How to Choose a Lawyer After a Car Accident

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There are plenty of attorneys in Kansas City, but not everyone will be the right one for your case. A good personal injury attorney will make sure that you are fairly and justly compensated for your medical expenses and losses of income, quality of life, and pain and suffering.

Find a Good Match

The legal profession includes many specialties including tax, real estate, family and juvenile, environmental, labor, and immigration law to name just a few. If you have been injured in a car accident, a lawyer who specializes in personal injury is the best choice to be your advocate.

A good personal injury attorney:

  • Has many years of experience filing claims with insurance companies.
  • Understands that insurance companies have their own lawyers and adjusters on staff whose job it is to pay claimants as little money as possible.
  • Will be able to anticipate what insurance companies will do to limit the settlements they pay.
  • Will make sure you receive every penny you are entitled to receive.

Reputations Matter

Get referrals from friends, relatives, coworkers, but don’t stop there. Ask around for the names of highly reputable lawyers. Read the websites of personal injury lawyers in your area to get an idea of how knowledgeable they are in the area of car accident cases.

Results Matter Even More

Ask a potential lawyer to review results with you from cases they have handled that are similar to yours. A successful, experienced lawyer should have plenty of successes to tell you about. In cases that were not successful, a confident attorney should be able to explain clearly how yours is different.

Is there Focus?

Does an attorney concentrate on one type of personal injury law or is the law office’s area of specialty “a mile wide and an inch deep”? Car accident injuries and the claims that result from them can be complicated affairs that require experience specifically with auto insurance companies.

Meet in Person

Take the time to meet personally with a potential advocate before asking him or her to take on your case. First, you’ll want to see if you work well together. Does the attorney care about your case and believe that you have a good one? Do you feel comfortable with him or her and feel that you can be truthful about the car accidents?  Does the attorney explain your case in clear, understandable language? You’ll want to look for a “yes” in all of these questions.

Will Your Claim Be Handed Off?

Before you sign on with any attorney, ask who will personally handle your case. If the answer is a paralegal or inexperienced lawyer, consider looking elsewhere.

Contact Us

Experience in vehicle collisions matters after an accident. Horn Law will help you get every dollar owed to you by the insurance companies. Call 816-795-7500 or tell us about your case on our online form.