Securing Compensation with Foster Wallace

An automobile accident, bicycle crash, or slip and fall can have life-changing consequences. While Kansas law provides victims the right to recover damages through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, securing compensation could prove difficult. Even if you have a seemingly open-and-close case, the insurance company might refuse to negotiate in good faith—doing everything in their power to reduce your claim’s value. Left unchecked, the insurance company’s tactics could leave you empty-handed—unable to pay down your medical debt or afford the high-quality treatment you deserve. 

Foster Wallace, LLC, knows that standing up to a multimillion-dollar insurance company might seem intimidating. However, our experienced team of Topeka, Kansas, personal injury attorneys never backs down from a fight.  

Foster Wallace Is Committed to Empowering Accident Victims in Topeka 

Before Brian Wallace and Michael Foster established Foster Wallace, LLC, they spent years representing high-profile clients across the United States—from big insurance companies to some of the country’s most prominent sports teams. While they now exclusively advocate for the injured, their experience representing corporate interests lets them anticipate and counteract the strategies insurance adjusters use to deprive accident victims of the settlement they deserve.

Each and every day, Foster Wallace’s attorneys provide accident victims across Kansas with the support and resources they need to overcome the obstacles to their recovery. We offer: 

A Virtual Database of Custom-Curated Legal Content 

Our website hosts an extensive and ever-growing database of personal injury articles, blog posts, and FAQs, designed to provide easily comprehensible solutions to common legal problems.  

Free e-Books and Investigate Reports  

We believe that our Topeka neighbors deserve easy, affordable access to high-quality legal resources. Foster Wallace’s free self-help e-books and investigative reports, available in English and Spanish, include detailed advice on an assortment of topics, from an overview of Kansas’s court system to tips on creating post-accident pain journals

Affordable, Hassle-Free Legal Representation

We believe that nobody should ever have to bear the burden of another person’s wrongdoing, which is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis. When we accept a new case, we never ask our clients to pay out-of-pocket for representation. Instead, we only accept payment as a percentage of your eventual settlement. If we cannot get you the compensation you need, we do not get paid—period. 

Contacting Foster Wallace, LLC is easy, and it is entirely free of cost: send us a message online or call us at 816-720-5875 to discuss your case and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. 

Kansas Personal Injury Cases Foster Wallace, LLC, Accepts 

Foster Wallace, LLC, advocates for clients who have been injured in a variety of accidents, including but not limited to: 

Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability accidents can occur when Kansas landowners fail to maintain premises free from unreasonable hazards, such as protruding objects, unkept sidewalks, or slippery surfaces. 

Wrongful Death 

Kansas law allows the family members of an accident victim to file a wrongful death lawsuit if their loved one’s death was caused by another party’s negligence. While many people believe that filing a wrongful death lawsuit can send the wrong message, a successful judgment can not only help hold a reckless motorist or negligent business owner accountable for an unspeakable loss but protect the rest of your community from suffering a similar tragedy. 

Car Accidents

Car accidents are among the leading causes of accidental injury and death among every age group in Kansas. Although some car crashes are attributable to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, most involve some measure of operator error. Foster Wallace, LLC, could help you negotiate the insurance company’s red tape and collect the evidence you need to settle out of court or prevail in a jury trial. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Since bikers do not have the benefit of airbags and protective metal cages, they often suffer serious, debilitating injuries—injuries that can require compensation far beyond what the insurance adjuster is willing to provide in an initial settlement offer. Unfortunately, companies, judges, and juries often have unfair biases against motorcycle riders, believing that bikers are more likely to drive dangerously and take unreasonable risks. 

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect occurs when medical personnel make improper treatment decisions or actively abuse their vulnerable patients

Sports Injuries

An event organizer, athlete, or bystander could be held liable for sports injuries if they acted recklessly or without regard for the victim’s well-being. 

Dog Bites

Dog owners are required to take common-sense measures to protect the public from pets with a history of aggression. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 

Foster Wallace, LLC, handles motor vehicle accident claims, including cases where the injured person was partially at fault.  

Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents are very different from ordinary car crashes, as they often involve multiple defendants and complex interactions between local, state, and federal law. 

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Kansas law affords pedestrians and cyclists many of the same rights as motorists, including the right to recover damages after a preventable accident. 

What to Do After a Topeka, KS, Accident 

Call Law the Police 

Kansas law requires that motorists inform the authorities of any accident that involves bodily injury, wrongful death, or property damage exceeding $500. However, calling the police after an accident is still a good idea even when it’s not required. While the investigating officer may be unable to determine who was at fault in a car crash or slip-and-fall, their report could still be cited in insurance negotiations or in court. 

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

You should always seek immediate medical attention after a serious Topeka accident, even if you do not believe that your injuries warrant an intensive intervention. Since the adrenaline rush following an especially traumatic injury could mask severe pain, a physician could help you identify injuries you did even realize that you sustained. 

Collect Evidence

You could take pictures of the accident site, document your visible injuries, and photograph the condition that caused your injuries, such as a wet floor or snow-covered sidewalk. 

Speak to Eyewitnesses

If you believe that someone else may have witnessed your accident, ask them for their full name, phone number, and other contact information—their testimony could prove critical in court. 

Contact an Experienced Attorney 

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a serious Topeka accident, you could be entitled to significant compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. However, you have to act fast: Kansas has a strict statute of limitations that could prevent you from recovering damages if you wait too long to take action. 

Please send Foster Wallace, LLC, a message online or call us at 816-720-5875 to schedule your free initial consultation. 

Securing a Settlement After a Serious Topeka Personal Injury Accident 

Foster Wallace has experience advocating for clients who have suffered accident-related injuries such as: 

  • Amputations 
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures 
  • Bruises and contusions 
  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations 
  • Head injuries 
  • Paralysis 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Whiplash 
  • Wrongful death 

While some injuries are undoubtedly more serious than others, Foster Wallace, LLC, recognizes that even minor injuries can impair an accident victim’s ability to live an ordinary, independent, and fulfilling life. When assessing your case, we will consider your existing accident-related expenses as well as your long-term care needs.

Your recovery could include payment for: 

  • Past, present, and anticipated medical bills 
  • Physical rehabilitation 
  • Prescription medication co-pays 
  • Lost income from work 
  • Lost vacation days or paid time off (PTO) 
  • Diminished earning potential 
  • Emotional pain and suffering 
  • Loss of enjoyment 
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement 
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of consortium 

Since Kansas no longer caps the damages available in most personal injury cases, our attorneys could help you obtain as much compensation as you need to begin the difficult task of moving past a tragic, life-changing accident. 

Michael Foster
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