Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys

Cullan and Cullan includes doctors who are also Kansas City personal injury lawyers. Our lawyers also have medical degrees, as well as degrees in anatomy and engineering, and advanced training in accident reconstruction. This advanced education helps us to more effectively and aggressively represent our clients. If you have suffered injury as the result of another’s negligence, we may be able to help.

Our lawyers also have medical degrees, as well as degrees in anatomy and engineering, and advanced training in accident reconstruction.

Learn More About Our Personal Injury Lawyers

Founded in 1990 by Dr. Sam Cullan, our firm helps victims and their families following serious personal injury, medical negligence, or wrongful death that results from the negligent or reckless conduct of others.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers’ Mission

When an individual has suffered a serious injury, the physical, emotional, and financial consequences are devastating. Dealing with a serious injury or death in and of itself is traumatic. Dealing with the financial repercussions of a serious injury or wrongful death can be overwhelming. At Cullan & Cullan in Missouri and Kansas, our personal injury medical malpractice lawyers’ mission is twofold.

If you have been injured by medical malpractice, a truck or car accident, or in some other way, you need medical care, you need to replace lost income, you need to rebuild your life. If you have lost someone, you need help coping with the emotional and financial consequences of that wrongful death. It is our job to help you restore your lives to the fullest extent possible.

If you suffered serious injury, we can’t give you your health back. If you have lost someone, we can never replace that person. What we can do is investigate the case and hold the person or corporation who was at fault responsible for their negligence.

We can help you obtain the settlement that you need in order to obtain vital medical and nursing care, surgeries, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as handicapped accessible homes or automobiles. If you have lost the ability to work, our goal is to help you secure the monetary resources that will replace that income or give you an opportunity to obtain additional education or retraining to restore your earning power. Our personal injury lawyers will also fight to obtain funds that will compensate you for the pain and suffering, disfigurement, and other terrible losses you may have sustained.

“Our second goal is to determine how and why an accident or injury happened so that we can expose the negligence and do our best to prevent needless tragedy from happening to other families.”

Prevention cannot happen if we silently stand by. Prevention can only be accomplished through education, deterrence, public awareness, and advocacy.

Damages for Personal Injury Cases

There are several types of damages that victims of catastrophic injuries can claim. Our firm offers representation for the following:

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

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.

Examples of personal injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries: All brain injuries are serious, but a catastrophic brain injury results in memory loss, diminished cognitive and emotional functions, blindness, loss of hearing, significant issues with motor skills, and altered personality.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Substantial trauma to the neck or back can result in compression fractures, herniated discs (which can lead to partial or total paralysis), quadriplegia, tetraplegia, and paraplegia.
  • Burn injuries: A catastrophic burn injury is one that covers much of the body and often results in nerve damage, muscle damage, and permanent disfigurement.
  • Internal organ injuries: Damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, or other organs can have a significant impact on the victim’s quality of life and physical abilities.
  • Amputation: Some accidents result in so much physical trauma to the body that a body part will have to be removed. Parts of the body that are most often dismembered or amputated include the arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, and toes.
  • Multiple bone fractures: When many bones are broken at the same time, it can result in a significant decrease in physical abilities. Many victims of catastrophic bone breaks are never able to fully regain strength and mobility.
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome: CRPS is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dsytrophy. This is an irreversible condition that is incredibly painful. The pain is often described as a severe burning, electrical, and or shooting. It can cause severe pain in the joints, muscle atrophy, and spasm. A patient’s skin can be so sensitive that they can’t stand to even come into contact with a light touch (such as a sheet over them at night).
  • Brachial Plexus Injury: A brachial plexus injury is an injury to the nerves that travel from the neck or spine, to the shoulder, and down the arm to the hand. The nerves can be completely torn off the spinal cord, thereby destroying all function, or severely stretched, leading to severe pain, weakness and atrophy.
  • Tardive Dyskinesia: A horrific disorder which can result in severe involuntary, uncontrollable, and repetitive body movements. These can include involuntary movements of arms, legs, hands, body, lip smacking, lip pursing, puckering, tongue protrusion, grimacing, rapid eye blinking, inability to control moving the head and other problems.
  • Hypoxic-ischemic Brain Injury: This results when the brain is deprived of oxygen. It can occur as a result of medical negligence surrounding the birth of a child. It can also occur as the result of cardiac arrest resulting from a blunt force striking the heart or heart attack. It can also occur in near drowning.

Take Action in Time or Lose Your Rights to Recover Damages

There are strict deadlines for bringing medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury claims. If you do not meet these deadlines, you lose the right to recover any damages you may have been entitled to receive. It is extremely important that you call an attorney as early as possible for assistance in determining what the deadlines are in your case.

The deadlines vary from state to state. They also vary depending on the type of case, age of the injured party, and the identity of the defendant or party at fault. In certain circumstances, there are very short deadlines for filing notices of claim for personal injury.

In addition, it is extremely important that you have a lawyer help you preserve the evidence before it is lost, altered, or destroyed. We have personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death lawyers who are licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa, and California. We also have lawyers that we work with on cases throughout the United States.

*Licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa and California. Not licensed to practice medicine.

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4900 Main St, #310
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Tel: (816) 861-7600
Toll Free: (866) 540-7600

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The Kansas, Arizona, and Missouri personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Cullan and Cullan M.D., J.D. are medical doctors as well as highly skilled attorneys. They use their medical expertise to more effectively represent victims of serious injury and wrongful death.

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Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer: The information on this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal or medical advice. This website is provided by The Law Offices of Cullan and Cullan M.D., J.D. for informational purposes only. Laws are very complex. You should not rely on a website or advice from a friend who had a case when it comes to making decisions about your rights. You should personally consult with an attorney as early as possible for advice regarding your own situation. Every situation is different. Every state is different. There are many factors that are important for an attorney to know before it is possible to give you advice on your case.