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Car Accident

Kansas City Automobile Accident Attorney Servicing Blue Springs, Clay County, Gladstone, Independence, and Liberty

Motor vehicle drivers in Missouri have a duty to exercise reasonable care not to injure others by operating their vehicles in a safe manner and obeying traffic laws. Nonetheless, car accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries that leave victims with significant pain and suffering.

Noland Law Firm routinely represents automobile accident victims in Kansas City, Blue Springs, Gladstone, Independence, Liberty, Clay County, and throughout the greater Kansas City area. If a reckless or negligent driver caused your injuries, we will fight for you right to just compensation.

Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience in automobile accident cases and a proven track record of obtaining meaningful compensation for our clients. While no two accidents are alike, we believe that most car crashes are avoidable and negligent drivers must be held accountable. Being in an accident can be upsetting, but it is crucial to call our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.

Because the police often conduct an investigation and file a report shortly after the accident, it is vital for us to immediately begin our work:  collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and determining the circumstances that led to your accident. We will obtain the police report and review it for errors and inaccuracies. By collaborating with a network of investigators and medical experts, we will diligently work to establish the other driver's liability and build a successful case.

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What is the role of an insurance company in a car accident?

While most car accident claims involve negotiating a settlement with an insurance company, many accident victims are not aware of the actual value of their claims. Insurance companies have an unfair advantage and typically offer a quick settlement for a little as possible. However, it will take the time to determine the full extent of your injuries, many of which may not surface until long after your accident.

We have the knowledge and resources to anticipate any future physical harm or medical expenses that may arise after your injury. We will negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a fair and adequate settlement. If the insurer does not offer just compensation, we are prepared to vigorously litigate the matter in court.

Leading Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Kansas City

Car accidents are usually the result of a driver's negligence, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper turning/lane changing
  • Tailgating
  • Running red lights/stop signs
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Mechanical defects

Call Our Kansas City Car Accident Lawyers Today

It's often been said that "accidents happen," but if you were injured by a reckless or negligent driver you may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage. Call Noland Law Firm today or fill out a contact form for a free evaluation of your case. We also recommend visiting our Auto Case Results. 

Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions

What should I do if I’m in a car accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, you should seek necessary medical treatment immediately. Even if you are not injured, it is important that you call the police and file a formal police report which can later assist with insurance claims and any lawsuits which may follow.

During this time, you will be required to show your driver’s license and documentation of your insurance coverage. It is important that you obtain this information from the other driver as well. If you have a camera, you should take a photo of the scene or soon after to show any damage to your vehicle. You should also contact your insurance carrier as soon as possible so they can instruct you on the necessary steps to file your claim.

To ensure that you receive the greatest settlement possible, contact a personal injury attorney who can initiate an investigation before witnesses forget their testimonials and evidence is lost.

I was in a minor accident and the other driver and I just exchanged insurance information without calling the police. My insurance company is now giving me a hard time for not having a report. Is a police report necessary for all car accidents?

It is always a good idea to call the police at the time of an automobile accident. Although all insurance carriers have different policies regarding the necessity of a police report when filing a claim, many will accept an auto insurance claim without one. Nonetheless, police reports are helpful in determining the involved parties and documenting who was at fault. This information will assist your insurance company in their investigation and may expedite the resolution of the claim.

I was in a car accident and the other motorist's insurance company just called me for a statement. Am I required to provide one?

No! More often than not, the other driver’s insurance company is calling to obtain information which may be used against you as you seek to recover losses. Respectfully decline their request and inform them that if they would like a copy of your statement, they may contact your insurance carrier directly.

Who is responsible for my medical treatment and expenses?

In most cases, the party at-fault (or his respective insurance company) is responsible for paying for medical treatment and other related expenses such as lost work and compensation for vehicle damage. The extent of liability for an injury resulting from a car accident can vary based on jurisdiction. As a result, it is crucial that you hire a personal injury attorney who can help determine fault and recover any financial losses you’ve incurred.

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34 Westwoods Drive
LibertyMO64068