Warrensburg Personal Injury Lawyers
Car accidents, truck crashes, dog bites, and medical negligence that results in injuries are traumatic personal injury events that can take you by surprise and leave significant turmoil in their wake. After such incidents, you can face considerable physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Though you should be able to focus on helping yourself and your family heal, the upheaval in your finances may force you to seek compensation from the party responsible for your injuries and damages.
Unfortunately, Missouri injury law in Warrensburg is complicated and intimidating—and if you don't have legal experience, even the very idea of litigation can be stressful or exhausting. Don't go it alone. Let Foster Wallace handle the legal heavy lifting and fight for the recovery you deserve.
Adept Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Warrensburg
Foster Wallace is a leading personal injury law firm serving clients throughout Missouri and Kansas. Our founding attorneys, Michael Foster and Brian Wallace, have extensive experience and insight in these complex areas of law, having worked at big firms alongside some of the best legal minds in the country before starting a practice dedicated to helping plaintiffs. Our clients enjoy a collaborative, two-heads-are-better-than-one approach to cases and caring and capable legal counsel they can count on.
Cases We Handle
We accept a broad range of injury cases, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability/slips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Dog bites
- Nursing home neglect
- Other personal injuries
- Other motor vehicle accidents
- Wrongful death
Injuries may include lacerations, contusions, broken bones, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), neck and shoulder injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, amputations, burns, coma, or death.
How Our Seasoned Missouri Injury Attorneys Can Help Your Case
Our accomplished Warrensburg legal team provides adept counsel in a supportive, one-on-one environment. We proudly guide personal injury clients through each stage of the legal process, from consultation to case conclusion. Here are some examples of what we do in a typical case.
Analyze the Case
During your initial consultation, we'll carefully listen to your story, discuss your injuries and damages, explain your legal rights, and discuss your options for seeking compensation and how we can assist you. We'll also analyze the case to identify strengths and weaknesses, developing strategies to address each one. For example, if your case lacks sufficient medical evidence, we might direct you to a doctor who can examine you and provide the necessary documentation.
Conduct an Investigation
Our team can conduct an exhaustive investigation into the accident or medical event to determine fault and identify potentially liable parties. Accurately attributing responsibility is vital in personal injury cases. As a comparative negligence state, Missouri allows you to recover compensation even if you were partially responsible for the accident and injuries. However, your recovery may be reduced to reflect your degree of fault. We'll work to ensure you're not left holding the bag for more than your fair share of damages. Sometimes, this may require hiring an expert, such as an accident reconstructionist.
Estimate the Value of the Claim
We can help you keep track of your medical bills, property damages, and other expenses and provide a case value estimate. What your case is worth is influenced by various factors, including the severity and permanency of your injuries, your total financial losses, the defendant's available insurance coverage (and other resources), whether you were partially responsible, and the skill of the attorneys involved.
Injury lawsuits can provide compensation for all related medical expenses (including the cost of future care), property damages, lost wages and benefits, loss of earning capacity, out-of-pocket costs, pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, scarring or disfigurement, disability, reduced quality of life, and other losses. Additionally, in many cases, just hiring an attorney to represent you is enough to increase the value of your claim.
Handle Communications Between Parties
After an accident or negligent medical error, an adjuster from the other party's insurance company – or a lawyer from their defense team – may contact you seeking information about the case. Beware. No matter how friendly the individual may seem, they are not working in your best interest. Instead, their job is to look for ways to minimize the company – or their client's – financial obligation to you. Common tactics include:
- Making early (and low) settlement offers before you know the full extent of your injuries and damages
- Asking for a recorded statement, twisting your words, and using them to try to undermine your claim
- Tricking you into releasing your complete medical records, rather than just the ones related to litigation, and attempting to attribute your injuries to other causes
When you hire Foster Wallace to represent you, we handle all communications between you and the other party's insurer or defense team. We reduce litigation-related stress and help you avoid mistakes that could damage the case or limit your recovery, all while you take the time you need to heal.
Negotiate and Evaluate Settlement Offers
Insurance companies pay claimants as little as possible to stay profitable. As a result, accepting a settlement before speaking with an attorney can have disastrous consequences. If you take a lowball settlement and discover that your damages are more extensive than you initially realized, you don't get a second bite at the apple—which makes getting it right the first time even more critical. Our exceptional injury lawyers will work to negotiate a full and fair recovery and advise you on the offers you receive.
Take the Case to Trial
When insurance companies and defense teams refuse to offer reasonable compensation, we'll fight for you all the way to trial. We're never afraid to take a case to court when that's what's best for our client. Our courtroom-savvy legal team is prepared to develop and present a winning case.
Along the way, we'll also take care of all the case paperwork and ensure compliance with legal deadlines and requirements, so you don't have to. We know litigation can be stressful, frustrating, and even a little intimidating, so our goal is to make the process as painless as possible.
Think You Can't Afford an Attorney? Think Again.
The financial havoc that can accompany a personal injury accident or negligent medical care can leave victims focused on what they can't afford. People may be hesitant to hire legal counsel as they don't want to add the cost of representation to their pile of rapidly-mounting expenses. Fortunately, there's good news: You can take advantage of skilled legal counsel without worrying about the price.
Foster Wallace accepts cases on contingency. You don't pay unless we win your case. Rather than charging you for our legal services upfront, we receive an agreed-upon percentage of your settlement or financial award when your case concludes. Don't go it alone; the experienced representation you deserve is just a call or click away.