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Injured in a Car Accident in Missouri? Call (816) 298-8708!

Have you or a loved one been in an auto accident? Peterson & Associates, P.C. has a team of car accident lawyers in Kansas City that are prepared to help you with your case. We have a successful track record of helping accident victims collect the compensation they deserve.

We understand that it can be a long and frustrating fight for justice after being injured in a car crash. With our seasoned accident firm on your side, you can overcome the hurdles standing in the way of justice. Our team handles everything from motorcycle accidents to pedestrian injury claims.

Why Choose Our Lawyers?

  • Over $500 Million Collected for Our Clients*
  • No Fees Unless We Collect Compensation for You!
  • Selection for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® for Over 15 Years
  • The AV Preeminent® Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • Compassionate, Strong Advocacy That Never Gives Up

Peterson & Associates, P.C. can review your car accident claim today. Call (816) 298-8708 or email us for a free case evaluation.

Why You Need to Hire a Car Accident Attorney

Many people assume that a car accident claim is straightforward. All they have to do is file a claim with the insurance company and the rest will take care of itself. Unfortunately, car accident cases aren’t always resolved this easily. You could be dealing with property damage, extensive medical bills, the loss of a loved one, and much more.

To ensure you recover the maximum compensation you need to cover all your expenses, you need to hire an experienced car accident injury lawyer. A lawyer can fully explain your legal situation and act as your representative to the insurance company, fighting to get the most out of your claim while you can take the time you need to heal from your injuries and get your life back on track.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

There are many factors that can cause a car accident, from DUI to texting and driving.

If any of the following factors contributed to your car crash, call our firm:

Don’t wait to get the trusted representation you need for your case. With a proven history of claims success, the auto accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to fight for compensation on your behalf.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

A car crash can be a hectic and emotional time for those involved. While many people think they know what to do following an auto wreck, the nature of an accident means it comes unexpectedly. When injuries occur and adrenaline is high, it can be challenging to remember.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, take these steps immediately:

  • Call for Help: If you’ve been involved in a car crash, call 911 for emergency assistance immediately. If possible, do not move vehicles until the police arrive. Allow emergency responders to assess the situation and create an accident report.
  • Talk to Witnesses: Often, witnesses to an accident will pull over to offer assistance. Gather names and contact information of those who saw the accident occur. You’ll also want to gather the information of other drivers in the accident, including name, contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information.
  • Take Pictures: Taking pictures of the scene of an accident can help you remember exactly what occurred. Using your cell phone or camera, take photos of the actual damage to cars, traffic lights, the entire scene, skid marks, and anything else that may help.
  • Get Medical Attention: From whiplash to spinal cord damage, car accident injuries can be severe. Make sure you get medical attention right away if you’ve been severely injured. Even if you don’t feel like you got hurt, consider seeing a doctor for a check-up.
  • Obtain a Police Report: The responding agency, whether it be state or local, will fill out an accident report which details their findings. You or your lawyer can check with the appropriate agencies to obtain a police report.

To find out how we can help you, call us today to discuss your case.

What Does a Police Report Include?

There are some important things to remember when filing your police report after a car accident. An accident report created by the police officer who responds to your car accident typically includes:

  • Date, time, and location the accident occurred
  • Vehicle descriptions and description of what occurred
  • Diagram or photos of the accident scene and damages sustained
  • Names of drivers, witnesses, and property owners involved
  • Contact information for those injured and a description of their injuries
  • Information detailing the weather and road conditions

Even in cases where the damage is only minimal, it is important to make sure an accident report is filed. This can serve as an important piece of evidence when trying to create a strong case or claim.

The Stages of a Car Accident Case

There are several stages to an auto accident case. Where your case begins and ends will depend entirely on how you were injured and who was responsible for your accident. In general, the steps in a personal injury case involving an auto accident include:

  • Hiring an attorney: establishing legal representation
  • Filing the complaint: beginning the lawsuit
  • Filing preliminary motions and responding: clarifying the case, the legal issues and the parties
  • Discovery: gathering evidence and fact finding to determine what happened
  • Settlement discussions: negotiating a settlement to avoid going trial and get compensation
  • Trial: jury selection, opening arguments, witnesses, and closing arguments
  • Judgment: collect jury award or appeal judgment
  • Appeals: when either party is dissatisfied with the outcome of a trial, they may appeal

Take action today. Let our Kansas City car accident attorneys help you secure justice. Learn more in a free consultation: Call (816) 298-8708.

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Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.

Client Testimonials

We are proud to establish long standing relationships with our clients and pride ourselves on offering quality, personalized representation.

  • “They get the job done.” - Theresa

  • “They were instrumental in saving my life.” - Kathy

  • “Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.” - Lee

  • “I’m a witness to how wonderful they are as a law firm.” - Larry

  • “I would definitely recommend Peterson & Associates” - Leesa

  • “” - Keri Murphy

  • “Team did a great job resolving my injury case” - Daniel G.

Contact Our Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Peterson & Associates, P.C. provides free consultations when you call or contact us online.

Our law office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at:

Missouri’s Country Club Plaza
801 W. 47th Street, Suite 107
Kansas City MO 64112

We do not charge our personal injury clients a fee unless their case is won, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Get in touch with us today as the first step in your pursuit of justice!

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