Car Accident Lawyer FAQ | Townsend Law in Kansas City
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Car Accident Lawyer FAQ

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It’s not every day that you get into a car accident. You’re likely facing countless stresses 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 and seek fair compensation.

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.

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 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 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 make sure 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 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 a lot of factors — including the complexity and value of your case, police reports, medical records, statute of limitations, as well as 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, and 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?

You can likely still get 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, the person at fault was an uninsured motorist or there are questions about insurance coverage 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 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 makes 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.

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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