If you've been injured in an accident in Kansas City, MO, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. As a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of success, Edward A. Stump has negotiated and litigated cases on behalf of injured clients. Contact him today for a free consultation.
The Law Offices of Edward A. Stump, LLC pursues injury claims on behalf of clients for medical bills, lost wages, diminished work capacity, and pain and suffering. Among the types of accidents that attorney Stump hands are the following:
Whether you're injured in a car accident or you slip while visiting a store, there are certain steps that you need to take for your physical and mental wellbeing, as well as to protect your case. Your priority is your safety and physical recovery, but it's also important that you take appropriate measures to protect your claim during negotiations or litigation.
All states have a statute of limitations for filing civil cases. Missouri is no exception. The day your accidental injury occurs, the clock starts ticking. The statute of limitations for most Missouri personal injury accidents is five years from the date of injury unless the injury wasn't discoverable until a later time or involves a wrongful death situation of medical negligence.
If you are in an accident due to the negligence of the city or one or more of their employees, you need to give the municipality notice of intent or potentiality of filing the lawsuit within 90 days of the injury. That does not give you and your attorney much time, so it's important to act immediately.
Some of the damages in a personal injury claim are fairly straightforward and are easy to calculate. Others require the skill of a seasoned personal injury lawyer to determine what the courts will accept as part of a comprehensive claim. This is a brief overview.
These costs are usually easy to calculate as long as you have access to the data. Monetary damages include things like the cost of a hospital stay, surgeries, followup appointments, physical therapy, medical tests, medication, lost wages from being out of work, vehicle damage, impound fees, and other property damage.
It's often difficult to determine the overreaching effects of an accident. How do you put a dollar amount on the pain caused by a moderate to severe injury or the loss of a limb? An experienced personal injury attorney has the ability to use comparative data to determine a dollar figure for the injuries that you have suffered. If the defendant objects to their figure, they can respond with case law and the opinions of expert witnesses. Noneconomic damages include compensatory and punitive.
If you've been injured in an accident, your first priority is to recover. At the Law Offices of Edward A. Stump, our first priority is to make sure you have the resources that you need to do it. Successfully representing hundreds of clients in the Kansas City area, attorney Edward Stump has the experience and knowledge to get you the settlement or award that you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.