Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas wrongful death, serious personal injury & product liability law
Our Kansas City serious injury firm represents people injured in Kansas City, Independence, and throughout Missouri, Kansas, and other states. We also represent the families of people killed due to the negligence or deliberate actions of another person or company. Send your information below to speak to a Kansas City personal injury and wrongful death lawyer about your case. Unlike other injury firms, a messaging or marketing service will not call you - your information will go to an attorney who will contact quickly.
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Choose our Kansas City law firm for personal & professional serious injury and wrongful death representation
There are thousands of personal injury attorneys in Kansas and Missouri which leads to heavy marketing by law firms seeking personal injury and wrongful death clients. Television, radio, and billboard ads combine with internet ads to make a choice seem overwhelming. We will not comment on specific Kansas City area personal injury attorneys, but we can tell you what makes this law firm different - our commitment to our clients. We don’t run ads and we don’t have hundreds (or thousands) of clients at a time like attorneys who do aggressively advertise because we don’t think that we can offer the proper commitment to our clients. What makes our law firm right for your personal injury or wrongful death case?
This law firm strives to offer personal and professional legal representation to our clients and to be the most accessible law office in the Kansas City area. Serious personal injury cases often take years and it is important for the client’s peace of mind to be able to contact the attorney working on their case. With that in mind, we provide our cell phone numbers to our clients. We provide our personal email addresses to our clients so they may call or text at their convenience. We don’t instruct our staff to screen client phone calls. We are happy to meet with our clients at our downtown/crossroads Kansas City office, Olathe office or in their homes. Feel free to call or text me on my call my office (816)621-2320, call or text my cell phone (913)406-0732, or send me an email to verify this claim. I may not be available due to a court hearing, meeting, etc., but I will call you back once I am available.
This law office does not advertise on TV, radio, or billboards because I do not believe we can provide personal representation to hundreds of clients at a time - the cases are simply too complex for a law firm to handle more than a few dozen at at time, unless the lawyers no longer have a personal relationship with their clients.
We do not promise quick settlements to our personal injury clients or the families of wrongful death decedents. There are occasionally instances where cases settle quickly, but most of the time a quick settlement is substantially less than the true value of the case. We prepare our cases for trial which maximizes the settlement value but takes time.
If you want an attorney who is simply going to make a couple calls and accept whatever an insurance company and/or defense attorney is willing to offer, there are plenty of firms on TV and advertising on billboards who are willing to settle a case prematurely. Some of these firms have no intention of taking your case to trial because they plan on having another set of attorneys (often called their “network”) handle your case for a cut of the attorney’s fee. Perhaps this is a bait-and-switch tactic. We leave that determination to the individual client.
Focus: “A Jack of all trades is a master of none.”
This firm offers focused representation to those seriously injured by the negligent or intentional acts of another person or corporation, the families of those killed due to the negligent or intentional acts of another person or corporation, and those abandoned or treated unfairly by an insurance carrier in Kansas City and elsewhere in Missouri and Kansas. This represents ~97% of our case load.
Some lawyers handle divorces on Monday, tickets on Tuesday, wills on Wednesday, drunk drivers on Thursday, and then, if there is enough time, personal injury cases on Friday. There is nothing wrong with that, however, we think our focus allows us to better represent our clients.
Contingency Fees in personal injury and wrongful death cases
What is a contingency fee?
The term “contingency fee” means an attorney’s fee that is “contingent” on the outcome of the case, meaning it is a percentage of the case recovery whether the case is settled or goes to trial. In practice, different injury and wrongful death law firms have significantly different contingency fee agreement terms.
This law firm handles Kansas City, Missouri, & Kansas personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis that is different from most law firms. Our attorney’s fee depends on the timing of the case - our fee percentage for cases that settle quickly is usually less than half of the attorney’s fee percentage for cases that are filed in court and go to trial.
Some firms charge a flat 1/3 percentage whether the case is settled in 30 days or through trial 3 years later. It is our belief that a “flat” contingency percentage makes many cases “unprofitable” if taken to trial which can result in a failure to properly prepare a case for trial or an attorney pressuring the client to settle.
Other firms require clients to pay for expenses up front, as they accrue, and/or regardless of the outcome of the case. This firm has never asked a client to front our office’s case expenses, nor do we ever require reimbursement of expenses in cases where there is no recovery.
It is our belief that our varied contingency fee percentages and policies regarding expenses are advantageous to the client and allow us to more effectively pursue Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas serious injury and wrongful death cases.
Catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases may result from accidents in many ways, including:
• Serious burns
• Brain/head injuries
• Back injuries
• Spinal injuries, including paralyzation
• Neck injuries
• Broken and crushed bones
• Injuries to eyes and ears
Contact our Kansas City, Missouri law office
for a free consultation with an attorney
about your personal injury or wrongful death case
by phone (816)581-4600, email, or in person.