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Personal Injury Lawyer in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Injury Statistics

Cape Girardeau is, in many ways, a safer place than communities in the rest of the state. The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reports that the county has a lower rate of hospitalization due to unintended injury than the rest of Missouri, and the rate has decreased by nearly 9% since 2005.

The leading causes of accidental death in the county are reported to be auto accidents, falls, burns, drug or alcohol poisoning, drowning, firearm accidents, and toxic poisoning. The most common causes of hospitalization are listed as slip and fall accidents, traffic collisions, drug and alcohol overdose, burn injuries, toxic poisoning, gun accidents, and drowning accidents.

According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, there were 2,655 traffic crashes countywide in 2011, a figure which includes car accidents, truck collisions, and accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, though there were no fatal accidents reported last year. There were 22 drunk driving accidents in Cape Girardeau in 2011, a figure which accounts for only 0.7% of all DWI crashes in the state.

Speak with an Attorney Today

Whether you have been injured by a driver who was texting behind the wheel or your loved one has been injured by a doctor's medical malpractice, it is in your best interest to seek our help as soon as possible. The aftermath of a serious accident can be a confusing and overwhelming time, and you deserve to have a dedicated advocate on your side helping you navigate the process of claiming compensation for your losses. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience, and we know how to get results for our clients.

Contact us now for a free consultation to discuss your legal options and to take the first steps in your case.

We represent clients in personal injury, workers' compensation, and wrongful death claims and are ready to fight for your right to a fair settlement.

Resources for Cape Girardeau, Missouri

The Most Positively Reviewed
Law Firm in Missouri

  • Once I was referred to Brian from Meyerkord & Meyerkord, everything was a breeze!

    “He was very prompt, insightful, had a great network of doctors to work with, and helped me easily understand the process. I am beyond pleased and would highly recommend!”

    Lauren Dixon

  • Geoff was very kind and very willing to help me in my need.

    “They came highly recommended and I feel confident that I am in good hands.”

  • I only wish I'd contacted you all sooner

    “You all have been a God-send because I would not have been able to negotiate it to the extent that you did. Thank you isn't enough.”

    Former Client

  • From start to finish, Geoff and the rest of the staff went above and beyond what I expected

    “Whenever I had a question or needed clarification, they were just a phone call or email away. Responses were always prompt, courteous, and easy to understand. I can't recommend the Meyerkord team enough!”

  • I will recommend anyone I hear talking about counsel for an auto accident to you and your well qualified team.

    “Thank you for representing me in my automotive injury claim. You handled me and my claim in a very professional manner, not once making any promises you couldn't deliver on.”


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  • We've recovered over $400 million for our clients
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  • We have over 100 years of combined legal experience
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