The Benson Law Firm LLC

The Benson Law Firm LLC

Committed to Helping Injury Victims and Their Families... ...for one case or for a lifetime

Firm Overview

At The Benson Law Firm, our commitment to helping injury victims and their families isn't just a slogan. It's the way we run our practice. We are advocates for our clients who need our experience and expertise in the law to garner for them the best results possible. When we work for you, we consider you to be a client for a lifetime, ready to serve you when you need us.

Our record of trial success and favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients speaks for itself. From the time we accept a case until it's resolved, we dedicate the resources required and offer the support necessary to seek just compensation for victims and their families. Whether our clients come to us from Kirksville or from other Missouri cities and towns, they all share a common goal: to seek compensation for their injuries or loss.

Our record of success also means that you don't need to travel to large firms in Columbia, Kansas City or St. Louis. We have all the same experience, knowledge and expertise as those firms but right here, close to home.

Your case is also a private matter, and that can be a concern for clients who think that leaving town will give them more privacy. The fact is that The Benson Law Firm is as committed to our ethical responsibilities to maintain confidences with our clients and protect their privacy.

The law can be a frightening and complicated thing. In the case of personal injury, wrongful death and other cases, remember that insurance companies will have teams of lawyers working for them. That means that you need a lawyer to protect your interests. Having experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation is critical to success, and that is precisely what The Benson Law Firm is all about.

The Benson Law Firm handles the following types of cases:
-Personal injury
-Wrongful death
-Motor vehicle and trucking accidents
-DUI or DWI and traffic
-Criminal defense
-Workers compensation
-Civil trial practice

The Benson Law Firm offers free initial consultations for personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation cases. Call us today to schedule an appointment, or use the Contact Us link to email our office.

Main Office

Main Office
111 S. Baltimore
P.O.Box 219
Kirksville MO 63501



Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyers in Kirksville, Missouri

Experienced personal injury lawyers working for victims in Missouri
Personal injury is a serious matter that can drastically affect your physical and mental health, your job, your family and your future. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of an accident because of someone else's negligence, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.

The Benson Law Firm's personal injury lawyers in Kirksville offer more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases. We use that experience to help victims and their families obtain full compensation for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, pain and suffering. Our clients not only benefit from the experience of our personal injury lawyers, but from the top-notch team we assemble to help maximize your compensation, including the most knowledgeable physicians, engineers, researchers, scientists and other experts.

We represent people and their families who have been seriously injured due to the negligence or reckless conduct of individuals, organizations or corporations. Such injuries include but are not limited to:
-Traumatic brain injuries
-Spinal cord injuries
-Spine fractures
-Extremity fractures
-Neck injuries
-Back injuries
-Nerve injuries
-Joint injuries
-Musculoligamentous injuries
-Burns, and more.

Personal injury lawyers with a solid record of success
The fact that the personal injury attorneys at The Benson Law Firm have years of experience in this area of the law is only part of the reason victims throughout Missouri turn to us for help. We also have an excellent history of success in garnering the best possible results for our clients.

The combination of an inability to work, loss of income, the accumulation of medical bills and/or funeral and burial costs, adds financial strain to the already overwhelming stress of the injury or death of a loved one. We handle your personal injury or wrongful death claim on a contingency basis. That means you don't have to pay us to represent you until we recover compensation for you through a settlement or a trial.

A compassionate personal injury law firm
We have witnessed the heartache that results from serious injury. With compassion and resolve, we have achieved justice for families devastated by motor vehicle accidents, defective products, dangerous prescription drugs, unsafe work conditions and professional medical negligence. While you concentrate on getting through each day, the personal injury attorneys and staff at The Benson Law Firm LLC in Kirksville diligently pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Knowledgeable personal injury lawyers helping you when you need it most
Consulting a personal injury attorney immediately following an injury is essential to the preservation of crucial evidence and witness testimony. In addition, Missouri law places time limits on filing personal injury claims. To ensure timely investigation of your claim, we can schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and make hospital and home visits. Our offices are conveniently located in Kirksville, and we serve personal injury victims throughout Missouri.

Jay Benson

The Benson Law Firm LLC

Jay has practiced law in Kirksville since 1984, with extensive courtroom and trial experience in venues spanning northeast Missouri. Jay grew up in Monroe City in a large family with eight brothers and sisters. A 1980 Truman State University alum with a degree in Mass Communications, Jay obtained his law degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1984. Jay is married to Vicki Benson, a broker/realtor with RE/MAX Home Team in Kirksville. Jay and Vicki have two children, a son who is a sophomore at the University of Missouri - Columbia, and a daughter who is a senior at Kirksville High School.

Community/professional involvement
Jay is a committed and enthusiastic member of the Kirksville community. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., a mental healthcare provider and drug and alcohol treatment facility. He is a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville. Jay is co-founder of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Education Foundation, and serves on its Board of Directors. He is an avid pilot, and was a charter member of Kirksville Airport Association, Inc.

Jay is a long-term, active participant in the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). He has served on MATA's Board of Governors since 1997 and was elected to MATA's Executive Committee in 2009. Jay currently serves as Vice President of MATA. He served as editor of The Missouri Trial Attorney, MATA's quarterly publication, from 2003 to 2009. MATA is an organization of 1,250 Missouri attorneys who represent individuals and family members who have been injured or killed due to the negligence or reckless conduct of individuals, organizations or corporations.

Jay is an enthusiastic and supportive fan of the athletic programs of the University of Missouri Tigers, the Truman State University Bulldogs and the Kirksville High School Tigers.


University of Missouri-Kansas City