Raytown, Missouri Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Potts Law Firm represents victims of personal injuries, medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, consumer and business fraud and defective drugs. We help injury and accident victims in Raytown as well as Kansas City, Missouri; Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Overland Park, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas and all surrounding communities.
After a serious accident or injury, it’s important to know where you stand. Pick up the phone and contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at the Potts Law Firm. For a free initial consultation regarding your legal rights, contact a committed personal injury lawyer toll free at (866) 311-2230 or use our online contact form.
A Closer Look at Raytown
Raytown, Missouri, is east of Kansas City in Jackson County. The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated the 2009 population of Raytown at 29,931, a fair increase from 28,577 in 2006. Raytown’s land mass of just under 10 square miles is on the central western Missouri border with Kansas.
Raytown, MO’s pride is the warm community feeling, the variety of housing alternatives, and its great location with easy access to the rest of the metropolitan area. Raytown has been gaining momentum with efforts to attract new residents, attract new businesses, and continue the healthy growth of their existing business base.
Raytown, Missouri’s central location in the highly traveled 350 Highway corridor is scheduled for continued development. Highway Route 350, also known as the Blue Highway, cuts a swath across Raytown from south-east to north-west making it a short-cut to I-70 and Kansas City. I-70 is also used for Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit’s Municipal Airport.
Raytown offers a variety of recreational pursuits for all ages. The park system has free and open picnic shelters, playgrounds, bike and hike trails, a skateboard facility, a fishing pond, and a professional BMX track. Organized facilities also include softball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, shuffleboard, and horseshoe pits. Super Splash USA, a water park, has numerous age-specific water amusements.
The Raytown Quality Schools boast 10 elementary schools, 3 middle grade facilities, and 3 high schools, including the very successful Herndon Career Center. There are two professional academies at the Raytown Quality Schools District.
The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce has melded the surrounding business community into a cohesive network of individual ideas with financial and municipal incentives.
In the Raytown Municipal Court, a variety of violations are heard, including Housing Code Violations, a range of Traffic Charges, as well as violations of General Ordinances. The maximum fine and sentence in Municipal Court for any single offense is $500 and 90 days in jail.
The 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County serves Raytown, MO, from the Jackson County Courthouse (also known as the Truman Courthouse) at Independence Square, Main & Maple Street. The Circuit Courts in Kansas handle criminal and civil cases, including civil appeals. Jackson County has initiated a county version of municipal court for handling county violations only, rather than the 16th Circuit Court. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department states that Jackson County has been ranked as No. 1 in the State of Missouri for traffic fatalities and for alcohol-related accidents for the past several years. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center reports 80 fatalities occurring in Jackson County in 2009 due to vehicle crashes, with Raytown included in those statistics.