Representing Missouri’s Victims Of Motor Vehicle Negligence
The Kansas City metro area is in a major freight lane. Our roads and highways are filled with semi trucks. Coupled with the fact that Kansas City is in the center of the U.S. and gets a lot of pass-through traffic, driving here can be very dangerous.
If you had a severe car accident, the pain and suffering you experience should not be your burden to bear alone. At the law firm of Norton & Spencer, P.C., our Kansas City personal injury attorneys have more than 60 combined years of experience securing results for Missouri car accident victims. We regularly represent clients who have been injured in car accidents that happened on I-35, I-49, I-70, I-435, I-470, I-635 and other roadways throughout the state.
I Was Hit By Another Driver – Now What?
It is very important that you take the right steps to protect yourself after a crash. Follow these steps:
- Get medical attention for yourself immediately, even if you have no visible injuries.
- Provide any necessary information to law enforcement and any insurance companies involved, but do not sign anything given to you by an insurance company – even your own. Contacting an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney will help.
- Take photos, gather information and write down any helpful details about the accident.
Depending on the nature of your case, you might begin by filing an insurance claim. Watch how it is handled – you may very well need to file a civil lawsuit in addition. Speaking to a motor vehicle accident lawyer right away can ensure you do not sign away your rights at any point when dealing with insurance companies.
What To Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
We are happy to answer any questions that you have about car accidents, commercial trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents. To begin, we have provided some answers to the common questions that we frequently hear from our clients.
What is the difference between an insurance claim and a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is a lawsuit that you file through the court system against the insurance company of the other driver or the negligent party involved in the accident to recover monetary compensation. The insurance claim is the claim that you file with your own auto insurance provider to have them cover your damages.
When should I contact a car accident attorney?
You should contact a personal injury law firm as soon as you can. The sooner you do, the sooner your lawyer can begin gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, finding experts and putting together your case. In Missouri, you have up to five years from the date of your personal injury to file a claim.
Should I settle or go to court?
This really depends on the details of your case and what seems like the best move in your situation. In general, insurance companies will always try to pay as little as possible. Any damages not covered by insurance may need to be sought in a civil case. Settling can skip the potentially long process of a court hearing and ensures a certain amount of payment. Going to court can take longer, and it is always possible that a judge or jury will rule against you. However, you can often seek more money in court than the other party will offer as a settlement.
You should always speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer before making any settlement decision.
How Our Accident Attorneys Can Help You
We have skilled car accident lawyers who have more than 60 years of experience to put to use for you. Having worked on some of the most complicated medical malpractice cases in the state, we have a deep knowledge of the health issues that accompany auto accident cases. We will analyze the nature of your accident and develop an approach suited to arrive at an ideal resolution in the form of settlement or trial.
Speak With A Knowledgeable Lawyer For Free
Please talk to one of our Kansas City accident attorneys if you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident. We offer free initial consultations. Call us at 816-454-5800 or send us an email to make your free appointment.