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Car Accident Lawyer: When and If You Should Make the Call

Tuesday, May. 16th 2023

A car accident lawyer is someone you’ll want on your side following a car accident in the Kansas City area. So naturally, hiring legal representation is one of the first moves you’ll want to make following an accident. However, a few pressing matters always come first, and Northland Injury Law is here to advise you on which calls to make and when.

Do You Need Representation?

Seeking legal representation should be a step when you suffer an injury affecting your quality of life. If you experience lasting pain and suffering, miss time at work, or impact your earning potential in the future, an experienced lawyer from Northland Injury Law can take the stress of the accident off your shoulders. We can also help protect you from the demands of insurance companies in collecting evidence for building a claim, completing and submitting paperwork, and representing you in court.

Before You Call

Before calling a car accident lawyer, it’s essential to handle a few critically important matters first:

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.

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. This extra documentation will be helpful whether the accident is a fender bender or a collision with a large truck.

Seek Medical Attention

After a motor vehicle accident, you need to seek medical attention. Any injury can be severe, and you can never be sure what aches and pains are more significant than others.

If you’ve been in an accident in Gladstone, Liberty, Kansas City, North Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Plattsburg, Cameron, Chillicothe, Trenton, Sedalia, Warrensburg, or anywhere else in the Kansas City area, a car accident lawyer from Northland Injury Law is here to help you. You don’t have to do all the work of getting your fair compensation alone. Call us at (816) 293-4731 or visit our virtual office to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.


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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.

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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.

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