Personal injury is simply a legal term for an injury to the body, as opposed to damages to personal property. Personal injury suits can compensate for measurable costs to you including lost or diminished earnings, hospital or rehabilitation services. Other types of compensation may include pain and suffering, the emotional impact caused to you because of your injuries. It is all reliant to the severity of damages proven. Sticklen & Dreyer are personal injury attorneys in Joplin and Columbia.
Ms. Dreyer moved to Joplin, Mo., in 2008, following more than a decade of successfully practicing personal injury law in Missouri and Illinois. In 2006, she obtained the second largest plaintiff’s verdict in the history of Marion County, Mo.Shelly has demonstrated excellence throughout her career with more than 20 successful trial verdicts on personal injury and wrongful death cases. She has obtained more than $45,000,000 in verdicts including a $13,600,000 judgement in a carbon monoxide poisoning case and a $6,400,000 judgement in McDonald County, Mo., which was included in Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a Top Verdict of 2011. Shelly Dreyer is your personal injury attorney in Joplin and Columbia.
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) recently recognized the exceptional performance of Missouri’s Personal Injury Law Firm, Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. as a 2015 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm for Client Satisfaction.
“To receive the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney’s 10 Best Law Firms in the State of Missouri for client satisfaction is truly an honor,” said Charles Sticklen. “It is a humbling award. To have our clients and our peers recognize the work and time that we put into our files is very gratifying.”
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the Top 10 list must pass AIOPIA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations.
“To be nominated for such a prestigious award by our clients and our peers gives Shelly and myself, as well as our staff, important feedback and encouragement that clients appreciate our efforts,” Sticklen added. “Our clients’ satisfaction is our number one priority. It is important to know that our efforts on behalf of our clients are appreciated by those who we work so hard to represent.”
One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOPIA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Personal Injury Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focuses on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of client satisfaction.
“It has always been our goal at Sticklen & Dreyer to continually ensure that our clients are brought up to speed on their claims, and that we are always available to speak with them should they have any questions or concerns regarding their cases,” said Sticklen. “We believe that it is always important to be accessible to our clients. For the vast majority of our clients their case is their only experience with litigation and lawyers. Shelly and I feel it is extremely important to give our clients an understanding of their case, as well as be there for any questions that might arise throughout our representation of them.”