the St. Joseph metropolitan area had 127,329 residents. St. Joseph is rich in history and located along the Missouri River. It is best known as the death place of Jesse James (American outlaw, bankruptcy, gang leader and train robber) and as the starting point of the Pony Express.

In 1997, the National Civic League named St. Joseph an "All American City and was voted the top true western town by True West Magazine in 2007. St. Joseph was founded by a local fur trader named Joseph Robidoux IV and became officially incorporated in 1843. It was first established as an outpost and frontier town. For some time, it served as the last supply point on the Missouri River before the "Wild West." Many of the downtown streets are named after Robidoux's children: Messanie, Sylvanie, Charles, Edmond, Felix, Francois, Jules, and Faraon. St. Joseph was the second American city to have electric streetcars.

Today, St. Joseph offers visitors unique shopping, dining and a variety of historical tourist activities. The city's history lives on through the Pony Express, Museum, Patee House Museum and other attractions. Additionally, the area offers visitors antique shopping, flea markets, boutiques and a variety of other specialty shops. St. Joseph is also home to the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, and the Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph. The Missouri Theater serves as the city's center for the arts. The theater is open for tours and was renovated in 1927, is decorated in a pre-Persian motif and seats 1,200 people.

What can a St. Joseph car accident lawyer do for you?

If you've been hurt in a car accident, the St. Joseph car accident lawyers at our firm have the commitment, skill and experience to help you recover fair compensation. We are passionate about helping others and always strive to reach a high level of legal professionalism in our work. After an accident, you may feel overwhelmed at the idea of filing a personal injury claim. That's how we can help. When you work with a car accident attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing that a legal professional will guide you through every step of the legal process.

At the firm, we handle a wide variety of case types. Our car accident practice areas include cases that involve aggressive driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, hit & run accidents, underinsured motorist, uninsured motorist claims, road defects and insurance bad faith. Whether your accident was caused by a distracted driver or a drunk driver, we can help you file a claim or lawsuit for your injuries. Don't give up – contact an attorney today and take the first step toward the compensation you deserve. We are available to make weekend, evening, hospital and in-home appointments for consultations.

If We Don't Win, You Don't Pay

After a car accident, the first question you might ask is, "How much will an attorney cost me?" At the Montee Law Firm, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you don't pay us unless we win your case. It's as simple as that. We understand the stress and uncertainty of doctor's bills, hospitalization expense, medical costs and other financial obligations. Hiring a lawyer might seem like just another expense. When you work with our firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that you don't have to pay us a dime unless we win your case. What are you waiting for? Contact the Montee Law Firm today! The sooner we hear from you, the faster our team of legal professionals can help you get the full and fair compensation you need and deserve.

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