As with many legal issues, the law that applies to accident and injury claims in Missouri and Kansas can be complicated and confusing. As a result, there is a lot of misinformation in print, online and in social media, which injury victims and their families may see and believe as true.
This is unfortunate because, if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, you are dealing with plenty of uncertainty and stress. You need good solid information that you can trust -- not misinformation and confusion, so you can make the best decision for your future.
The first step is to identify these issues, so you can understand how to get the help you need. For this reason, we have summarized the top 8 myths of injury law in Missouri and Kansas below. These myths are based on our experience with clients and potential clients who have injury claims in Missouri and Kansas.
8 Myths of Injury Claims in Missouri & Kansas:
- The insurance company for the party that caused the accident cares about you and wants to help you.
- If you are reasonable with the insurance company, they will be reasonable and fair with you in return.
- If the accident wasn’t your fault, the insurance company for the “at fault” party must pay your medical bills and lost wages as they are incurred.
- If the insurance company asks for a recorded statement, you must give it to them or they will not make you a settlement offer.
- Any attorney can handle an injury claim with the same level of skill and competence, especially if they advertise.
- Your lawyer should refer you to doctors and that will help your case.
- There is a mathematical formula for calculating a fair settlement.
- Juries in Missouri and Kansas always side with the person who was injured and are very generous.
These 8 myths are dispelled and further explained in my book, Crash Course, which you can download for free on our website. You can also find more information about these issues in the articles in our legal library and in our FAQ's.
If you have questions about your Missouri or Kansas accident or injury claim, you can also contact our firm by calling (816) 203-0143 or by filling out our contact us form below for a free, confidential consultation.