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Aggressive Representation Presses For Full Compensation In Collision Cases

With several interstates and many other busy roads, Kansas City is a national transportation hub. All of this activity leads to crowded highways and streets whether you’re starting on a long trip, commuting to work or just driving in your neighborhood. Every year, thousands of accidents occur in the area, resulting in physical injuries and numerous deaths.

To help the people hurt in these incidents obtain a full financial recovery, the Missouri attorneys at the Barnes Law Firm represent injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians in the full range of vehicle collision litigation. We have decades of experience in these cases and are more than comfortable in the courtroom. Our method of representing clients has helped us develop a reputation for success in our community throughout Kansas City.

Diligent And Committed Guidance

Because Missouri is a fault-based insurance state, it is particularly important to have a seasoned advocate who can develop a strong argument regarding who was responsible for the collision. Once we have the pertinent facts of your accident, we’ll advocate aggressively for proper compensation in a verdict or settlement.

If you are in an automobile collision with another person, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages, even if the accident was partially your fault. Unlike some states where damage awards can be prohibited if a party bears a certain amount of responsibility for the collision, Missouri authorizes damages even to a driver who is assigned a substantial percentage of the fault.

What Your Case May Be Worth

Although every case is different and certain laws vary by state, generally, the law allows the victim of a personal injury to be compensated for:

  • Medical expenses: Expensive medical bills can pile up quickly, and insurance companies always want you to settle for a low figure. Having competent legal counsel is important to ensure your rights are protected and that you obtain full value. While resolving your case, we won’t just include medical bills incurred to date but will also assess any future health care costs.
  • Lost wages: Missing work increases the stress on accident victims and their families. Our firm strives to obtain a recovery that addresses lost wages but also anticipates issues in the future that could prevent you from performing your job on a temporary or permanent basis.
  • Pain and suffering: An auto accident is often a harrowing event that causes physical and emotional pain. Pain and suffering are compensable under Missouri law, and we’ll advise you how it is compensated in situations similar to yours.
  • Permanent effects: Sometimes, the impact of a crash affects a victim forever. We’ll use expert evidence when necessary to detail how permanent physical damage such as disfigurement or scarring will affect a plaintiff’s life. If warranted, we’ll also evaluate possible long-term rehabilitation costs.

Starting with a free initial consultation, our personal injury lawyers will conduct a thorough review of these damages and other potentially compensable items, such as damage to your vehicle and property.

Whether your crash injury was triggered by speeding, an impaired driver, a rear-end collision, rollover or some other type of accident, it’s important to remember that once a case is settled you probably won’t be able to seek additional relief. Retaining a qualified attorney who is thoroughly familiar with this area of law could be the difference between a positive result and permanent injustice.

Let An Experienced Law Firm Stand By You

Barnes Law Firm assists auto accident victims in Missouri and Kansas. Whether your crash involved a car, truck, motorcycle or some other vehicle, please call 816-608-4065 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation at our Kansas City, Missouri, office.