A 1999 study performed by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) shows that hiring legal representation after a car accident pays off…literally. Injured victims of auto accidents who hired a lawyer received a 40% higher settlement than victims who never had the help of legal counsel. With insurance companies trying to protect their pocket book, many car accident victims have realized that it’s much harder to get the help and money they need to get back on their feet.

There are many reasons people hire a personal injury lawyer to handle their accident claim including the added benefit of likely receiving a better settlement. Here is a list of reasons why people have hired Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys:

  • To file an accident claim on behalf of the injured party.
  • Negotiate with the at-fault driver and/or their insurance company.
  • Advise on medical treatment to recover from injuries sustained from the accident.
  • Seek help after accident claim was denied by insurance company.
  • Receive help after realizing that the at-fault driver did not have insurance.

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys wants to help you. Our experienced auto accident lawyers will work hard to try and get you the money you deserve for your injuries. Request a free copy of our book, “Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim,” for more information on how hiring legal representation can help protect your accident claim.

Another study by the IRC shows that 85% of all money that insurance companies pay out goes to victim’s who’ve hired legal representation and the payouts are 3.7 times higher. The table below lists the breakdown for the average insurance payout for specific injuries. This study was performed in 1999 so the figures in the table would likely be higher today due to inflation.

Type of Injury

Without An Attorney

With An Attorney

Difference in Payout

Neck Sprain/Strain




Bone Fracture




Minor Laceration




Average Injury





The All-Industry Research Advisory Council (ARAC) examined the relationship between a client’s satisfaction level after their settlement and their decision to hire an attorney. 50% of victims who hired representation believed that the money they received in their settlement was far greater than the amount they would have received without legal representation. 60% of the victims with representation were satisfied with their settlement amounts and 75% were pleased with the performance of their attorney.

Insurance companies have been known to try and trick injured victims

Have You Been Injured In A Kansas City Area Car Accident?

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.