Car Accident

Jefferson City Car Accident Attorneys

Auto accidents can be the fault of one negligent driver or the fault of more than one party. Car accidents vary from minor to catastrophic, and it is essential that you see a doctor even immediately after any injury, as some injuries do not appear immediately after a crash. You should document any injuries that the physician identifies in order to have official proof of injuries suffered.

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Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for a car accident?

Findings from the Insurance Research Council’s (IRC) Auto Injury Insurance Claims Study shows medical expenses reported by car accident injury claimants are increasing faster than the rate of inflation. Carson & Coil can provide you with an affordable auto accident lawyer who will work directly with you to make sure your medical expenses are covered.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer after an auto accident is beneficial for several different reasons.

Personal injury lawyers are able to provide advice and direction after your auto accident. After getting into an auto accident, people often have several questions. “What’s the next step?” “How am I going to pay for my medical expenses?” “What’s going to be covered?” Depending on the severity of the accident, a car accident claim can result in various outcomes. Claims with minor injuries are handled differently that claims with major injuries. Seeking advice and direction from a personal injury lawyer after an auto accident is imperative in order to understand how your case should be handled. Carson & Coil’s personal injury lawyers are here to offer you advice and direction following an auto accident

Having a personal injury lawyer to take care of your communication following an auto accident is very important. It’s important that you don’t discuss your claim with anyone besides your lawyer. At Carson & Coil, our auto accident lawyers handle all of our client’s communication with the insurance companies and anyone else involved in the accident.

Following an auto accident, you will need a qualified personal injury lawyer to properly investigate your claim. Auto accident lawyers have the skills and resources to properly investigate the claim and provide you with your best options.

Evaluating the accident itself is a crucial component to any auto accident claim. Settlements and compensation will often depend on the severity of the injuries. Insurance companies that are supposed to cover the victim’s medical bills will often try to contest the victim’s claims and costs. Carson & Coil’s personal injury lawyers know how to properly document your pain, medical bills and expenses.

Most auto accident cases are settled through pretrial negotiations making having a quality personal injury lawyer imperative. Most people don’t have professional experience with negotiating these types of settlements. This can lead to a victim being undercompensated or not settling. Carson & Coil’s personal injury lawyers are expert auto accident settlement negotiators, and we are here to make sure victims get the compensation they deserve.

Lastly, you will need a personal injury lawyer to advocate for you in front of a judge if your case ends up going to court.

It is imperative you attend to any injuries received as the result of a car accident. Then, as soon as possible, we suggest you speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your accident. It is important to gather evidence, such as locating witnesses, before it becomes more difficult.

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Get the representation you need from a personal injury lawyer

If you are injured and require medical care, personal injury lawyers will make sure you obtain the correct amount of compensation from the insurance companies to cover those costs. The local attorneys at Carson & Coil have been dedicated to taking care of Mid-Missouri’s auto accident victims for over 60 years!

Even if you were partly at fault, you may still be awarded compensation minus a percentage representing your part in the accident. If you think you could benefit from representation, call us today.

Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers in Missouri

Carson & Coil will help you obtain all the funds you need to repair your car, make up for lost wages, and pay medical bills. We are a leading car accident law firm in Missouri. Our experience in personal injury law allows us to work efficiently to determine the full extent of your injuries and pursue the money you need for proper compensation. We use life-care planners, economists, rehabilitation experts and accident reconstruction professionals to prepare an accurate picture of what you have been through and what you can expect going forward.

Car Accident Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Ensure the safety of all parties, call 911 if there are injuries, and report the accident to the police. Exchange information with other drivers, including names, contact details, and insurance information. Take photos of the accident scene and contact your insurance company.

Missouri is an “at-fault” state, meaning the person who caused the accident is responsible for damages. Fault is determined based on evidence such as police reports, witness statements, traffic laws, and potentially, accident reconstruction experts.

You have five years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in Missouri (RSMo § 516.120).

You can recover economic damages (such as medical expenses and lost wages), non-economic damages (such as loss of enjoyment of life), and, sometimes, punitive damages if the other driver’s conduct was especially reckless.

Yes, under Missouri’s pure comparative fault rule, you can receive compensation even if you were partly at fault. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault (RSMo § 537.765).

If the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, you can file a claim through your own insurance company to obtain uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. All automobile insurance policies in Missouri include uninsured motorist coverage which is required by Missouri law (RSMo § 379.203). Underinsured motorist coverage, which is coverage that pays if the driver responsible for an accident does not have sufficient insurance to cover your injuries, is an option in Missouri and your policy may or may not include this coverage.

Missouri does not cap economic or non-economic damages in personal injury cases from car accidents. However, there are caps on punitive damages, which are set at $500,000 or five times the net amount of the judgment, whichever is greater (RSMo § 510.265).

If a car accident results in death, the deceased’s relatives may file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek damages for loss of income, emotional distress, funeral expenses, and other damages (RSMo § 537.080).

It is advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney if you are involved in a car accident, especially if there are significant injuries or disputes about fault. An attorney can help navigate the legal system, deal with insurance companies, and maximize your compensation. A good personal injury attorney will give you an honest opinion about whether you need their services to obtain a complete recovery.

Contact a Jefferson City Auto Crash Injury Lawyer

Call 573-636-2177 today to schedule an appointment with one of our talented Missouri personal injury lawyers.