Information from Our Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence or wrongful act of another person or group, the effects on your health and other aspects of your life can be devastating. At the Law Offices of Cullan and Cullan M.D., J.D. in Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona, our personal injury attorneys believe in helping your restore your quality of life as fully as possible. Additionally, our mission is to preventing injury to others. We have provided the following information to help all consumers understand and protect their rights in the event of an injury.
Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Injury
- How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
- Am I entitled to compensation for medical bills?
- What if my job is affected by my injury?
- Am I able to receive damages for emotional distress?
- What about punishment for the person or group that caused my injury?
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
Personal injury claims are made when a person suffers injury as a result of another person’s or company’s negligent or careless actions. Common causes of personal injury include: car accidents, semi tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, birth injury, and nursing home abuse. The claim must address two main issues: liability and damages. The claim should demonstrate that the party charged is truly and legally responsible for the damages and the damages claimed must truly reflect the extent of the injury or loss suffered.
Am I entitled to compensation for medical bills?
You have the legal right to recover expenses for any type of medical treatment you require as the result of a personal injury caused by another.
Some types of medical expenses that you can recover are:
- Actual medical treatment
- Future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Psychiatric treatment
- Any medical expense resulting from the injury
Serving Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona, the personal injury attorneys at our law firm are committed to helping victims restore their lives. If you or someone you love is injured by another, we can help you obtain the compensation you need for quality medical care and other needs.
What if my job is affected by my injury?
Recovery from a serious personal injury can be long-term, possibly lasting the rest of your life. This can drastically affect your ability to continue working, and may even make it impossible to continue in your job. You are entitled to compensation for loss of income that can occur when you are disabled by an injury. You can recover damages for lost wages that can help with the cost of living if you are no longer able to work as you were before the injury.
Am I able to receive damages for emotional distress?
Yes. Emotional suffering as the result of an injury can be just as damaging as physical pain. You have the right to seek monetary damages for mental distress. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys can explain this in further detail during your case evaluation.
What about punishment for the person or group that caused my injury?
Sometimes, a personal injury is the result of a person’s or company’s blatant disregard for your safety. In these cases, punitive damages can be awarded. These damages serve as a monetary punishment to the company that caused the injury. If that company or person is found by the court to have been grossly or willfully negligent with your safety and well-being, it may be required to pay you penalty fees for that negligence.
For more information, or for a review of your case, Contact Cullan Law in Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona. Our personal injury attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to thoroughly investigate, prepare, and represent your claim.