Personal injury law is an area of civil law that allows people who have been injured to collect damages or financial compensation from the person or group who caused the injury. These damages come in several different types, and the amount of money an injured party can recover depends on a variety of different factors. If you or a loved one has been injured in Missouri, or Kansas, the personal injury lawyers at our law firm can help you understand whether you have a legal cause of action and how much you could reasonably expect to recover.
Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including those involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, birth injury, or wrongful death caused by car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, distracted driving, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective products, and other types of negligence or carelessness.
Damages for Medical Bills
When you are injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness or wrongful act, you are legally entitled to be compensated for any medical expenses you have to pay for the treatment of your injury. This can include actual medical treatment, physical therapy, medication, psychiatric treatment, and any other medical expense that may result from your personal injury. Serving Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona, our personal injury law firm can help you determine what damages you may be able to collect for your medical expenses.
Damages for Lost Wages and Other Economic Losses
A serious personal injury can prevent you from working. The permanent effects of the injury may even make it impossible for you to to do the work that you were doing at the time of injury. If so, you may need to go back to school to be trained in a new profession. Under personal injury law, you are entitled to recover damages for the money that you will lose as a result of your inability to work. If your injuries will limit your ability to work for your entire life, the amount recovered for lost wages can be quite substantial.
Damages for Pain and Suffering
Major injuries can result in significant pain and discomfort, both physical and emotional. Financial compensation may be granted for physical pain and mental suffering that you experience. While this may be hard to quantify, personal injury lawyers that are also doctors can use their medical and legal knowledge to explain, either in negotiations or in the courtroom, the pain and anguish that afflicts you.
Punitive damages are awarded to you not as compensation for your personal injury, but rather as a punishment to the person or group that caused it. If a company was grossly or willfully negligent and you or someone you love was injured due to that negligence, the court may require that the defendants pay punitive damages as a penalty for their flagrant disregard for your safety and well-being.
Contact Our Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers
If you believe you have a personal injury caused by the careless or willful act of another person or group, Contact our firm serving Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona. The personal injury lawyers of Cullan & Cullan will help protect your legal rights, and will strive to make sure that you are compensated for your injuries.