If you or a loved one were injured or killed by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to file a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries or loss. The personal injury lawyers at Foster Wallace, LLC are committed to helping Kansas City accident victims get the compensation they deserve. We understand that many of our clients are under financial strain due to their injuries or loss, so we take injury cases on a contingency fee basis and never collect payment unless we win the case.
We Handle Many Types of Personal Injury Cases
Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys will fight to get you the outcome you deserve. There are many types of personal injury cases that we can, such as:
Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability)
Accidents can often happen due to a negligent property owner who fails to keep their premises safe for their customers or guests. These types of accidents can occur at a variety of locations such as restaurants, hotels, residences, and parking lots. They can be due to hazardous conditions, poor lighting, missing handrails, or not cleaning up a spill promptly.
Playing sports comes with the risk of injuries. No matter what the age, athletes of all ages can be injured due to the negligence of another person or organization. Sports injuries can occur due to a lack of proper safety equipment, reckless misconduct by another player or coach, or failure of an organization to abide by the game rules.
Nursing Home Neglect
When you entrust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home or assisted living center, you expect them to be taken care of properly. This does not always happen, and they may be neglected by those in charge of their care. Physicians, nurses, aids, caretakers, and others might be liable for nursing home neglect if they injured or abused your loved one while in their care.
Car accidents are a common cause of injury and, in some cases, result from a negligent driver who was not paying attention. Car accidents can cause severe, life-threatening injuries that may require continued medical treatment. The victim may no longer be able to work or enjoy their daily life, which can be financially devastating. We can help car accident victims recover the compensation they need.
Truck accidents are much different than car accidents and can be challenging since there are often several parties that can be held responsible. Not only can the truck driver be liable for the accident, but the trucking company, truck maintenance company, or inspector can as well. After a truck accident, you need a lawyer who can negotiate with big insurance companies and will not back down.
Motorcycle accidents can be devasting. The injuries are often severe, if not fatal since the rider has little protection against collisions with other motor vehicles. There are motorcycle laws in Kansas City that riders must abide by to protect themselves and others on the road. When a motorcycle accident is due to the negligence of another party, our lawyers can help the rider seek compensation from the party responsible for their injuries.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident
Walking, biking, or using a scooter are popular forms of transportation and leisure in Kansas City. If a walker or cyclist is hit by a car or other vehicle, they can suffer serious injuries that can alter their lives. Accidents can also occur due to a municipality failing to maintain a road where a person may ride a bike or walk. If you suffered an injury while walking, cycling, or riding a scooter, we can help determine who to hold liable so you can recover compensation.
Pet owners have the responsibility to keep their dogs under control and to take precautions so that harm is not done to another party. Dog bites can cause serious injuries such as infections, broken bones, or facial disfigurement. In many cases, compensation can be recovered without filing a lawsuit. Foster Wallace, LLC can help dog bite victims recover compensation from negligent dog owners and can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get a fair settlement. If the insurance company does not settle, we are ready to take your case to court.
Losing a loved one is never easy. If you lost your loved one due to another person’s negligent or intentional act, a wrongful death lawsuit could be filed to recover compensation and to receive justice for the death of your family member. A successful wrongful death claim can also prevent the same situation from happening to others.
Types of Personal Injury Accident Injuries
Many types of serious injuries can result from a personal injury accident. Injuries can vary in type and severity depending on the specific accident and circumstances surrounding it. The personal injury attorneys at Foster Wallace, LLC can help personal injury clients with the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Injuries to the back or neck
- Spinal cord injuries
- Concussion or whiplash
- Severe burns
- Nerve damage
- Paralysis or loss of limbs
We can also help families who have experienced a loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death.
Recovering Damages After a Kansas City Accident
Foster Wallace, LLC can help personal injury victims in Kansas City recover economic and non-economic damages for their injuries or loss. Our skilled attorneys will determine the value of your case and work to get you the total amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Possible damages that could be awarded include:
- Medical treatment and expenses
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Lost income
- Loss of potential future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Be aware that a statute of limitations exists for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This means you will only have a certain amount of time to pursue a claim against the negligent party. In Missouri, you have five years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
What to Do After a Kansas City Accident
After being involved in an accident in Kansas City, there are several things to do that can help protect your rights and potential recovery, such as:
Alert law enforcement
You will want to call 911 and alert law enforcement of the accident and your possible injuries. Be sure to keep a copy of the police or accident report since it can be used as evidence for your case.
Get medical help
You will want to seek help for any injuries you may have suffered in the accident. Injuries may seem minor but could develop into something more serious. When you get help for injuries, this proves that you had a valid concern for your health and documents the type and severity of injuries that resulted from the accident.
Collect evidence from the scene
If it is possible to remain at the accident scene, you will want to collect evidence that can be used for your case. This can include photos or videos of the vehicles involved in a crash, contact information for any eyewitnesses, information for other parties involved in the accident, and pictures of your injuries.
Call an attorney
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Foster Wallace, LLC immediately after an accident to determine if you have a case. If you do, we can help you pursue a full and fair settlement.
Mistakes to Avoid After a Kansas City Accident
In addition to the many things you can do after an accident that can help protect your rights and recovery, there are also costly mistakes to avoid. These include:
- Talking to insurance companies. You will want to avoid talking to insurers who will call soon after the accident in an attempt to pressure you to admit fault for the accident or get you to settle the claim as fast as possible and for the least amount of money.
- Speaking publicly or posting online. Anything you say can be held against you and used against you in your case. Avoid posting on social media sites or speaking openly about the accident and the details surrounding it.
- Not hiring a personal injury attorney. Hiring an attorney can help you secure a full and fair settlement and help avoid costly mistakes that can affect the outcome of your case.