Independence Car Accident Lawyer
At the Carter Law Offices, much of our work is done on behalf of personal injury victims and their families. We are genuinely empathetic and compassionate to the folks we meet. We know how hard it is to suffer a personal injury, so we stand up for injury victims in courts throughout the Kansas City metro area and elsewhere in Missouri and Kansas.
Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys have the resources, knowledge and experience to handle many different types of cases. No matter how seriously you were hurt, we can help. Contact us by calling 816-283-3500 . Initial consultations are, of course, free.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Our on-staff nurse and chiropractor help assess the extent of an injury and build a strong case for compensation. Their help allows us to effectively handle the most serious and catastrophic personal injury cases. It also helps us represent the surviving families of people killed in accidents of all kinds — from slip-and-fall accidents to dangerous product accidents — by bringing wrongful death lawsuits in Missouri and Kansas courts.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
We also recover damages for personal injury victims in motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents and motorcycle accidents. A thorough investigation often reveals that speeding, recklessness, driver inattention or drunk driving was involved. When it is the case, we hold drivers accountable for their actions.
Types of Auto Accidents
Auto accidents occur every single day on side roads, highways, byways and freeways. No matter what type of auto accident you are in, our legal team has the resources, knowledge and experience to help you start on the road to recovery. Our entire team is committed to helping folks who have been injured in all types of accidents. This includes rear-end collisions, multicar crashes, highway accidents and rollovers.
If you are suffering from an injury caused by a defective car part, you need a strong advocate working on your side to help make certain you get the benefits you are entitled to. We handle accident injury claims involving defective products in automobiles, including defective air bags, tire defects, seat belt failure and more.
Truck accident cases can be a bit like David fighting Goliath. Trucking companies are big and they have millions of dollars to use with one goal in mind: avoiding responsibility for trucking accidents. It takes a lot to take them on, but we have the knowledge, experience and skill to do the right thing for the truck accident victims we represent.
Bus and Other Mass Transit Accidents
Mass transit accidents can be especially challenging because they often involve a number of people who have been hurt in different ways in the same accident. Bus accidents may also involve someone getting on and off the bus. We have the experience to effectively represent these injury victims, whether they have been injured on busses, trains, planes or other motor vehicles.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
We represent folks who have been injured or neglected in nursing homes. These cases can be especially challenging for the families of injury victims because they trusted the nursing homes to provide better care than they could themselves. We understand how devastating this can be. When you sign the engagement letter with our firm, we work hard to prepare these cases for trial — and often negotiate a favorable settlement before reaching the courtroom.
We represent those who have been injured in all types of construction accidents, including falls from scaffolding, brain injuries, broken bones, scarring, bruising, burn injuries and more. Carter Law Offices uses its entire team, including experienced lawyers, a registered nurse and a doctor of chiropractic to help people obtain the necessary medical treatment and recover damages for injuries.
We hold doctors, nurses and hospitals accountable for injury, illness or death resulting from negligence and patient neglect. Mr. Carter has secured damages for all types of medical malpractice such as medication errors, birth injury (including cerebral palsy), falling injuries, surgery errors and diagnosis errors.
We handle a broad spectrum of employment law matters. We represent employees in wrongful termination lawsuits. Attorneys Doug Carter and Julie Carter have built a focused and respected practice in disability discrimination and employment discrimination. They prosecute cases in Missouri and Kansas under the federal Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act as well as the Missouri Human Rights Act.
Our work also includes representing employees or other whistleblowers in bringing qui tam lawsuits under the federal False Claims Act for reporting fraud against the government.
We also represent people who have suffered economic harm due to the negligent or incompetent actions of their attorney. We understand the complex issues in legal malpractice cases and are prepared to work to hold other lawyers financially accountable for their actions.
Business and Commercial Litigation
Mr. Carter continues his longtime practice in business and commercial litigation, representing businesses, business owners and business employees as plaintiffs or defendants in contract disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, employee disputes and complex litigation.
Contact Our Accident Injury Attorneys in Independence
If you or a loved one has been hurt, we would like to hear from you. Give us a call at 816-283-3500 . You may also contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our injury attorney in Kansas City. At Carter Law Offices, we can make a difference.