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Your Right to Trial by Jury in Personal Injury Cases is Guaranteed by the Missouri Constitution

Filing a personal injury case in court and trying to a jury is a constitutional right in the State of Missouri. Section 14 of the Bill of Right in the Missouri Constitution says, "That the courts of justice shall be open to every person, and certain remedy afforded for every injury to person, property or character, and that right and justice shall be administered without sale, denial or delay." Section 22(a) of says that "the right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed shall remain inviolate."

Sometimes personal injury victims are reluctant to go to court to obtain compensation for their injuries. They may feel like they are a drain on the system or that their case may be perceived as frivolous or clogging up the courts. They don't want to be perceived as being part of "the problem". This should never be the case. You should look at your right to go to court like your right to vote or bear arms. It's written in the constitution and it is afforded to every person. There should be no guilt or reluctance in exercising this constitutional right.

I also believe that people should view any attempt to hinder or reduce the right to trial by jury as a trampling of their constitutional rights. I believe that laws such as tort reform, medical malpractice reform, and employment discrimination reform are invasions of our constitutional rights.

If you have been injured in Missouri because of someone else's negligence, you have the right to go to court to obtain compensation for your injuries no matter how big or small your case is. The right is afforded to every person and it should be exercised without guilt or hindrance if necessary. Seek the support you need by contacting an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer from our legal team. We understand the guidance you need during this tough time, call the firm for more information today.