Who is Attorney John Page?
I am a member of the Missouri bar and a managing partner of a law firm. For more than a decade, I've handled serious injury and wrongful death cases, typically from tractor trailer, charter bus, car, and motorcycle accidents.
Landmark Professional Achievements:
- I continue to get honored by many lawyers and judges with Martindale-Hubbell's AV Peer Review Rating. This rating – the highest a lawyer can earn – is given to an attorney whose peers deem him or her a "Preeminent Lawyer";
- I was designated by The Missouri Lawyer's Weekly Newspaper as "One of Missouri's Most Winningest Plaintiff Lawyers";
- My firm was named as "One of Missouri's Most Winningest Law Firms"; and
- I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
What do I do?
For starters, I love helping people. So I only handle a limited number of cases, making sure each client gets personal time and attention. Of course, processing a high volume of cases can produce financial results for a law firm. But that approach does not reflect my values.
I represent real people with real problems. You deserve personal attention – and I make sure you get it. I don't believe in assembly-line justice, where cases get treated like objects on a factory conveyor belt.
Because I love what I do and surround myself with employees who love their jobs, we are very good at handling injury cases. Past results speak volumes about my passion and dedication to my profession. In fact, other lawyers ask me to handle their serious injury cases, while past clients often refer their family and friends long after their cases conclude.
During a significant injury case, you are not just a client – you become a lifelong friend.
How can I help you?
As a personal injury lawyer, I help clients solve some of life's most difficult problems.
Is this task challenging? Of course. Does it involve a lot of responsibility? Yes. Do I get an adrenaline rush? Definitely.
In fact, helping someone transition from the initial days of a serious injury to a successful case resolution is similar to the experience I feel when racing motorcycles.
People's lives get turned upside down after an accident. Injury victims typically can't work and don't know the steps necessary to protect themselves and their families. If a family's breadwinner gets injured, the situation becomes even more serious.
I assist injury victims with all aspects of their life following an accident. For example, clients who don't know where to turn for treatment can come to me. I make sure they get placed with reputable doctors who can treat their injuries.
My job is to relieve stress caused by the insurance companies.
After an injury, insurance companies typically start calling right away. Following a car accident, for example, you should be in contact with your health insurance company (if you have coverage), your car insurance company, and the defendant's insurance company. But to avoid unexpected hassles, speak with a lawyer before making any of these calls.
When I help clients get proper medical care and deal with all the insurance companies, they only need to focus on getting better. Stress caused by not having access to get medical treatment or knowing how to deal with insurance companies can prolong your recovery period.
I do everything in my power to help clients return to the lives they had before their injuries.
Some get better quick and others never return to where they were before the injury. If you can't get back to the life you enjoyed before your injury, I help you determine what you need for future care or treatment. The amount is calculated and included as damage in your case.
According to the law, anyone who causes your injuries is responsible for all past, current, and future needs. This accountability includes medical care, lost wages, and any pain and suffering, including what you expect to experience in the future.
Here's an example of how I recently helped a client…
Not long ago, I helped a seriously injured client recover $6.5 million for injuries he suffered when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. After the crash, the insurance company sent a letter "denying" liability (a common game the insurance companies play).
So I was forced to file a lawsuit. Without a lawyer, my client would not have received the help he needed because, when insurance companies deny claims, injury victims have few options. Complex rules make navigating the court system alone difficult. In fact, a single wrong move can get your case dismissed.
In this situation, I helped my client fight through the medical recovery process by making sure he had medical appointments scheduled and received proper medical treatment. Additionally, I dealt with all insurance companies involved and tried the case to a jury for two weeks. The night before closing arguments began, I settled the case for $6.5 million.
Of course, not every injury results in a $6.5-million settlement. But this case is a typical example of how insurance companies play games.
I don't give up. Period.
In this case, one of the country's biggest insurance companies denied my client's claim – and we still beat them. I have the resources and manpower to fight the biggest insurance companies in the world.
I am proud of this case because I knew the insurance company wrongly "denied" my client's claim. But we still received a substantial settlement. Why? Because I worked with my client throughout the entire case to make sure he received proper care.
As with all my clients, we fought to the bitter end. In addition to the settlement, I gained a true friend.
When I do something, I do it 110%.
Unfortunately, many lawyers – both plaintiff and defense – believe a personal injury lawyer should not help clients after an injury. Some believe clients should secure their own medical care, track down doctors, make appointments, etc. Still others view these tasks as improper benefits.
I disagree, and here's why:
I've handled serious injury cases locally for more than a decade. Every client during that time received medical treatment. Therefore, I know which doctors have great reputations. As a professional, my obligation is to help clients get the treatment they need so they can recover as quickly as possible.
Insurance defense lawyers often try proving I do something wrong by recommending doctors. But why should I expect injured clients to have my knowledge about doctors?
Of course, I don't – which is why I help my clients with every detail from start to finish. I wouldn't let family members bounce around from doctor to doctor until they found the right one. And my clients are no different – they are like family to me.
It's foolish for anyone to think there's something wrong with injury lawyers recommending certain doctors. After all, if I was a lawyer who handled construction defect cases, I bet few people would have a problem with me giving builder recommendations.
I only bring up the topic of doctor recommendations because insurance companies often use it as a defense during a case. The argument makes no sense. But, then again, neither does denying a claim and paying it later.
- Missouri Bar
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
- American Association for Justice
- The National Trial Lawyers
- Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Child Safety Day
- March of Dimes
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- American Parkinson Disease Association
Outside of Work:
I am married to Tonya Page, my partner at my law firm. We have one son, Speed Aston Page, and two dogs (one chocolate lab and a black lab). When not working or hanging out with my family, I enjoy riding all types of motorcycles and ATVs (anything with a motor, really). I currently ride a Harley Street Glide and a Yamaha dirt bike.
Click on this Google link to see what some past clients say about my law firm: Law Firm Reviews
Free consultations are always available on personal injury cases. You may not need a lawyer to handle your injury case. But you should get an initial consultation to determine if you do. That's why my consultations are always free.
Also, if your case gets accepted, it's handled on a contingent basis. So you don't pay a fee unless we win your case.
Call (800) 900-7454 at any time (24 hours a day/7 days a week) to schedule your free consultation. You can also send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.