Kansas City Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents seem to start a whole string of problems. It starts with the shock of the force generated by the impact of two large vehicles colliding. Soon, however, you face long list of concerns about getting a rental car, repairing property damage, the pain you are feeling, getting medical bills paid, getting medical treatment and dealing with an uncooperative insurance company. When the insurance company starts balking at paying what they owe, it prompts the accident victim to start looking for an attorney. The law firm of McCollum & Griggs will assist you.

The attorney fees in all injury cases handled by our law firm are on a contingency basis. Meaning that we are not successful in recovering monetarily on your behalf you own us nothing. This includes case expenses that our office has paid.

Millions of people are injured every year in automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents. We often hear people say they can’t believe the insurance company is treating them unfairly. Many victims have the misconception that an insurance company will take care of them during a time of need or crisis. The reality is that insurance companies are profit generating giants that make money by not paying claims or paying less than what is rightfully owed. With the tremendous resources available to the insurance company to prevent payment of accident claims, the average individual is at a very very grave disadvantage. Level the playing field with experienced personal injury attorneys who will fight for you. The lawyers at McCollum & Griggs will assist you in all areas of your auto accident injury claim.

We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Get Paid

If you have been injured in a car accident, our personal injury attorneys will begin helping you right away. We will take away as much of the worry as possible and provide much needed assistance and guidance. We will deal with the insurance company for you so that you can focus on healing.

Medical care: Your health insurance is your first and best source for paying medical bills, but you may have expenses and other damages that go beyond your health insurance policy. We will make sure the insurance company of the responsible party is on notice to expect a claim. We can refer you to a doctor if necessary. If you do not have health insurance, we will help you get the care you need and make a claim against the responsible party’s car insurance. One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to get proper care and treatment. Often times injury victims delay treatment thinking they will get better over time. By doing this they unwittingly fall into one of the biggest insurance traps – denial of the injury claim because of failure to get medical care and treatment. As a result, you can’t prove “causation” between the injury and the accident. Let us help you avoid the traps and pitfalls that most injury victims are unaware of.

Property damage: The attorneys at our law firm will assist you in resolving your property damage claim at a fair value and getting a paid rental car. We do not take payment for this service but provide it as a free service to our valued clients. You should know that insurance companies do not use the Kelley Blue Book or the National Association of Automobile Dealers book to value your vehicle. Years ago insurance companies determined that Kelley Blue Book values resulted in them paying more than they wanted. So, they got together and created their own valuation service. Now most private line insurers have a set price for virtually every vehicle on the road. That price is significantly less than retail value. We will fight to get you the fair price for your vehicle.

Accident investigation: As soon as we are hired, we quickly gather information about the accident from all possible sources. Critical evidence has a way of “disappearing” over time. We will determine when to employ accident reconstructionists, engineers and investigators to document the facts of the accident, your injuries or to prove who was at fault.

Fair settlement: We have the experience to help you determine what the fair settlement value of your injury claim. We also have the experience and determination to push for that settlement with the insurance company. Should they insurance company not make the appropriate offer to settle your claim the attorney’s will file suit for you and take your case to a trial by jury if necessary.

We’re Here For You

The Kansas City office of McCollum & Griggs is close to major highways and provides private, free parking. You are also welcome to make an appointment at our Liberty, Missouri, office. If you cannot meet us at our office, we will come to see you — anywhere, any time. The initial consultation for any personal injury case is always free and we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us at 816-474-0202 for a FREE consultation.