Contacting Lafayette County Accident Lawyer Doug Horn
Over the last 25 years, Attorney Doug Horn and The Horn Law Firm team have handled motor vehicle accident cases that happen on Lafayette County, Missouri, highways, city streets, and county and rural roads. Often, these cases result in serious injury and require first responders and emergency medical treatment.
In these cases, medical recovery is the priority, but the legal investigations and representation can make a big difference in securing a fair and full legal recovery.
Attorney Doug Horn is a Lafayette County crash lawyer who is highly reviewed and has a track record of success in representing individuals and families in cases of serious injury and wrongful death over the last 30 years.
Early Legal Investigations/Consultations
Attorney Doug Horn and the Horn Law team are close, convenient, and ready to respond at a momentâ€™s notice. During normal business hours, contact Attorney Doug Horn at 816-795-7500. On evenings, weekends, and holidays, please use the chat function on this website.
When you or a family member alert Attorney Doug Horn to a new case, he will get to work and take care of the pressing legal, insurance, medical, investigative, and financial issues, including:
- Accident investigations and accident reconstructions
- Securing important evidence
- Identification/filing insurance claims
- Handling the claim adjusters
- Vehicle damage and total loss claims
- Medical treatment and bills
Common Types of Lafayette County Crashes
While lower speed accidents can result in injury, usually to the neck or back, higher speed collisions almost always result in injuries that require emergency medical care and extended medical treatments and rehabilitation.
These types of crashes are common on Interstate 70, U.S. Route 24, U.S. Route 40, and U.S. Route 65. Horn Law has also handled cases arising from car wrecks on state highways and lesser-traveled county, rural, and gravel roads. Many of our cases involve the following types of crashes:
- Head-On Collisions: Head-on collisions occur most frequently on two-lane, undivided roads. Roadway characteristics such as twists, turns, uneven pavement, blind spots, and limited shoulders, coupled with drivers going too fast for the conditions, are primary factors that lead to a head-on collision with an approaching vehicle.
- Side Impact Collisions: These type of â€œT-Boneâ€ collisions often occur at intersections between an access road and a more highly traveled road. Higher speed, poor visibility, and driver inattention and distraction are often the root causes for side-impact collisions, which can be deadly when the impact is near the driver and passenger compartments.
- Road Departure Collision: Road departure collisions are more common on county and rural roads where there is no room for error. Although there are many different reasons why a vehicle might depart the roadway, there are many roads in Lafayette County, Missouri, that do not have wide side shoulders, guardrails, or median barriers to protect a driver from going off the road. This, coupled with excessive speed, driver distraction, and poor road conditions, can cause a vehicle to veer off the road, often resulting in a violent roll-over accident.
Lafayette County Injury Claims
- Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Bone Fractures
- Injuries Requiring Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation
- Injuries Requiring Hospitalization or Surgical Repair
This is a reminder that the selection of a Lafayette County lawyer is an important decision. Our law firm can only take on cases where there will be substantial benefit to the injured person and his or her family.
Legal representation in an injury claim is particularly important because, in most cases, the injured person is entitled to only one settlement or legal recovery. Given that, the settlement or legal recovery must be fair and full such that it includes reimbursement for:
- Medical expenses, including future medical expenses
- Lost of income, including all future loss of income
- All other personal expenses and losses
- All non-economic damages (see below)
Non-economic damages are especially important in cases where the injury requires physical therapy or rehabilitation or results in a permanent or partial disability. These non-economic damages include:
- Loss of health (loss of freedom of movement, strength, range of motion, etc.)
- Loss of quality of life
Horn Law Consultations
Consultation with Attorney Doug Horn is free. Horn Law has close and convenient offices in Independence and Liberty. Also, we can always arrange legal consultation byÂ Â telephone, video conference, or in the home or hospital. The following is a list of the communities we have served within Lafayette County over the last 25 years:
- Bates City
- Oak Grove