Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims in Louisiana
If you or someone you love was recently involved in a serious motor vehicle collision, we encourage you to reach out to the Potts Law Firm team at our Kansas City, MO office. You could be entitled to compensation for certain accident-related losses, but it can be difficult to file a claim and seek the full amount you are owed without the help of an experienced attorney.
At Potts Law Firm, our Kansas City car accident lawyers have helped countless accident victims navigate the state’s fault-based car insurance system and successfully recover the fair compensation they deserved. We understand the challenges you are facing—and how to help you overcome them. Our team provides compassionate, client-focused legal representation coupled with an aggressive approach to litigation and trial.
Continue reading to learn more about how our team can help you with your auto accident claim, or contact us at (816) 312-5125 to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?
Most car accidents are preventable. These incidents typically occur because one or both drivers involved fail to act with a reasonable degree of care.
Some of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Missouri include:
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Traffic violations
- Failure to yield
- Unsafe turns
- Illegal passing
- Fatigued driving
Even when motorists are careful, they could still become involved in serious accidents due to a variety of third-party factors. Examples include poorly maintained roadways that contain dangerous potholes and debris, defectively designed roadways that are missing the proper signage or have dangerous blind curves, and auto defects that cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Common Damages in Car Accident Claims
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of catastrophic injury and death in the United States. Victims often sustain significant physical, financial, and emotional losses, all of which can have a severely negative impact on their lives.
Some of the most common types of damages available in car accident claims include:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Medical devices
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Future medical expenses
- In-home assistance and care
- Lost income or wages
- Lost earning ability and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
In rare cases, it may also be possible to recover punitive damages. Also known as “exemplary” damages, punitive damages are awarded in cases involving gross negligence or wanton/willful misconduct and are meant to punish the defendant (rather than compensate the victim for specific losses).
At Potts Law Firm, we work diligently to build strong, evidence-backed claims that outline all of the damages you have endured. We consider both your current and future needs, seeking compensation that takes all of those needs into account. Our goal is to maximize your settlement and, if necessary, we are fully prepared to take your case to court.
Request a complimentary case evaluation today; call (816) 312-5125 or contact us online.
I had a wonderful experience with this law firm.- Stephen P.
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Our Kansas City car accident lawyers have handled all types of auto accident cases on behalf of clients throughout the state of Missouri. We can assist you with claims involving any of the following:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Multiple-vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
- Auto defects
- Defective roadways
- Pedestrian-vehicle collisions
- Bicycle-vehicle collisions
- Drunk driving accidents
This is not an exhaustive list; if you or your loved one was involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, reach out to Potts Law Firm today to learn how our team can help.
We offer a personal approach, taking the time to get to know our clients on a deeper level. Our attorneys and staff genuinely care about the people they serve. We are committed to doing everything possible to not only maximize your recovery but also help you heal and move forward with your life.
Trucking Accident $1.05 Million
Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of Kook Oh who was killed by an 18-wheeler in Alvarado, Texas. Mr. Dortch sued the driver of the 18-wheeler and his employer. Following a week-long jury trial, Micah’s client received a verdict awarding over one million dollars in damages and a finding of punitive liability on the part of each of the defendants. I
Pedestrian Accident $652,000
Potts Law Firm represented a client who was run over by a drunk driver at a truck stop in Missouri. The client, a truck driver at the time, was walking from his parked truck toward the truck stop showers using a clearly marked crosswalk. As he was walking across the crosswalk, a speeding drunk driver ran him over.