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How Often Do Auto Accidents Occur in Kansas City?

How Often Do Auto Accidents Occur in Kansas City?

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Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, with a population of over 500,000, so it's unsurprising that the area also has the highest rate of automobile accidents in the state. The following Kansas City car accident data explains how and why automobile collisions occur so frequently in the city. Thanks to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri Department...

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Steps for Personal Injury Lawsuits

What are the Steps for Starting a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Filing a lawsuit sounds intimidating but does not have to be. Exploring when filing a lawsuit can be helpful and the steps involved can make this process easier. This is an important decision that you do not have to face alone. An experienced Kansas City auto accident lawyer can help you figure out the best legal options given your unique...

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Determining Fault After a Car Wreck in Missouri

Determining Fault After a Car Wreck in Missouri

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Two sets of standards are used to assess liability in an automobile collision: No-Fault and At-Fault. Several states follow no-fault standards, the easier of the two. Under no-fault rules or regulations, insurance companies reimburse accident victims regardless of who caused the collision. This sort of compensation system often depends on a number of variables, such as where you reside (or...

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The Most Common Types of Kansas City Car Accidents

The Most Common Types of Kansas City Car Accidents

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Injuries sustained in auto accidents span the range of trauma. All of the most frequent Kansas City car accident injuries, from whiplash to fractures to shattered bones to paralysis, may qualify for compensation if caused by someone's carelessness. After an accident, it is imperative that you get medical attention. Even if you do not feel injured immediately, it is crucial...

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How to Document Car Accident Expenses

How to Document Car Accident Expenses

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Car accident expenses can add up fast and quickly drain your finances. You may not have to let this happen to you if you file a car accident claim. Documentation of evidence can be one of the most effective ways to prove the damages you suffered. Exploring the steps for documenting car accident expenses and other ways to maximize compensation...

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Missouri

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Distracted driving is a serious problem in this country and is a leading cause of accidents. Missouri is no exception, as the state sees many accidents each day that are caused by distracted driving. The Missouri Department of Transportation has reported that about 80% of all accidents that occur in the state are the result of some sort of distraction....

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Life-Changing Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Life-Changing Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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A brain injury can result in short-term or lifelong changes in functioning. Some people may have to face lifelong medical costs and quit their job depending on the severity. You may not need to face these expenses alone if someone else caused your brain injury. Talk with a Kansas City personal injury lawyer to find out what your legal options...

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Who is Responsible for an Accident during Foggy Conditions?

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Poor weather has a huge impact on driving conditions. Fog may not be thought of when people think of extreme weather, but fog is one of the most dangerous conditions that wreak havoc on drivers and causes thousands of accidents and deaths each year. Drivers, therefore, need to take extra precautions when driving in foggy conditions. You need to know...

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Start Recognizing Bad Faith Insurance Tactics Today

How to Recognize Bad Faith Insurance

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Some auto insurance companies will use fair practices and offer sufficient compensation after a car accident. Other auto insurance companies will use bad faith insurance practices to delay claims and confuse customers about their eligibility for compensation. This leaves some drivers without compensation after an accident. Do not let this happen to you by asking a Kansas City car accident...

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

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In this technological age, it is common for people to regularly post on social media platforms regarding our daily activities and other aspects of our lives. An accident is a traumatic experience to endure. Many people want to share both the highs and the lows of their life experiences online and may feel compelled to share about their accident and...

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How Long Will My Personal Injury Claim Take?

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Being injured in an accident can be one of the most stressful and difficult things to experience in life. Due to the extent of your injuries, you may require long-lasting and expensive medical care. Medical bills and other expenses can quickly start to pile up after an accident. Unfortunately, many personal injury victims cannot afford to pay these bills on...

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Who is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?

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The common presumption is that drivers are automatically at fault for pedestrian accidents. However, this may not always be true. Understanding the factors that prove fault in a pedestrian accident may help you determine fault when filing a personal injury claim. Depending on those factors, you could be eligible for significant compensation. You do not have to try to figure...

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Do I Need a Police Report for My Car Accident Claim?

What Should I Do if I Notice an Error in the Police Report After an Accident?

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Whenever there is a car accident, it’s a good idea to file a police report, which is required in most situations in Missouri. The police report is the official description of the accident. Although it may be official, that doesn’t mean it always accurately represents what happened. When accidents happen, you are likely shaken up and are still processing everything...

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Questions To Ask an Attorney During a Free Consultation

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When you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence, such as in a car accident, slip-and-fall case, medical malpractice claim, or another personal injury claim, it is important to have the wise counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. After an injury accident, you are likely dealing with medical expenses, employment issues, and changes to your lifestyle...

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