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What Do Car Accident Lawyers Do?

We’ve been handling car crash cases in Missouri and Kansas for over 15 years. A common question we get from potential car crash clients is “What do you do?” Here are a few of the things that car crash lawyers do when handling your case.

Maximize your recovery. Ultimately, a car accident lawyer’s job is to get you as much money compensation as reasonably possible. There may be limits to how much money you can get in a car crash, but your lawyer should try and get those limits. This is why car crash lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis; the more money they recover for you, the higher their fee.

To do that, a car accident lawyer must fully investigate your crash. This includes gathering documents like police reports, phone records, medical records and bills, as well as pictures or videos of the crash if available. Investigation can also include witness interviews, car inspections, and obtaining 911 recordings.

To maximize your recovery, a car crash lawyer may have to file a lawsuit for you and perhaps even take your case to trial. Most cases settle out of court, but sometimes it is necessary to file suit. Your car accident lawyer handles all aspects of your lawsuit, including discovery, depositions, motions practice, and trial.

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash and have questions about what a car accident lawyer does, please contact contact Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott for a free consultation. Our lawyers specialize in crash cases and can answer your questions.