Car Accident Attorneys in St. Joseph, MO
Aggressive representation for car accident victims in Missouri
A car accident can happen in a matter of seconds, and it can change the lives of those involved forever. All it takes is a split-second decision such as getting behind the wheel while intoxicated to lead to devastation. The injuries that car accident victims suffer from can be life-altering such as suffering spinal cord damage or a traumatic brain injury. There are many other injuries that a victim can suffer from and in the worst cases, a person who is involved in a car accident passes away.
Our St. Joseph car accident attorneys have over 30 years of experience handling car accidents in Missouri. Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys has a plethora of resources at our disposal to build a strong case and obtain compensation for your damages. Call us to learn how we can help you.
What types of cases do you handle?
Our St. Joseph car accident attorneys understand the chaos and devastation that the aftermath of a car accident brings. Car accidents cost not only money but also precious time. Depending on how the accident occurred and the amount of damage you sustained, compensation will vary. While we handle a range of car accidents, there are some types that are more common than others. Some of the most common personal injury claims we handle involve the following:
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Head-on crashes
- Multi-vehicle crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
There are many other ways that car accidents happen including left-turn and roll-over accidents. We will work to show who the negligent party was and what caused the accident.
Some of the roads that see the most severe accidents are I-35, I-29, HWY 71, and I-435. However, a catastrophic accident can happen on any road. It is important to follow all posted speed limits and traffic signage. Staying alert can prevent accidents but there is no way to predict the actions of others on the road. If you have been involved in a car accident you need the experience of a St. Joseph car accident attorney.
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What are the causes of car accidents in St. Joseph?
While there are various types of car accidents, there are also several causes of car accidents. The primary way that accidents are caused is negligence. There are various forms of negligence that commonly result in car accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Traffic violations
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Swerving in and out of lanes
In general, an accident is typically caused by the reckless and negligent behavior of another person. Traffic laws are in place to keep everyone on the road safe and if they are not followed this can cause an innocent person to have their entire life changed.
Who can be held liable after a car accident?
When it comes to any personal injury claim, the primary objective is to hold the correct party liable for causing the accident. While you might assume that only the driver of the other vehicle can be held responsible, there are other parties that can also be held responsible. Some of those parties include:
- A manufacturer, distributor, or retailer
- Government entity
- The owner of the vehicle
- A local bar or restaurant
Determining who the liable party will be depends on the factors that contributed to your accident. This will often require a thorough investigation of the accident and the individual circumstances that led to it.
What types of injuries can a person suffer from a St. Joseph car crash?
The worst possible scenario after a car accident is the death of a loved one. This was someone's spouse, parent, or even child. If you have been injured in a car accident you will need to discuss your legal options with a St. Joseph car accident attorney. If your loved one died in a car accident, we can also file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
The most common types of car accident injuries however include:
- Herniated disc
- Traumatic brain injury
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Spinal cord damage
- Burn injuries
- Ligament damage
- Internal organ damage
- Eye injuries
- Shoulder fractures or dislocations
There is a range of injuries a person can sustain after a car accident, and this will have a major consequence on how you will be able to live your life. There may be extensive medical treatments that are tied to these injuries, meaning there will be a long road to recovery. This raises the question of what a person can be compensated for after an accident.
What kinds of compensation can you obtain after a car accident?
Drivers and passengers involved in car accidents will often be left with an array of medical issues to contend with. Whether it is emergency care or physical therapy, there may be extensive expenses you will incur as a result. There are other damages a car accident victim may be able to get compensation for including:
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of companionship
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses that you have incurred and will incur in the future related to the accident
- Lost income resulting from the accident and future lost income
The damages that you are eligible for will depend on the extent of your injuries and other losses. A St. Joseph car accident attorney will work with you to determine which damages you are entitled to receive. You should not have to pay for the negligence of another party. In some extreme cases, punitive damages can also be sought.
Is there a statute of limitations for car accidents in St. Joseph?
When filing a car accident claim, it is important to remember there are deadlines that cannot be ignored as this can cause your entire claim to be denied. Personal injury cases will typically have a two-year statute of limitations in Missouri. However, this is a general statute and there are other statutes that can affect your individual cases. You should contact a St. Joseph car accident attorney as soon as you can after an accident.
Do you have a car accident attorney near me?
Our St. Joseph office is located at 2501 Frederick Avenue Suite 100 by appointment. We also see clients throughout Missouri and Kansas.
A St. Joseph car accident attorney can help when injured in a car accident
The goal of Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys is to see our clients get back on their feet after an accident. We want you to focus on healing while we focus on getting you the justice you deserve. Typically, a car accident claim can be resolved through the insurance company. When they are unwilling to negotiate then we will take things a step further and will file a lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary. However, our experience has allowed us to settle most cases without filing a lawsuit. Keep in mind that we do not charge your fees until we settle your case.
If you have been involved in a car accident in or near St. Joseph, you will need the experience of Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. Call our office at 816-290-7621 or complete our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.
St. Joseph Office
2501 Frederick Avenue, Ste. 100,
St. Joseph, MO 64506