Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Missouri
Bley & Evans, LC
Columbia, Missouri 65203
Law Firm OverviewBley & Evans, LC is a personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri and serving clients throughout the state. Practice areas include vehicle and pedestrian accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, product and premises liability, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other catastrophic injuries, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, wrongful death, and insurance claim disputes.
Walter (“Wally”) H. Bley and Mark J. Evans are trial attorneys with more than 60 combined years of experience. Between them, they are admitted to the Missouri Bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. They offer an honest and realistic assessment of each client’s legal situation, explain the process, and help them facilitate decisions about what actions to take in their claims.
Bley & Evans, LC offers skilled and knowledgeable representation in a wide range of personal injury matters, including complex cases. They assertively pursue clients’ rights and interests through verdicts and settlements, seeking the most favorable outcomes on their behalf.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
- Personal Injury
No matter what type of injury you have suffered, having the right lawyer on your side can go a long way toward ensuring that your interests are protected from the start. At Bley & Evans, LC, our Columbia personal injury attorney offers clients more than 30 years of experience representing injury victims throughout Missouri. We understand the impact a sudden injury can have on your life. When you hire our firm, we will seek full compensation for your injuries, including lost wages, medical care, property damage and any other compensation appropriate to your case. Our founding attorneys have over fifty years of experience handling injury cases in Missouri and throughout the United States.
- Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events that often require a lifetime of care. These types of injuries can happen in many different ways, including car accidents, serious falls, being hit by a falling object and many others. When these injuries are caused due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your lost wages, medical care, property damage and other considerations. Our firm has handled many different catastrophic injury cases, including: head injuries and traumatic brain injuries; spinal cord trauma and back injuries; childbirth injuries from medical negligence; and paralysis, quadriplegia or paraplegia.
- Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is an incredibly painful and overwhelming experience. When your loved one is killed in an accident that was caused due to the negligence of another person, it only compounds the tragedy. While your thoughts may not turn immediately to the legal implications of your loved one's death, it is important that you seek a lawyer's advice to ensure that your family's interests are protected. At the Bley & Evans, LC, we represent clients throughout Missouri in a variety of wrongful death cases, including defective products, fatal car crashes, medical malpractice and many others.
- Construction Accidents / Workplace Injuries
If you were injured on the job in Missouri, call the law firm of Bley & Evans, LC, in Columbia. We are not a workers' compensation law firm. Our Missouri personal injury trial lawyers represent injured workers who need help seeking full and fair money damages from negligent parties, including: manufacturers of dangerous and defective equipment; negligent property owner, other than your employer; negligent subcontractors responsible for proper installation; and maintenance and negligent supervisors or employees liable for misconduct.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident of any kind while using a Missouri road as a driver, passenger, biker or pedestrian, you are entitled to seek full and fair money damages from the insurance company responsible for insuring the negligent party. In the event the other driver was an uninsured or underinsured motorist (UIM), you are also entitled to seek compensation from your own UIM policy. Talk to an experienced Missouri motor vehicle accident attorney at Bley & Evans, LC, in Columbia. We handle all motor vehicle accidents, including: All other motor vehicle accidents, including: motorcycle accidents, bus and public transportation accidents, taxi cab accidents, pedestrian injuries, crosswalk, sidewalk and intersection accidents, parking lot and parking ramp accidents, bicycle accidents, injuries to children, RV and utility trailer accidents and ATV accidents.
- Tractor-Trailer Accidents
In an accident between a commercial truck and a regular passenger vehicle, the potential for serious injury goes up dramatically simply due to the size disparity in the vehicles involved. Professional truck drivers should be held to a higher standard than other drivers on the road. They have undergone special training and carry the added responsibility of handling their vehicles in a way that ensures the safety of other motorists. Any failure in truck driver responsibility can have catastrophic results. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident that was caused due to the negligent actions of a truck driver, be sure that you have an experienced Columbia, Missouri, truck accident attorney representing you.
- Trucking Accidents
Our attorneys have a successful record of helping victims of truck driver and truck company negligence obtain full and fair money damages. We have obtained some of the most significant insurance settlements and jury awards in the state, including claims such as: truck driver fatigue, truck driver asleep at the wheel; fraudulent truck driver log books, log book violations; distracted truck driver, texting or talking on cell phone or radio while driving; truck driver DWI, drunk truck driver; truck driver speeding, reckless driving; improper emergency stop procedures; truck maintenance violations; trailer cargo and weight violations; and all other violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act.
- Product Liability
Our firm represents clients in a variety of product liability cases, including: motor vehicles; dangerous ATV and recreational vehicles; defective automobile parts and systems, tire defects, fuel systems; defective car safety products, seatbelt failure, airbag failure; defective tires; electrical devices; defective farm equipment; defective medical devices; and defective industrial equipment. Our firm also represents workers injured on the job because of dangerous and defective industrial products or equipment. We are not a Missouri workers' compensation law firm. We file suit against product manufacturers who are liable for compensating you for damages above and beyond your workers' compensation benefits.
- Defective Drugs
Bley & Evans LC is currently taking cases relating to potentially harmful medications including the following: Accutane, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin, Yasmin / Yaz, Byetta and Levaquin. If you or a loved one has suffered a medical injury resulting from taking any type of prescription or non-prescription pharmaceutical health care product in Missouri, talk to a member of the medical products liability team at Bley & Evans, LC, in Columbia. Combining decades of personal injury trial experience with negotiating skill and legal knowledge, our attorneys have a successful history of helping our clients obtain maximum compensation for serious injury caused by defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals and other products.
- Medical Malpractice
At the Bley & Evans, LC, we fight for injury victims and the families of patients who have died at the hands of negligent medical professionals. Our founding attorney, Wally Bley, has been practicing law for more than 30 years in central Missouri. He is a board certified Trial Advocate and is well-known for his skill as a litigator. He is fully prepared to take your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached. We represent clients in a variety of medical malpractice cases, including: failure to diagnose, failure to treat, misdiagnosis, prescription drug errors, birth injuries to mother and child, surgery errors and wrongful death.
- Birth Injuries
You relied on your medical professional to give you the best medical care during your prenatal visits, in the delivery room and in recovery after giving birth. You followed your doctor's orders. You took every healthy measure to protect yourself and your baby from medical problems. You had every right to expect your OB/GYN, your delivery room medical staff and your pediatrician to meet the expected standards for care. But your baby has suffered an injury in a Missouri hospital because of a medical mistake. We have experience representing clients in medical negligence cases, such as: birth injuries to baby and mother; cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, neurological injuries; shoulder dystocia, forceps injuries; fetal stress injuries; C-section surgical errors; failure to properly monitor vital signs during delivery; prescription drug errors; and wrongful death of baby or mother.
Mr. Wally Bley
Car Accident, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
Mr. Mark J. Evans
Car Accident, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
- National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
- American Board of Trial Advocates
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