Kansas City Car Accident Lawyers
Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Clients
Even low-speed car accidents can cause whiplash and other neck and spine injuries. If you were in a crash caused by someone else, you deserve to have your expenses fully covered. That’s what insurance is for, right?
When an insurer denies your claim or refuses to pay you fairly after an accident, our team is here to help. At Presley & Presley, LLC, we take on big insurers to help clients receive justice. We have more than 45 years of experience pursuing compensation for serious injuries and wrongful deaths caused by car accidents. With us by their side, clients have won settlements and verdicts to cover:
- medical bills,
- lost wages,
- future medical costs,
- funeral expenses,
and more. Our firm offers personal representation and quality service to help you after an accident.
We aren’t afraid to take on big insurers. Contact a Kansas City car accident attorney to discuss your case at (855) 981-6116.
Car Accident Cases We Handle
Car accidents can occur in a wide variety of ways with many types of negligence involved.
We handle all types of car accident cases, including:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dangerous road conditions
- Texting while driving accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Reckless driving accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Side impact collisions
- Speeding accidents
We have the tools and skills to show how an accident was caused and how it injured you. Whether fighting for you in negotiations or in front of a courtroom, we do not back down.
Accident victims we have won compensation for include:
- A passenger who sustained cervical spine injuries in a rollover accident
- The wrongful death of a 19-year-old who was killed by a speeding and distracted driver
- A driver who sustained severe injuries when rear-ended by a semi-truck
- Surviving twin daughters whose father was killed in a head-on collision
Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Car Accidents
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Evidence-gathering starts right after a car accident, though it may be the last thing on your mind. Before you leave the scene, do your best to:
- Write down what happened so that you can relay the details later.
- Take photos of the accident scene, including skid marks, debris, the cars involved, and anything that could help show how the accident happened and how severe it was.
- Get contact information from witnesses who might be able to testify on your behalf.
- Write down the names and badge numbers of the police who respond to the scene.
After leaving the scene, you will want to track the effects of the accident on your life. You should always seek medical attention after a crash, even if you feel you have not been injured. Some injuries do not appear until hours or even days later, especially those that are internal.
Save all your photos, receipts, and reports from law enforcement, medical professionals, auto repair shops, and anyone you may have visited due to your accident. If an insurer calls, we recommend you do not speak to them—enlist our team to handle communications so your rights are protected.
What if the Insurance Company Contacts Me Directly?
Insurance companies like to settle fast and for as little as possible. They may try to apply pressure to get you to agree to a settlement that is far below the true value of your claim. Or, they may try to convince you to admit a portion of the blame. It is best to avoid engaging in conversation with them for this reason—refer any insurance company representative to our team for help with maximizing your recovery.
How Does Missouri’s "Comparative Fault" Rule Affect My Claim?
Insurers in Missouri must abide by our pure comparative fault rule. This means accident victims can pursue compensation even if they were partially at fault. Unlike some states that follow comparative fault rules, Missouri allows injury victims to file a claim regardless of how at fault they were for an accident.
In all cases, your percentage of fault will be determined at the same time fair compensation is calculated, and your award will be reduced by the percentage of fault you hold.
Will I Have to Appear in Court?
Most auto accident claims are resolved outside of court through settlements negotiated between your attorney and the insurance company. Should the insurance company refuse to pay the full value of your losses and damages, we may recommend taking the case to trial.
At Presley & Presley, LLC, we have no qualms about arguing for you in court when necessary. Our experienced trial lawyers have successfully handled countless court battles, even against big companies. We will always keep you updated regarding the status of your case and help you make informed decisions about what to expect and how best to proceed.
Call Us with Your Car Accident Questions
Understanding insurance and settlements after a car accident can be complex. If you feel overwhelmed, our team is here to help. We have seen too many crash victims denied the compensation they deserve after facing serious injuries. Our goal is to help you receive the justice and support you need. Reach out if you are ready to show your insurer you’re serious.Have further questions or concerns? Call our office at (855) 981-6116 for a free consultation today.
“Thank you for all the time, effort and hard work.”- Michael
“The caring and extremely professional staff has made this battle bearable.”- Georgia
“They relentlessly worked hard on my case I would recommend them a 1000 times over!!!!”- Rebecca
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