Legal Representation for Car Crash Victims in Independence, Missouri

One of the largest cities in Missouri, Independence has always been famous for its transportation.

Early on, it served as a critical frontier town, bolstered by the heavy vessel traffic coming out of the nearby Kansas River-Missouri River cross point.

Later, in the 19th century, the city earned national fame as a key departure point for the Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and California Trail. Indeed, to this very day, people refer to Independence as the “Queen City of the Trails.”

Today, personal vehicles and public transit comprise the majority of Independence’s transportation. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles pass through the area on a regular basis, some belonging to Independence natives and others to Kansas City’s many visitors and metro locals.

As you might expect, then, vehicle accidents are not uncommon. While the severity of the injuries can vary from one crash to the next, the majority of Independence car accidents result in some degree of financial loss or physical suffering for the victims.

Adding insult to those injuries is the fact that most auto accidents are entirely preventable. They happen because drivers are careless. The legal term for carelessness is negligence, and victims of negligence are legally entitled to financial compensation for their losses.

At Horn Law, we fight to maximize that compensation, so that victims get the help they need to move on.

Unfortunately, insurance companies make it very difficult for victims to get fair compensation on their own. Too often, they pressure the victims to sign hasty settlement agreements, which rarely reflect the full value of what they’re owed. Don’t make that mistake.

Insurance companies don’t look out for your best interests, but the Independence car accident lawyers at Horn Law will.

We bring many years of experience to the table – including our years defending many of the very same insurance companies that we challenge in court today.

Insurance companies know that our firm means business. Find out what we can do for you. Set up a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation with our Independence car accident lawyers today.

Common Injuries in Independence Car Accidents

Your accident experience might not look like anyone else’s. That’s okay. Too many victims dismiss their damages as “not serious enough” or “too complicated” for a lawsuit. Others assume that paying for the damages is simply their responsibility.

As Independence car accident attorneys, we see many different kinds of injuries, including some that don’t become apparent until weeks or months after the crash. That’s why you should always seek immediate medical attention after any vehicle accident.

Common injuries in Missouri car crashes include:

  • Sprains, strains, and stress injuries
  • Soft tissue injury / muscle damage
  • Head, neck, or shoulder injury
  • Whiplash
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Lacerations (cuts, abrasions, etc.)
  • Bone fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability (in severe cases)
  • Wrongful death (in the worst cases)

Victims in these accidents may be entitled to recover for:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological suffering
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Physical therapy & rehabilitation
  • Psychological care & counseling
  • Lost income due to time away from work
  • Future lost income due to impairment or disability
  • Long-term medical care or suffering
  • The loss of a loved one’s care and/or support
  • Funeral and burial expenses (in wrongful death cases)
  • More, depending on the details of your injuries

If you were recently involved in a car crash, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might contact you soon. Please be very careful about what you say to them – they will likely try to use it against you.

No matter how kind or personable the insurance representative might seem, you should assume that their offers might not be fair, at least until you talk with an experienced legal representative.

The Independence car accident attorneys at Horn law can help.

The Horn Law Promise

We devote our full professional abilities and resources to you case. That enables us to solve immediate problems, handle the insurance companies, and obtain maximum recovery for our clients.

Lead Attorney Doug Horn is who you will see for free consultation and case evaluation.

Contact Doug Horn online today or call 816-795-7500.