Increase Your Chances for Fair Damages

Being injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash you didn't cause or by medical negligence can shatter your sense of safety and security, leaving you grappling with devastating physical, financial, and psychological consequences. While you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit seeking compensation from the responsible party (or parties), Kansas injury law is complex and complicated—and successful litigation demands considerable time, energy, and legal knowledge and experience. Fortunately, you don't have to go it alone.

Skilled attorneys can help level the playing field between you and the other party's insurance company or defense team to increase your chances for a positive outcome that includes fair damages. Looking for tenacious and trustworthy legal counsel? You've found the right firm.

Highly-Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Shawnee 

Injured or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence? Foster Wallace, LLC, helps personal injury clients in Shawnee—and throughout Kansas and Missouri—stand up to big insurers (and high-powered defense counsel) and fight for the recovery they deserve. 

Our founders, Michael Foster and Brian Wallace, combine years of big-firm experience with caring and attentive client support—using a collaborative approach to develop winning case strategies. Our team has helped countless clients achieve their legal goals and collect fair compensation. We may be able to do the same for you.

Cases We Accept 

Foster Wallace, LLC, handles a wide range of personal injury claims. Worried you can't afford an attorney? Financial limitations shouldn't stand in the way of justice. Our accomplished Shawnee, Kansas injury lawyers work on contingency, so you don't pay unless we win your case. Then, we receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement or monetary award—and this percentage stays the same, regardless of how complicated the litigation becomes. We are committed to providing you with the dedicated representation you and your case need with no up-front costs. 

We accept the following kinds of injury claims.

Personal Injury 

A personal injury case is an insurance claim or lawsuit in which the claimant or plaintiff alleges that they suffered injuries and losses because of another person or entity's negligence. The injuries associated with these cases can run the gamut from lacerations and broken bones to spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). To recover compensation in personal injury litigation, you must show that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • The defendant's actions (or inaction) violated that duty.
  • The violation caused the harmful event (car accident, motorcycle wreck, etc.
  • You suffered physical injuries and financial losses as a result.

Car Accidents 

Dealing with more than a fender-bender? Our adept attorneys can help you navigate the motor vehicle accident insurance claims and litigation processes, handling the legal heavy lifting, so you can focus on feeling better and moving forward. 

Truck Crashes

More severe injuries, more significant damages, additional evidence, and the potential for multiple defendants and larger settlements or financial awards are some things that tend to set truck crash cases apart from their car accident counterparts. Don't go head-to-head with trucking companies, their insurers, or their corporate defense counsel on your own. Contact our stellar legal team as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of vital evidence and protect your right to recovery.

Motorcycle Wrecks

Motorcycle accidents can also cause catastrophic injuries and damages, and, like truck crash cases, these claims can be extremely difficult to win without skillful representation. It's not uncommon for motorcyclists to be blamed for their injuries and losses, facing bias from insurance adjusters to judges. At Foster Wallace, our dedicated Shawnee motorcycle crash lawyers will work to counteract unfair assumptions with persuasive evidence and legal arguments. Talk to us about your case.

Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accidents 

Walking or biking can be a great way to exercise or get from Point A to Point B without a vehicle. Unfortunately, it can also put you at risk for severe injury. If you were hurt in a Shawnee bicycle or pedestrian accident caused by a negligent motorist, you might be entitled to compensation – even if your injuries resulted from evasive actions rather than contact with the vehicle itself. 

Premises Liability (Slips and Falls) 

Individuals and companies who own, operate, or otherwise control businesses, residences, or other properties in Kansas have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure the safety of patrons, vendors, employees, residents, or other lawful visitors. Slips and falls are the most frequently filed type of premises liability claim. Common causes of action include negligent security, poor maintenance, defective conditions, and inadequate lighting.

Sports Injuries

Like property owners, event organizers have a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure the safety of attendees and participants. Hurt while participating in an athletic competition? You could be entitled to damages if your losses were due to another party's negligence or carelessness. Let our exceptional legal team review your case and offer advice. 

Dog Bites

Dog bites and maulings can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Unfortunately, Kansas follows the “one bite” rule, which means you'll have to prove that the animal's owner knew (or should have known) that it was dangerous in order to recover compensation. This can be challenging. Find out how we can assist you.

Nursing Home Neglect 

Nursing home abuse and neglect can put our most vulnerable loved ones in jeopardy. If you suspect that someone you love is being neglected or abused at their nursing home, Foster Wallace, LLC can help you fight to hold the facility accountable. Schedule a consultation.

Wrongful Death 

Losing someone you love is never easy, but if your loved one died in a negligence-based incident like a car or truck accident or as a result of medical malpractice or a violent crime, it can be particularly difficult to cope. And if you depended on the deceased for financial support, the loss of their income can compound your grief, worry, and frustration. Our experienced Shawnee wrongful death lawyers can help a victim's surviving spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, or other heirs at law explore their options for compensation.

What You Could Recover 

What you can recover in a Kansas personal injury case largely depends on the quality of the available evidence, the skill of your legal counsel, and factors such as the severity and permanency of the injuries, your total losses, and whether you were partially responsible. (As a comparative negligence state, you can still recover damages, even if you share fault for the accident and your injuries; however, your financial award will be reduced to reflect your assigned fault percentage.)

Your recovery might include compensation for:

  • Ambulance services
  • Emergency medical care
  • Hospitalizations
  • Surgical procedures
  • Specialist appointments
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other therapies
  • Over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Medically-necessary travel costs
  • Personal care expenses
  • Loss of income, including past and future lost wages and benefits
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological trauma
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Other relevant losses

Not sure which damages may apply to your case? We can help.

Michael Foster
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Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney