Independence, MO Personal Injury Attorneys
Since 1990, Horn Law has handled thousands of personal injury cases in Independence, Missouri and the surrounding communities. About 70% of our caseload involvesÂ motor vehicle accidents.Â Premises liability, medical mistakes,Â worker’s compensation, andÂ catastrophic injuryÂ cases make up the balance of our work.
Horn Law’s home office is located in Independence in the Eastland Parkway Business District directly across the street (Valley View Pkwy.) from the Costco. The office is easy to locate in a strip of professional offices and there is parking directly in front of the office.
Although many of our clients reside in Independence, our home office is close and convenient for all citizens of eastern Jackson County.
Although we areÂ Independence, Missouri Accident Injury Lawyers, we regularly help people in other legal matters, including traffic tickets, family law, business matters, real estate, and collection law. Regarding any legal matter, contact Doug Horn using the email contact box or call 816-795-7500.
Free Case Evaluation
Free case evaluation is an important step, especially when your injuries require medical treatment. Likely, you will be dealing with an insurance Claims Adjuster who is defending the person who caused your injury. Insurance company representatives who are called Claims Adjusters, are so labeled because they “adjust” the claim in favor of their respective companies. Instead of being offended by a Claims Adjuster in an injury claim, schedule a consultation with Doug Horn. I can help get your life back on track.
Independence, Missouri Personal Injury & Auto Accident Case Review
The following case is representative of the motor vehicle accident cases that Horn Law handles in Independence, Missouri. Independence is served by the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri at the Independence Court House, located just off the historic Independence, Missouri Square on Kansas Ave.
This recent case involves an auto accident that happened on 23rdÂ Street in Independence (also referred to as Missouri 78 Highway). Our client was driving east on 23rdÂ when the defendant driver broadsided our client’s vehicle on the driverâ€™s side. The severe force of impact propelled the east bound vehicle across the lanes and into a private drive on the north bound side of 23rdÂ Street.
Our client suffered a sudden onset of serious injury and was transported by ambulance to Centerpoint. Our client was stabilized in the emergency room and admitted to the hospital.
As soon as Horn Law was notified, we conducted an immediate accident scene investigation in order to preserve important evidence, including measurements of vehicle skid marks that were present in the curb lane of 23rdÂ Street. Pictures of the vehicles were also obtained at the salvage yard where both vehicles had been towed by an Independence, Missouri tow service.
The collision was also investigated by the Independence, Missouri Police Department. Our investigations revealed that the adverse driver was driving a pick-up and there was no obstruction to vision. A citation was given for failure to yield. The defendant driver was insured by State Farm Insurance Company.
During case discovery, it was discovered that the defendant was distracted by a cell phone and liability was aggravated. Our clientâ€™s injuries caused a permanent physical limitation. The case was successfully resolved through court-ordered mediation. Horn Law was able to maximize our clientâ€™s settlement because of our early investigation, accident reconstruction work, and the call detail records which allowed us to prove that the defendant was on the cell phone at the time of the collision.