Car Accident Lawyer FAQ | Townsend Law in Kansas City
Do you have questions about a recent car accident and what to expect from legal representation? Read our car accident lawyer FAQs and contact us if you still need answers.
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Car Accident Lawyer FAQ

Car Accidents Aggravating Factors

It’s not every day that you get into a car accident. You’re likely facing countless stressors and worries; insurance claims, medical bills, loss of wages and more can all result from the negligent driving of other motorists.

At Townsend Law, LLC, we believe those burdens shouldn’t be yours alone to bear. Our car accident attorneys can help you move forward. We’ll assist you in pursuing your desired results through your car accident claim and seek fair compensation from the at-fault party.

Below are general answers to some common car accident faqs our law firm receives about motor vehicle accidents. Of course, every situation is different. Contact our office in Kansas City to discuss your questions during a free consultation and case evaluation of your auto accident.

After you have checked yourself for the extent of your injuries and are in a safe place, it can be important to remember the place and time of the accident, as well as that you get the contact information, insurance information, and any pictures you can at the scene of the car accident. (Disclaimer – ONLY do this IF you are physically able to do so in a way that does not endanger yourself or others!)

Personal injury lawyers may also help procure the accident report from the police and information from the insurance adjuster and handle any settlement offers that come. This gives you and your loved ones the space and time to heal. Our law firm provides legal advice to those injured in a car accident and provides answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) the accident victims and their loved ones often have.

Personal injury cases involving car crashes and law enforcement can have many variables that auto accident attorneys can utilize to get the maximum compensation for not just your accident injuries but your lost wages, ongoing medical treatments health insurance won’t cover, pain and suffering, and more.

What Kinds Of Compensation Can I Get?

Depending on the terms of your policy (and whether you live in Kansas or Missouri), your auto insurance may provide coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses associated with the car accident/ongoing medical care that is due to the car accident
  • Lost wages due to your inability to work
  • Property damage (although you may have to go after the other party’s insurance for this coverage)
  • Your injury claim in the event that the other driver doesn’t have insurance

In serious injury cases or wrongful death caused by someone else’s negligence, you may also be entitled to damages from your accident claim from:

  • Pain, suffering, and other hard-to-quantify ways the accident has taken a toll on your life
  • Punitive damages, or exemplary damages, in limited situations (such as drunk driving accidents)

Our lawyers can assist you in pursuing all forms of compensation available in your personal injury claim. Our personal injury attorneys understand how to value claims and implement the right strategies to ensure you don’t leave money on the table in your accident case.

How Quickly Can I Get It?

Generally, you can get coverage for your medical bills right away (through personal injury protection in Kansas or Med-Pay in Missouri). Working with an attorney is essential for avoiding delays and time limits associated with auto accident statutes.

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer when it comes to your liability claim for serious injuries from an auto accident. It depends on many factors including the complexity and value of your case, police reports, medical records, the statute of limitations, and the other side’s willingness to reach a reasonable settlement. Going to trial, while sometimes necessary, does add a significant amount of time to the process.

Will I Have to Go to Court?

Here again, it depends. In many cases, the optimal result can be reached through an out-of-court settlement, sparing you the stress and delays of trial. However, some cases may warrant going to trial to fight for the results you deserve. Information from the accident scene, police reports, types of medical attention and more can all play a role in the direction your auto accident case follows.

What If The Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?

In most states, it is illegal to drive without some kind of liability coverage. While you can’t control what others have, you can likely still get uninsured motorist coverage under your own policy through the uninsured/underinsured motorist provision. The same is true for hit-and-run accidents. The at-fault driver is responsible whether you have your own insurance or not. If the at-fault driver is an uninsured motorist (UIM) and there are questions about insurance coverage for UIM, our law firm will have answers for you.

What If The Insurance Company Denies Or Reduces My Claim?

It’s easy to forget that the insurance company is looking out for its own interests, not yours, as is the case with most insurance carriers regarding your personal injury claim. Sometimes, that means you get dealt a wrongfully denied or delayed claim. Your vehicle accident claim is important, and the variables found in different insurance policies make it much more important to hire an experienced car accident lawyer.

If your insurance company has failed to live up to its obligations under either the policy or the law we can help you hold it accountable, whether it’s your own insurance company or the other drivers insurance company.

Have Additional Questions? Get Answers.

We’re here when you need us. Call 816-408-6645 to speak with a member of our legal team. We represent car accident victims in both Kansas and Missouri. Our legal team has experience with brain injury cases, car accident cases, wrongful death cases, and many other personal injury types of cases.

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