What to Do After a Car Accident in Missouri

Under Missouri law, victims of car accidents may be eligible for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. If you are injured and experiencing difficulty sleeping due to your accident, you could hold the at-fault driver liable for your damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

To secure compensation in your car accident case, however, you will need to prove that the at-fault driver caused your accident and resulting injuries. Protect yourself and your future claim by taking the following steps after the accident to preserve evidence and seek help.

  • Call 911 and report the accident to the police. Collect the officer’s information so you can find the report at a later time.
  • Seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not feel injured. Some symptoms may not appear after the accident, but without treatment, you could develop severe complications. Save all records related to your treatment.
  • If you are able, take photographs of the accident scene, collect all pieces of physical evidence, and ask witnesses in the area for their contact information. Briefly exchange license, insurance, and contact details with the other driver.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Kansas City, Missouri Car Accident?

If you've been hurt in a Kansas City area car accident you should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.

Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.