Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Kansas City Auto Accidents Attorney

Thousands of people die every year in auto accidents. According to the National Safety Council, during the first six months of 2017 alone, 18,680 people died in auto accidents in the United States. Sadly, many of these accidents would never have occurred but for the negligent or reckless actions of a driver. These actions include speeding, driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs, improper lane changes, failure to abide by traffic rules and regulations, and driving while talking or working on a cell phone or other electronic device.

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Injury or the loss of a friend or loved one at the hands of a negligent driver can be devastating - physically, emotionally and financially. Innocent victims are often left with devastating injuries, including brain damage, spinal cord injuries, burns, and broken bones. Others, unfortunately, die as a result of their injuries. The financial chaos resulting from an accident can be devastating. Many victims find themselves financially crippled with the loss of wages and income along with tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. We have the experience to deal with the intricate and oftentimes confusing aspects of auto accidents, including dealing with lost wages, medical bills and insurance companies.

What to do during an auto accident?

Safe and responsible driving prevents auto accidents from occurring, but for various reasons, these accidents may, nonetheless, still happen. In the unfortunate event that you get involved in a car accident, here are some helpful tips:

  • Stay calm. It may be easier said than done, but you should really try your best not to panic and let your emotions get to you. Instead of panicking, check immediately for any signs of injury that may need immediate medical care. This goes not just for yourself but for your passengers as well, whom you are also responsible for.
  • Call the authorities. Do not take matters into your own hands. In these instances, the police are the best people to professionally handle the situation, so make sure to call them immediately to the scene of the accident. 
  • Take photos. While waiting for the police to arrive, you may want to take photos of the incident. Take pictures of your vehicle and the other vehicles involved, the exact location of the incident, and other details that may help in the investigation.
  • Request the necessary details from the other drivers concerned. Aside from photo documentation, details from the other drivers involved are also necessary to facilitate the investigation. These details include their names, addresses, contact number, insurance information, and license details. Correspondingly, provide them with your details as well. 
  • Seek assistance from a personal injury lawyer. Oftentimes, investigations arising from auto accidents lead to negotiations. During this part of the process, the expertise of a personal injury lawyer will come in handy and help relieve your anxieties brought about by the incident. Of course, a lawyer will be able to provide you with professional legal advice, especially if you want to avoid liability or make a claim against the other party/parties. When an amicable settlement is not reached, your lawyer, certainly, will assist you in the judicial proceedings, up until the case is considered closed.

If you are in Kansas City or any of its surrounding areas and are in need of a personal injury lawyer, Pospisil Swift is ready to assist. With years of experience in the field of auto accidents and other personal injury cases, Pospisil Swift is your best option to handle your case.

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