Every minute of every day in Kansas, an injury accident occurs. Sometimes these accidents are true “accidents” in that they are unavoidable and unforeseeable. More often than not, however, a personal injury is the result of the carelessness of one or more individuals. When these injury incidents happen, the injury victim is often left in a physically- and financially-vulnerable condition:
If the victim survives the incident, his or her health may be fragile. He or she may take months (even years!) to recover from his or her injuries – or he or she may never fully recover at all;
The victim or the victim’s family may be saddled with thousands of dollars in medical expenses, ongoing therapy costs, prescription drug or device expenses, and other similar financial expenditures;
Victims who are of working age may be unable to work for a period of time. They may also be unable to return to their previous employment, causing significant financial problems for their families;
This does not consider the pain and suffering, anxiety, and stress that personal injury accidents also cause for victims and their families. While a Kansas personal injury lawsuit is not able to undo the damage caused, it can provide injury victims and their families financial compensation and help give them peace of mind.
Common Types of Kansas Personal Injuries
A compensable personal injury incident occurs whenever one person (the plaintiff) suffers a personal injury of any degree or severity because another person (the defendant) acted carelessly, negligently, or recklessly. A personal injury incident can occur at your home or the home of a friend or family member, on the job site, at the store, or elsewhere around town. Common types of personal injury incidents in Kansas include:
Traffic Accidents: Although there are tough laws in place to dissuade drivers from drunk driving, texting while driving, and distracted driving, auto accidents caused by negligent driving is still a very serious problem with significant costs to injury victims.
Agricultural and Construction Incidents: When individuals are around heavy machinery, those people must exercise extreme caution to avoid serious injury or death. Amputations, crushing injuries, and death are common when individuals become entangled by a machine’s moving parts or when they become trapped between moving machinery.
Slip and Falls: Property owners who do not keep their floors and walkways free of hazards and debris risk causing guests, friends, and others slips and falls or trips and falls. Falls can be deadly, especially for those who are older. Nonfatal falls can leave a victim with head, neck, and spine injuries or mobility issues.
Sporting Injuries: Kansas has plenty of recreational activities available, including watersports, hunting, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding. Some of these activities are inherently dangerous, and can be made even more dangerous if manufacturers, guides, or other third parties do not exercise due care.
No matter the circumstances under which you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact Kansas personal injury attorney Michael R. Lawless today for assistance.
How a Kansas Personal Injury Lawsuit Works
Where your injury incident is the result of another person’s carelessness or reckless behavior, obtaining full financial compensation is not guaranteed. You must prove through evidence and testimony that the other person’s careless acts caused your injuries and that you did not contribute to your injuries or losses in a significant way. That is why hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer soon after your accident is so crucial.
Call For Your Free Consultation Today
Michael R. Lawless helps guide injured Kansans through the recovery process from start to finish. He is there to help you take the appropriate initial steps following your accident and will stand with you, arguing persuasively and powerfully on your behalf, and helping you obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Contact Michael R. Lawless today by calling (800) 734-3771or by contacting his firm online.