Auto Accidents: Leading Cause of Personal Injuries
Today, we spend a great deal of time in our cars and on the road. We eat in our cars, talk on the phone, text, and check email; we are a society of distracted drivers.
Add to the mix other negligent driving behaviors, such as aggressive, drowsy or drunk driving, speeding and just plain recklessness; it’s no wonder that auto accidents continue to be a leading cause of personal injuries.
Accidents can be caused by factors other than the negligence of another driver, such as poor road conditions where the city, county or another entity may be responsible for maintaining safety. Parts on the car, such as an airbag, may be faulty and may mean the manufacturer is the negligent party.
Our legal team is well-versed in investigating accidents and determining negligent parties.
$400,000 Settlement for our client who was driving a truck owned by his employer when he was struck from behind while stopped at a red light.
Dedicated, Experienced Kansas City Auto Accident Attorneys on Your Side
At the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas City, we know what to look for at a crash site and we know how to build a case that addresses your full range of injuries.
Yet, what we offer goes beyond experience. Our legal team is dedicated to you and helping you focus on your recovery.
With our automobile accident attorneys, you will have:
- Over 80 years of combined experience
- Trusted legal advisor committed to your needs
- Free, no-obligation review of your case
- Super Lawyers for over 10 years
- The AV Preeminence Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
- Compassionate advocacy for you and your family
$560,000 Settlement for a client who sustained a head injury in an automobile accident when struck from behind by a semi-tractor trailer.
Financial Compensation for You
Serious, sometimes catastrophic, injuries can result from automobile accidents. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent; others may require long-term treatment. Our auto accident attorneys have represented hundreds of car accident victims in Kansas City who have suffered:
- The wrongful death of a family member who is the primary breadwinner of the family
- A traumatic brain injury or severe spinal cord injury that may require lifelong care, adaptive equipment due to paralysis or reduced capacity and other imposing costs
- Multiple injuries, including broken bones, herniated discs or burn injuries that may require surgery and often have extended recovery times or other severe consequences
Auto accidents cause financial problems. Our legal team will work with you to substantiate your financial needs. We target settlements and verdicts that compensate you for:
- All immediate and future medical expenses, including costs for full rehabilitation services and long-term care
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, lost companionship and other consequences
Have questions? Contact our staff at (877) 284-6600.
$3.125 Million Wrongful Death Judgment arising out of an automobile collision in which defendant driver crossed the center line and collided with plaintiff.
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Have you been seriously injured in an automobile accident? Call Nash & Franciskato. We have a successful track record helping accident victims collect the compensation they deserve.
In the Kansas City area and across Missouri, the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm will fight for your rights. Contact our lawyers today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.
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The lawyers and legal staff at Nash & Franciskato in Kansas City have represented hundreds of car accident victims as well as serious motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, ATV accidents and other vehicle collisions.
As we gather information from all sources about the accident, we also consider whether we need to bring in accident reconstruction experts, engineers or investigators who can help document the facts of your accident and prove who was at fault.
Our experience with all types of car accidents means we assess factors beyond a negligent, at-fault driver. We look at all legal angles, including:
- Highway construction defects, inadequate highway signage and other physical conditions that can cause or contribute to accidents
- Safety issues, often caused by defective tires or other parts on your vehicle, or others involved in the car accident
- Alternate or multiple sources of insurance coverage, such as coverage for drivers of commercial vehicles, your own umbrella policy or other parties liable in your case
Simply put, punitive damages are damages awarded to a plaintiff in excess of compensatory damages in order to punish the defendant for a reckless or willful act. Punitive damages do not always apply; they are typically sought when there is a willful disregard for the safety of others.
Proving that a driver was at fault usually means establishing that he or she was negligent, which simply means we look at whether the other driver failed to follow his or her duty of care.
“Duty of care” is a legal term that refers to the responsibility one person has to avoid causing harm to another. Every driver has a basic legal duty to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
For instance, if the other driver isn’t safely operating his or her vehicle or paying attention to traffic laws and causes an accident, he or she may be found negligent.
Negligent behavior might be:
- Excessive speeding
- Ignoring other road signs
- Distracted driving
- Failing to give the right of way to the rightful person
- Driving under the influence