Personal Injury Attorneys in Kansas City
Being involved in any kind of accident can be an emotional and unsettling experience. Such an incident can result in injuries, hospitalization, property damage, missed time at work, or sometimes even death. In the State of Missouri, personal injury laws are designed to protect victims of negligent accidents, hold the responsible parties accountable, and help you pursue deserved compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligent, careless, or wrongful actions, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation. At Denning Law Firm, LLC, we are dedicated to offering experienced legal guidance, support, and vigorous representation to clients in their personal injury claims. Our skilled Missouri personal injury attorneys will fight compassionately to protect your legal rights and help you seek fair financial compensation to cover medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Denning Law Firm, LLC is proud to represent personal injury victims and their families throughout Kansas City, Missouri; Overland Park, and Kansas City, Kansas.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Denning Law Firm, LLC, our attorneys have devoted their careers to protecting accident victims and their loved ones and providing the most dedicated representation possible. We are poised and ready to represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, lawsuits, and claims, including, but not limited to:
Professional Liability Claims
Catastrophic Injury Cases
Our experienced Missouri personal injury attorneys will evaluate all of the facts of your case, conduct an in-depth, private investigation, and determine how best to proceed. Additionally, we will handle all forms of communication and help negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance carrier.
Personal Injury Claims in Missouri
Missouri is an "at-fault" insurance state. This means that the person who caused the accident (at-fault party) will be held liable for medical expenses, property damages, and other accident-related losses suffered by the injured victims. To successfully establish a personal injury claim, you must prove that:
The at-fault party had a legal duty of care to prevent or avoid causing harm to you
The at-fault party breached this duty of care
The at-fault party's breach of duty of care caused your injury
You suffered or sustained actual harm, damages, or losses
An experienced attorney can evaluate your unique situation and enlighten you about the Missouri state laws addressing liability in personal injury claims.
Pure Comparative Fault Rule in Missouri
Additionally, Missouri operates using the "pure comparative fault" rule. Under the system, your involvement in an accident does not bar you from seeking damages for your injuries. However, the amount of compensation you may recover will be reduced by your fault percentage.
For example, if the judge awarded $70,000 in total damages for your injuries and losses but found you to be 10% liable for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by 10% (or $7,000). You will only recover $63,000. According to Missouri's pure comparative fault system, you will still be allowed to recover damages, even if you were up to 99% responsible for your injuries.
Statute of Limitations
Under Missouri Revised Statutes Section 516.120(4), an action seeking a remedy for an injury to the person or rights of another shall be commenced within five years of the date of the injury or accident. This means that in order to recover damages, you must file your personal injury claim within five years from the date of the accident or injury.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
To recover injury claims in an at-fault state like Missouri, the injured victims can proceed by:
Filing an injury claim with their own insurance company
Filing a third-party claim against the insurance carrier of the at-fault party
Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in civil court
A skilled personal injury lawyer can help prove negligence, enlighten you about the available damages, and determine how to proceed with your injury claim.
The following damages may be recovered by filing a personal injury claim:
Medical expenses, including future medical costs for treatments
Lost income or wages, including overtime, sick leave, and other benefits
Compensation for reduced earning capability
Out of pocket expenses due to the injury
Loss of enjoyment of life
Pain, discomfort, and suffering
Loss of love, affection, companionship, and comfort provided by the injured person
Punitive damages to serve as an additional punishment to the at-fault party
A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can evaluate every detail of your case, estimate case value, and help negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company.
How Legal Counsel Can Help
Getting injured in any type of accident can be devastating and can have a substantial impact on your physical, mental, and financial health. However, you should never have to suffer the consequences and financial liability all alone. If you were involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to hire a skilled personal injury attorney immediately to advocate for your rights and help fight for the financial justice that you deserve.
At Denning Law Firm, LLC, we have the experience, resources, and diligence to help you hold those liable for your injuries and damages accountable. As your legal counsel, we will review and investigate the facts of your unique situation and explore your possible legal options to seek damages. We will fight vigorously on your behalf and help you recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, damages, or loss.
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Kansas City, MO
If you or someone close to you was hurt in a negligent accident, you may seek fair compensation. Reach out to Denning Law Firm, LLC today to schedule a simple case assessment. Our attorneys can offer you the comprehensive legal counsel, support, and compassionate representation you need in your personal injury case. We proudly serve clients across Kansas City, Missouri; Overland Park, and Kansas City, Kansas. Call us today to get the help you need.