Visit our offices in Kansas City, Liberty, St. Joe,
or our Virtual Office

Car Accident Lawyer: What to Know Before You Call An Attorney

Tuesday, Sep. 20th 2022

Calling a car accident lawyer following an accident on the road is a great idea. But realistically, it should not be your first course of action. The chain of events following a collision is stressful in the best of circumstances and outright chaotic in the worst case. That’s why Northland Injury Law in Kansas City wants to help by giving advice on the best series of actions to take after you’ve been in an accident.
1. Get a Police Report: The most important phone call you should make isn’t to a car accident lawyer, but to the police. A police officer will be able to obtain information at the time of the accident. This will help to determine fault in the accident and document the facts for court.
2. Exchange Insurance: Once police are on their way, you should exchange insurance information with the other party. During this time you should take pictures of the vehicles and the scene if it’s safe to do so. You should also take this time to get the names and phone numbers of anyone who saw the accident. Whether the accident is a fender bender or a collision with a large truck, this extra documentation will be useful.
3. See to Yourself: After a motor vehicle accident, you need to seek medical attention. Any injury can be serious and you can never be sure what aches and pains are more significant than others. 
4. Call a Lawyer: Once the above has been seen to, it’s time to contact a car accident lawyer. At Northland Injury Law, we have successfully handled thousands of these types of cases. A car accident lawyer can help a plaintiff get compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other costs.

If you’ve been involved in an accident in Gladstone, Liberty, Kansas City, North Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Plattsburg, Cameron, Chillicothe, Trenton, Sedalia, Warrensburg and many other areas in Missouri., a car accident lawyer from Northland Injury Law in Kansas City will help. You don’t have to do all the work of getting your fair compensation alone. Call us at (816) 400-4878 or visit our virtual office to set up an appointment to talk about your case.

Google 5 Star Rating Motor Vehicle trial Lawyers Top 25 Hurt In An Accident?

Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured and aren’t sure where to turn, let us help. We represent individuals in many areas of personal injury including truck, auto and motorcycle accidents, property liability (slip & fall), spinal cord injuries, and more.

Worker's Comp

Injured at work? We can help! If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, we can help ensure you get full and fair compensation under the law.


Our Personal Injury & Worker's Comp Attorneys

Northland Injury Law: Personal Injury Lawyers in Northland Kansas City and Northwest Missouri.

Proudly serving: Gladstone, Liberty, Kansas City, North Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Plattsburg, Cameron, Chillicothe, Trenton, Sedalia, Warrensburg and many other areas in Missouri.

The Northland Injury Law Firm has been practicing in the Kansas City area for many years. Our founders, Max Von Erdsmannsdorff and Steve Mowry, built a strong foundation for the firm. Since Eric Bartlett joined the firm in 1996, Northland Injury Law has earned a reputation for success, honesty and compassion in personal injury and worker’s compensation.

I found Northland Injury Law to be very professional and honest! They kept me up to date on my case. I would highly recommend the whole firm for all your legal needs!!” – Michael T.

Northland Injury Law is proud of the relationships they’ve built with the clients they have served in the Northland and surrounding areas.  Their many great results for seriously injured people have helped their clients recover the significant economic losses that attend such serious injuries.

When it comes to a lawsuit after an accident or injury, representation matters! Most people do not realize that insurance companies have teams of lawyers, investigators, photographers and defense experts who immediately go to work following a serious accident involving their insureds.  They hire these people to minimize their exposure throughout the claims process and to reduce the amount received by the victim. Northland Injury Law aims to level the playing field for their clients.

This is an excellent law firm. They helped me out after an accident and did an awesome job. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a good lawyer.” – Toni B.

Between them, Mr. Mowry and Mr. Bartlett have over  50 combined years of legal experience in the Kansas City Northland area. They have both been recognized by KC Magazine as “Top attorneys in Missouri and Kansas” and both have been recognized in the National Top 100 Trial Attorneys.

If you require the services of excellent local lawyers after an accident or injury, call Northland Injury Law today for a free consultation at 816-400-4878.

Latest Blog

Be Prepared and Boat Aware as Summer Approaches

Summer is here! Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors & on the water. The start of Summer is an important time to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for boating season.  The National Safe Boating Council recommends...

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers about our Kansas City law firm, like how and when to file a suit for your Personal Injury & Worker’s Compensation.

View All FAQ's


Northland Injury Law © All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy

Site Created by KC Web Specialists, LLC

Skip to content