Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients - Call (855) 981-6116
If you were injured a car wreck caused by someone else's negligence, you deserve to have your expenses fully covered. That’s what insurance is for, right? Sadly, you can't rely on insurance companies to compensate you fairly, which is why our team is here to help.
At Presley & Presley, we take on big insurers to help clients seek justice. We have more than 45 years of collective experience pursuing compensation for car accident victims.
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
Our car accident attorneys in Kansas City have helped many clients recover compensation for their injuries after another driver’s negligent or reckless behavior caused an accident. We can put our experience to work for you, starting with a free consultation where we learn your story and explore your legal options.
We aren’t afraid to take on big insurers. Contact Presley & Presley, LLC to discuss your case in a FREE consultation: (855) 981-6116.
Recovering the Compensation You Deserve
A car accident affects all areas of a person's life. On top of the costs of medical bills and repairing your vehicle, you may lose income from missing work. If your injuries are catastrophic, you may never be able to work again.
With us by their side, our clients have won settlements and verdicts to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
Our Kansas City car accident lawyers care about helping you achieve the results you need if you’ve been injured in an accident. Our team enjoys the opportunity to work as a small firm precisely because we can give each client personal attention and a strategy tailored to their situation. With over 45 years of collective experience and hundreds of millions won, we offer the resources of a large firm, but provide the service that’s only possible with a tight-knit team.
Can I Still File a Lawsuit If I Share Fault for the Accident?
Insurers in Missouri must abide by a pure comparative fault rule. This means accident victims can pursue compensation even if they were partially at fault for the crash. Unlike some states that follow comparative fault rules, Missouri allows injury victims to file a claim regardless of how much at fault they were for an accident.
When comparative fault is applied to your case, the percentage at which you are determined to be at fault will be deducted from the initial recovery amount, whether that be an award or a settlement. For example, if you were injured by a driver who was texting, but you made an illegal lane change, it could be argued that you share 10% fault for the accident. If your initial recovery for the accident was $100,000, the 10% would be deducted, leaving a final recovery of $90,000.
To ensure maximum recovery after your accident, you need an aggressive car accident attorney in Kansas City. Contact Presley & Presley today to discuss your case in a free consultation.
Get Answers to Your Car Accident Questions
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 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.
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 Kansas City car accident 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.
What If the Accident Involved Multiple Vehicles?
While it’s relatively easy to determine fault for a car accident that only involves two vehicles, when multiple cars are involved, filing for compensation becomes much more complex. One or more drivers might be held accountable for the pile-up, resulting in a heated battle between different insurance companies.
Typically, the problem with multi-vehicle accidents is that everyone tends to point the finger at someone else. This can slow down the process of determining fault and securing the compensation you need.
If you are in this situation, make sure you have a skilled legal team on your side. At Presley & Presley, LLC, we can conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence, analyze the police report, and put together a case showing why we believe certain parties should be held liable for a multi-vehicle accident.
Call Now to Discuss Your Options in a Free Consultation
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 to our car accident lawyers in Kansas City today if you are ready to show the insurance company you’re serious.
Have further questions or concerns? Call our office at (855) 981-6116 for a free consultation today.
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