How Our Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Kansas City personal injury lawyers Michael Foster and Brian Wallace provide tenacious representation to injury clients, giving them the answers and advice they need in one of the most challenging times of their lives. As experienced accident attorneys, we know that many victims don’t have the funds to pay for legal expenses. We remove this obstacle from our clients by taking injury cases on a contingency fee basis—only collecting payment from clients if we have secured compensation for their losses.
Types of Serious Personal Injuries
Our personal injury lawyers can provide guidance on a wide variety of cases, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents. When a car, truck, or motorcycle crash that was not your fault leaves you seriously injured or a family member dies, you can hold the at-fault driver responsible for paying your medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and other non-economic damages. Distraction, intoxication, speeding, reckless driving, following too closely, and other negligent actions on the part of the other driver could be to blame for your crash.
- Pedestrian accidents. Drivers owe a duty of care to pedestrians who are crossing the road, walking on a sidewalk, or passing through a parking lot. If a distracted or inattentive driver hit you while you were on foot, the driver can be held liable for your damages.
- Bicycle accidents. More and more people are choosing to commute by bicycle, and some municipalities are supporting them with dedicated bike lanes. However, not every driver is aware of the rules regarding sharing the road with bicycles. When a bike rider who was following traffic rules is hit by a car, the driver should be held accountable.
- Slip and fall accidents. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for visitors. Victims who are injured on another’s property due to lax maintenance, uneven stairs, poor lighting, missing handrails, or negligent security may be able to recover compensation.
- Sports injuries. Athletes across all disciplines are at risk of trauma every time they walk onto the field. We can investigate whether a student or adult athletics injury was caused by negligence on the part of the coach, property owner, or maintenance crews.
- Nursing home neglect. Unfortunately, elder abuse is common in nursing homes, and facilities and caretakers may be liable if a resident is injured due to neglect, overmedication, physical abuse, or other trauma.
- Dog bites. Pet owners can be held responsible for medical costs of infection, broken bones, reconstructive surgery, or psychological therapy if their animals bite or attack a victim.
- Wrongful death. If you have suffered a sudden death in the family that could have been caused by negligence, we can investigate the incident and pursue a legal claim on your behalf, giving you the privacy and time you need to grieve your loss.
Negligence Can Lead to Life-Threatening Injuries in Kansas and Missouri
Our personal injury team has helped clients suffering from a range of serious injuries caused by the negligent, careless, and intentional actions of other people. These injuries can cause permanent disabilities and be life-altering. The cost of medical treatment could prove to be astronomical, and you should not have to pay out of pocket—or through your own health insurance—for any of it. Some typical injuries we see include:
- Brain injuries. Car crashes, falls from heights, oxygen deprivation, and sports accidents can cause traumatic injury to the brain that leads to a permanent loss of cognitive and motor ability. Whether you suffered brain damage in a slip and fall, motor vehicle crash, or at the hands of a negligent doctor, we can help you hold them accountable.
- Spinal cord damage. Motor vehicle crashes and falls are the leading causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. When your spinal cord is damaged, you can suffer paralysis from the point of injury down and require life-long medical care and personal assistance.
- Bone fractures. Nursing home abuse, car and motorcycle crashes, falls, and dog attacks can cause broken and crushed bones that can be very serious, especially in older people or when the break involves bones such as the pelvis, collarbone, femur, or vertebrae. Recovery could require rehabilitation and physical therapy.
- Skin trauma. The skin is the body's largest organ, and when it is damaged on a large scale, such as with burns, bed sores, or road rash, it can take months of intensive care to heal. Nursing home neglect, motorcycle crashes, and motor vehicle accidents that involve fire are typical causes of major skin injuries.
- Infections. Negligent medical care in a nursing home or hospital, dog bites, and burns could lead to a bacterial infection that can be fatal if not treated quickly. Sepsis and septic shock are very real risks with untreated infection or dangerous strains of bacteria.
Any of these catastrophic injuries could ultimately prove to be fatal, in which case, you could have a wrongful death claim against the negligent party that caused your accident.
If your injuries require emergency medical treatment or hospitalization, it is vital that you contact a personal injury attorney to help with your claim for compensation from the at-fault party.
Foster Wallace Client Reviews
"The attention to detail and level of personal care that I received from the team at Foster Wallace was incredible. Though a very challenging time for me. They were supportive and understanding. The final result of their performance can only be described as stellar and life-changing. Thank you so much, Kim and Michael. It was an interesting couple of years. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need."
Contact Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers Michael Foster and Brian Wallace
If you have experienced an injury in either Kansas or Missouri, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.249.2101 to schedule your free consultation. If you're not ready to talk, but still want to learn more about your rights, allow us to mail you a complimentary copy of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Claim: A Guide to the Legal Process in Kansas and Missouri.