Kansas City Auto Accident Lawyers
When it comes to getting around Kansas City, having a car makes travel quick, easy and efficient. So efficient, in fact, that over 90 percent of households in the city own at least one car, making car travel more common than almost any other method of transportation.
Unfortunately, the fact that so many people use cars to get around Kansas City can often spell disaster on the road—particularly when drivers are exhibiting negligent behavior. Negligence, defined as “the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in the damage or injury to another,” resulted in 4,720 serious injuries and 940 fatalities in 2016 in Missouri alone.
When you are the victim in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional injury, as well as other costs related to damages to your vehicle. At Wagstaff & Cartmell, we have helped our clients file for—and receive—millions of dollars in compensation for damages sustained in auto accidents.
Kansas City Car Accident Statistics
Between 2014 and 2016, Kansas City alone saw 912 serious injuries and 178 fatalities as a result of car accidents. Despite statewide efforts to increase safety on Missouri roads, each year saw as drastic as a 19% increase in serious injuries and a 24% increase in fatalities in Kansas City compared to the previous year.
Causes of auto accidents vary on a case-by-case basis. Some car accidents are caused by outside influence (ie a tree falling onto a car due to inclement weather, or swerving to avoid an animal), but the vast majority of auto accidents are caused by the negligent actions and behaviors of other drivers.
Of the serious/fatal accidents that occurred in Kansas City in 2016, most auto accidents related to driver negligence involved some combination of:
- Run-off-Road Crashes (50% of fatalities, 33% of serious injuries);
- Unlicensed/Improperly Licensed Drivers (26% of fatalities, 21% of serious injuries);
- Horizontal Curves (24% of fatalities, 17% of serious injuries); or,
- Aggressive Driving (17% of fatalities, 15% of serious injuries).
How We Can Help
Being the victim of an auto accident is a terrifying and life-changing experience. Not only can you sustain physical injury that will result in unexpected (and often, costly) medical expenses, but you may have to endure years of emotional trauma and fear as well. No amount of preparation can be done to anticipate the impact that a car accident can have on you or a loved one.
Fortunately, Wagstaff & Cartmell is here to help. Our team of experience auto accident attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in filing, receiving and settling auto accident claims to receive the compensation that they and their families rightfully deserve. We value efficiency, creativity and credibility in representing our clients from consultation to compensation—meaning you will receive expert legal counsel at every step of the process.
Over years of representing car accident plaintiffs, we have come to know how traumatic a car accident can be for a victim and their family. When you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, retaining an experienced car accident attorney is highly recommended before making any kind of statement or settlement. Wagstaff & Cartmell is dedicated to putting in the legwork with the courts and insurance providers so that you can focus on what’s important—rest, recovery and peace of mind.
Contact a Kansas City Car Accident Attorney
Speaking to a trusted attorney should be done as soon as possible to discuss filing a claim and assessing the damages sustained in your auto accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident in Kansas City, MO, contact us to discuss your case and seek compensation today. We are here to help so that you can focus on what really matters—rest, recovery and peace of mind.