Auto Accident Lawyers Serving Kansas City And The Surrounding Areas
At their core, motor vehicle accident claims brought by injured plaintiffs are an insurance issue. It is in the best interest of motor vehicle accident survivors and the loved ones of fatal accident victims to seek the advice and representation of an attorney with extensive experience handling insurance-related claims.
In Kansas and Missouri, that means turning to the proven advocates of Harris & Hart Attorneys at Law. We are one of the leading civil litigation firms in the region, and our attorneys have amassed an impressive track record of results on behalf of our clients. Our motor vehicle accident practice includes pursuing claims stemming from:
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
We serve as the primary advocates for our clients, efficiently resolving their legal issues and providing them with compassionate counsel during a turbulent time in their lives.
Why Choose Harris and Hart?
10,000+ Insurance Cases
We have worked on the other side. We have previously litigated over 400 cases for insurance companies.
We know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to car accident claims. We have experience what the insurance company will say and do in your case and be prepared to fight for you.
That’s why over $5 Million in claims have been recovered for our plaintiffs in the Kanas City area. You don’t pay us unless we win.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
We know that in the aftermath of a car crash, it can be overwhelming and chaotic to think of everything you need to think about as you put the pieces back together again. There is a lot to think about, and you may not know where to start. Here, our lawyers answer some of the most commonly asked questions that may come up after you’ve been in a car accident. Each case is different and has its own set of circumstances. If you have specific questions, we would be happy to answer them in your no-obligation, initial consultation appointment.
What should I do after a car accident in Kansas City?
It can be difficult to think straight after you’ve been in a car accident. But there are a few steps that are easy to remember and can help you have the best possible chance for success if you choose to pursue a claim for damages.
- Call for help: Medical professionals can assist with injuries, and police officers can assist with the scene of the accident.
- Exchange information: Share insurance information, but do not volunteer any additional details or unnecessary opinions.
- Document the accident: Taking photos and writing down notes while the details are fresh in your memory can help.
- Seek medical attention: In the days following a crash, what may seem like minor injuries may amplify as you work on recovery. Seeking medical attention can help document these injuries.
Finally, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney can help reassure you that you are taking all of the necessary steps toward recovering any potential damages for your possible personal injury claims.
How is fault determined in a car accident? Is Kansas an at-fault state? Is Missouri?
Different states determine laws that govern personal injury claims and car accidents. For insurance purposes, Kansas is a “no-fault” state, which means that regardless of who caused the car accident, your own insurance will generally pay for the resulting damages like medical bills and car repair according to the terms and provisions specified in your policy. Missouri, however, is an “at-fault” state. Liability insurance is required for drivers. Generally, the liability coverage of the person who caused the accident will pay for medical bills and damages.
Do I need to get a lawyer for a car accident if it was my fault? Will my insurance company take care of me?
If you were in a car accident and you were at fault, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer before you even talk to the insurance companies. A lawyer can help protect your interests and fight on your behalf. A car accident attorney can help you deal with insurance companies and help mitigate potential claims against you.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a claim after a car accident?
A car accident usually falls under the category of a personal injury claim. In the state of Kansas, you have two years to file a personal injury claim for a car accident. The filing deadline for a wrongful death action is also two years. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is five years, and three years for the wrongful death of a family member.
What are the consequences of not hiring a lawyer for a car accident claim?
Insurance companies are just that, a company. They are in the business of making a profit. When it comes to a situation where they have to pay money on an insurance claim, a lawyer can help make sure that you are getting everything to which you are entitled to under available insurance policies and options. In addition, an experienced attorney will also be able to guide you through complicated processes and proceedings, while keeping an eye on your best interests throughout. In other words, failing to hire a lawyer for a car accident claim may result in you not recovering all of the damages for which you are entitled.
Financial Compensation For Catastrophic Injuries
A personal injury claim can provide financial compensation to cover costs related to an auto accident. This includes compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. The amount of compensation in question will depend on the extent of damages that can be proven. In general, cases involving catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries and amputations will require more financial resources to move an injury victim forward on the path to recovery.
In the event of a fatal accident, compensation can be obtained to cover funeral and burial expenses, as well as lost future income and loss of companionship for surviving family members.
We Are Here To Help You
You do not have to go through your recovery on your own. Call 913-723-6855 today for a free consultation with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.
See Our Results for Yourself
Rear End Car Accident by Distracted Driver
Our client was struck at highway speeds in the rear by a teenage driver who was looking at his cell phone. Client sustained soft tissue injuries including a permanent and visible tissue deformity to her hip. Using our medical expertise we were able to prove the nature and extent of injuries and the unique permanency of this particular hip deformity.
6-figure settlement to our client’s satisfaction
T-Bone Car Wreck by Negligent Driver
Our client was driving through an intersection when he was t-boned by a driver attenmting to turn through Client’s lane. We were able to prove significant degree of injury with minimal doctor treatment. Client suffered general soft tissue injuries with temporary vision complaints.
6-figure settlement to our client’s satisfaction
Soft Tissue Injury Due to Negligent Driver
Our client was a passenger hit by a negligent driver who wasn’t paying attention. Client suffered general soft tissue injuries with neck pain. Even though our client did not have appropriate medical records of their injury. We were able to prove the nature and extent of soft tissue injuries without any objective or diagnostic evidence of injury
5-figure settled to our client’s satisfaction