In just a few seconds, your life can be changed forever. Car wrecks, drunk driving accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle wrecks, bicycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents can all cause life-altering injuries—or even death.
Fortunately, you may be able to hold the negligent driver and any other liable parties responsible for injury compensation.
No matter what type of motor vehicle accident caused your suffering, our experienced injury attorneys are available to answer your questions, investigate the cause of your crash, and fight for your right to financial recovery.
Call our office or start an online chat today to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our experienced legal team.
Motor Vehicle Accidents That Result in Serious Injuries
When you're hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it's frustrating to discover an insurance company isn't treating you fairly. But it's not surprising—insurance companies are in business to make money, and they do that by denying claims outright or offering lowball settlements to reduce their financial exposure. Our skilled legal team has decades of experience helping motor vehicle accident victims receive the injury settlements they deserve.
We handle the following types of accident cases:
- Car, pickup, and SUV. Head-on crashes, T-bone accidents, rear-end collisions, and rollovers are common types of car accidents that cause victims to suffer long-term injuries or death.
- Drunk driving. When motorists are intoxicated, their reaction time, judgment, vision, and other critical driving skills are significantly reduced, increasing the likelihood they they'll cause accidents.
- Large truck. The sheer size of a commercial truck, tanker, or bus means the force of crash impact is magnified—even an unloaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These truck accident cases can be more complicated to resolve due to federal regulations governing truckers and transportation companies, as well as the greater value of a victim's claim.
- Motorcycle. Motorcycle riders only have their helmets and safety gear to protect them in a collision. As a result, they're more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or death when a negligent driver collides with them.
- Bicycle. Drivers of cars, trucks, and motorcycles must share the road with bicycles. However, many irresponsible motorists fail to watch for cyclists or yield the right of way to them. Worse yet, insurance companies often try to fault cyclists in these incidents.
- Pedestrian. The current design of most of the Kansas City metro area means many citizens are car-dependent. Even with additional crosswalks, improved signal timing, and lighted signage, pedestrians are at risk when a drunk, reckless, or distracted driver is behind the wheel.
Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
In the majority of accidents, motorist errors and unsafe driving practices are the underlying causes. These include:
- Distracted driving. Motorists who are texting, talking on a cellphone, eating or drinking, or engaging in anything other than driving could veer over the centerline, speed through a crosswalk, or fail to see other motorists slow down ahead.
- Drunk driving. As noted above, intoxication significantly impairs an individual's ability to drive safely. Drunk drivers may cause wrecks by speeding, tailgating, failing to yield to other vehicles or pedestrians, or going the wrong way on a road or highway.
- Drowsy driving. Fatigued drivers can be as dangerous as intoxicated drivers: drowsiness causes similar impairments of abilities. Head-on crashes, rear-end collisions, and unsafe lane change accidents are just a few types of accidents caused when people get behind the wheel when they're too tired to drive.
- Speeding. Speeding is always dangerous. This is especially true when it comes to truckers, whose vehicles need the length of a football field or more to slow down. Speeding also increases the likelihood of losing control of a vehicle, especially if road or weather conditions are hazardous.
- Aggressive driving. Speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of lanes, and running red lights are some of the dangerous aggressive driving practices that lead to tragic collisions. Aggressive driving can even escalate into road rage, which is more threatening and can lead to tragic motor vehicle accidents.
Injury Compensation You May Be Entitled to in Kansas and Missouri
If you're the victim of a motor vehicle accident, you could suffer devastating consequences, such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, internal organ damage, back and spinal injuries, or death.
Fortunately, you're entitled to be fully compensated for your injuries in Missouri and Kansas. Types of compensation include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages if a loved one was killed in a crash
Contact Us for Help
When faced with the challenges of a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Our skilled and dedicated legal team is ready to take over the burden of settling your claim for compensation with the negligent driver’s insurance company so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don't owe any fees unless we settle your claim or win your case at trial.
Start learning about your legal options by requesting a free copy of Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim! Then call our office to schedule your free initial consultation.