Representing Victims of Serious Personal Injury Accidents
The cost of a catastrophic or serious injury is substantial and often extends over the lifetime of an accident victim. Insurance companies realize this and will often employ every means available to them to reduce the amount they have to pay. Since Missouri is a "pure comparative negligence state," compensation for injuries is reduced by the amount of fault assigned in an accident. For example, if you suffer $100,000 in damages in an accident and are found 80 percent at fault, you cannot recover more than $20,000. Insurance companies are aware of this and will often attempt to shift as much blame as possible onto you, the injury victim.
At the Carter Law Offices, our Kansas City serious injury lawyers work with accident investigators and other experts in determining fault and recovering as much compensation as possible for our clients. Don't let an insurer saddle you with the blame for an accident caused by its policy holder's negligence. Contact our Kansas City personal injury and wrongful death attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
Kinds of Catastrophic Injuries — The Clients We Help
The personal injury lawyers at Carter Law Offices represent people suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in an accident:
- Head trauma
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Fatal injuries/wrongful death
Prepared to Counter the Claims of Insurance Accident Investigators
Insurance companies employ their own teams of accident investigators in the hope of finding anything that will reduce the liability of their client and hold an injury victim at fault. That's why our attorneys regularly work with accident investigators, engineers, safety experts and others in investigating the following kinds of accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian knockdowns
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries and medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Accidents caused by defective products
Determining the Cost of a Serious Injury
In order to ensure that our clients recover damages proportional to the full financial impact of their serious injury, our attorneys work closely with medical economists and life care planners. In our cost projections, we take into account costs associated with future surgery, physical therapy, in-house nursing care and lost wages. We also consider loss in quality of life and demand compensation for our clients' pain and suffering.
We have a registered nurse and doctor of chiropractic on staff who provide important medical information to aid in building cases.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney in Independence
To schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you, contact the Carter Law Offices today. Call 816-283-3500 .