Personal Injury FAQs

Do I need an attorney?

The answer to this question is yes. The person who caused your injury will likely have investigators, insurance company employees, and attorneys working against you to ensure you get as little compensation as possible for your injury. The goal of these individuals is to make sure they pay you as little as possible. A Kansas City personal injury lawyer can assure that you are treated fairly by these individuals and that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.

How quickly should I hire an attorney?

It is never too early after a catastrophic injury to hire a Kansas City injury lawyer. The attorney can make sure your rights are protected immediately and that you are in the best position possible to receive adequate compensation for your injuries.

Will it cost me anything to talk with you to see if I have a case?

There is no cost to speak with us about your injury claim. We offer free/no obligation initial consultations.

What happens at the free consultation and afterward?

First and foremost, we will meet each other. We will collect information from you regarding your injury and the surrounding facts to determine if you have a claim for your injury. After the free consultation, we will research and review your claim for free to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injury. After we have researched and reviewed your claim, we will contact you to talk about your injury and your case to advise you whether we believe you are entitled to money compensation for your injuries. All of these services are offered to every one of our prospective clients free of charge.

Am I entitled to money compensation for my injury?

We can help determine whether you are entitled to money compensation for your injury. This is something that we can tell you, for free, shortly after your free consultation.

How much do law firms charge to handle an injury case?

You pay nothing to us unless we obtain money compensation for your injuries. We will handle your case completely at our own cost and expense until we obtain money compensation for your injuries or win your case at trial. If we do not obtain money compensation for you or win your case, you do not pay us anything.

If you do recover money compensation for me or win my case, how much will your fee be?

We have both personally seen what an injury can do to a person or a family. We do what we do because we feel passionate about helping our clients and our community. If you hire our attorneys to represent you, we offer a “tiered contingency fee.” The “tiered contingency fee” is a fee based on the amount of work that we have put into your case and is often a lower amount than you will pay at competitor firms.

If I hire you, who will handle my case?

If you hire our firm, you will always have the names on the door to represent you. Both attorneys will be working on your case at all times. At our firm, you aren’t just hiring an injury attorney to represent you, you are hiring a team. We guarantee that your case will never be handed off to someone else.

Why should I hire you, what sets you apart from your competitors in the area?

  • We offer competitive fees that are often less than competitor firms.
  • We are dedicated to our clients and their cases because we believe in what we do.
  • When you hire us, you have a team to represent you as opposed to a single lawyer. We are personally involved with each of our valued clients and their cases.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Depending on the type of injury you have, the amount of time you have to file a claim can vary greatly. It is best to contact a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible to assure your rights are protected.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

Resolving a personal injury case can be as short as several days, or as long as several years. There are many factors that go into determining how long a personal injury claim can take to resolve, and a personal injury attorney can adequately explain these factors to you.