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At Sanders.Law, we understand that our clients turn to us during a time of need. After being involved in a serious car accident, we know it is important for you to get honest legal guidance, support, and counsel. Working with our firm means you can expect personal attention from a trusted and skilled car accident lawyer in Kansas City. Our firm is committed to providing every client with caring and compassionate service, no matter how complex or simple the case.

To learn how our firm can help you file a claim and maximize financial recovery, call our office at (816) 605-6260.

Was Your Accident Caused By No Fault of Your Own?

While some crashes are black and white, the cause is not always immediately obvious in other cases. From negligent drivers to poorly maintained roads, there are countless causes of car crashes – and knowing what caused your accident can profoundly impact the trajectory of your case.

  • Negligent, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Inclement Weather
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Do Speak with a Lawyer

    Our firm works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We make sure liable entities or at-fault parties pay for the damages they have caused due to recklessness or negligence.

  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Admit Guilt

    You may feel inclined to apologize after an accident. Remember: though your intentions may have been rooted in politeness, your words can be misconstrued as an admission of fault.

  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Trust an Insurance Company

    You depend on insurance protection in the event of an accident. Do not think insurance companies have your best interests at heart. We help level the playing field for you.

In an Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Cover Your Bases with Our 9-Step Accident Checklist

  • Stay at the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.

  • Make sure you and anyone else who is hurt receives necessary medical attention.

  • Contact law enforcement to report the accident.

  • Exchange information with the other driver (ex: name insurance)

  • Talk to witnesses, if any, and write down their contact information.

  • Take pictures of the accident, including the cars, the scene, and any injuries.

  • Let your insurance company know about the accident.

  • Document and save everything regarding the accident.

  • Hire a personal injury attorney to look out for your best interests.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Questions

  • Who will be held accountable for my accident?

    Answer

    If you were injured in an accident caused by no fault of your own, or if a loved one has been wrongfully killed due to another party’s negligent or reckless behavior, then you could be eligible to file a claim and pursue financial compensation under your State’s personal injury laws. Different parties can be held responsible for an accident that resulted in injury, including individuals (like a reckless driver) or an entity (such as a trucking company or product manufacturer).

  • What is liability and what does it mean?

    Answer

    In order to pursue a claim under your State’s personal injury laws, you will most likely need to prove “liability.” Liability simply refers to the at-fault party involved in the accident. Once a liable party has been identified, it will be responsible for covering the damages that resulted from the accident. Determining liability, however, can be a complex process and will often hinge on proving “negligence.”

  • What is negligence and what does it prove?

    Answer

    In addition to identifying the at-fault party, you will also need to be able to prove “negligence.” In the most general sense, negligence refers to whether or not a person has acted outside of the scope of reasonable care to prevent injury or harm to another person. Speak with an attorney to determine what evidence is needed to prove that the party’s negligence directly resulted in the injury or property damage.

  • How much is my case worth?

    Answer

    Every case is different and to give a ballpark value could actually be counterproductive. Every single case must be carefully assessed: there are many working parts in a personal injury matter and our firm would be happy to determine how those working parts can increase or diminish the potential value of your claim. Things like negligence, liability, injury severity, property damage, and more can all be relevant factors in your claim.

  • Meet Attorney Stephen G. Sanders

    Civil Prosecutor Dedicated to Standing Up for the Rights of the Injured

    After finishing law school in 2001, Attorney Stephen G. Sanders found his passion in fighting on behalf of the wrongfully injured, and he is willing to do whatever he can to create real positive change in the lives of each one of our clients. He believes in the importance of community, and is committed to doing his part to keep ours safe.

    Throughout his career, our attorney has handled and secured successful outcomes in many highly complex cases. One of Mr. Sanders’ most defining moments came when he represented an 8-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a vehicle. In an exceedingly complex product liability case, he achieved a successful outcome while facing one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. As a result of his tremendous work in this case, Mr. Sanders was asked to become a founding faculty member for the Keenan Ball Trial College. He has since instructed numerous classes there and has been asked by attorneys across the country for help with their personal injury cases.

  • Meet Attorney David L. Johnson

    Civil Prosecutor Committed to Restoring Justice on Behalf of Injured Victims

    Since his early childhood, David L. Johnson yearned to be an attorney. The career called to him in fifth grade when he spoke with two lawyers on career day. From that day forward he spent the entirety of his education with that goal in mind, focusing his studies on public speaking, debate, forensics, and mock trial. While attending law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Johnson received recognition in several mock trial competitions, served on the Board of Advocates, and directed the 1L Moot Court competition. In the years following his graduation, Mr. Johnson has become a prestigious Kansas City civil prosecutor, representing clients in complex cases involving wrongful death, general torts, workers' compensation, and more.

    To Attorney Johnson, justice means more than giving clients a fair chance in court. He doesn't just want their voices heard, he wants the court to recognize the gravity of their situation and force liable parties to acknowledge their role in the injury. These lawsuits are serious, particularly when they pertain to catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. By forcing negligent parties to make their actions public, our attorney contributes to public awareness of these accidents and discourages others from making the same mistakes. He believes his work in deterring future injuries is just as important as finding justice for victims of car crashes and other catastrophes.

  • Meet Attorney Jason T. Wilson

    Civil Prosecutor with Experience from Both Sides of the Courtroom

    Attorney Jason Thomas Wilson’s legal career was forged through rigorous education and a series of experiences in personal injury litigation that left a deep impact on him. After graduating from Brigham Young University’s Law program, Jason landed work in a small-town law firm where he had the opportunity to work both prosecution and defense in personal injury lawsuits. This gave our attorney the opportunity to see first-hand how powerful corporations make conscious decisions that put the general public at risk for the sole purpose of cutting costs.

    Through his interaction with injury victims both working on their behalf and, occasionally, against them, Jason found that one route was more rewarding than the other, and now works full time as a personal injury prosecutor at Sanders.Law. One of Jason’s eye opening cases to how tight insurance companies can be with their money did not even involve an injury. In this case, a young woman was hit by a truck. No one was hurt, and the truck driver admitted fault— all the victim asked for was fair compensation for the damage to her vehicle. Even with their insured taking responsibility, the insurance company refused to pay and hired legal counsel to defend themselves.

    Seeing how reluctant this company was to pay for the market value of a car, Jason realized that people who have been injured in these situations face tremendous resistance while fighting for recovery for their medical bills. Our attorney is now completely dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have been harmed by negligence.

Results Matter

  • DRUNK DRIVING WRECK

    Confidential

    A family hurt by a drunk driver worried that they would be re-victimized because the driver had only $25,000.00 in coverage. In addition to the under-insured coverage we obtained for our client, the drunk’s insurance company paid many, many times its policy limits to our client.

  • CAR ACCIDENT

    $250,000

    Heirs of an elderly woman who died from injuries sustained in a car wreck have settle their two separate Johnson County actions for wrongful death and survival for a total of $250,000.

  • CAR ACCIDENT

    Confidential

    A car crash victim’s insurance claims were paid in a negligence and personal injury case before settlement discussions were started.

  • CAR ACCIDENT

    Confidential

    A man whose back was broken when his car rolled after being forced into a drainage ditch by a car he was passing has settled his Jackson County personal injury case against the driver of the other vehicle.

What Sets Our Firm Apart

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured

  • Free & Confidential Consultations Offered

  • Focused on Finding Justice for Every Client

  • Licensed to Serve in Both Missouri & Kansas

  • Committed to Keeping the Community Safe

Tell Us Your Story

Our Client Testimonials

  • “My experience with Steve has been that he is extremely good at staying in communication, and that alone can bring some peace in stressful times. I recommend him as a smart, thorough, sound, and honest attorney.”

    Anonymous

  • “Steve Sanders' ability to provide the necessary personal touch created a comfort and confidence that our situation would be handle with the utmost integrity and respect and that is exactly what occurred. I highly recommend Mr. Sanders.”

    Lon W

  • “To sum up, he was an outstanding attorney for me personally, and for my extended family. I have recommended him several times in the last two years, and will continue to do so. As I've said in the past, and will continue to say, he will be the only attorne”

    Gayla

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