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At KCAIA we know that it is essential for every injury victim to get good information about how to pursue their accident claim. Following an accident that causes serious injury to you or a loved one, there are often many unanswered questions.
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What are compensatory damages and what do they cover for a Kansas City injury?
An injured person will suffer varying degrees of suffering and loss as a result of the Kansas City accident they are involved in. Product liability and car accident claims may be eligible for compensatory damages coverage. This helps the victim gain reimbursement for those damages caused by negligence of another party. There are certain categories of damages covered within compensatory damages payment. Things such as psychological pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, grief, suffering, physical disfigurement, disability to work at a job, and financial damages may be included in this compensation. Some of the covered financial damages may also include compensation for lost wages, medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident, and future medical bills.
To learn more about compensatory damages and personal injury claims, contact our experienced Kansas City attorneys today for a free consultation. We will be happy to answer your questions and go over your case details with you. In the meantime, we highly suggest that you download your FREE copy of our accident guide book “Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.” This book offers additional tips and information to help you get started on your claim immediately.
As a Kansas City injury lawyer, can you tell me what kinds of things are subject to recall and why?
The range of products that may be subject to recall is diverse and, as Kansas City injury attorneys, we have unfortunately seen people hurt by many different kinds of products.
The United States Government has seven recall categories that you should know about. Some of these categories require explanation, while others are self-explanatory. Generally, products recalled are included in one of these groups:
- Consumer products. The consumer products category is a broad grouping that includes things such as clothing, electronics, appliances, children’s products and household items.
- Motor vehicles. Motor vehicles include not only cars and trucks but also children’s car seats and vehicle tires.
- Medicine. The medicine category includes prescription drugs, vaccines, medical devices, veterinary products and other types of medical goods.
- Environmental products. Environmental products may include things such as insecticides and vehicle emissions.
- Other self-explanatory categories include food, boats, and cosmetics.
If you have been hurt by a defective product in any of these categories, then it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City product liability lawyer as soon as possible. Your Kansas City product injury attorney will investigate what happened to you, advise you of your rights, and fight hard for your fair and just recovery.
To learn more, please contact our Kansas City injury law firm today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616 and please download a FREE copy of our book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim. Together, we may be able to get you the recovery you deserve.
Can CT scans cause an increased cancer risk for children? Should I contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney if my child develops cancer after repeat CT scans?
A June 2012 study published in Lancet concluded that the radiation from CT scans could increase the risk of cancer in children. Specifically, the study found that children who had 2 or 3 CT scans had triple the risk of developing brain cancer or leukemia when compared to children who did not have the same number of CT scans.
While parents are urged to remember that the chances of a child developing leukemia or brain cancer are still very rare, it is important to understand the risk and how to minimize the potential dangers from CT scan radiation.
For example, doctors may be able to use MRI, ultrasound or other technology instead of CT scans in some cases. This could significantly decrease the amount of radiation to which a child is exposed. If a doctor suggests a CT scan in a non-emergency situation, it might be important to ask some questions about whether there are other alternatives available to diagnose your child’s injury.
If your child has had multiple CT scans and has developed leukemia, brain cancer, or another radiation-related illness, it is important for you to contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your child’s rights and potential recovery. You can reach an experienced Kansas City injury attorney today by calling (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616. You can also learn more about how to protect your child’s rights in our FREE book: Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.
What must be proven in order to win my Kansas City product liability or defective consumer product case case?
If you can answer yes to all of the following questions, then you may have a valid Missouri product liability or defective consumer product claim.
1. Did the product cause or contribute to the cause of injury or death?
2. Can you answer yes to any of the following questions?
- Was there a defective design? Did the design of the product cause your injury?
- Was the product in a defective condition?
- Was the product reasonably dangerous for its intended use or when used as directed?
- Did the product lack warnings of the danger that caused the injury?
3. Did the defect exist when the product left the manufacturer?
If you can answer yes to all three questions, you may have a Missouri product liability claim. Contact the Kansas City personal injury lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys to learn more.