Overland Park Personal Injury Lawyers
Johnson County attorneys helping Kansas injury victims and their families in their time of need
A vehicle accident, a slip and fall, a defective product, a construction incident, or a workplace accident can change your life in an instant. One moment, you’re feeling fine. The next moment you’re hurting as you’ve never suffered before.
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we put clients’ needs first. Rest assured that our Overland Park personal injury lawyers have the experience to help victims and families obtain the justice they deserve, and a track record that shows our successes. We’re a ”people first” law firm that fights to hold defendants liable for the pain, suffering, and deaths they cause. When you need a seasoned attorney, our lawyers answer the call.
Why choose our Overland Park personal injury lawyers?
Successful accident claims and lawsuits require showing that some person’s carelessness or incompetency caused you harm. Our lawyers fight aggressively to show that other people’s negligence was the root cause for your injury, and to hold them accountable for the harm they cause. We fight for victims who suffer catastrophic, permanent, and serious injuries. We also fight for families when a loved one tragically dies in any type of accident. Because of our track record of success trying cases in court, our thorough preparation of your case, and our ability to advocate for your cause, we are often able to settle our clients’ cases for a just and fair amount. When the insurance companies play “hard ball,” or try to deny your claim, we are always ready to try your case before a jury.
Since 1995, we have focused our energies on pursuing claims on behalf of those who are seriously injured. Our firm was built on a foundation of compassion and understanding for our injured clients and their families. We stand up to the big insurance companies and protect YOUR rights. Hence, our motto: "Where Accident Victims and Their Families Come FIRST."
By being selective about the cases we take, we offer you numerous advantages, such as personalized service, the ability to speak directly to your lawyer, and the comfort of knowing that an experienced attorney is responsible for preparing your case and not a law clerk or paralegal. We are aggressive and aim to keep you informed as we help you through the process of your case.
What kinds of personal injury claims do you take?
Our personal injury attorneys in Overland Park represent people who suffer any type of catastrophic, permanent, or serious injury. We represent anyone who requires medical care.
Some of the many types of injuries we handle include:
Compassionate advocacy if a loved one dies
Losing a loved one is difficult under the “best” of circumstances. When that death could have been prevented, however, it can be even more difficult to bear. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we respect how difficult it is to focus on filing a wrongful death claim when you miss your loved one so much. Our lawyers respect your need to grieve, and we respect your loved one’s wishes. We calmly and caringly guide you through the steps you need to take to help you and your family obtain all the compensation Kanas law permits.
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we help families through this extremely difficult time. While no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, obtaining full compensation can ease your financial burdens and help your family have a foundation for moving forward with their lives. We know this because we have seen it firsthand with our clients. In one wrongful death case, we were able to obtain a $1 million verdict under the Federal Tort Claims Act – the largest such verdict ever issued at the time. Let us help you and your family, too.
Skilled advocates for car, truck, and motorcycle accident victims in Overland Park
Interstates 435 and 35, US Routes 50, 56, 69, and 169, the Shawnee Mission Parkway, and many other highways and roads in and near Overland Park can get pretty congested. US 69, for example, sees almost 80,0000 cars each day. There is always a real risk of a crash.
Car, truck, and motorcycle drivers need to know more than just the rules of the road. They need to understand how to drive in all types of traffic and all kinds of weather. Negligent drivers, owners, companies, and others can be held liable if they speed, drive while intoxicated or while distracted, or fail to obey the rules of the road.
But they are not the only ones who may be liable for a collision or accident. A trucking company that doesn’t perform routine maintenance or inspection, or pushes its drivers to keep moving even when they are too tired, may be liable. A construction company may be liable for crashes in work zones, and even a local government could be liable if the design of the road is unsafe. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we work with investigators and accident reconstructionists to show who is responsible for your pain, injuries, and inability to work. We work with your doctors and your full range of therapy providers to fully verify and explain just how much the accident changed your life.
We move quickly to help preserve your rights and help you assert your claim. Call us as soon as possible after a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident in or near Overland Park or anywhere in Kansas.
Are Overland Park property owners liable for injuries on their premises?
In most cases, the answer is yes. Retail businesses, nonprofits, and homeowners all have a duty to inspect their property and make every effort possible to ensure the property is safe for licensees (customers) and invitees. If a premises owner such as a retail store, hotel, or construction company puts their profit before your safety, you can demand compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering through a premises liability action. We represent victims of slip and falls, negligent security, dog bites, and other incidents.
Handling claims of nursing home negligence and abuse in Kansas
There are numerous nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in and near Overland Park. Nursing homes have a duty to ensure their residents are safe from any type of physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse. The facilities themselves should be designed with safety and security in mind, and inspected frequently to help protect their residents. If these facilities are unsafe, or their staff engage in negligent or abusive behaviors, your loved one’s life could be at risk.
Our nursing home abuse and negligence lawyers in Overland Park are here to help. We file injury claims on behalf of injured seniors and the families of any senior who tragically dies due to improper care. We work with the local Long-Term Care Ombudsman as well as other advocates to ensure that your loved one is safe.
Contact us if you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected. Kanas City Accident Injury Attorneys is here to help. We represent residents and families in claims against nursing homes and other facilities. We also work with families whose loved ones live in Overland Park, but they themselves live in other towns or states.
Who is liable for Overland Park construction accidents?
There are a lot of planned construction projects in Johnson County this year, and many of them are planned in Overland Park. Construction sites are inherently dangerous places not only for workers, but also for site visitors, passersby, commuters, and other non-employees. Construction company owners may be liable to drivers and pedestrians if they fail to warn people about the work and its known dangers. The owners may also be liable to their own employees if the worker suffers an injury because of a fall, a blow to the head, an incident involving heavy machinery, and more.
Contractors and all non-employees have the right to file personal injury claims for their financial and personal losses. In addition to the site owner, the architects, engineers, and primary contractors may all be liable. Anyone who sustains an injury requiring medical care due to a defective piece of machinery, equipment, or tool can file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
If you were injured or if your loved one died in any type of Overland Park construction accident, call our respected personal injury lawyers today.
Seeking workers’ compensation in Overland Park, KS
Your ability to collect compensation after a workplace injury depends on the type of worker you are. Generally, employees must file a worker’s compensation claim against their employer. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault program provided by the state of Kansas. You should be entitled to about 2/3 of your salary plus all of your medical expenses, provided you continue treatment and follow the doctors’ orders. In some cases, employees may be entitled to additional compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement.
Contractors and non-employees are not entitled to workers’ compensation, however, so they must file a personal injury claim. Both employees and contractors can file product liability claims if defective machinery, equipment, or tools cause an accident.
If you were injured on the job in Overland Park and aren’t sure if you can collect workers’ compensation, contact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today for guidance. If we cannot help you, we can recommend a trusted partner to assist with your workers’ compensation claim.
Who is responsible if a defective product causes harm?
Manufacturers owe a duty of care to their customers and consumers. They are strictly liable for design defects, workmanship defects, and failure to warn, which means you do not need to prove negligence by the manufacturer if you are injured using one of their products. If a defective product caused you harm, we may be able to help. Contact our injury attorneys in Overland Park to discuss your options for filing a product liability claim.
Filing a medical malpractice claim in Overland Park
You visit with healthcare providers to get better – not worse. It can be crushing to learn that a physician made the wrong diagnosis, prescribed the wrong dosage, made surgical errors, or committed other mistakes. Doctors aren’t gods – but they do have a duty to provide competent, skilled medical care. Hospitals, nurses, pharmacists, and other professionals must also provide care based on the skills that are expected for their type of medical practice. If you suffer injuries that require corrective care or your worsening condition can’t be corrected, you can file a medical malpractice claim against the liable party or healthcare facility. Contact us in Overland Park to learn more.
How much is my Overland Park personal injury case worth?
While there is no precise formula, there are a number of factors all insurance adjusters and courts review. Our reputation is based, in part, on our ability to show just how strong and deserving all these factors are. One thing is certain. You should never negotiate with the insurance companies on your own. You need experienced personal injury fighters on your side.
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we demand compensation for the following damages in personal injury cases:
- Medical bills. The people or the business that caused your injuries are responsible for your surgeries, any hospital stays, doctor visits, therapy, medical devices such as prosthetics, and medications.
- Lost income. Liable defendants must pay all the money you lose (past and future) because you cannot work – and the value of all related work items such as benefits, commissions, and vacation time.
- Property damage. The defendants should pay for the cost to fix or replace whatever property was damaged in the accident or incident, like damage to your vehicle after a crash.
- Pain and suffering. A serious injury can cause chronic pain. Accident victims worry about their health, their job, their family. Victims often suffer from depression. We demand compensation for all the ways your daily living is different than it was before the accident.
- Loss of consortium. Kansas recognizes that spouses cannot have the same type of personal relationship as they did before the accident occurred.
Do you have a personal injury attorney near me?
Our Overland Park office is located at 11900 College Blvd, next to Central Bank. It is available to you through appointment. We also maintain additional offices throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Speak with a seasoned Overland Park personal injury lawyer today
Selecting a lawyer is a critical step in asserting your rights. Rest assured that when you hire Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we work on your case personally. When we cannot, we recommend other respected local attorneys who have the experience you need. Our Overland Park trial lawyers have earned the respect of former clients, insurance adjusters, and defense lawyers. To discuss how you can assert your right to compensation and to speak with a strong advocate, call us directly at 816-471-5111 or use our contact form to schedule your free consultation.
Overland Park Office
11900 College Blvd, Suite 301
Overland Park, KS 66210