Shawnee Mission, Kansas Attorney Mike Sexton Specializing in Traffic Accidents, Semi Accidents & Personal Injury

Shawnee Mission, Kansas Lawyer



Every year in the United States more than three million people are injured in motor vehicle collisions. Many of those injured in a vehicular collision have meritorious personal injury claims. The Kansas & Missouri Automobile Accident Victim’s Guidebook is intended to help those who pursuing a personal injury claim.

I have written this guidebook for three reasons. First, I want to give you an understanding of the insurance claims process and civil litigations. For most people injured in an automobile collision, the claims process and the filing of a lawsuit for compensation is a new experience. The aftermath of an automobile collision with serious injuries can be confusing, scary, and overwhelming. You may not be working and there is no paycheck coming in. You are concerned about getting hospital and medical bills paid. You are having to spend your days going to doctor and therapy appointments. You may not be able to drive your car. You have to deal with a professional claims adjuster for the negligent driver’s insurance company, who will take advantage of your lack of knowledge and experience with personal injury claims. After all, the insurance company’s goal is to be as profitable as possible and one of the ways they increase their profit is by limiting the amount of money they pay to automobile accident victims.

This guidebook will give you and understanding of what is involved in this process and provide you with an expectation of what you may go through. This guidebook explains your rights if you are injured in an vehicular collision because of the other driver’s fault.

The second reason I wrote this guidebook is to address the mistakes and pitfalls I have seen clients make in their claims and lawsuits in my 30+ years of representing personal injury victims. This guidebook gives advice and suggestions to prevent you from making any fatal mistakes in your claim.

The third reason for writing this guidebook is to advise you of steps you can take to increase the likelihood that your claim/lawsuit will be successful and to maximize the amount of compensation you will receive for your injury.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Civil Justice System
Chapter 2Basic Insurance Information
Chapter 3How Do I Know If I Have A Claim to Pursue?
Chapter 4What To Do At The Scene Of The Collision
Chapter 5Your Automobile Liability Insurance Coverage
Chapter 6The Other Driver’s Insurance Company
Chapter 7Getting Your Car Fixed Or Paid For
Chapter 8How Do My Medical Bills Get Paid For?
Chapter 9What If I Can’t Work — Lost Wages?
Chapter 10Do I Need An Attorney?
Chapter 11Selecting An Attorney
Chapter 12Your First Meeting With An Attorney
Chapter 13Investigating The Collision
Chapter 14When Semi-Trucks Cause A Collision
Chapter 15Medical Care and Treatment
Chapter 16Identifying All Injuries And Damages
Chapter 17What Damages Can I Be Compensated For?
Chapter 18Preparation of the Damages Claim
Chapter 19Other Related Claims
Chapter 20Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Benefits
Chapter 21What Is The Value Of My Case?
Chapter 22Common Defenses
Chapter 23The Claims Process And Settlement
Chapter 24Liens
Chapter 25Filing Suit And Litigation
Chapter 26The Claimant’s Deposition
Chapter 27Trial

The Kansas & Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook will help you in your claim if you:

  1. Were injured in an accident involving a car, truck or motorcycle in Kansas or Missouri;
  2. Do not think you were more than 50% at fault for the accident;
  3. Sustained a serious or permanent injury from the collision;
  4. Believe you deserve compensation for your injuries and damages.

There is absolutely no cost to obtain a copy of the guidebook and your request is confidential. To order a copy of the book simply complete the Contact Us form.

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