Kansas City Car Accident Lawyers
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For many of us, we rely on cars for transportation. We use them to get to work, to the grocery store, to the mall, etc. Because we drive our cars frequently, we often overlook the chances of getting into a car accident. And yet, they happen, and their consequences can be damaging on multiple levels.
The worst part is that you may not have even caused the accident or had the opportunity to prevent it.
Choose an Attorney Who Will Fight For You
Getting into an auto accident can have a permanently negative impact on your life. To get the most out of your situation, make sure you turn to our skilled legal team at DiPasquale Moore.
Our team of car accident lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience and track record of success. We prepare your case by collecting hard evidence and conducting research, and work diligently on your case so you can receive the medical treatment you need in peace.
If you were injured in an accident, call DiPasquale Moore at (888) 743-1030 as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for compensation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?
As with any type of civil lawsuit, car accident injury cases have a time limit on how long the victim has to file their claim. This is called the statute of limitations. In Kansas, victims of car accidents have two years to file an injury claim. The two years starts at the date the accident took place.
In the case of a wrongful death that resulted from the accident, the statute of limitations begins on the date the victim passed away, since the death may have occurred after the accident.
Get more answers on our FAQ page.
Why You Should be Wary of Insurance Companies
Immediately following an auto accident, it's extremely important you keep discussion of the accident to a minimum. Speaking with the at-fault driver or an insurance agent may lower your chance of receiving full compensation.
You may assume the insurance agent has your best interests in mind, but that may not be the case. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to settle for an amount that is far less than what the victim is actually entitled to.
If you get into an accident, we recommend the following:
- Contact law enforcement officials
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the driver
- Take clear pictures and notes of the car accident
- Get medical attention for your injuries
- Limit discussion of the accident to your doctor
- Reach out to our car accident attorneys as soon as possible
- Stay at the scene until law enforcement officials arrive to document the accident
At the end of the day, insurance companies want to make a profit. To ensure your rights are fully protected you need to obtain legal representation from an auto accident lawyer in Kansas City, MO who is experienced and trustworthy.
Contact DiPasquale Moore today to get a free, no-obligation review of your car accident case!
What Damages Can I Recover After a Car Accident?
One of the biggest questions you may have when coming to our firm is "what kind of compensation can I recover in a car accident claim?". The three most common types of compensation we pursue are related to medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
This is perhaps the most obvious recoverable damage. Depending on the severity of the injuries you’ve sustained, your medical expenses can range from a few out-patient procedures to more serious surgeries that require long-term medical care.
Medical expenses can include:
- Ambulance fees
- In-home services and care
- Medical accessories, such as crutches, wheelchairs, and heating pads
- Consultations with doctors
Loss of Wages/Missed Time at Work
If your injuries have put you out of work and diminished your ability to return to your occupation, you may be able to recover for loss of wages. When trying to recover for lost wages, you must be able to successfully prove that the injuries you’ve suffered have significantly impacted your ability to earn any semblance of an income in the future. The court will look at a myriad of factors including age, occupation, experience, and life expectancy.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering falls under what is considered “general damages,” which are non-economic damages that cannot be exactly calculated. Pain and suffering is the legal term used to describe the mental distress and anguish that was caused by the accident. Some examples of pain and suffering can include anxiety attacks, severe stress, and the level of pain felt from your injuries.
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After preparing your case, we will file a claim with the appropriate insurance company. If the agent is not willing to offer full compensation, we can aggressively negotiate a settlement that you're satisfied with. When a fair settlement cannot be reached and your case is taken to court, you can be sure our trial attorney will represent you with the utmost professionalism.
call us at (888) 743-1030 if you were injured in an accident!
Our Kansas City car accident attorneys would be happy to review your claim, free-of-charge and of no-obligation to you.