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Most Common Kirkwood Personal Injuries

Car Accidents

Despite the effortful safety initiatives, accidents happen. In 2011, there were 884 traffic accidents in Kirkwood. Only 1 of these accidents was fatal but was were a total of 148 injuries reported. Roads that have been especially problematic are Interstate 270, Interstate 44, and Manchester Road. If you happen to stroll through Kirkwood, be prepared to take it on Manchester Road. It’s multilane, has an unfixed speed limit, and is so busy that even the most seasoned St. Louis drivers remain wary.

Car accidents are not the only hazard in the area. Unexpected slips or falls, side effects from food or medication, assaults, and even dog bites are all problems we sometimes must face. Here’s the good news: if you suffer one of these or a similar event, a Kirkwood injury lawyer is ready to help you.

Swimming Accidents

Swimming can be a leisurely activity. However, it can be extremely dangerous with done without taking the correct precautions. Young children and intoxicated adults are two of the most vulnerable populations in regard to drowning incidents. The Kirkwood Aquatic Center is the city’s finest swimming hole and within it, you will find many safety regulations to attempt to prevent any such tragic accidents. If you’re running and slip, it’s best to look for a Kirkwood injury lawyer to sort out a potential compensation.

 

Kirkwood Government & Emergency Services

Kirkwood is small but stays fresh with the help of government workers, health and safety institutions, and upstanding citizens of all kinds. Below are some of the places that keep Kirkwood on top:

  • Kirkwood City Council: 139 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
  • Mercy Hospital: 615 S New Ballas Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141
  • Kirkwood Fire Department: 137 W Argonne Dr, St. Louis, MO 63122
  • Kirkwood City Police Department: 131 W Madison Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122
  • Saint Louis Community College: 11333 Big Bend Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122

 

When it comes to public safety, Kirkwood is exceptional. They have instituted a number of programs to make the community safer, such as CPR training, smoke detector and safety checks, car seat evaluations, fire safety talks, the STARS program, and station tours. The STARS program aims to better identify medical patients who have special needs. Together with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, the City of Kirkwood developed a new protocol and training for first responders to maximize effectiveness in emergencies involving children with special needs. Safety Town was another initiative from the city. It’s an exhibit in the Magic House that teaches children about general safety. The miniature town has its own mock-police department, park, and market. Safety initiatives like these are popular in Kirkwood.

You can learn more on the city’s social media pages and from a Kirkwood injury lawyer.

 

Filing a Kirkwood, Missouri Injury Lawsuit

If you get injured because of somebody else’s negligence, you’ll likely be frustrated and looking for answers.

Fortunately, you can win money after an accident by filing a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney who picks up your case will gather evidence, assess damages (compensatory or punitive), and try to prove that the defendant is liable. If a loved one is representing a deceased family member in court, the case may be a wrongful death lawsuit. Successful civil lawsuits will award you financial compensation.

For more detailed info on Missouri lawsuits, we recommend reading about mitigation, bellwether trials, the statute of limitations, contingency fee, multidistrict litigation (MDL), and premises liability.

 

TorHoerman Law - Your Kirkwood Injury Lawyer

You may be struggling, but you aren’t alone.

Your situation can tremendously improve by contacting a personal injury attorney. They’ll help you sort out the damages, and a successful court case could land you a large cash settlement. At TorHoerman Law we have won more than $4 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients. Additionally, our Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not owe any form of payment until they have been appropriately compensated.

Call us at 1-888-508-6752 to kickstart your recovery process. You may also use the chatbot below for an instant online case consultation.

 

Further reading on our Kirkwood resources:

 

 

“City Of Kirkwood, MO.” Kirkwood Parks & Recreation Department, Granicus, www.kirkwoodparksandrec.org/.

“Kirkwood, Missouri.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 25 July 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_Missouri#History.

Statistical Analysis Center. 2011 Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium. Missouri State Highway Patrol, 2011, 2011 Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium, http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/SAC/pdf/missouri2011TrafficSafetyCompendium.pdf.

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