Missouri Personal Injury Resources

Affectionately called the “Show Me” state, Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States and gets its name from the Missouri river. Missouri is the only state that has different pronunciations, even among its present day natives. It is either pronounced with an “ee” as the last syllable or with a more silent “uh” sound. There is a deadline for claiming personal injury in the state of Missouri. For personal injury based on negligence, there is a five year limit. For injury claims resulting from intentional misconduct, the limit is 2 years. The statute begins when the victim has suffered the injury or when it has been discovered.
Missouri had an estimated population of 6,021,988 in the year 2012, which makes it the 18th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 317.613 civil incoming cases, which is 5,297 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 16,801 are tort cases, tried in the Circuit Court. One case happened in 2006 when a newborn suffered brain damage as a result of a delayed C-section. The mother sued and was awarded a total of $5 million, of which $1.5 million was for pain and suffering damages.
Missouri is a comparative fault state, which means that the compensation awarded to you is reduced by your degree of fault. It is still possible to recover compensation even if you are 99% at fault. Like the rest of the country, in Missouri, a significant portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Missouri.

Missouri State Resources
State of Missouri: http://www.mo.gov/
Official Portal of Missouri: http://www.mo.gov/
Missouri Legislature Online: http://www.moga.mo.gov/
Missouri Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.mo.gov/government/
Missouri Secretary of State: http://www.sos.mo.gov/
St. Louis County Official Website: https://stlouis-mo.gov/

Missouri Court Resources
Missouri Courts Online: https://www.courts.mo.gov/
Links for Missouri Courts: https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=258
Missouri Office of Court Administration: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=233
Supreme Court of Missouri: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Missouri Legal Associates
State Bar of Missouri: http://www.mobar.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
St. Louis County Bar Association: http://stlcountybar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Missouri Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Missouri: http://research.lawyers.com/Missouri/Personal-Injury-in-Missouri.html
Missouri Legal Resources: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=587
Missouri Constitution: http://www.moga.mo.gov/const/moconstn.htm
Missouri Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/statutes.htm
Missouri Rules of Evidence: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c490.htm
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Missouri Public Records finder: https://web.mo.gov/doc/offSearchWeb/search.jsp
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com
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