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 LLC represent injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians in a full range of vehicle collision litigation. 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 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. 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:
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 a permanent injustice.
The Barnes Law Firm LLC assists auto accident victims in Missouri and Kansas. Whether your crash involved a car, truck, motorcycle or some other vehicle, please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation at our Kansas City, Missouri office.