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Car Accident Lawyers in Kansas City

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If you have been injured in a car accident in or around Kansas City, MO, the steps you take following the accident could have a big impact on your future physical and financial recovery. Do not allow yourself to be led into accepting a lower settlement than you are entitled to receive by an insurance adjuster eager to close your case and move on. Instead, contact an experienced car accident lawyer to discuss your case in greater detail and get a better handle on your rights, the compensation you could receive, and what you can expect from the personal injury claim process.

Working With a Kansas City Car Accident Attorney

You may be entitled to recover compensation for the following damages through a personal injury claim following a car accident:

  • Your medical bills, including your prescription costs, hospitalization bills, and doctor bills.
  • Your lost wages. These include the wages you cannot earn immediately while you are out of work to recover from your injuries, as well as long-term lost compensation due to a permanent disability and reduced advancement opportunities.
  • Your pain and suffering damages. These can include reduced quality of life, pain suffered at the time of the crash and during the recovery, mental anguish, and the cost of psychological counseling,
  • Assistance and assistive devices. Examples include the need for in-home domestic help, and the need for disability aids like a wheelchair or a cane.
  • The cost to repair or replace your damaged vehicle.
  • Punitive damages to punish the negligent party in rare cases of exceptional recklessness.

Although you could pursue a personal injury claim on your own, you should not. You do not have the negotiation skills or the knowledge of Missouri’s personal injury laws to effectively work out an appropriate settlement for yourself. There is no good reason not to work with a lawyer to pursue your personal injury claim.

A few reasons why somebody might consider going at it alone – and the why these reasons are flawed  – include:

  • Hiring a lawyer is too expensive. In reality, many personal injury law firms, ours included, work on a contingency basis. This means that instead of billing our clients upfront, we get paid a percentage of their compensation settlements. If you do not receive compensation, we do not get paid.
  • The accident was straightforward and the insurance company’s offer seems appropriate. Actually, initial settlement offers are lowball offers. Never accept an insurance company’s compensation offer without first discussing it with a lawyer because in almost all cases the insurance company’s initial offer is less than you deserve.
  • Working with a lawyer is complicated and time-consuming. But the truth is that working with a lawyer lifts the stress of pursuing a claim off your shoulders. While you focus on recovering from your injury, your lawyer does the hard work to secure you the compensation you need.

How a Kansas City Car Wreck Lawyer
From The Bruning Law Firm Can Help You

 

Our firm blends a long history of experience with the technical know-how to keep your case moving forward as efficiently as possible. Our goal is always client satisfaction, and from the first time we meet, you will see why clients choose us to handle their Kansas City car accident cases.

We work quickly and efficiently to keep your case moving forward. Our office employs the latest technology to efficiently manage your case and streamline communication among all the parties involved. We save time by quickly working with doctors, law enforcement, and insurance companies to collect electronic records of any evidence that we may need to build a strong case for you.
We track down every possible source of compensation. In addition to pursuing compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance, we will explore uninsured motorist (UM) coverage and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage through your own insurer. And in cases where a defective auto part caused the crash, we will identify manufacturers, distributors, designers, and retailers that may be liable for damages.
We leave no stone unturned in investigating your accident. We will interview witnesses and enlist the help of various experts such as medical specialists, financial planners, and accident reconstructionists. A thorough investigation is important to prove exactly who was at fault and how much you have suffered as a result of your injuries.
We know when to negotiate and when to go to court. As skilled negotiators and experienced trial attorneys, we can tell when a complex case may need to go to a jury. If pursuing a maximum settlement requires a trial, we will prepare you for what to expect every step of the way.
We treat you how we want to be treated. Everyone in our office, from the person who answers the phone to the attorney who handles your case, will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We will always be here to listen when you need to talk, and we will be in constant communication about the progress we are making on your case.

Contact our dedicated team of Kansas City car accident attorneys today to get started on your case. Let us take the pressure off of you so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Call or fill out our online form now.

Ways You Could Be Injured in a Car Accident

There are many different ways you can be injured in a car accident. Examples of some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Scars
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Cosmetic injuries
  • Chipped teeth

These injuries can put you at risk of additional injuries and complications. Examples include:

  • The risk of shock and hemorrhaging from excessive blood loss from a cut
  • Infection
  • Depression, anxiety, or fear of driving
  • Disfigurement
  • Brain damage, which can cause neurological, behavioral, or cognitive challenges
  • Paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Loss of a limb
  • Temporary or permanent mobility challenges
  • Death

Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. The party or parties whose actions cause an accident is considered to be negligent and liable for the victim’s damages. The negligent party could be another driver or it could be the manufacturer of one of the vehicles involved in the accident or the entity charged with maintaining the area of road where it happened – or a combination of these and other potentially negligent parties.

Examples of car accident types include:

  • Distracted driving accidents, which are often caused by drivers using cell phones
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Vehicular malfunctions, such as brake or tire failures
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Rollover accident injuries due to a vehicle’s poor design
  • Rear-end accidents, which can have many different causes
  • Multiple car accidents

Detailed Car Accident Information For You

If you have you been involved in a car accident you are probably looking for help and more information.
Browse the links below to learn what to do after an accident, specific types of car accidents and more…

No matter what type of car accident you and your family are coping with, if it was caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, you need an experienced Kansas City car accident lawyer on your side.

Call 314.735.8100 or fill out the online form today

Our Past Successes Speak for Themselves

One of the things we will discuss in our initial consultation is the extent of your injuries and how much you and your family have suffered as a result of your car accident. Each case is unique, and compensation will depend on many factors. Some of the top case results we have recovered for car accident victims and their families include:

  • $

    $2.5 Million

    judgement

    When a faulty airbag in a Cadillac Escalade failed to deploy during a rollover, and the driver was injured as a result.

  • $

    $1.4 Million

    jury verdict

    In a truck accident case that resulted in the victim having a spinal fusion.

  • $

    $750,000

    settlement

    An Interstate truck rear-ends a vehicle causing death of the occupant.

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We're Ready to Start on Your Case Whenever You Are

We understand that the days and weeks after a serious car accident can be chaotic, especially when you are coping with severe injuries. However, the sooner you talk with an experienced Kansas City car accident attorney, the better.

That’s because the Missouri law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim in car accident cases. Meanwhile, with every day that passes, memories become less sharp and the opportunity to collect crucial evidence fades.

Contact the experienced Kansas City car accident attorneys at The Bruning Law Firm now to get started pursuing compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation today by calling or filling out our online form.

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