You Can Learn from Our Kansas City Injury Attorneys
The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan assist victims and their families after serious accidents causing catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death. Our experienced medical-legal team includes doctors who have training in medicine, human anatomy, nursing, engineering, and accident reconstruction. We are dedicated to providing honest, diligent legal representation and can help you understand your legal rights. Our mission is twofold: to protect victims and to prevent injury to others.
For more information and to get answers to your specific questions, call (816) 253-8606.
- Actual medical treatment
- Future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices and prosthetics
- Psychiatric treatment
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Any medical expense resulting from the injury
- A pharmaceutical company willfully manufacturers a drug that has harmful consequences when taken with other medications, yet the company refuses to remove the drug from shelves.
- An automobile driver illegally driving drunk or impaired, which causes him to hit a car that has stopped in front of him and injure the passengers in the other car.
- A hospital has knowledge that a doctor is frequently impaired due to drugs or alcohol and turns a blind eye9
- A nurse willfully withholds necessary medical treatment for a hospital patient, resulting in severe injury, worsened condition, or death.
The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission
The CPSC provides safety information on a wide range of consumer products, including current product recall information and useful safety tips.
Vehicle Safety Statistics and Recall Information
This site is a complete source of vehicle safety information provided by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.
Drive Smart: Share the Road Safely
Educate yourself with tips from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, including information on sharing the road with semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles.
Be Prepared: How to Proceed After an Accident
Guidelines from the Insurance Information Institute to help you be prepared in the event of an accident.
Highway Safety Information and Testing
Results of independent highway and vehicle safety testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Understanding Vehicle Safety
Key safety points to consider, including crashworthiness and safety ratings, when shopping for a new car, from the Insurance Information Institute.
Missouri Department of Transportation
Information on highway safety and traffic regulations for Missouri residents.
Kansas Department of Transportation
Travel, traffic, and safety information and regulations for Kansas residents.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
An advocate group for people with long-term care needs, the NCCNHR website provides a helpful guide for choosing a nursing home, tips for spotting negligence or abuse, and more.
An independent healthcare ratings company, HealthGrades® is a useful resource for finding current information about specific doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes.
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 or company’s negligent or careless actions. Common causes of personal injury include: car accidents, truck 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 defendant 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:
Serving Missouri and Kansas, the Kansas City personal injury lawyers 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.
How long will my claim take?
Every situation is unique and, therefore, it is impossible to say exactly how long your personal injury case will take. That being said, we know that when you or a family member have suffered a serious injury, you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. You need financial resources to pay for medical care and to replace lost earnings. We also know you need justice and closure. Our goal is to move your case as fast as the system will allow. Our firm limits the number of cases we take so that we can move our cases faster than many other firms.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
At Cullan & Cullan, we offer contingent fees. This means that, rather than billing you upfront, we agree on a percentage of the recovery that will be used to compensate our attorneys. In other words, you won’t owe us any fee unless we win.
What types of cases does Cullan & Cullan accept?
Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers take all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are known nationwide for our work on birth injury cases, (cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injuries) as well as truck and commercial vehicle accidents and, catastrophic injury (traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, etc.). Our team also handles product liability cases, including those involving defective and/or dangerous drugs and medical devices. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help.
What if my job is affected by my injury?
Recovery from a serious personal injury can take time or may last for 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.
What about punishment for the person or group that caused my injury?
Sometimes, a personal injury is the result of a person 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.
Some examples of situations in which you may be able to pursue punitive damages include:
There are just some examples of situations that can result in punitive damages being awarded to the victim and/or the victim’s family. The main point of punitive damages is to punish the reckless party or parties and ensure that similar harm does not befall other people.
Where can I find more information about personal injury law?
The links below can help you learn more about product and highway safety, tips for avoiding an auto accident, information on selecting a doctor or nursing home, and other useful consumer resources: