No one expects to get into a car or truck accident or become the victim of a serious medical mistake. Unfortunately, far from being uncommon, incidents like these happen every day—and they can have devastating consequences. Personal injury accidents and medical negligence can saddle you with physical impairments, psychological trauma, and unexpected expenses or leave you struggling to cope with the sudden loss of a loved one and the support they provided. 

Sound familiar? Though the situation can feel hopeless, Kansas law may allow you to pursue a legal remedy. If you or your loved one's injuries and damages are caused by another person or company's negligence or a medical professional's substandard care, we can help you recover compensation.

However, the battle to collect the damages you deserve can be a source of significant frustration. Not only are Kansas laws complex and complicated, but the personal injury recovery process pits you against insurance adjusters and defense attorneys who are actively working to avoid compensating you fairly. Having skilled injury lawyers by your side can help level the playing field and provide the aggressive representation you need to make a full financial recovery. Thankfully, if you're looking for caring and capable legal counsel, you've come to the right firm.

Our Accomplished Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serve Clients Throughout Olathe and the Surrounding Areas

After a personal injury accident, negligent medical event, or the negligence-related death of a close family member, there's a lot standing between you and the recovery you deserve. Don't go it alone. Take advantage of the first-rate personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death representation offered by Foster Wallace, LLC. 

Our founders, Michael Foster and Brian Wallace, combine big-firm legal know-how and courtroom savviness with conscientious, attentive client care. We're dedicated to your success. 

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, we serve clients in Olathe and throughout Kansas and the Show-Me State.

Cases We Accept 

Our Olathe law firm handles a broad range of Kansas personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Here are a few examples of the types of cases we accept.

Personal Injury 

As you move through your day, you have a duty to take reasonable precautions to avoid injuring others. Truck drivers, other motorists, property owners, and others owe you a similar duty of care. When that duty is breached—whether by driving unsafely or failing to adequately maintain the safety of a business or healthcare facility—the at-fault party may be held liable for the injuries and damages that result. Though motor vehicle accident claims are common, they're far from the only kind of personal injury case. In addition to car accidents and truck crashes, personal injury claims may also involve slips and falls (and other premises liability claims like negligent security), motorcycle wrecks, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, sports injuries, nursing home neglect, or dog bites.

Medical Malpractice 

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers aren't required to be perfect. They are, however, required to provide patients with a certain standard of care. When a medical professional makes decisions that similarly-trained colleagues wouldn't make in similar circumstances and the patient suffers harm, the patient may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kansas civil court. In addition to doctors and nurses, the Sunflower state also allows you to name physician assistants, optometrists or ophthalmologists, mental health professionals, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and health care facilities as defendants in your claim. Common types of medical malpractice cases include delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, failure to treat, surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, birth injuries, and prescription drug errors. Think you may be a victim of medical negligence? Talk to us about your case. We have extensive experience understanding and presenting complex medical evidence in litigation.

Wrongful Death 

Did you lose a spouse, parent, child, grandchild, sibling, or another close family member in a tragic incident caused by a person, company, or medical professional's negligence? You may be entitled to compensation. Though no amount of money could ever replace your loved one, a settlement or monetary award can hold an at-fault party financially responsible and make it easier for your family to make ends meet without the deceased's income and support. Our team can help you understand and explore your options.

What to Do If You've Been Injured

Being involved in an accident that you didn't cause or suffering medical negligence can be a jarring experience that can leave you unsure of what to do next. At Foster Wallace, LLC, we understand. Here, we offer a few simple tips that may help you protect your right to recovery.

  • See a doctor. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if your injuries aren't serious. Not all injuries are immediately noticeable. While you may not know what to look for, your doctor will. (In the case of medical malpractice, see someone for a second opinion.) Make sure to attend all subsequent appointments and follow your doctor's treatment instructions carefully.
  • Gather essential evidence. Document your injuries and losses with photos and videos, and begin collecting medical records, bills, and receipts related to the accident or medical negligence. Need assistance? Our attorneys can help you acquire and organize vital case evidence. (Note: When requesting your medical records, don't mention you need them for litigation.)
  • Consult an injury lawyer. The personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death recovery processes are rife with potential pitfalls. Working with skilled injury, malpractice, and wrongful death attorneys can help you avoid case mistakes that could cost you.

How Our Lawyers Can Help Your Olathe Injury, Malpractice, or Wrongful Death Case 

After an accident, injury, or major loss in the family, you have more important things to do than to try to figure out Kansas injury and malpractice laws on your own. Fortunately, you don't have to. Foster Wallace, LLC's exceptional legal team is here to help.

Review Your Case 

During your initial consultation, we'll review your personal injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death claim and identify potential concerns and strengths.

Develop a Winning Strategy 

We'll help you gather evidence to support your claim and work on developing a winning case strategy.

Maximize the Value of Your Claim 

Just hiring an attorney can increase the value of your case. Depending on the available evidence, we could potentially help you recover compensation for all related medical expenses, property damages, lost wages and benefits, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, scarring or disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and disability. In a wrongful death claim, you could also recover funeral and burial costs, future lost income, and the loss of love, companionship, support, and guidance. 

Shield You From Unfair Tactics

Insurance adjusters and the at-fault party's defense attorneys are just waiting for opportunities to trip you up during the litigation process. Fortunately, your legal team can serve as a crucial buffer, protecting you from unfair tactics and overly-speedy settlement offers that won't cover your injuries and losses.

Negotiate and Analyze Settlement Offers

We're fighting for your best interests. Our Olathe injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death lawyers approach every negotiation and settlement offer with your well-being in mind. We'll never push you to settle for less than you deserve.

Take the Case to Trial 

When insurance companies and defense attorneys refuse to make a reasonable offer, our accomplished attorneys are ready to try your case in court. We have extensive trial experience and are considered leaders in our fields of law.

Schedule a Consultation 

Ready to discuss your legal needs with our Olathe legal team? Complete our online contact form or call our office at 816-249-2101 to schedule a complimentary consultation. For more information, request our free book, Anatomy of a Personal Injury Claim: A Guide to the Legal Process in Kansas and Missouri.