The Role of the Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri Personal Injury Lawsuits

March 29, 2012, by Aaron Sachs & Associates, P. C.

68948_law_series_4.jpgMost people don't think about hiring a personal injury attorney until they need one, often in the aftermath of an auto accident or other incident that has resulted in personal injury. This period of time can be stressful, and between the ads on television, friends and family giving advice, and the number of links that show up in your internet search, it can be even more difficult to determine whether you're making the right decision.

When you've been involved in an auto accident and suffered an injury, it's important to seek out a competent, qualified attorney that can guide your case to a conclusion with which you can both be satisfied. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can wreak havoc on the lives of those injured, long after the property damage has been repaired. Injuries resulting from these kinds of accidents can take months or even years to heal fully: recovery often involves things like surgery and painful, difficult rehabilitation programs. The costs of medical care add up over time, as do lost wages and time away from work. There are also claims for loss of consortium and loss of companionship to consider, especially when you take into account the toll on the families of accident victims.

A personal injury lawyer's job is to help you evaluate your claim - to assess your damages and determine the liability of the party at fault. In some cases, it may not be clear which party bears the majority of the blame for the accident: an experienced attorney can gather the necessary facts to establish your claim and counter the defense's arguments. Insurance companies can be relentless in trying to discredit plaintiffs, and limiting their rights to recovery and compensation for their injuries. It can be crucial to have an experienced advocate in your corner to counter the tactics of insurers and defense attorneys.

Experienced attorneys are also able to put a monetary value on your claims, establishing guidelines as to fair and reasonable compensation and taking into account the factors beyond injuries that make up damages.

68916_law_education_series_2.jpgMost importantly, it can be difficult to navigate the waters of even the simplest auto accident claim. There are deadlines to meet, and court filings and other paperwork that must be presented and filed in just the right way in order to meet guidelines and keep your case moving forward. Again, the months following an accident or serious injury are an emotional time for the victims and their loved ones. Having someone on your side to make sure things are getting done is an invaluable resource.

When you're injured due to the actions of another party, your life is impacted more than you could've imagined. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, it's important to have a lawyer on your side with experience in the area of personal injury, who can advocate for your interests and help guide your claim to a reasonable conclusion.

Aaron Sachs and Associates is a Missouri personal injury law firm with more than 50 years of combined Missouri legal experience. Our lawyers have helped injured people throughout Missouri with their personal injury claims: we recognize that every personal injury case is unique, and must be handled based on its own merits.

We represent the injured and the disabled, and we're passionate about protecting their rights. If you or someone you know has been injured or disabled, please contact Aaron Sachs and Associates to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach us by calling our toll free number (1-888-777-AUTO) or by visiting our website.

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