When A Car Wreck Leaves You Injured
Car accidents are common; car “accidents” are not. Someone is usually at fault for causing or contributing to the cause of a collision. In Missouri and Kansas, operators of motor vehicles must exercise the highest degree of care, which is what a careful person would use under the same or similar circumstances. In both instances, failure to use the highest degree of care or reasonable care is negligence.
A person who negligently operates a motor vehicle and causes a collision may be required to pay for the harm caused. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The lives of victims of auto collisions can change dramatically, from high medical bills to missing work to physical pain to decreased quality of life.
From Routine Drive To Life-Altering Event
According to data from the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were 33,269 injury-related car accidents in Missouri in 2020, in which 987 people were killed and 47,894 people were injured. Thus, there were 91 injury-related crashes each day, or nearly 1 injury-related crash every 15 minutes. Further, an average of 131 people were injured per day, or over 5 people per hour. Data from the Kansas Department of Transportation paints a similar picture. There were 11,677 injury-related auto crashes in Kansas in 2020, which killed 382 people. All of this occurred in a year when driving was significantly reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, thousands of Missourians and Kansans are injured because of car crashes and many rely on the expertise of experienced Missouri and Kansas car accident attorneys to help guide them through the aftermath of these difficult situations.
Experience Kansas City Car Accident Lawyers Fighting For You
Hunter & Cassidy Law is one of the most successful and respected personal injury law firms in the Kansas City area. Scott Hunter and Dennis Cassidy have more than 50 combined years of experience providing expert advice to clients injured in car crashes in Missouri and Kansas. Dennis and Scott ensure that their clients’ rights are protected and that their clients are fully compensated for their injuries.
After being involved in an auto collision, you might be uncertain of the proper steps to take in seeking appropriate compensation. It is unlikely that the insurance company for the negligent driver will tell you what is in your best interest.
Contact The Missouri And Kansas Car Accident Attorneys At Hunter & Cassidy Law
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an auto collision, call us at 816-692-2926 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. Working with attorneys like Scott Hunter and Dennis Cassidy who are familiar with Missouri and Kansas law can best help you ensure that your rights are protected.