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Helping You Get Back On Your Feet After an Accident

Car accidents are the fourth leading cause of injuries in the United States today. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 100 people are wrongfully killed every day from vehicle crashes, with 57% of them caused due to driver factors, such as distracted driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident that was caused due to the negligence of someone else, you need an effective and experienced Kansas City car accident lawyer to help you handle the complex claims process.

Call (816) 867-8611 today to request a FREE consultation!

Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott has been helping the residents of our community with their accident claims for years, and we are so familiar with the process that you can rest assured we will fight to get you the most successful outcome possible for your situation. When injured in an auto accident, you are likely worried about getting treated for your injuries and handling your property damage. We understand that this and work hard to remove as much stress from the process as possible so you can recover as quickly as possible.

Compensation From a Car Accident Claim

You may wonder what you could expect in compensation. This can vary widely, based upon the degree of the injuries suffered and the long-term consequences of the accident. Some injuries may take months or longer to resolve, whereas others may be so serious that there is no chance of returning to the quality of life enjoyed prior to the act of negligence. We carefully evaluate each and every injury case we take so that we pursue the maximum possible compensation.

Our firm will personally handle your claim from beginning to end, ensuring you receive fair compensation for your auto accident, including:

  • Property damage
  • Transportation costs
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

We believe in getting you the compensation you deserve so you can get on with your life. You shouldn't have to worry about struggling with paperwork and the insurance companies who are trying to settle quickly with you for as little as possible, or even worse, trying to deny your claim. Speak with the team at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott today.

What is Your Auto Accident Case Worth?

When someone is involved in an auto accident, there can be numerous factors that affect the outcome of the case. To determine what a case is worth depends on many issues that need to be carefully reviewed by our office, which can be done by our auto accident attorney during your first free initial consultation.

Some of the factors that affect the value of your claim include:

  • Extent of injuries
  • Degree of medical treatment
  • Property damage costs
  • Rental vehicle costs
  • Lost earnings
  • The severity of the accident
  • Degree of negligence

There is truly no set formula to determine the value of any given case. Obviously the more severe your injuries and the treatment you may require, the larger the amount of compensation that we, as your attorneys, would negotiate.

What about punitive damages?

When an accident occurs with a high degree of negligence, such as a drunk driver striking a pedestrian, and if a total disregard for the safety of a human being can be shown to a jury, a large punitive damages amount may be awarded as well. This is not to say that this would occur in every case, but our firm will always fight for the best possible outcome of your claim.

Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

Knowing what to do and what not to do after being in an auto accident is critical. Every action you take or word you say is likely to be highly scrutinized by the other party or their insurance company. Keep the following helpful hints in mind, and you should be able to get through the situation without giving your opposition the advantage.

  1. Call for help: An auto collision is a serious situation that will likely require the authorities on the scene, especially if someone is hurt or if debris has scattered into busy lanes of traffic. Even if it looks like no one is injured, it is good to be safe.
  2. Do not apologize: Your first instinct after a car accident – even if it was not your fault – might be to apologize. It is important to resist that urge now. A simple “sorry” could be seen as an admission of guilt and the blame can shift to you.
  3. Take photographs: Odds are high that you have a camera in your cellphone. Make good use of it after an accident by snapping pictures of the scene, any damages, and any injuries. Don’t forget to photograph both your car and the others involved.
  4. Get testimonies: If someone stops to check to see if you are safe and sound, they probably saw the moment of impact. Ask them to provide you with a written statement of what they saw – you may be surprised by how many good Samaritans are actually out there.
  5. Speak to an attorney: Car accidents may be common but that does not mean that they are not complicated. Rather than trying to piece together legislation, go through litigation, pursue compensation, or deal with insurance companies alone, let a professional do it for you.

Here at Meyerkord, Russel & Hergott, our Kansas City car accident attorneys are licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, so even if you are struck by another driver on the other side of the Missouri River, we are able to support your claims and uphold your rights.

What are Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Car accidents can happy anytime and are caused by numerous instances.

The most common reasons for car accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to Signal When Switching Lanes
  • Reckless Driving (Swerving, Rapid Lane Changes)
  • Damaged/Dangerous Roads
  • Road Work
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol
  • Severe Weather
  • Not Obeying Traffic Rules
  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigue

If you suffered through injuries because of a car accident do not hesitate to contact the Kansas City car accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

A large majority of car accident claims are resolved through a settlement. The amount of the settlement is negotiated with the insurance company. It is important that you are protected during this process. We urge you to avoid speaking with an insurance adjuster or other insurance company personnel. The adjuster may sound friendly, kind and concerned, but these employees are trained in ways to reduce the amount paid by their company.

At the end of the day, most, if not all, car accident attorneys offer free, initial case evaluations. So it costs you absolutely nothing to contact a lawyer to determine your best next step. If you've been seriously injured by someone else's recklessness or negligence, then you deserve to recover full compensation. Contact the legal team at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott and schedule your free consultation today!

Call Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott for a Free Consultation!

Serious injuries can occur from car accidents, including neck, back, and head injuries, in addition to more catastrophic injuries such as fractures, and internal organ injuries. You need a dedicated and caring car accident lawyer in Kansas City to help you through this difficult time.

There are various strategies that may need to be employed for success. We make it easy for you to get information and we offer a free case evaluation as your initial step. It is important that you have full confidence in your Kansas City car accident lawyer, and that you know that your case will be given the full attention and focus that it deserves.

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • 30+ years of legal experience
  • Millions of dollars recovered for clients
  • Nationally recognized representation
  • Free, no-obligation case evaluations

We are personally committed to our clients, and we believe that you deserve responsive, sincere and professional legal help. We are here to make a difference for you and to help you to move forward after being seriously injured.

Client Testimonial

5 / 5 stars

“I had a wonderful experience; Brian got back to me in less than 24 hours and the process was easy
and very affordable. He worked to meet my needs and I would use him again in a heartbeat!”

Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott is a small, intimate firm that provides you with the personal attention you need during this ordeal. We work hard to handle the whole of your claim as quickly and effectively as possible. Our office rapidly returns phone calls and can give you Attorney Meyerkord's cell phone number so that you can keep apprised of the status of your claim.

Get started on your case right away. Contact our firm today by calling (816) 867-8611.

See Our Settlements
  • $6 Million Medical Malpractice, Confidential Parties
  • $5 Million Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $3 Million Truck Accident
  • $3 Million Dram Shop Negligence, Co-Counsel
  • $2 Million Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse
  • $2 Million Sexual Abuse, Confidential Parties
  • $1 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $500 Thousand Car Accident, Uninsured Motorist/Hit and Run
  • $500 Thousand Car Accident
  • $395 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $360 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $345 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $300 Thousand Medical Malpractice, Federal Tort Claim
  • $300 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $250 Thousand Third Party Negligence/Homeowners/Dog Leash Injury
  • $250 Thousand Slip & Fall, City Crosswalk
  • $225 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall On Stairs With No Handrail
  • $225 Thousand Intentional Assault
  • $225 Thousand Car Accident
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $195 Thousand Car Accident, Ran A Red Light
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $175 Thousand Slip and Fall
  • $175 Thousand Gun Shot Wound
  • $147 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $135 Thousand Car Accident
  • $133 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall
  • $130 Thousand Car Accident
  • $125 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim, Log Through Windshield
  • $122 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $120 Thousand Trucking Accident
  • $115 Thousand Car Accident, Uninsured Motorist
  • $108 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip & Fall
  • $103 Thousand Car And Pedestrain Accident, Hit And Run
  • $100 Thousand Car And Pedestrain Accident, Hit And Run
  • $100 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident, Policy Limits
  • $100 Thousand Railroad Injury
  • $100 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • $75 Thousand Car Accident
  • $34 Thousand Premises Liability