Craig M. Divine, personal injury lawyer in Kansas City, provides legal representation for plaintiffs in civil lawsuits against the entities responsible for their injuries. This type of claim can be in addition to (or instead of) filing an insurance claim.
Even when someone has been seriously injured, they may not receive compensation from an insurance company without filing a lawsuit. In order to have a viable claim or lawsuit legally, the personal injury must have been caused by the negligence of another person or entity. A personal injury lawyer can help to determine if you have a case, and represent you against the person or entity responsible for your injuries to recover financial compensation.
At Divine Law, LLC, I have a lot of experience handling claims resulting from car and truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes, animal attacks, drunk driving, texting-and-driving, and slip-and-fall injuries. If you have been injured due to someone’s negligence or actions, as your personal injury lawyer, it is my goal to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, damage to your property and any other losses.
Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to just walk away from some accidents. Many injuries, such as back and neck strain, broken bones, internal injuries, and permanent disfigurement, will require some kind of medical treatment. Some accidents can cause devastating injuries and even death. Being injured can cause loss of income when you’re unable to go to work, in addition to incurring medical expenses. Furthermore, if permanent disability results from your accident, you’re looking at a lifetime of treatment and care.
Injuries to Family
Minor children and persons for whom you are the legal guardian will look to you to make claims for their injuries on their behalf. In accidents where a family member has been killed the next of kin may have claims for personal injury and wrongful death depending on the circumstances. It is important when making a claim on behalf of another who was injured to have the aid of a personal injury lawyer in pursuing compensation.
Accidents involving cars, big trucks and large commercial vehicles, such as buses, can be caused by any number of hazards, from people talking on their cell phones to drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs, to people who just aren’t paying attention. Large vehicle accidents can result in claims against not only the driver but possible the company the driver works for. Even a minor collision can cause damage to your vehicle and injury to yourself or a family member. Having a personal injury lawyer increases the likelihood of you being awarded a maximum amount in any settlement received from your case.
In addition to the damage to your vehicle, damage of personal items and equipment inside your vehicle must be considered. It’s really no different than protecting your home and its valuable contents; if your home was damaged, you would file a claim for recovery. Inside your vehicle you most likely have a cell phone, perhaps a laptop computer or other expensive electronics, plus your car may have a customized sound system, or an in-vehicle entertainment system with a collection of DVDs. This is all property that you have invested in and as such, should be included in a damage claim. I will seek adequate financial remuneration for property damage to these types of items.
It is important to note that property damage claims are often settled independently of a personal injury claim. If you intend to settle the property damage portion of your claim, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer prior to signing the settlement release in order to protect your personal injury claim.
When you have lost wages because of your inability to work due to the lasting effects of your injuries or if you are disabled, you have a claim for lost wages. Whether you lost work for a day or a year, or can’t work ever again – with the help of your personal injury lawyer, you may be able to recover some or all of the earnings you lost, as well as any future earnings you are entitled to.
There are many different factors that affect the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit. You should consult with a personal injury lawyer who will explain your legal rights and potential remedies. Importantly, if you are injured due to another party’s negligence you have a right to recover the damages you suffered as a result of their carelessness. Regardless if it is a car accident, motorcycle wreck, trucking accident, slip-and-fall or dog bite, you may be able to recover compensation for doctor and hospital bills, ambulance bills, physical therapists, chiropractors and any other medical providers that provided treatment to you as a result of the accident.
If you or a loved one are the victims of another person’s carelessness, consult personal injury lawyer Craig Divine at Divine Law Office in Kansas City. You have rights under the law that need to be protected. Fees are based on contingency, which means you don’t pay unless we win.
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