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Personal Injury

Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

finding right personal injury lawyer

There are literally hundreds of attorneys in the Kansas City and surrounding area. But, when you have been injured in an accident that is due to the negligence of another, you want an attorney with specific experience in personal injury law.

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Liability in Rear-end Collisions in Missouri

Rear end collision

When a rear-end collision occurs, the initial assumption is that the car who rear-ended the other one is always at fault for the accident. While that is often the case, there are times when another may be held either partially or fully liable.

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Personal Injury FAQs: Covering the Basics

Persona Injury FAQs

What is a personal injury? Why might you need a personal injury attorney? These and other commonly asked questions will give you an idea of what to expect in a personal injury case. A quick caveat: know that each person’s situation is different; use these FAQs as a general guide.

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Workman’s Compensation or Personal Injury Claim?

Workman's Comp or Personal Injury

Accidents and injuries happen all the time. What happens if you injure yourself while on the job? What are your options? Who takes care of your medical expenses?  How do you know if you should file a workman’s compensation claim or pursue a personal injury claim?

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When is an Injury considered catastrophic?

Catastrophic Injury

Although there is no universal legal definition for what makes an injury catastrophic, most agree that, unlike personal injuries catastrophic injuries tend to adversely affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives. Oftentimes, these types of injuries result in a person being unable to resume the lifestyle he or she led prior to the injury.

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Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Damages Caps

Kansas Supreme Court

June 14, 2019. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that capping jury awards for non-economic damages an injured person is able to recover in a lawsuit violates the right to trial by jury as set out in the Kansas Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

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Personal Injury Claims: Dealing with Insurance Companies

Personal Injury - Insurance Claims

In a personal injury accident where you are looking to receive compensation for your injuries, some type of insurance company will more than likely be involved.

  • In a car accident, this may be the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
  • In a premises liability situation, such as a slip and fall accident at a restaurant, this may be the business’ insurance company.

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Tips When Testifying in a Personal Injury Case

Testifying in Personal Injury Case

You may not be the person injured in a personal injury case; however, if you witnessed an accident happening or have seen the effects of an accident on a loved one’s day-to-day life, you may be called to testify as an “incident” or “lay” witness.

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Proving Negligence in Accidents with SemiTrucks

semitruck accidents

Accidents involving large commercial semitrucks are typically more complex than ones involving standard motor vehicles. It is not always proving that the truck driver was negligent; the fact is that negligence may extend to the trucking company and even third parties, such as those who loaded the truck.

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Personal Injury 101: Types of Witnesses

Types of Witnesses

When pursuing a personal injury claim after an accident, witnesses can help you prove your case and corroborate your claims, supporting elements of causation, liability and damages.

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