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 the results you deserve 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, as well as 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.
Depending on the terms of your policy (and whether you live in Kansas or Missouri), your auto insurance may provide coverage for:
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:
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 make sure you don’t leave money on the table in your accident case.
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 any delays and time limits associated with auto accident statutes.
When it comes to your liability claim for serious injuries from an auto accident, unfortunately, there is no easy answer. 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.
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.
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. Whether you have your own insurance or not, the at-fault driver is responsible. 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.
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 when it comes to 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 that 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 driver’s insurance company.
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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