Experienced Lee’s Summit Personal Injury Attorneys, MO
Fighting for the victims and their families of Missouri accidents
Accidents happen for all sorts of reasons – drivers aren’t paying attention, property owners fail to make repairs, products malfunction, construction companies fail to protect their workers, or doctors make careless mistakes.
Many of these preventable accidents require surgeries, therapy, and other types of medical care. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, our lawyers put your needs first. We’ve earned the respect of former clients, the insurance industry, and defense lawyers for our dedication to our clients and our impressive record of success. We’re “people first” lawyers who fight aggressively to ensure defendants who cause harm to others are held accountable for their negligence. Our seasoned trial attorneys are ready to take your call.
Why choose our Lee’s Summit personal injury attorneys?
Our lawyers have been fighting for injury victims and the families of deceased victims since 1995. We’re skilled at the core parts of every personal injury case. First, we work with investigators, traffic reconstruction experts, product safety experts, and medical professionals to show how your accident happened and why the defendants should be held accountable. Second, we work with your doctors and independent physicians to show the full extent of your injuries, the treatments you need, and how your injuries affect every part of your life.
Our firm focuses only on personal injury victims. We understand when insurance companies are negotiating fairly and when they’re trying to lowball your claim. We anticipate the arguments defense lawyers are likely to make. Our lawyers assert YOUR rights. Thus, our motto: "Where Accident Victims and Their Families Come FIRST."
We meet with our clients directly instead of passing them off to a paralegal or law clerk. You can always trust that our lawyers are overseeing every aspect of your case. Our lawyers answer your questions and guide you through each phase of the litigation process. We handle both the straightforward cases and the cases that are incredibly complex, such as cases with multiple victims and multiple defendants, with the confidence our clients have come to expect.
What types of personal injury claims do you handle?
Our Lee’s Summit personal injury lawyers represent people with catastrophic or permanent injuries. We also represent anyone with injuries requiring serious medical care. Our attorneys work with all types of personal injury cases, including:
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Compassionate help when you lose a loved one
The death of a loved one is a terrible loss, no matter the cause. However, when a loved one dies due to a drunk driver, a doctor who made a wrong diagnosis, a defective product, or any other reason, it’s even more devastating. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, our lawyers understand the difficulties of dealing with a wrongful death claim while also grieving for your loved one.
While no settlement or award can ever replace a family member, securing financial compensation can help pay the bills and provide for your family. The people and companies that caused your loss must be held accountable, and we can help. In one wrongful death case, our firm was able to obtain a $1 million verdict under the Federal Tort Claims Act – the largest such verdict ever issued at the time. Let us fight to honor your loved one’s memory and provide for your family.
Fighting for car, truck, and motorcycle accident victims in Lee’s Summit
Interstates 470, US 40 and 50, Routes 150, 291, and 350 all have one thing in common – every day, there’s the risk of an accident. Motorists who drive negligently or violate traffic laws should be held liable for the deaths and injuries they cause. All drivers must put safety first.
Car, truck, and motorcycle drivers can be liable if they violate the traffic laws, whether they speed, tailgate, run through stop signs, or fail to yield. Drivers need to know how to operate their vehicles when it snows, rains, or when traffic is congested. Anyone who drives while tired, distracted, or intoxicated is much more likely to cause a severe crash.
It’s not just drivers who may be liable for a crash, either. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we file vehicle accident claims against everyone who may be responsible. Responsible defendants include the owners of the car if the owners and the driver are not the same. In truck crashes, the shipping company and broker may be liable. In some accident cases, a manufacturer of defective parts may be strictly liable. Construction companies may be liable for failing to direct drivers away from the worksite. The Missouri Department of Transportation may be responsible if traffic lights were inoperable or roads were poorly designed.
In any personal injury case, time is critical. The sooner you call us about a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident in or near Lee’s Summit, the faster we can investigate and help you assert your rights.
How do premises liability claims in Lee’s Summit work?
The owners of businesses, nonprofits, and homes all have a duty to keep their property safe for anyone they invite or give permission to be there. Retail stores, hotels, apartment complexes, professional service businesses, and anyone who opens their property to the public must inspect their property on a regular basis. Property owners must either repair known dangers or give customers and visitors a warning.
Premises liability claims can include slip and falls, dog bites, escalator and elevator accidents, and assaults due to negligent security.
Help for seniors suffering nursing home abuse or neglect in Missouri
There are many nursing home and rehabilitation centers in and near Lee’s Summit. These facilities have a duty to vet and provide enough staff so residents are safe, healthy, and secure. Our Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys file claims against nursing homes and facilities if a senior suffers any type of physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse. We also file claims if a senior falls or suffers injury due to neglect, such as malnutrition or failing to provide handrails or walkers.
Our Lee’s Summit nursing home lawyers explain your loved one’s rights. We work with the local Long-term Care Ombudsman to assert a senior’s rights. When consultation fails, we file lawsuits against the nursing homes and any other responsible parties. Families and friends should contact us as soon as possible if they see any signs or symptoms of abuse or neglect affecting their loved ones.
Who is liable for construction accidents in Lee’s Summit?
In Lee’s Summit, there is a stream of new construction and repair construction, including roads, buildings, and trees. Construction companies must prioritize the safety of their workers and anyone who may come near the construction site. Construction sites are dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians. For example, drivers who collide with bulldozers or construction site trucks may suffer severe injuries. Pedestrians can easily slip and fall or be struck by a falling object on unsecured construction sites.
Construction site workers have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim when injured on the job. They’re also eligible to file a product liability claim against a manufacturer if defective scaffolds, power tools, or other equipment caused their injury. Injured contractors and all non-employees can file a personal injury claim against negligent construction companies, architects, engineers, and maintenance companies.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, call our Lee’s Summit construction accident lawyers today.
Employer responsibility for workers’ compensation in Lee’s Summit, MO
In Missouri, the state workers’ compensation laws provide that employees can file claims for benefits with their employer. The good news is that employees do not need to prove the employer was negligent. You have a claim if you were injured in an accident while working at your job. The trade-off is that you cannot seek damages for your pain and suffering.
Employees can claim about 2/3 of their average weekly wages while they are on temporary disability. When an employee reaches maximum medical improvement, a determination is made as to whether the employee has a permanent disability. If you have a partial permanent disability, you may be entitled to 2/3 of your wages for the rest of your life, with adjustments for the nature of your disability and your ability to do any work. Employees with a full permanent disability can claim up to 2/3 of their wages for the rest of their lives.
Contractors and non-construction workers must file a personal injury claim for compensation for all their lost income and pain and suffering. Anyone who is injured (employees, contractors, and others) can file a product liability claim if a defective machine, piece of equipment, or a tool causes harm.
If you were injured on the job, contact our Missouri City Accident Injury Attorneys today for guidance. If our lawyer cannot advise you, we can recommend a trusted partner to assist with your workers’ compensation claim.
Asserting your rights when a defective product causes injury
Product manufacturers must make sure their products are safe for anyone who uses them. If a defective product causes your injuries or the death of a loved one, our Lee’s Summit attorneys have the experience and skills to assert your rights. We work with product safety professionals who examine the product for design faults, defects in workmanship, or faulty instructions. Contact our product liability lawyers to learn if you have a legal claim against a negligent manufacturer or distributor for your losses.
Filing a medical malpractice claim in Lee’s Summit
Patients have the right to expect their doctors and anyone who provides medical care will provide competent care. Doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare professionals may be responsible if they fail to make a correct diagnosis, prescribe the wrong medication, make a mistake during surgery, or commit other medical errors.
Victims of medical malpractice have the right to compensation for any corrective treatments, their pain and suffering, and other losses. Our medical malpractice lawyers work with independent doctors to assess the liability of the medical professionals who treated you. Call our personal injury lawyers to learn if you have a medical malpractice claim against the liable party or healthcare facility.
What is the value of my Lee’s Summit personal injury case?
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we fight to secure every dollar you deserve. While there is no precise formula, there are common factors that determine the value of your personal injury case. These factors include:
- Medical bills and expenses. We demand payment for the cost of your doctor visits, surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitative care, assistive devices, and medications.
- Lost income. Injury victims can demand payment for all the wages or income they lose because of their injuries, including future income loss.
- Pain and suffering. Our attorneys also demand compensation for your chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other ways your life has changed due to your injuries.
- Loss of consortium. This recognizes any loss of personal relationship between spouses from the accident and resulting injuries.
- Property damage. If your car, truck, or motorcycle is damaged, we seek payment for repairing or replacing your vehicle.
Is a personal injury attorney near me?
Our Lee’s Summit office is located at 200 NE Missouri Rd Suite 200. Please call for an appointment. Our law firm also has offices throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Speak with a respected Lee’s Summit personal injury lawyer today
Selecting a lawyer is a crucial step in protecting your rights. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we take the tough cases, and the cases where victims have severe injuries. We represent families when a loved one dies in an accident or due to negligence. Our trial lawyers in Lee’s Summit are respected by the legal community, insurance adjusters, and our former clients. To learn if you have a claim and how to assert your rights, call us directly at 816-471-5111 or use our contact form to schedule your free consultation.