It’s not every day that you get into a car accident. You’re likely facing countless stresses and worries.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we believe those burdens shouldn’t be yours alone to bear. Our attorneys can help you move forward. We’ll assist you in pursuing the results you deserve.
Below are general answers to some common questions we receive about car accidents. Of course, every situation is different. Contact our office in Kansas City to discuss your questions during a free consultation.
Depending on the terms of your policy (and whether you live in Kansas or Missouri), your auto insurance may provide coverage for:
In serious injury cases caused by someone else’s negligence, you may also be entitled to damages for:
Our lawyers can assist you in pursuing all forms of compensation available in your case. We understand how to value claims and implement the right strategies to make sure you don’t leave money on the table.
Generally, you can get coverage for your medical bills right away (through personal injury protection in Kansas or Med-Pay in Missouri). Working with an attorney is essential for avoiding any delays.
When it comes to your liability claim for serious injuries, unfortunately, there is no easy answer. It depends on a lot of factors — including the complexity and value of your case as well as the other side’s willingness to reach a reasonable settlement. Going to trial, while sometimes necessary, does add a significant amount of time to the process.
Here again, it depends. In many cases, the optimal result can be reached through an out-of-court settlement, sparing you the stress and delays of trial. However, some cases may warrant going to trial to fight for the results you deserve.
You can likely still get coverage under your own policy through the uninsured/underinsured motorist provision. The same is true for hit-and-run accidents.
It’s easy to forget that the insurance company is looking out for its own interests, not yours. Sometimes, that means you get dealt a wrongfully denied or delayed claim.
If your insurance company has failed to live up to its obligations — under either the policy or the law — we can help you hold it accountable.
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